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Click here if you’re unable to view the video or gallery on your mobile device. Join us Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. for all the live scoring, news and analysis as the Warriors hope to treat the Oracle crowd to a series victory against the Clippers in Game 5 of their first-round Western Conference playoff series.Golden State, which holds a commanding 3-1 series lead over L.A., can clinch a berth in the conference semifinals with a victory. By doing so, it would help the Warriors atone for …
11 September 2012 Hundreds of South Africans turned out at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport on Tuesday morning to welcome home the country’s inspirational Paralympic team. In true South African style, the supporters waved flags, blew vuvuzelas and sang the national anthem as the team members entered the international arrivals hall. Placards displaying messages such as “Welcome back home Team SA”, and “Welcome back heroes” could be seen among the hundreds gathered at the airport. Team South Africa excelled at the London Paralympics, picking up 29 medals – eight gold, 12 silver and nine bronze – to finish in 18th place on the medal standings at a Games that may have shifted forever the perception of Paralympic sport. For their hard work and their efforts to popularise the country at the London Games, the team’s medalists received a cash injection from the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc). Before the Games, Olympic medal winners were promised R400 000 for gold, R200 000 for silver and R80 000 for bronze, while Paralympic medal winners, because of the larger number of classifications and events compared to the Olympics, were promised R100 000, R75 000 and R40 000 respectively. But Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula intervened, saying the Paralympians deserved the same incentives as the Olympians. At the handing over of dummy cheques at OR Tambo International on Tuesday, swimmer Natalie du Toit was the top earner, receiving R1.4-million for her three gold and one silver medal, while swimmer Charl Bouwer took home R800 000 for his three medals. Sprinter Oscar Pistorius, who took home R700 000, told the hundreds of people who were gathered at the airport: “I never expected this huge turn-out, and I’ve never seen this overwhelming support in my lifetime.” Mbalula said South Africa was “very proud of this team, because if you don’t know perseverance, tenacity, exuberance and determination you know nothing, and this is what this team has displayed. “We call them Olympians, we call them Paralympians, these are real people, and these are the people who have made our country very proud among nations,” Mbalula said. Source: SANews.gov.za
One of my favorite things to hear from a design or building professional is that they are “LEED Certified.” This is only slightly less amusing than when they refer to LEEDS certification. In the case of the former, only buildings can be certified (although some people are certifiable); people are accredited, as in LEED AP, or accredited professional.Having the LEED AP designation has been a calling card of green professionals for over a decade now. I appreciate professionals who make the effort to study and pass a test; however, like many other industry designations, its highest and best use is often in marketing. In the case of most building industry designations, when you have qualified to put those letters after your name, you are at the beginning of your learning curve and, in most cases, have a long road ahead to achieve true expertise.How does your building perform?One organization that does “certify” individuals (would one actually want to be “certified?”) is the Building Performance Institute, or BPI. Interestingly, BPI refers to both designations and certifications interchangeably on their website.BPI focuses primarily on existing building performance and combustion safety, and is one of the key professional training organizations for home performance professionals. Their designations include Building Analyst, Envelope, Whole House Air Leakage Control Installer, Manufactured Housing, Heating, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump, and Multifamily. BPI training, testing, and quality assurance is offered by independent organizations.BPI offers useful and important training, particularly for professionals working in existing buildings; however, I do find their technical documentation a little dense and lacking clear guidelines for field personnel. And, as is the case with many intense training programs, one can only absorb so much information in a three- to five-day class; the result can often be a group that passes tests with only a surface understanding of the subject.People entering the building performance industry, particularly those with no construction experience, can achieve BPI designations without, in my opinion, being appropriately prepared for their work. I know this from experience, as when I became a BPI building analyst, even with my experience as a remodeler and HERS rater, I had only a cursory understanding of all the principles. After a few years of field experience, I believe that I finally have the appropriate understanding I need to properly diagnose combustion safety, one of the key components of the training.HERS? HESP? What about HIM?RESNET, an organization similar to BPI, manages the training, testing, and quality assurance of Home Energy Rating System (HERS) raters. HERS raters must take a 6- to 8-day training and pass both field and classroom tests.Primarily focused on new homes, RESNET is expanding their scope of designations into commercial and existing buildings. RESNET has HERS Rater and Field Inspector designations and recently began offering a Home Energy Survey Professional (HESP) designation, which can be achieved without any training by passing their test.NARI and NAHB won’t be left behindOther organizations offering training and designations include the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) Green Certified Professional (GCP), and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Certified Green Professional (CGP) and Master Certified Green Professional (MCGP).I would recommend that any industry professional, including contractors, subcontractors, vendors, designers, and architects, consider obtaining any or all of the designations noted above. I have several of them and have taught both the NARI and NAHB training many times.As long as you understand that having the right to put a few (or a whole lot) of letters after your name is just the beginning of your education, and as long as you understand the limits of your knowledge and bring in more experienced professionals when you reach those limits, then you and your clients can benefit from this knowledge, and you will be on your way to better projects.— Carl Seville, LEED AP Homes, Green Rater, HERS Rater, BPI Building Analyst
