Fran Kirby strikes early to give England Women victory over Brazil

first_img Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Getty Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Phil Neville watched his troops secure a 1-0 win BEST OF tense Legendary Marta captained the Brazil side 3 scrap Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Brazil goalkeeper Barbara made a couple of fine saves in the second half but while England’s hunt for a second goal was frustrated it as just as noticeable how little Carly Telford was troubled in the opposite goal.England wasted no time in taking the lead. Parris’ runs down the right would quickly become a theme in the match and the first one paid immediate dividends as her dinked cross found the head of Kirby who turned it home off the underside of the bar.It was simply the opening gambit in a first half full of England attacks, with Parris at the centre of them.They went close to a carbon copy of the opening in the 15th minute but this time Kirby got her angles wrong, while Daley could not make clean contact on another Parris cross. gameday cracker 3 Nikita Parris was fantastic for the Lionesses center_img The Manchester City forward decided to try herself when she burst into the box again but after shooting straight at goalkeeper Barbara she sent the rebound over.Brazil were creating little going forward – with Telford grateful to see a first-time effort from Debinha go wide in the 14th minute – and their problems grew when star player Marta made an early exit with a hamstring injury.England made a slower start to the second half as Brazil sat further back with a more compact shape.And the first clean opportunity of the half went to the visitors just before the hour mark when Alex Greenwood’s sloppy backpass played in Raquel but Telford – getting the start with regular stopper Karen Bardsley injured – was quickly out to smother the shot. Fran Kirby’s early strike gave England Women a 1-0 friendly win over Brazil at Meadow Lane.The diminutive Kirby headed in with less than two minutes on the clock, but England were unable to add to their lead despite a string of chances – most of which came through the impressive Nikita Parris. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Most Popular Football Stories Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 latest revealed 3 silverware England continued to work hard to create chances, but Barbara did enough to divert Beth Mead’s cross as Parris looked for a tap-in, while the goalkeeper got down well to keep out Kirby’s shot.Daley linked up well with Mead before hitting a powerful shot in the 72nd minute but it was straight at Barbara.The best chance to add to the lead came six minutes from time when Greenwood’s cross from deep found Daley but Barbara made a fine save to keep out her powerful shot.England’s focus then turned to seeing the game out and though Brazil bossed possession for the final minutes they could not trouble Telford again.last_img read more

Plans and Pricing for Our House in Maine

first_imgKicking the Tires on a Passivhaus ProjectGoodbye Radiant FloorSelecting a General ContractorLooking Through Windows — Part 1Looking Through Windows — Part 2Looking Through Windows — Part 3Looking Through Windows — Part 4Looking Through Windows — Part 5Looking Through Windows — Part 6Looking Through Windows — Part 7 [Editor’s note: Roger and Lynn Normand are building a [no-glossary]Passivhaus[/no-glossary] in Maine. This is the fourth article in a series that will follow their project from planning through construction.]So far, we have been guesstimating how much this project will cost. Yes, we could use estimates based on cost per square foot, but there are are several design factors that influence that equation. For example:13+” thick, R-50+ double-wall construction, additional sub-slab insulation, and an R-70+ ceiling are more expensive than single-wall construction built to current building code standards;Triple-pane windows are more expensive than even high-end double-pane windows;Nearly half of the conditioned (to be heated or cooled) square footage is below grade, which should reduce costs;The garage and three-season room are not conditioned, which should reduce costs.Our architect, Chris Briley, sent a series of eight blueprints for the two contractors to price within an expected margin of error of 15%. (See my previous blog, Selecting a General Contractor, for insight on our approach.) RELATED ARTICLES Does the Zip sheathing need housewrap?I have some lingering concerns over some of these details. I am still uncomfortable about the absence of Tyvek, particularly on the south wall as there are strong, persistent winds coming off the river that can drive rain into cavities if the Adventech sheeting tape fails. I am also concerned about how the vertical 2×4 will be attached to the load bearing wall, and the ability of the vertical 2×4 to support the considerable weight of the adhered stone.The remaining drawings include rafter plans, floor framing plans, east and west elevations, and floor heights. I see nothing of note in these drawings, so I will exclude them from this post.We will be speaking to our two potential contractors this week, and look forward to getting a better handle on construction costs. R-50 walls and an R-70 ceilingThe main floor plan and the lower level floor plan can be seen in Image 3 and Image 4 below. Note that the areas under the three-season room and the study are designed as a slab on grade. We do plan to see how much more it would cost to excavate the area under the study so it becomes part of the lower level. Also note the four bump-out areas on the south side – that is for the window wells to daylight the lower level.For you building geeks, the wall cross section is shown in the image at the top of this page. Key features are: Insulated concrete foundation with a flared top course to support the exterior wall 2×4 wall; double-wall framing; R-70+ ceiling/R-50+ wall insulation (blown-in cellulose); spray foam insulation where the main floor I-beams meet the exterior wall (always a difficult area to insulate); 12′ high Advantech sheathing applied vertically to eliminate horizontal seams that can allow water to penetrate into the wall cavity; 2×4 studs applied vertically, with the cavity filled with Roxul, which serves both as insulation and a drainage plane. High-solar-gain triple-glazing for the south sideAll windows will be triple-paned. I suspect that not many people realize that different coatings can be applied by the window manufacturer to either reject or enhance how much solar heat is allowed to penetrate through the glass. Most major U.S. window manufacturers use a “soft” low-e coating which is designed for southern climates to reject heat penetration, thereby reducing air conditioning needs. Here in the north, a “hard” low-e coating is preferable to enhance solar penetration, thereby reducing winter heating loads. Windows with such a “hard” low-e coating are more difficult to find.We have not yet selected the window manufacturer yet, but when we do, I’m sure it will become a blog topic. The north and south elevations, along with the window schedule, are posted as Image 2, below. As you can see, there is a stone “belt” around the entire perimeter of the house, along with an elliptical roof structure to highlight the front door entry. The first article in this series was Kicking the Tires on a Passivhaus Project. Roger Normand’s construction blog is called EdgewaterHaus.last_img read more

Rep Alexander announces May office hours

first_img State Rep. Julie Alexander announced her monthly in-district office hours with local residents, emphasizing the importance of being available to the community.“I am committed to making state government accessible and accountable,” Rep. Alexander said. “I encourage anyone with questions or ideas about their state government to join me for conversation.”Rep. Alexander’s office hours will take place at the Jackson County Tower Building, 120 W. Michigan Ave. in Jackson at the following dates and times:Friday, May 11 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.;Monday, May 14 from 3 to 4 p.m.;Friday, May 18 from 12 to 1 p.m.; andFriday, May 25 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.Rep. Alexander will also sponsor a special Milk Break meeting at Napoleon Café, 6816 Brooklyn Road in Napoleon on Friday, May 25 from 9 to 10 a.m.No appointments are necessary. Those unable to attend may contact Rep. Alexander at 517-373-1795 or via email at [email protected] Categories: Alexander News 27Apr Rep. Alexander announces May office hourslast_img read more