You Mean Green Building Does Not Cost More?

first_imgOne of the GBA Business Advisors, Michael Strong, made the local FOX news broadcast for a home that his company, GreenHaus Builders, built a couple of years ago. The energy bills are much lower than the neighbors’ and the customers are thrilled with the comfort and style. “My answer for anybody who is on the fence about building green is – jump,” says owner David Ronn. FOX coverage is here: http://www.myfoxhouston.com/dpp/news/local/091123-green-memorial-homelast_img

Read more

Cool Smashers show they can still dominate as Valdez cheers on

first_imgRobredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games “The team is capable of winning without her,” said Creamline assistant coach Oliver Almadro after the Cool Smashers downed BaliPure in five sets in Game 1 of semifinals Saturday.READ: Valdez-less Creamline survives Bali, nears finals FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“The team is ready to play without Alyssa.”Valdez is expected to miss the rest of the playoffs to prioritize her national team commitments but she is confident Creamline can get the job done. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers LATEST STORIES Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWith Alyssa Valdez cheering, Creamline proved it can win minus its superstar spiker even in the big stage.The Cool Smashers improved to 4-0 without Valdez in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference and it won’t be of any surprise if they end up winning it all in the absence of the three-time UAAP MVP.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “They’ve already played without me and everyone stepped up. I’m just really happy and proud of the team,” said Valdez.“The players showed their heart,” Almadro said.READ: LVPI okays Valdez return to Creamline for playoffsValdez thinks Creamline will be up to the task of sweeping BaliPure less than 24 hours from now in Game 2.Momentum is with Creamline, but Almadro knows it will take more if the team wants to continue its winning ways.“I guess it’s going to be the mentality of the players for tomorrow’s game. We hope to duplicate our heart and intensity.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After all, the Cool Smashers have easily figured out how to play sans Valdez, whose contributions are nearly impossible to replicate.And it’s all about playing collectively.READ: Valdez out for Creamline for remainder of PVL conferenceOn Saturday, Creamline did just that with Rose Vargas leading the way with 19 points.Pau Soriano added 18 points while Jing Balse turned back the clock with 10 points, four of which off blocks.ADVERTISEMENT Air Force stuns Pocari to inch closer to PVL Finals National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’last_img read more

Read more

London Olympics: Ronjan Sodhi is ready to shoot for gold in double trap

first_imgRonjan Singh Sodhi spent valuable time at practice on the eve of his double trap event at the Royal Artillery Barracks on Wednesday.In terms of sheer consistency, Ronjan has been in top form for almost four years after taking over the mantle in this event from Col Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore. Having equalled the world record scores at a major meet and then shot gold in the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games, Ronjan is aware what the expectations from him are.In shooting, a lot of the indoor events, rifle and pistol, where conditions are standardised, are quite predictable. However, outdoor conditions make double trap more exciting. Light conditions can change, and so can the wind and even rain, but nothing stops the marksmen from shooting this event.People are talking about “huge pressure” on Ronjan as this is his first Olympics. However, on Wednesday, as the champion trained under the watchful eyes of Moraaad Ali Khan, he looked composed.”I think Ronjan is fully composed and understands there is no point getting flustered before the biggest competition in the world. I am happy with the way he has prepared and hope for the best,” said coach Moraad, who finally got an accreditation badge after waiting for almost a week.In Guangzhou, when Ronjan shot gold, it was truly a dominant effort against the best in Asia. Now, having lost 25kg and made technical adjustments as well with his gun, Ronjan will be competing against Walton Eller from the USA, the defending champion, on Thursday.In Beijing, Weller set an Olympic finals record of 190 hits. However, since then, the American has reached only one ISSF final in 12 events.Others who could also shoot well in difficult conditions include Joshua Richmond of the USA, ranked number one in the ISSF world ranking.Compared to the pistol and rifle events, in double trap, it’s all about how soon the shooter finds rhythm. Unless you have nerves of steel and the heart to shoot down the orange clay targets in a quick reaction time, the event can get over even before it starts.”Ronjan has trained very hard for the Olympics and all the training stints in Italy should stand him in good stead,” added Moraad.advertisementlast_img read more

Read more

First Nations environmental activists celebrate court ruling on Trans Mountain pipeline

first_imgTina HouseAPTN NewsSeveral First Nations and environmental groups are celebrating what they call a “landmark” victory on the Trans Mountain pipeline project, after the Federal Court of Appeal ruled Canada had failed to properly consult with Indigenous groups.APTN‘s Tina House has the story.last_img

Read more

Happy Thanksgiving USA Turks Caicos restaurants join in

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, November 23, 2016 – It is Thanksgiving Day and a holiday in the United States today; and many of the restaurants will change their menus to mark the occasion with island panache, among them is Grace’s Cottage at Point Grace Resort – call and reserve your sumptuous spot.There is a holiday too for the Turks and Caicos, this Friday; it is recently instituted as the National Day of Thanksgiving.In the year of inception, 2014, Premier Rufus Ewing had said:  “As Christians it is essential that we recognize that as we journey through life, we must pause to give thanks for our existence and the goodness and mercies that have been bestowed upon us.” The holiday also means banks and most businesses will be closed until Monday.last_img read more

Read more

San Diego joins the AARP network of agefriendly cities

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 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) – America’s rapidly aging population includes San Diego. There was an announcement today at City Hall.KUSI’s Ed Lenderman has more on this story. KUSI Newsroom, San Diego joins the AARP network of age-friendly cities March 28, 2019 Posted: March 28, 2019 KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

Read more