Pune: The Ahmednagar police on Monday arrested Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Shivaji Kardile in connection with the murders of Shiv Sena leaders Sanjay Kotkar and Vasant Thube on Saturday.However, Mr. Kardile, MLA from Ahmednagar’s Rahuri constituency, denied his arrest and said he “voluntarily gave himself up” at the Bhingar police station this morning.A press note issued by the Ahmednagar police on Sunday had declared that the BJP MLA, along with 53 others connected to the crime and vandalism at the Ahmednagar Superintendent of Police’s office, was absconding.On Sunday, the police booked Mr. Kardile, along with NCP MLC Arun Jagtap (Sangram Jagtap’s father) and 30 others for allegedly hatching a conspiracy and executing the killings. ‘Allegations false’The BJP MLA refuted all allegations against him. “The police are investigating the crime and the culprits will be brought to justice. I have no relation with it. Since Saturday, the opposition [read Shiv Sena] is besmirching some members of my family and me by linking our names with the murders. Seeing this, I voluntary decided to appear before the police and cooperate with the probe,” Mr. Kardile told a local television channel.The second high-profile arrest in the case comes a day after Mr. Kardile’s son-in-law, National Congress Party (NCP) legislator Sangram Jagtap, and four others were taken into police custody in connection with the murders.Mr. Jagtap was taken into police custody in the wee hours of Sunday. Congress candidate Vishal Kotkar, who won the Kedgaon bypoll to the Ahmednagar civic body; his father Balasaheb Kotkar; Sandeep Gunjal and Bhanudas Kotkar were also booked for their alleged roles in the double murder.Soon after Mr. Jagtap was arrested, Mr. Kardile, along with a mob of over 200 persons allegedly vandalised the office of the Superintendent of Police, Ahmednagar. However, Mr. Kardile denied allegations, stating that events had been “misinterpreted”. “After Sangram [Jagtap] was arrested, a mob had gathered at the SP’s office. I was returning from a function and decided to stop en route and pacify the mob. I urged the crowd to show restraint,” he said, adding he was ready to face any inquiry. The aftermath of the Kedgaon bypoll coupled with years of political rivalry are said to be the broad reasons for the murders of the two Sena leaders, who were first shot at and then attacked with sharp weapons.The murders have led to the suspension of police inspector Abhay Parmar of Ahmednagar’s Kotwali police station Minister of State for Home, Deepak Kesarkar. He has been replaced by PI Ramesh Ratnaparkhi.Mr. Parmar’s suspension was prompted by Shiv Sena’s allegations about the allegedly controversial role of the police authorities in Kedgaon in the crime.All three families — the Kardiles, the Jagtaps and the Kotkars — are related to each other by marriage and virtually dominate Ahmednagar politics, especially at the taluka and civic body levels.Both Mr. Kardile and Congress leader Bhanudas Kotkar have a history of crime, their names figuring prominently in the murder of lottery-ticket businessman Ashok Lande in 2008. The incident has snowballed into a political slug-fest, with the Sena and the NCP trading charges.On Sunday, senior Shiv Sena leader and Minister Ramdas Kadam, alleged that the murders were “a premeditated conspiracy by the BJP, Congress and NCP”. Senior NCP leader Ajit Pawar, retaliated by accusing the Sena of attempting to tarnish his party’s reputation by fabricating charges.
Former India cricketer Aakash Chopra took a dig at the Australian cricket team and the Aussie media for making a villain out of Virat Kohli.Kohli was involved in a heated war of words with Australian captain Tim Paine during the Perth Test – the exchange culminated with Paine asking Murali Vijay how he could like his captain as a bloke.There was widespread criticism of Kohli’s behaviour. Former Australian pace ace Mitchell Johnson said Kohli was disrespectful and added his antics in Perth made him look silly.But Chopra, who had toured Australia in 2003-04 and recalled a moment he was sledged even when he was not playing a Test, said the Australians needed to look inward and figure out how they behaved in the past.”The Australian media is rallying behind their cricket team and, in fact, making India and Virat Kohli as the villains of world cricket. I am very, very surprised. It’s the classic case of pot calling the kettle black. Perhaps, it’s time for them to look inwards and just ask themselves the question, regards to how they have behaved in the past,” Chopra told India Today.Chopra said he found nothing offensive in Kohli’s behaviour and insisted India did not cross any line.”Personally, I have been watching Virat Kohli and the team’s behaviour very closely. I have found nothing that is offensive, nothing that is crossing the line.”Yes, he is getting under the skin of the Australian team but that’s how we expected it to be. I think they [Australian media] are overreacting and making a mountain of a molehill. During my time, I was sledged even when I wasn’t playing,” Chopra said. An Australian cricketer, who is a friend now, sledged me once when I walked in as a substitute fielder. Well, Australians… They shouldn’t be saying anything about it.”advertisementEarlier, speaking on India Today, Sunil Gavaskar had said India had started the sledging war and they had to be now prepared to cop some of it from the Australians.”We have not been saints either. Way back in 2014, when Australia were down with the tragic death of Phillip Hughes, we started it. They were too shocked in the first Test and we started it. In a situation like this, we will always lose. Australia are used to playing like that, we are not. It’s not in our DNA to play cricket like that. You also have to take into account if everyone in the team can take it. Even over here, we have started it,” Gavaskar said.Also Read | Allan Border defends Virat Kohli’s antics: He feels the need to show passion and driveAlso Read | India vs Australia: Virat Kohli extends dominance as No. 1 Test batsmanAlso See: