Fort St. John teams fall short of All Peace titles

first_imgThe first game of the docket had the Knights of Columbus Bantam Flyers take on the Fairview Bruins, which halfway through the game remained scoreless for both sides.However, ten minutes into the second frame, the Bruins opened the scoring with the man-advantage. Five minutes after the game’s opening goal, Nolan Legace evened the score at 1-1, scoring a power-play marker of his own for the Flyers.Legace’s goal seemed to spark the Flyers offence, as the team scored two more power-play goals, giving the Flyers a 3-1 lead with five minutes remaining in the second.- Advertisement -With victory in sight for the Flyers, an unusual occurrence seemed to shift the momentum at the beginning of the third. A missed check by the Flyers shattered a pain of glass, causing a 20 minute delay in the game. Offence was obviously a focal point for the Bruins during the break, as the visiting team scored four unanswered goals in the third, for a final score of 5-3 for the Bruins.Despite the loss, it’s not the end of the road for the Knights of Columbus Bantam Flyers, who will travel to Trail next weekend to compete for a Provincial Championship.After the conclusion of the Bantam game, the Midget Flyers hit the ice against Grande Prairie. The game produced similar results as the first game played, as Grande Prairie emerged victorious by score of 4-1.    Advertisement The final game of the schedule had the Fort St. John Peewee Flyers take on the Dawson Creek Peewee Canucks. Unfortunately, the third time wasn’t the charm for Fort St. John, as the Peewee Flyers suffered a 10-4 loss at the hands of the Canucks, who left Fort St. John with a division title.last_img read more

Spring Basketball League concludes half of opening season

first_imgThe Junior Division’s Players of the Game honours were awarded to Amie Finch, Jacob Bruce, Joel Harder, Levi Warriner, Austin Hart and Eryn Stickel.Next onto the court were the Senior Girls, which began with D. Bauer defeating Focus 40-33. D. Bauer’s Taryn Johnston stepped up and put forth an impressive effort to earn Player of the Game recognition. As for Focus, the title went to Seirra Koop, who was a force to be reckoned with in the paint, putting in a rebounding clinic.The Girls’ second game had Northern Valve defeat Lube-X 42-28. Northern Valve’s Player of the Game went to Marissa Hansen for her constant effort to get open as well as showing a great hunger for rebounds. Shanda Hagglund was the Player of the Game for Lube-X after an aggressive two-way game.- Advertisement -Two Senior Boys games followed, which started with Lube-X defeating D. Bauer 45-32. Player of the Game honours for Lube-X went to Josh Malonwich, who showed incredible hustle throughout the entire game. As for D. Bauer, Player of the Game was Lucas Reimer, who put forth a great work ethic, playing tight defence and following his coach’s directions extremely well.In the evening’s final game of the night, Sunlife defeated Northern Valve 42-26. Jordan Sanberg’s great hustle and attention to defence earned him the Player of the Game award for Sunlife, while some great hustle and a strong presence in the paint earned and aggressive boxing out labelled Garret Whitford Northern Valve’s Player of the Game.The second half of the Spring League season will resume this Wednesday, May 17.Advertisementlast_img read more

KidSport organizers seek toonies for kids

first_imgPhoto: Councilor Bruce Christensen (left) hands Gail Weber a toonie in exchange for a KidSport Banner on Monday afternoon – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.caBy Christine Rumleskie – Advertisement -Fort St. John City Councilors kicked-off an annual toonie drive for kids at Monday’s City Council meeting.After declaring March as KidSport Month, City Councilors dug into their pockets and donated a toonie each for the cause.Chair of the North Peace KidSport, Gail Weber, says the organization allows children of all abilities to compete in sports. [asset|aid=2618|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=eef5dedb5303d52ac8945f9160f2d4b3-Gail Weber – Kidsport 1_1_Pub.mp3] Banners are being sold around Fort St. John at Quizno’s, Ernie’s Source for Sports, The Hair Bin, North Peace Leisure Pool, Today’s Techniques and Fort Bowling Lanes.Advertisement Each banner is signed by the donor, and then hung on the walls of the business selling the banner.They are two dollars each, and all money will go towards sport programs for local children.last_img read more

Rockets rout Cavs, Nuggets rally past Warriors

first_img0Shares0000James Harden has been averaging 31 points a game this season for the Rockets, who won their fourth consecutive game and their 11th in their last 13 © GETTY/AFP/File / TOM PENNINGTONLOS ANGELES, United States, Feb 4 – Chris Paul finished with 22 points and 11 assists as the Houston Rockets became the latest team to pummel LeBron James’ struggling Cleveland Cavaliers with a 120-88 win on Saturday.The Rockets did it without a big night from James Harden who finished with 16 points, while on the other side James had just 11 points and didn’t play at all in the fourth quarter with the game out of reach. Harden has been averaging 31 points a game this season for the Rockets, who won their fourth consecutive game and their 11th in their last 13. Ryan Anderson stepped in with 21 points.Since losing at Golden State on Christmas Day, Cleveland have been humiliated in several matchups against top level NBA clubs. They lost by 28 at Minnesota, 34 in Toronto, 24 at home to Oklahoma City and now by 32 to the Rockets.The Cavaliers looked nothing like the team that has made it to the last three NBA finals.“I’m lost for words,” James said.The defending Eastern Conference champs played their second game without injured all-star forward Kevin Love, who suffered a broken left hand earlier this week and could be out for two months.Isaiah Thomas scored 12 for Cleveland, who have lost 12 of 18 and don’t seem to have any answers on the floor for what ails them.“They should take us off every nationally televised game for the rest of the season,” said James. “We haven’t played good at all and we get our butts kicked every time we play on national television, so I’m at a loss for words.”In Denver, Nikola Jokic scored 19 points and added nine rebounds as the Nuggets came from behind to beat the Golden State Warriors 115-108.Denver rallied from a 12-point deficit in the second half to hand the Warriors their second loss in three games.“For us to come and get the defending world champs was huge,” said Denver’s Gary Harris, who tallied 16 points.Blake Griffin helped offset a poor shooting night by making a key three pointer with 44 seconds remaining in the fourth as the Detroit Pistons beat the Miami Heat 111-107 © GETTY/AFP/File / Leon HalipWill Barton had 25 points and Harris 16 for the Nuggets, who split the four games with Golden State this season.Kevin Durant scored 31 points and Stephen Curry had 24 for Golden State.“They hit some shots tonight,” Durant said. “We made plays but down the stretch we couldn’t get it done.”– Pistons come up clutch –In Detroit, Andre Drummond had 23 points and 20 rebounds and Ish Smith tallied a season-high 25, including a clutch triple in the final minute, as the Detroit Pistons beat the Miami Heat 111-107.Blake Griffin helped offset a poor shooting night by making a key three pointer with 44 seconds remaining in the fourth.The 28-year-old Griffin, who spent all eight NBA seasons with the Los Angeles Clippers before being traded to the Pistons on Monday, missed his first five shots from beyond the arc before making one in the final minute. He finished six-of-19 from the field with 16 total points.The Pistons won their third straight game since the trade and are 2-0 with Griffin in uniform as they pulled within a game of .500 with a 25-26 record on the season.Goran Dragic scored 33 points for the Heat, who have lost three in a row. Miami was missing centre Hassan Whiteside, who was sidelined with an illness.With the Pistons ahead by four and 44 seconds to play, Griffin hit a triple to give Detroit a 108-101 lead.Dragic responded with a four-point play, making a three-pointer while being fouled with 32 seconds left.Detroit ran the clock down and on the next possession Griffin found a wide-open Smith who sank his only three-point attempt of the game with 14 seconds left to restore the lead to six points.Elsewhere, Tobias Harris scored 24 points in his Clippers’ debut, leading Los Angeles to a 113-103 victory over the Chicago Bulls.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Germany’s ‘Mr Safe Hands’ Neuer, still beloved at Schalke

