View post tag: F-35B View post tag: ITS Cavour Share this article View post tag: Italian Navy Photo: ITS Cavour preparing to dock on July 20, 2019. Photo: Italian Navy Italian Navy aircraft carrier ITS Cavour on July 20 entered a dry dock at the Taranto navy yard to receive upgrades that will allow it to operate F-35B jets.The 244-meter Cavour is currently undergoing an extensive overhaul after ten years of service.All works on the ship are expected to be completed by the spring of 2020, when the ship’s crew is set to start training for a summer deployment to the US East Coast and shipboard trials with the short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) variant of the Joint Strike Fighter.In addition to the F-35A version, Italy is procuring a total of 30 F-35Bs for its air force and navy. A number of STOVL variant aircraft will fly from the flight deck of ITS Cavour, replacing the ageing AV-8B Harrier aircraft.The Italian Navy received its first F-35B in January 2018.Naval personnel will be supported by defense contractors Fincantieri and Leonardo, and medium and small enterprises, in preparing the 27,000-ton Cavour to operate the fifth-generation jets.Media reports have said that the recently-launched landing helicopter dock (LHD) Trieste was expected to be capable of carrying and operating the F-35B but this yet to receive an official confirmation.
For the first time, Juventus Football School will come to Bosnia and Herzegovina as well. From 17th August, children will have a chance to play their favorite sport wearing the colors of this club at the Juventus Camp that will last until 22nd August.This is the official camp of the Juventus Football School from Italy that begin work in Bosnia and Herzegovina for the first time. Juventus Football School is the project created in 2004 with the signing of a contract between the NIKE company and the Football Club Juventus.In the previous month, Birr Group company signed an agreement with the Juventus Football School and thus became the owner of the Juventus license for the region of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Turkey. This camp is just one more step towards the ultimate goal, which is the Juventus Football Academy in Sarajevo.Every participant will get the equipment of the famous Italian club and the finalist of this year’s Champions League. The professional staff of Juventus Football School will provide an unforgettable experience to children with lots of fun that will significantly improve their football skills and athletic readiness.Trainings will be held at the stadium of the International University of Sarajevo which caters for and has all the required facilities to make possible the organization of quality sports events.(Source: faktor.ba)
OSKALOOSA — Oskaloosa seven-foot center Xavier Foster has made his college choice, choosing Iowa State. He was recruited by several colleges, including Iowa, Providence, Kansas and Baylor. Foster averaged 14.5 points, 12 rebounds and six blocked shots per game, leading Oskaloosa to the Class 3A state title. Foster says he chose Iowa State because he feels home there because of the relationships he’s built there. Foster says he expects to be a role player for the Cyclones next year, but his focus is on trying to win another state championship this year. CINCINNATI (AP) — Jarron Cumberland scored all of his 11 points in the first half Monday night, and Cincinnati showed off its new up-tempo offense under John Brannen, beating Drake 81-59 for their new coach’s first win.The Bearcats (1-1) struggled offensively during an opening nine-point loss at Ohio State, going 4 of 21 from beyond the arc. Against Drake, they made the most of a wide-open style installed by Brannen, who came from Northern Kentucky.Cincinnati opened a 26-point lead in the first half, when it went 8 of 16 from beyond the arc. Cumberland led the way with 11 points, making three of his four shots from beyond the arc. Cumberland played only 4 minutes in the second half as Brannen turned to his bench.Drake (1-1) relies on 3s but couldn’t find many open ones. The Bulldogs matched their school record with 17 3s during an 86-55 win over Kennesaw State, but went only 4 of 19 against Cincinnati. Liam Robbins led the Bulldogs with 12 points and seven rebounds. IOWA CITY — DePaul jumped on Iowa for a 13-0 lead at the outset and the outcome was never in doubt in a 93-78 win in Iowa City in the Gavitt Tipoff Games, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO. The Blue Demons shot 62 percent and led by as many as 25 points. Iowa coach Fran McCaffery felt the Hawkeyes panicked after the rough start.DePaul