Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Featured in this 91st episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold, is Meghann Winters with the Ohio Pork Council joins Matt Reese, Dale Minyo, and Joel Penhorwood to talk the registration deadline for the upcoming Ohio Pork Congress. More details at www.OhioPork.org.We hear more audio from a roundtable at the 2019 Young Ag Professionals Winter Leadership Experience with farmers Rose Hartschuh of Crawford Co., Ron Grayson Burns of Union Co., and Luke Dull of Montgomery Co.Several leaders were at the Ohio Agri Business Association Industry Meeting, including Scott Higgins of the Ohio Dairy Producers Association, and Arlan Suderman of INTL FC Stone.
Also, PV systems also don’t have any moving parts to wear out or that require maintenance; freeze protection isn’t a concern; and pressure build-up from stagnation in full sun (if a pump fails or during a power outage) can’t occur. So PV systems are very attractive from a long-term durability standpoint.And if we’re generating our electricity from the sun why not use some of that electricity for water heating? That’s what we decided to do: install a PV system and heat our water with electricity. Electric water heatingSo if one goes with electric water heating, what are the options? There are three primary choices:Conventional storage-type electric water heater. This is an insulated tank that holds 30 to 80 gallons, typically, and includes either one or two electric-resistance heating elements. Better storage water heaters have more insulation, so less stand-by heat loss occurs.Tankless water heater. A tankless, sometimes called on-demand or instantaneous, water heater heats the water as it is used. This offers the advantage of eliminating the stand-by loss that occurs with storage water heaters. Whole-house tankless water heaters are most commonly gas-fired, but electric models are also available. The problem with the latter is that they require a huge amounts of electricity. An electric tankless water heater large enough to supply a shower and another use at the same time will require a 60-amp or larger circuit at 220 volts. If a lot of homeowners were to switch to whole-house electric tankless water heaters, it would put a huge burden on the utility companies that have to meet peak demand — particularly in the morning when a lot of people are showering. There are other issues with tankless water heaters that I’ve written about previously and won’t get into here.Heat-pump water heater. A heat-pump water heater extracts heat out of the air where the water heater is located (typically a basement) to heat the water. Because the electricity is used to move heat from one place to another instead of converting that electricity directly into heat (as with electric-resistance water heating), the energy yield per unit of electricity input is much greater.We measure that efficiency as the “coefficient of performance” or COP — a COP of 1.0 is, in essence, 100% efficient at converting electricity at your site into heat. Most heat-pump water heaters have COPs of 2 to 3, meaning that for every unit of energy consumed (as electricity), at least two units of energy (as heat) are generated.(Note that if we consider “primary” or “source” energy instead of site energy, energy losses during power generation reduce that effective COP considerably.) As we build more energy-efficient houses, particularly when we go to extremes with insulation and air tightness, as with Passivhaus projects, water heating becomes a larger and larger share of overall energy consumption. In fact, with some of these ultra-efficient homes, annual energy use for water heating now exceeds that for space heating — even in cold climates.So, it makes increasing sense to focus a lot of attention on water heating. What are the options, and what makes the most sense when we’re trying to create a highly energy-efficient house? Alex is founder of BuildingGreen, Inc. and executive editor of Environmental Building News. In 2012 he founded the Resilient Design Institute. To keep up with Alex’s latest articles and musings, you can sign up for his Twitter feed. Choosing a heat-pump water heaterA heat-pump water heater is what we decided on for our house. We installed a 50-gallon GE GeoSpring model and, so far, we’re very happy with it. The GeoSpring is currently available only in a 50-gallon size, though rumors suggest that a larger 80-gallon model could be introduced. Because water heaters operating in heat pump mode take a long time to heat water, larger tanks typically make sense. If our two daughters were still in the house, a larger heat-pump water heater would have been more important.One of the factors that attracted us to the GeoSpring is that it’s now being made in the U.S. GE had made its first-generation GeoSpring in Mexico, but moved that production to the U.S. two years ago.The GeoSpring doesn’t have the highest performance of any heat-pump water heater on the market; Stiebel Eltron’s 80-gallon Accelera holds that distinction, but the GeoSpring costs a third as much as the German-made Stiebel Eltron. It’s also quieter.In next week’s blog, I’ll say a little more about heat-pump water heaters, including some issues with placement and implications of the fact that heat-pump water heaters cool off the space where they are located — depending on the season, that can be an advantage or disadvantage.Understanding heat-pump water heaters is important, as they will soon become the standard at least for larger electric water heaters — based on efficiency standards that take effect in mid-April 2015. By the way, Eli Gould (the designer-builder of our home) and I will be leading a half-day workshop at the NESEA Building Energy Conference in Boston on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. In this workshop, “What Would the Founder of Environmental Building News Do? Adventures on the Cutting Edge of Green Building,” we’ll be reviewing product and technology choices, describing lessons learned, presenting data on performance, and discussing, in a highly interactive format, some outcomes from this project that can be applied much more affordably in deep-energy retrofits. This should be informative and a lot of fun. I’ll also be presenting in the main conference, March 5-6, on “Metrics of Resilience.” Registration information can be found here. Solar-electric vs. solar-thermal water heatingIf we had built our new house three or four years ago, I suspect that solar water heating would have been included — or at least very seriously considered. But as costs of solar-electric (photovoltaic or PV) systems have dropped in recent years, more and more energy experts are recommending electric water heating, rather than solar thermal, and using PV modules to generate the electricity — so it’s still solar water heating, but not as direct.That’s what we have done at our new place. We realized in our planning that we had a great location for PV modules on our barn roof, but we didn’t have a good rooftop location for solar panels on the house. PV panels can be located farther away from where the energy is being used than can solar-thermal panels, because electrons can be easily moved fairly long distances through electrical cables, while piping runs for solar-thermal systems have to be much shorter. RELATED ARTICLES Solar Thermal is DeadHeat-Pump Water Heaters Come of AgeHeat-Pump Water HeatersGetting Into Hot Water — Part 4GBA Product Guide: Heat-Pump Water HeatersAll About Water Heaters
Dallas Mavericks guard J.J. Barea (5), center Dwight Powell (7) and center Dirk Nowitzki (41) celebrate a basket by Powell during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Dallas, Tuesday, March 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)DALLAS — Dirk Nowitzki drained his first five 3-pointers to put the Dallas Mavericks in position to hand the Denver Nuggets a damaging loss in the tight Western Conference playoff race.Denver coach Michael Malone figures his players should have known better than to let the 39-year-old in his 20th season do that.ADVERTISEMENT “No disrespect to Dirk Nowitzki, but the one thing he can still do at a high level is shoot the ball and we give him five 3s,” Malone said after the Mavericks’ 118-107 win Tuesday night. “It was just a very undisciplined effort and that is what happens when you are undisciplined on the road.”Yogi Ferrell, a second-year guard whose career in Dallas started on a 10-day contract last season, made his first six 3s while finishing 6 of 7 from long range and 9 of 11 overall for a season-high 24 points. Nowitzki was 5 of 7 from deep and had 17 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWilson Chandler scored 21 points for the Nuggets, who couldn’t follow up a win at Cleveland with a chance to sweep a three-game road trip. Now they play LeBron James and company on the second night of a back-to-back for the second time in five days.Dallas split the season series with Denver, with both teams winning both home games. The Nuggets are among seven teams battling for the final five playoff spots in the West. Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo 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 City MOST READ View comments Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “My message was very simple: Tonight was unacceptable,” Malone said. “It’s one thing to miss shots and to make mistakes, but it’s another thing to go out there and just kind of go through the motions. And I don’t think we can have that right now.”Rookie Dennis Smith Jr. had 18 points and a career-high 11 assists as the Mavericks won for just the second time in nine games. Dallas shot 56 percent from 3 (15 of 27) while Denver was at 31 percent (11 of 36) after making 19 of 35 in the win over the Cavaliers.Nerlens Noel had a season-high 14 rebounds for Dallas, his only other game in double digits since the opener. He missed 42 games after surgery for a torn ligament in his left thumb.“This is a great win for us, especially with a team that is trying to get in the playoffs,” Ferrell said. “We lived in the paint, we played together and that’s the biggest thing for us.”TIP-INSNuggets: Will Barton had 16 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. … Seven players scored in double figures. Paul Millsap had 12, Gary Harris scored 11 and there was a trip at 10 points apiece: Mason Plumlee, Trey Lyles and Malik Beasley.ADVERTISEMENT Serena Williams set for 1st-round match at Indian Wells Mavericks: G Wesley Matthews missed his second straight game with a left hip injury. … Doug McDermott and Harrison Barnes had 15 points apiece, and Dwight Powell scored 14.HARRIS HOMECOMINGDevin Harris played the Mavericks for the first time since a trade deadline deal that sent him to the Nuggets. After waving to the crowd following a video tribute late in the first quarter, Harris entered the game for the first time. He reached 10,000 points for his career in the first half and finished with seven points.The 14th-year guard started his career with the Mavericks, who traded for him in the fifth spot in the 2004 draft. The Mavs traded him to the Nets to re-acquire Jason Kidd in 2008, and he was sent to Utah in 2011. Harris spent one year in Atlanta before returning to Dallas in 2013.COACH’S DECISIONNikola Jokic, who had 29 points and 18 rebounds in one of the wins over Dallas in Denver, had four points and nine boards. He was 0 of 4 from 3, including a couple of forced shots from behind the arc in the third quarter. He didn’t play in the fourth quarter. “I don’t know what to say,” Jokic said. “I think that’s a normal thing. That’s the coach’s decision.”JERSEY SPONSORThe Mavericks became the 21st team with a jersey sponsor when they announced a three-year deal with Dallas-based online marketplace 5miles. The LA Clippers were the 20th team with an announcement earlier in the day on a deal with the online dating site bumble.UP NEXTNuggets: Host the Cavaliers on Wednesday after winning 126-117 on Saturday in Cleveland.Mavericks: Three days off before another home game against Memphis on Saturday. 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Penton Media has folded Digital Content Producer magazine into millimeter, its other video industry magazine. The merger is effective with the April issue.The decision to fold Digital Content Producer into millimeter will “better serve the entire video production industry,” a Penton spokesperson told FOLIO:. No layoffs were associated with the merger, she said.Millimeter’s frequency will increase from bimonthly to monthly and its circulation will jump from 30,000 to 60,000. Digital Content Producer, a monthly, carried a circulation of 57,000. Penton plans to relaunch millimeter’s Web site in July, the company said.