first_img0Shares0000Norbert Elgert was one of the first coaches of Germany captain and goalkeeper Manuel Neuer at Schalke 04. © AFP / Ryland JAMESGELSENKIRCHEN, Germany, May 30 – The pitheads around Gelsenkirchen bear testimony to the heavy industry linking the region to local Bundesliga club Schalke 04, nicknamed ‘The Miners’, where Manuel Neuer started his impressive career.The west German city’s famous son was voted the world’s best goalkeeper for four years running from 2013-16 and was Germany’s “Mr Safe Hands” at the 2014 World Cup with a string of superb performances. As a result, Neuer finished third in the voting for the 2014 Ballon d’Or behind superstars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, who won the title.Sidelined by a foot fracture since September, Neuer is set to play his first full match in Saturday’s friendly international against Austria in Klagenfurt.Germany fans hope their goalkeeper and captain will prove he is ready to face Mexico in Moscow on June 17 in their first World Cup match — none more so than one of his first coaches at Schalke.“He didn’t become a world-class goalkeeper for nothing. I hope he comes back better than ever,” Norbert Elgert, 61, told AFP at Schalke’s youth academy.Neuer was born in Gelsenkirchen in March 1986.He still has strong ties to the city having opened the youth club ‘MANUS’ in 2014 for disadvantaged children, which is supported by the Manuel Neuer Kids Foundation.Neuer started out in Schalke’s academy – dubbed ‘The Miners’ Forge’.– ‘Positively obsessed’ –After making his senior Bundesliga debut in August 2006, Neuer won the 2009 European Under-21 Championship in the same junior Germany team as future World Cup winners Mesut Ozil and Benedikt Hoewedes, also products of Schalke’s youth academy.German national football team goalkeeper Manuel Neuer stretches to catch the ball during a test match on May 30, 2018 ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia.The ‘Mannschaft’ stays for trainings in Rungghof until June 7, 2018. © POOL/AFP / MARKUS GILLIARNeuer joined Schalke as a small boy in 1991 and wept when he announced in April 2011, after 203 appearances for the Royal Blues, that he was leaving to join present club Bayern Munich.The move was the springboard to winning every title available for club and country, including both the Champions League and Club World Cup in 2013.In Neuer’s 298 appearances for Bayern, more than half have been clean sheets.He has made 74 appearances for Germany and let in just four goals in seven matches at the 2014 World Cup, keeping a clean sheet in the 1-0 win against Argentina in the final.However, there were few early signs of the huge career — or imposing height at 1.93m (6ft 4ins) — that Neuer was to reach.“I’ve known him since he was 10 or 12 years old. At that point he wasn’t fixed on being a goalkeeper,” explained Elgert, a former Schalke midfielder.“At that point, he was relatively short, there was no way of knowing he would grow so tall.“However, the one thing he had was that he was positively obsessed with football, even though he wasn’t considering a professional career at the time.“He could have been a pro as an outfield player, but what made him exceptional was his overall talent, his joy of life and of playing.“For Manuel, it’s irrelevant whether he’s playing with millions watching at home on television or with 100,000 in the stadium.“He’d happily play with no one watching.”– ‘Welcome home’ –Neuer is renowned for rock-solid confidence, quick reactions and an imposing presence in the box, which makes opposing strikers think twice.Elgert recalls how Neuer reacted to stiff competition in Schalke’s academy.“His real ambition didn’t emerge until he was in the Under-19s,” said Elgert.“He was not first-choice, an older goalkeeper was ahead of him, who was in age-group national team.“I told Manu: ‘With your talent, you can decide for yourself when you will get in the team’.”Sure enough, after a series of convincing performances, “Manuel quickly became our first-choice and the national goalkeeper for his age-group”.German coach Norbert Elgert, in charge of the Under-19 team at the Schalke’s youth academy, poses at the footbal club’s training grounds on October 2, 2017 in Gelsenkirchen.Schalke 04 are a sleeping giant in the German league, yet their youth academy is one of Germany’s most successful, producing World Cup winners, Bundesliga stars and Premier League exports. © AFP / Ryland JAMESIt has been seven years since Neuer left Schalke, yet he is far from forgotten in Gelsenkirchen and Elgert admits the announcement of his departure was a sad day.“Of course it hurt, the boy grew up here in the academy,” said Elgert.“He’s now 100 percent Bayern. For sure, he loves his current club and blossoms with it, but he’ll always remain ‘a Schalker’.“The boys who leave us always have a bit of Schalke in them.“It’s something beautiful and is why when they come back here we should always say ‘welcome home’.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgPaul is welcomed back in Donegal last night.Little battler Paul Doherty arrived back in Donegal to a hero’s welcome last night.Paul, 6, underwent groundbreaking surgery in America in a bid to help him walk for the very first time.We think this is one of the pictures which best sums up little battler Paul Doherty!Paul and his family have spent the past month in St Louis having had two major operations. But it was all worth it when Paul, who was born with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy which left him in a wheelchair, returned to Killygordon.Neighbours and friends had decorated the local school and even made Paul a special ‘Welcome Home’ banner on the school gate.Paul’s amazing mum Ann-Marie is determined her son will be given every chance to one day walk through the gates of his school.Ann-MArie said “It was a great feeling to be driving into our own house this morning. Luke, Ava and Paul had a good sleep on the plane and did major exploring when they got home. “Thanks to whoever put up the welcome sign on the school gate… He felt like a superstarTo everyone who did so much at the house with balloons, banners, made soup and sandwiches and had the house gleaming for us. You know who you all are…. Thank you.”But above all people, Ann-Marie, who spearheaded a campaign to raise €60,000 to help Paul get an operation, knows the family still face an uphill battle.“We have a long road ahead, a lot of physio, swimming and home exercises. YOU all have given Paul an enormous gift and we will do all we can to achieve his dream to walk. It will take time but we will get there. This operation has changed his life and future,” she said. AMAZING PAUL ARRIVES BACK HOME IN DONEGAL TO A HERO’S WELCOME was last modified: March 30th, 2015 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:donegalKILLYGORDANoperationpaul dohertylast_img read more


