East Bay native who played for Jets, 49ers passes away

first_imgHayward native Ed Galigher, who starred in three sports at Chabot College before he went on to play seven seasons in the NFL, including two with the 49ers, died Tuesday after experiencing complications following a double lung transplant procedure. He was 68.Galigher had the procedure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to longtime friend Zack Papachristos, but suffered complications after surgery.Galigher was born in Hayward and graduated in 1968 from Sunset High School, …last_img

Using a Dimple Mat to Keep a Basement Wall Dry

first_img 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. Start Free Trial Already a member? Log incenter_img Homeowners with problematic basements often post questions on GBA. They generally complain that their basements are damp, and that basement moisture problems aren’t easy to fix.Solutions to damp basement problems are only indirectly connected to the topic of green building. In recent years, however, green builders — that is, builders who focus on energy efficiency — have become experts on moisture problems in buildings, in part because insulation problems are intimately tied to moisture problems.In short, green builders are more likely to build a dry basement than a run-of-the-mill builders — and in this way, building a dry basement has become a green building concern.One elegant and simple way to reduce the chance of moisture problems in basements is to install a dimple mat on the exterior side of the basement walls. What is a dimple mat? A dimple mat is a sheet of semi-rigid plastic (usually high-density polyethylene) that comes in a roll. The plastic has an egg-carton shape, with protruding dimples that make the membrane fairly thick — generally between 1/4 inch and 1/2 inch thick.When a dimple mat is placed against a concrete wall, the dimples make the plastic stand out from the wall, leaving a free-draining air space between the plastic and the concrete. If any water reaches this air space, it easily flows to the bottom of the dimple mat. It’s part of a system While a dimple mat helps convey water to the bottom of a basement wall, it’s not enough to keep a basement dry. The dimple mat is intended to be part of a drainage system that includes a footing drain (see Image #2, below). Ideally, the footing drain system includes perforated 4-inch piping surrounded by crushed stone and a filter-fabric “burrito.” The footing drain needs… last_img read more

Avenido on playing coach role: ‘I’m not Jawo’

first_imgReluctant at first, the former ABL Most Valuable Player did himself well in the Coffee Lovers’ debut in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup.While he said he was no “Living Legend,” Avenido’s came out like one as he carried Gamboa Coffee mix, drilling the go-ahead freebies with 3.1 seconds remaining while also thwarting Robby Celiz’ potential game-winner late to secure the pulsating 85-84 win over Zark’s Burger on Thursday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingBut more than anything, the 6-foot-2 forward said that all he did was to give confidence to his players as Gamboa Coffee Mix pulled itself out of a 13-point hole in the first half.“I saw that our morale was down, so I just tried to lift our morale. I just thought that when I come in, I will show them that I’ll give my all,” he said, as he finished with 15 points, five rebounds, two assists, and two steals in the victory. Avenido, though, reminded his fellow Coffee Lovers to not shy away from sharing their insights to him as the squad seeks to make noise this conference.“I told them I’m just a coach on paper, but we’re all coaches here and I’m open for suggestions on the plays they think could help us win. That’s how I wanted when I’m playing and that’s the same idea I’m applying here,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Leo Avenido. PBA IMAGESThrust to the job of a playing coach for Gamboa Coffee Mix, Leo Avenido admitted that he’s still feeling his way in his new role.“I’m not Jawo (Robert Jaworski),” the 38-year-old said. “This is hard, but it’s the task that was given so I have to do it.”ADVERTISEMENT Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Kobe Paras plans to try out for Gilas Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast View commentslast_img read more

FIFA selected good hosts

first_imgIf you thought only digesting losses on the sporting field was tough, you should have tuned in to the FIFA World Cup bids for 2018 and 2022 which were won by Russia and Qatar respectively.While the whole process of (s) electing which country would be given the right to host the high profile World Cup did not take much time, it left England in tears as they had almost taken it for granted that their bid was the best.Almost two days after the Englishmen have been brought down to terra firma, the big point remains that nothing can be taken for granted in high profile bids like this. I am not one bit surprised by the reactions which have come from the Englishmen, be it the average football lover or their own media.Words like “rigging”, ” mafia” and so on are being mentioned openly and so are insinuations about the process of choosing a host nation being flawed. My point is the 22 members who were part of the FIFA committee must have gone by some facts, figures and projections before taking such big decisions. That England went out in the first round with only two votes, one of them from an Englishman, is a big message about their own popularity.The English bid was supposed to have been comprehensive with solid financial projections. But what can be understood from the voting pattern is that England was not at all popular and since the event had to be allotted to a European country, Russia got it.advertisementIf one flips through the list of countries which have hosted the FIFA World Cup since 1930, with the first edition held in Uruguay, it is clear the event stayed in Europe or South America. There was a departure in 1994, when the United States of America got to host it.I still remember what I saw on television. There seemed to be a total lack of interest in the World Cup. It certainly was not the best advertisement for football as the world saw it.Again, after 1994, the host countries were France (1998), South Korea and Japan (2002), Germany (2006) before South Africa came up as a surprise host for the 2010 World Cup.It is well known that when South Africa was chosen, there was anger, jealousy and outrage among so many countries. It was as if South Africa was the worst possible choice with doubts over their organisation skills. Memories of the 2010 FIFA World Cup are still fresh. From Shakira’s ‘ Waka Waka’ at the opening ceremony to pulsating matches day in and day out, South Africa showed the world what it was capable of.If Russia has been chosen, FIFA knows that the World Cup is still in Europe only, though England will never reconcile. At a time when not just Englishmen but others are also demanding that the people who choose host nations should be larger in number, I think the present style is fine.As soon as Russia got the nod, it was time to look at 2022. Again, Asia was counting its chances and the Aussies thought they would have a good chance. But there were a couple of tricks played and how Qatar was chosen is something which can be debated for a long time.It does not require rocket science to understand that FIFA boss Sepp Blatter is a very shrewd man. He knows in the name of broad- basing the sport, the World Cup is bound to travel to newer continents.So when the Middle East as a region was looked at, Qatar had to be picked. It is here the role played by Asian Football Confederation president Mohamed Bin Hammam came into focus.When one factors the AFC’s might in terms of votes it has, there are 46 members. Surely, Blatter must have factored that when the next FIFA elections take place in 2014, the AFC countries will be behind him.Call it a masterstroke or the art of booking votes for the future, it’s not just politicians but sports administrators who play their cards well.You may crib about Qatar being conservative and so on and how there are restrictions on alcohol in public. If you look at the other side, minus the European lager louts, handling the crowds will be easier in Qatar.Agreed, temperatures hover above 45 degrees centigrade but it’s not like that all the time in Qatar. When you see Europe under snow now and football still being played, you know what this sport is all about.There is big money in Qatar and you can be sure they will splurge in such a big way, the World Cup infrastructure will be top- class.advertisementThey have held big sporting events before and the Doha Asian Games in 2006 was a big success.Henceforth, the heavyweights in Europe, North America and Australia will do well to realise that there is a big change now in the way giant sporting bids are being decided.If the USA could lose two successive Olympic bids and Rio got the nod for the 2016 Olympic Games, the FIFA World Cups of the future are indeed going to be defining. And the losing nations should stop whining!last_img read more

Boeing 737 MAX grounding effects not immediately apparent at Lindbergh Field

first_img KUSI Newsroom March 13, 2019 Posted: March 13, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 9:55 PMcenter_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Wednesday’s grounding of Boeing 737 Max planes did not appear to have any immediate impact on flights out of San Diego International Airport, but a ripple-effect from affected flights could potentially disrupt travel for people looking to travel by air in the coming days.At least five airlines that service the airport — Southwest, American, WestJet, United and Air Canada — have used or currently use a variant of the Boeing 737 Max plane. WestJet’s 13-plane fleet of 737 Max’s is located in Calgary, Vancouver, Toronto, Winnipeg, Tampa, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale, but it is unclear whether the other four airlines use the planes on routes that connect to San Diego.Airport officials advised passengers to check their flight status for delays in the wake of the grounding. According to FlightAware, a total of 25 flights into and out of San Diego were canceled by early afternoon Wednesday, Wednesday, but none of them were flights on a 737 Max plane.The airport issued a similar advisory on Twitter for passengers to check flight statuses to and from Denver International Airport, which is in the midst of a heavy snowstorm. More than 1,300 flights have been canceled in Denver. Nine flights coming into San Diego from Denver and 10 heading from San Diego to Denver have been canceled so far Wednesday.Countries around the world have issued bans and groundings of the Boeing Max planes in the wake of Sunday’s deadly crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, which crashed shortly after takeoff, killing all 157 on board. Another Boeing 737 Max flight operated by Indonesian airline Lion Air crashed shortly after takeoff in October. All 181 passengers aboard Lion Air Flight 610 died.President Donald Trump issued the grounding order for Max 8 and 9 planes Wednesday, following actions by more than 40 other countries to ban the use of the planes in their airspace. Officials with the Federal Aviation Administration bristled at a ban as recently as Tuesday, but Trump issued the order anyway, citing public safety concerns.“While we remain confident in the MAX 8 after completing more than 88,000 flight hours accrued over 41,000 flights, we support the actions of the FAA and other regulatory agencies and governments across the globe that have asked for further review of the data — including information from the flight data recorder — related to the recent accident involving the MAX 8,” Southwest Airlines said in a statement. Southwest’s fleet of 737 MAX 8’s totals 34, less than 5 percent of the airline’s daily flights.American Airlines, which as 24 of the affected aircraft, said in a statement: “We appreciate the FAA’s partnership, and will continue to work closely with them, the Department of Transportation, National Transportation Safety Board and other regulatory authorities, as well as our aircraft and engine manufacturers,”The second plane crash caused Boeing’s stock to plummet over the weekend, from $422.42 per share on March 8 to $371.40 on March 11. The stock has recovered slightly after the company announced its support of the grounding as Wednesday’s trading comes to a close.“We are supporting this proactive step out of an abundance of caution,” said Boeing President, CEO and Chairman Dennis Mullenburg. “Safety is a core value at Boeing for as long as we have been building airplanes; and it always will be. There is no greater priority for our company and our industry.” Boeing 737 MAX grounding effects not immediately apparent at Lindbergh Field Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more