dominated every phase of the game to move to 4-0.Iowa falls to 1-1 with the loss.Next up for Iowa is a game at home against Oral Roberts University on Friday night starting at 7 o’clock, with the pre-game at 6 o’clock on KGLO. AMES — The Iowa State football team will be looking for a better start on Saturday when the Cyclones host Texas. In Big 12 losses to Baylor, Oklahoma State and Oklahoma the Cyclones were forced to bounce back after slow starts.That’s ISU coach Matt Campbell who lauded the play of safety Greg Eisworth in the loss at Oklahoma. Eisworth has battled through knee and shoulder injuries this season.Campbell says Eisworth has remained positive despite a frustrating string on injuries.Kickoff at Jack Trice Stadium on Saturday is scheduled for 2:30 MASON CITY — Both of NIACC’s basketball teams have moved up to third in the latest junior college Division II rankings.== The NIACC men moved up from sixth to third in the new rankings after wins over Kansas City Kansas Community College and Quakerdale Prep Academy in the Konigsmark Klassic in Mason City over the weekend. Johnson County of Kansas and Highland of Kansas are ranked first and second. Kirkwood fell from the top spot down to ninth in the new rankings, while DMACC dropped two spots to 19th.== The NIACC women moved from ninth to third in the new rankings after wins over then-5th-ranked Illinois Central and Marshalltown in the Konigsmark Klassic. Kirkwood moves up to #1 in the new rankings, followed by Johnson County, NIACC, Kansas City Kansas, and Lincoln Land of Illinois. Illinois Central dropped to ninth after their loss to the Lady Trojans.Click on these links to see the full men’s and women’s rankings.NIACC will host a doubleheader tomorrow night, with the women facing Iowa Western at 6 o’clock, followed by the men playing the Luther JV. You can hear both games on AM-1300 KGLO and kgloam.com CEDAR RAPIDS — The State Volleyball Tournament gets underway today at the US Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids with play in Classes 5A and 4A:== 5A Quarterfinals12:00 — #1 Cedar Falls (41-1) vs. #8 Waukee (35-11)2:00 — #4 Ankeny (36-5) vs. #5 Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln (38-3)12:00 — #2 Iowa City Liberty (34-2) vs. #7 Pleasant Valley (29-5)2:00 — #3 Valley West Des Moines (40-4) vs. #6 Dowling West Des Moines (32-11)== 4A Quarterfinals4:00 — #1 Sergeant Bluff-Luton (34-3) vs. Glenwood (30-12)6:00 — #4 Waverly-Shell Rock (46-6) vs. #5 West Delaware (39-5)4:00 — #2 Xavier Cedar Rapids (28-6) vs. #5 Western Dubuque (22-13)6:00 — #3 North Scott (28-5) vs. #8 Marion (30-10)
Now that the dust has settled, for the most part, throughout the North Coast Section in the wake of Sunday morning’s all-or-nothing coin toss between Cardinal Newman and Eureka High the Loggers, victorious in Sunday’s heads-or-tails finale, can now focus on their quickly approaching NorCal Regional Bowl Game against Menlo-Atherton.The coin-flip, a last-ditch measure taken by the NCS to decide which of the two remaining D-III teams would advance to the state championships after the section …
RELATED ARTICLES Ted Storm is in the midst of a construction project and at a point where he needs to make a decision about attic insulation. The unvented roof consists of standing-seam metal over synthetic felt and oriented strand board (OSB) sheathing. Both HVAC equipment and air ducts will be located in the attic of this house in Climate Zone 4.Three insulation contractors are unanimous in their recommendation to spray a 6-in. layer of open-cell foam on the bottom of the roof deck.While the advice is consistent, Storm is having second thoughts about his decision not to vent the roof.“I’m beginning (maybe a bit too late) to read about unvented roofs and I’m wondering if this is really the best option,” Storm writes in this Q&A post at GreenBuildingAdvisor. “If it isn’t ideal, are we too late to take another route, given our current progress?”That’s the subject of this week’s Q&A Spotlight. First, that’s not enough insulationArmando Cobo is the first to point out that 6 in. of open-cell foam is skimpy, even in the moderate temperatures of Climate Zone 4. The prescriptive requirements of the International Energy Conservation Code call for at least R-38 — and that, Cobo says, means at least 11 in. of open-cell foam. Are Solar-Powered Attic Ventilators Green?Creating a Conditioned AtticPrevent Ice Dams with Air Sealing and Insulation”Green Basics: Vented or Unvented Attic?It’s OK to Skimp On Insulation, Icynene says CONSTRUCTION DETAILS Our expert’s opinionHere’s how GBA technical director Peter Yost sees it:First, let’s get some terms and concepts defined, such as venting attics, venting roof framing assemblies, and venting roofs. I first wrote and then Joe Lstiburek edited this resource on the BSC website. Take a look for clarification on the three types of roof venting discussed below.Attic venting was invented (pardon the word choice) for cold climates, long before we really did much of any sort of air sealing or insulating at the ceiling plane, before we stuck HVAC equipment in attics, and before we had three different venting approaches to attics. Here is how I see it:We vent attic spaces because it is the cheapest way to introduce a lot of drying potential to the entire roof assembly.When we found the need to condition/use that triangular attic space, the next cheapest way to introduce air flow and drying potential to the roof frame and sheathing was to vent the underside of the roof sheathing, ideally with soffit vents that communicate with ridge vents.Finally, when we decided that you could build roofs just like walls, we do those with no venting at all, all the time. But unfortunately, most roofs need a more forgiving moisture management approach than walls. So, just as we now back-vent wall claddings to increase the drying potential of wall assemblies, we quite often need to back-vent (air space topside of the structural roof sheathing) roof claddings to increase the drying potential of roof assemblies. It’s just more expensive to introduce back-venting to “unvented” roof assemblies (“hot” roofs), particularly when the roof cladding is the most common and least expensive one, three-tab asphalt shingles.I am convinced that in all but the driest climates, all wall and roof assemblies need some sort of free-draining vent space. And the drying accomplished by the venting has to be done for free, by the sun. No attic fans — they represent a mechanical solution to a design problem and more often than not, depressurize homes (see Are Solar-Powered Attic Ventilators Green?).In Ted Storm’s situation, I would suggest that Ted has to maintain drying potential to the interior, stick with an airtight, vapor-permeable cavity insulation (at least thick enough for IRC 2006), and if possible, vent the underside of his roof sheathing with soffit to ridge venting. If that is simply not feasible, Ted will have to make doubly sure that his roof cladding and flashing details are bombproof because his only drying potential is small and slow in either direction. Would powered ventilation help?To David Gregory, a debate that pits vented attics against unvented attics seems “too polarized.”“It’s clear that having an attic that is only vented when the wind happens to be blowing is a liability — still hot in summer (though admittedly unclear net energy effect), but can pull conditioned air out of a not-well-air-sealed house,” he writes, “and is clearly a liability in winter (for energy and condensation issues).”What about installing two fans of equal capacity, he writes, one pulling air in and one exhausting air, and both connected to electrically driven dampers? The equipment would run only when necessary.“Moisture could be handled separately by a dehumidifier (but it seems that the only real moisture issue is from bathroom fans vented to the attic! Or other ceiling penetrations.) So the question should be the cost of a setup to vent when beneficial, vs. spending the money elsewhere. Any references? With costs?”The Rose/Gordon report suggests that ventilation in a mixed climate is a trade-off between summer savings and winter energy losses, Gregory says, while it’s a net energy loser in cold climates. Could you then surmise that in sunny, hot climates, ventilation would be a net winner?David Gregory’s proposed solutions carry a huge energy penalty, says Holladay, and are “wildly energy-intensive.”“It uses a lot of energy to solve an issue that probably isn’t even a problem (that is, regulating the temperature and RH of a volume of air that is OUTSIDE your home’s thermal envelope),” Holladay says. “Plenty of researchers have done a cost/benefit analysis on powered attic ventilators — and I’ll ignore your suggestion of running a dehumidifer outside of your home’s thermal envelope for the time being — and they all conclude that it takes more energy to run a powered attic ventilator than any conceivable energy savings.” Debating vented vs. non-vented atticsAlthough Cobo isn’t convinced that all attics should be unvented, conditioned spaces, he points to research by building scientists Bill Rose and Jeffrey Gordon suggesting the benefits of building that way are many. In wet, cold coastal climates, for example, Rose and Gordon found that attic ventilation results in higher sheathing moisture content, not less, and that ventilation makes the attic colder and wetter.In warm, humid climates, outside air is more humid than inside air, so attic venting tends to increase rather than decrease attic moisture levels.The difference in attic temperatures between a vented and unvented attic with R-30 insulation at the ceiling translates into “minuscule savings,” the pair said, adding, “No savings here have ever been measured. Usually there is a penalty with venting because venting causes greater air pulsing across the ceiling.” Building Plans for the Thermal Bypass Checklist“Your insulation contractors are planning to install only R-20 to R-22,” GBA senior editor Martin Holladay adds. “That’s not much. In fact, it doesn’t even meet the minimum code requirements (2006 IRC) for Climate Zone 4, which calls for at least R-38.“If you install less than the code minimum insulation,” Holladay says, “you will pay higher energy bills for as long as you own the building. Many builders prefer to exceed code minimum requirements.” Condensation is a potential problemHolladay writes that one advantage of vapor-permeable open-cell foam is that it would allow the sheathing to dry toward the interior. “In your climate, wintertime moisture accumulation due to diffusion from the interior shouldn’t be a problem,” he wrote. “However, there is always the possibility of a small roof leak, and drying to the interior is a (small) virtue.”Cobo isn’t so sure.He says he’s seen condensation under roof decking in Kansas and Missouri, both of which are in Climate Zone 4. He says Topeka, Kansas, and St. Louis, Missouri, can have colder average temperatures than New York City and Washington, D.C., and the same as Newark, Providence and Boston, all of which are in Climate Zone 5.A better way of insulating the roof would have been to add between 1 in. and 1 1/2 in. of rigid foam on top of the roof sheathing, along with the 5 1/2 in. of open-cell foam under the roof deck, to avoid condensation, Cobo says.
Real Betis interested in Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinezby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Betis are interested in Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez.Marca says Martinez has been placed on Real Betis’ radar for a potential January move.The Andalusians have made contact with the Nerazzurri to try to sign the player on loan with a purchase option.Martinez arrived in Italy from Racing Club last summer, for a fee of €25m and has since participated in 16 matches and has scored five goals.The Argentine is seen by Luciano Spalletti as the backup to Mauro Icardi and a move out of the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza seems complicated. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Proposed Liverpool kit deal with Nike worth less than current sponsors New Balanceby Ian Ferris25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool’s proposed new kit deal with US sportswear giant Nike is only worth a guaranteed UK£30 million (US$37 million) per year, according to High Court papers seen by the Times, reports, www.sportspromedia.com/.The figure is in stark contrast to the previously reported UK£70 million (US$86 million) per year figure for the Nike deal. Instead, this reported base figure is less than Liverpool’s existing UK£45 million (US$55 million) annual deal with New Balance, which is taking the club to court claiming a contract clause means it can match Nike’s terms.It is also less than the minimum UK£50 million (US$61 million) per year deals Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur have with Nike, as well as the UK£71 million per year agreement the brand struck with French champions PSG in June.However, Liverpool apparently believe Nike can deliver far greater total revenue for the club than has been generated by their deal with New Balance. This is reflected by a commitment from Nike in the proposed deal to pay the club a 20 per cent royalty on net sales of Liverpool products. It would also promote the club through other influential athletes, such as Serena Williams and LeBron James, and popular musicians associated with the company, including rapper Drake.In addition, the report says Nike will distribute a new kit through ‘6,000 global doors’, compared to New Balance’s 3,000.In response, New Balance believes it can meet demand for Liverpool kit, having delivered tow of the biggest selling home kits for fans. A three-day trial to settle the legal dispute has been listed from 18th October. TagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say