first_imgUSL Results & Reports 07.07.13Results4 Lanterns USL Swilly Rovers 2 1 Bonagee Utd.Cockhill Celtic 2 1 Derry City Res.First Division Cup – Preliminary GameSwilly Rovers 4 aet 3 Letterkenny Rovers ReportsSwilly Into Top FourSwilly Rovers 2 (G. Cullen)Bonagee United 1 (B. Curtis, M. McHugh)Victory for the Lennonsiders in a hard fought game at a very windy Swilly Park. The wind did not help either team in their attempt to play their usual fluent flowing football but yet and all a tight battle emerged. Bonagee went ahead on fourteen minutes when influential midfielder Graham Cullen unleashed a fine 30 yard drive to the top of the Swilly net. On twenty minutes, the heritage town men were level when Blain Curtis fired through a low drive through a packed Bonagee goal mouth after a fine approach play by Swilly. Darragh Mc Gee and Ryan Mc Fadden both tested Swilly keeper Gareth Wade but each time the Derry man, a cousin of Swilly great Herbie Wade produced excellent stops showing all his experience. On 47 minutes, Michael Mc Hugh tested Smyth in the Bonagee goal with a stunning effort but the keeper did well to save. The tempo of the game increased more so in the second half after a poor first half. The winning goal arrived on 79 minutes when Blain Curtis flicked on a Ronan Curtis pass and Mc Hugh produced a clinical finish from ten yards. Ryan Mc Fadden had a penalty appeal turned down in the first half but referee Packie Coll deemed the challenge on him to be fair and Swilly, the cup holders are now in the top four in the league. Swilly Rovers: Gareth Wade, Dylan Hegarty, Terence Shields, Martin Boyce, Columba O Donnell, Jordan Toland, Declan Curtis, Keith Hegarty, Blain Curtis, Michael Mc Hugh, Ronan Curtis. Subs: Liam O Donnell, Kyle Black,James Mc Cahill(used), Jonny Logue(used), David Fisher(used), Caelon BoltonBonagee United: Darren Smyth, Jamie Lynagh, Paddy Sheridan, Glen Rainey, Derek Frankowski, Aidan Mc Laughlin, Graham Cullen, Damien Mc Gee, Seamus Browne, Ryan Mc Fadden, Gareth Browne. Subs: Liam Mc Bride, Paddy O Loan, Mark Harkin, Taylor Russel, Eddie Doherty, Aodhan Cannon, Kevin KellyMatch Referee: Packie CollCockhill Extend Advantage Cockhill Celtic 2 (G. Friel (p), C. McLaughlin)Derry City Res. 1 (R. Curran)Cockhill’s Christy McLaughlin produced a calm finish on 77 minutes to give league leaders Cockhill a valuable winner and 3 points against a very good and well drilled Derry City Reserves at a sun baked Charlie O’Donnell Sports grounds on Sunday last. Cockhill should have opened the scoring inside three minutes when Garbhain Friel played in Derek Doherty on the right but the wide man cut back on his stronger right foot and Seamus Houghton saved the danger. The hoops threatened again, on 5 minutes, and when Doherty played Friel in down the channel the big striker made his way into the box and won a penalty after young defender Shaun Curran was adjudged to have brought him down; Friel lifted himself up and sent the ball wide off the keeper left arm into the net for the opening goal. The strength of Friel up front was a thorn in the young Derry defence and on 10 minutes he found space from a Liam O’Donnell pass only to shot wide of the far post. Derry bossed possession for the remainder of the first period but threatened little in the final third. Young striker Ryan Curran did find space to turn on 22 minutes but Cullen in the home net gathered his fierce strike at the second attempt. Conal Kelly then had a shot from distance but was little trouble to Cockhill’s net minder as he gathered with ease low to his right hand post. Cockhill threatened to score from two corners on the 40 minute mark but first Friels goal bound effort was blocked on the line by Caolan McLaughlin; from the resulting corner Mark Moran’s delivery was headed narrowly wide at the back post by Johnny Havlin.The players came out for the second period after a well earned rest in the soaring heat, and Derry picked up the tempo early; Josh Tracey was a constant threat to the Cockhill defence wide on the left and he had a good understanding with young front man Curran. Derry drew level on 72 minutes as per the direct route; with the ball at keeper Houghton’s feet he launched a kick out down the middle; Georgie Kelly won his aerial battle to flick the header on to strike partner Curran who showed calmness as he rounded the advancing Cullen to pass the ball into the empty net for a deserved equaliser. Cockhill regrouped and pushed for what would prove to be the winner. On 74 minutes Friel found space to shoot after a Malachy McDermott pass but the ball went high over the top. Cockhill’s midfielder McDermott came more into the game in the final 20 minutes and was involved in the winner with 13 minutes on the clock. Liam O’Donnell received the ball from defence before passing to McDermott in space the midfielder shifted the ball onto his right foot before letting fly with a fierce shot from 25 yards at an angle Houghton could only palm the ball away into the path off McLaughlin six yards from goal and after showing great composure to beat his man he pass the ball into the net past Houghton much to the delight of the players in green & white. Derry pushed for the second equaliser but failed in their efforts despite having the ball for large periods; Cockhill were happy to retreat and have Derry play in front of them. As the game entered 5 minutes off stoppage time Cockhill’s McDermott went on a run from his own half deep into the Derry box only to be crowed out when about to hit the shot. Cockhill with the points but Derry on this performance will cause a few upsets from here on in.Division 1 Cup Preliminary MatchSwilly Advance After 7 Goal ThrillerSwilly Rovers 4Letterkenny Rovers 3Victory for the Ramelton Rovers in a pulsating battle between these two great local rivals. Jonny Logue with a fine header, Oisin Duffy with an angled effort, David Fisher with a 6 yard drive home and a superb 30 yard free kick by young defender Dylan Hegarty scored for Swilly. Marty Vance with a fine drive, Darren Mc Elwaine with a lovely side footed effort and Kevin O Donnell with a superb volley scored for Letterkenny. Kevin’s dad Liam O Donnell was in attendence – the only Donegal man to have played for the three Rovers Swilly, Letterkenny and Keadue and like all witnessed a very exciting cup tie. Swilly led 3-1 at one stage before Letterkenny levelled. Shane O’Gara in the letterkenny goal saved an Oisin Duffy penalty and Kyle Black hit the bar for Swilly. Letterkenny applied heavy pressure near the end bbut the Ramelton men stood firm.Swilly Rovers: Caelon Bolton, David Fisher, Ciaran Diver, Jonny Logue, Anthony Fisher, Barry Mooney, Ryan Mc Daid, James Mc Cahill, Cathal Diver, Kyle Black, Daniel O Donnell. Subs: Oisin Duffy(used), Bobby Hanlon, Shay Durning (used), Duncan Patterson, Dylan Hegarty(used), Jason Gibson.Letterkenny Rovers: Shane O Gara, Liam Blaney, Conor Coll, Kieran Doherty, Anthony Doherty, Kevin Mc Grath, Kevin Doran, Matthew O Rourke, Darren Mc Elwaine, Jason Doherty, Kevin O Donnell. Subs: Odhran Mc Macken(used), Marcus Oliver(used), Michael Herrity(used), Marty Vance (used), Brandon Toye(used)Match Referee: Joe Mc HughFixturesMonday, July 8th at 7:30pm4 Lanterns USLFanad Utd. v Finn Harps Res. Ref. P. DuddyWednesday, July 10th at 7:30pmKildrum Tigers v Drumkeen Utd. Ref. S. TonerThursday, July 11th at 7:30pmBonagee Utd. v Fanad Utd. Ref. P. DuddySunday, July 14thFinn Harps Res. v Letterkenny Rovers Ref. T. McAree (2pm)Kildrum Tigers v Cockhill Celtic Ref. C. McLaughlin (2pm)Drumkeen Utd. v Swilly Rovers Ref. S. Toner (4pm)DPD First Division FixturesFriday, July 12th at 7:30pmSwilly Rovers Res. v Bonagee Utd. Res. Ref. J. McHughSaturday, July, 13th at 2pmLetterkenny Rovers Res. v Drumkeen Utd. Res. Ref. V. McLaughlinFOOTBALL: WINS FOR ROVERS AND COCKHILL HOOPS IN USL was last modified: July 7th, 2013 by John2Share 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:FOOTBALL: WINS FOR ROVERS AND COCKHILL HOOPS IN USLlast_img read more

Hog farmers provide over 16,000 pounds of pork to Ohioans in need

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest This week, Ohio pork farmers, through the Ohio Pork Council (OPC), partnered with generous supporters, including the Ohio Corn Marketing Program, to provide The Foodbank, Inc. in Dayton with nearly 6,000 pounds of lean ground pork and the Mid-Ohio Foodbank in Columbus with more than 10,000 pounds of lean ground pork.“We are honored to receive such a generous donation from Ohio pork farmers this Easter season,” said Michelle L. Riley, CEO of The Foodbank, Inc. “We look forward to sharing this wholesome, high-protein donation with the many local food pantries, hot meal sites, hunger-relief programs and families in need, so that they can enjoy a delicious Easter meal, too.”During the 2017 Easter holiday, the Ohio Pork Council donated pork for roughly 80,000 meals to Ohio families. This donation is part of the Ohio Pork Council’s annual ‘Pork Power’ program. The Ohio Pork Council’s Pork Power program is an annual program that strives to provide hungry Ohioans with pork products.“We are so grateful to Ohio pork farmers for helping us connect nourishing, protein-rich food to our hungry neighbors,” said Matt Habash, president and CEO of Mid-Ohio Foodbank. “One in four children in our community doesn’t know where their next meal is coming from. This generous donation will go a long way in our work to build a healthier, hunger-free and thriving community.”The protein-packed donations will provide roughly 30,000 meals to those in need in the Greater Dayton area and more than 50,000 meals to those in need in the Greater Columbus area.“Food is a basic need that should be readily available to all Ohioans, especially in a state where agriculture is a leading industry,” said Rich Deaton, President, Ohio Pork Council. “Since the inception of our Pork Power program, Ohio pork farmers have donated more than 1.5 million meals to local foodbanks in effort to deliver fresh, wholesome food to all those in need.” Deaton continued, “Each year, it is refreshing to witness our pork farmers’ commitment, and compassion to serving their communities.”last_img read more

All About Foundations

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 Let’s say you’re planning to build a custom house. Do you care what type of foundation your house will have? Some homeowners leave this decision to the designer or builder. But if you’re reading this article, you’re probably the type of owner who wants to be involved in all the decisions related to your house — which means that you’ll want to learn as much as you can about foundations before making this decision.In some rural areas of the country, installing a foundation is often a casual affair involving two contractors: an excavation contractor who digs a hole (or prepares the site) and a concrete contractor who sets up forms and places the concrete. In areas with tight regulations, however, as many as six experts may be involved in a residential foundation, including an architect, a structural engineer, a soils engineer, an excavation contractor, a concrete contractor, and a building inspector.How many types of foundations are there? There is no agreed-upon system for categorizing foundations, of course, but I’m going to go with six different types.1. Basement foundation. A basement foundation consists of a full story that is mostly below grade. These days, a basement usually has an 8-foot ceiling, although older basements may have lower ceilings, and some newer basements are 9 feet high. If the basement is built into a hillside, with the uphill side below grade and the downhill side exposed, it is called a “walkout basement.”Although most new basement foundations have walls made of poured concrete, contractors in some parts of the country still build basement walls from concrete blocks (CMUs). Some older basements have walls made of stone and mortar, unmortared fieldstone, or brick.A variation on the basement foundation is the permanent wood foundation (PWF) — basically,… last_img read more

2 IPS officers told to retire ‘in public interest’

first_imgNAGPUR: Two IPS officers posted in Chhattisgarh have been served retirement orders by the Union government “in public interest”. “Mr. A. M. Juri of 2000 batch and Mr. K.C Agarwal of 2002 batch have been asked to take retirement in public interest after completion of 15 years of complimentary service. The order has been served to the two concerned officers,” said Mr. Abhishekh Pathak, Assistant Inspector General of Police, in charge of administration in Chhattisgarh police headquarters. Both officers held the rank of the Deputy Inspector General of Police. They could not be reached for their reactions. Both officers have departmental inquiries pending against them.last_img