Sunrisers Hyderabad, placed fourth on the points table, and Kings XI Punjab, placed fifth, will lock horns in Hyderabad and the winner of this contest will be in great shape to qualify for the playoffs. Both the sides are top heavy, their spinners are frugal and there are concerns with the pace bowlers. However, now they need to put their best foot forward if they want to qualify for the playoffs.This IPL season is alive and kicking even in its penultimate week.Predicted XI of both the teams: David WarnerIANSSunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner, Shreevats Goswami (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel AhmedKings XI Punjab: KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran(w), Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Hardus Viljoen, Sam Curran, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep SinghFantasy tips and suggestions: KL RahulReutersWicket-keeper: Kings XI Punjab have used Nicholas Pooran as the wicket-keeper in the recent matches and he could be their trump card in the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad as he could be shunted up the order.Batsmen: KL Rahul, who has been in roaring form for KXIP this year, will hold the key once again for Punjab. In the last match against SRH, he combined brilliantly with Mayank Agarwal, who should be another pick, to hand KXIP an easy win.Also, David Warner, who will be playing his final game of the season, remains the biggest threat for Kings XI Punjab in this fixture. And then there is Manish Pandey, a batsman who has suddenly erupted for SRH, and is one of the key members of this side. He has to come good for SRH, especially in the absence of Jonny Bairstow.All-rounders: R Ashwin could play Sam Curran in this match as in his short career so far, he has displayed tremendous temperament in crunch situations which is exactly what is needed in this crucial tie.Also, Mohammad Nabi, who could replace Shakib al Hasan, should be in the fantasy side, as he is a proven performer and always picks up wickets in the powerplay overs.Spinners: R Ashwin has been one constant performer for KXIP this year and has been frugal with his off break. Also, he has been able to pick up wickets in the bargain which has impeded the progress of the opposition.Also, Rashid Khan, who has been exciting and very effective this season, continues to pick up wickets and control the game in the middle overs.Seamers: Mohammed Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar – Two Indian seamers who hold the key with the ball for their respective sides will have to be penetrative both with the new as well as the old ball.
It is a three day extravaganza aiming to represent Delhi as a perfect tourist destination by showcasing and promoting its cultural and culinary diversity. The fest will be celebrating the irresistible fruit – mango, while also encouraging the cultural importance of Mangoes associated with Delhi. The celebration will continue for the three days of the fest.The festival will be inaugurated by Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi in the presence of Manish Sisodia, Dy. Chief Minister, Delhi and Kapil Mishra, Minister for Tourism, Delhi. The fiesta will see a grand opening with artists from all over the country performing on stage and mascots dressed up in different costumes, giving it an extravagant look. Various summer fruit cultivators, product manufacturers, sharbat and dessert manufacturers and distributors from different regions of the country will be a part of this grand event. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The venue, Dilli Haat, Janakpuri corresponds to the essence of the fete. It is a multi-purpose, socio-cultural complex with a bazaar-like feel to it. It is an urban version of the traditional weekly market, with a delightful mix of craft, cuisine and culture. The Delhi Summer Festival is the perfect spot for all foodies to treat their taste buds with various summer fruits, thirst quenchers, desserts and much more.It will not only be a visual and mouth-watering treat, but also a jubilation of summer with taste and fun. Guests will see stage performances by ‘Twirls & Thumkas’ enacting a parade act along with other artists like Abhijit Ganguly, a comedian, Abhishek Acharya, an illusionist, Pratyul Joshi, a musician. These performances will be conducted throughput the event. Various amateur bands, singers, musicians have also been invited to perform at the gala. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixGuests will also get to attend interactive classes where recipes of yoghurt, sharbats, smoothies will be taught.Several competitions will make sure the visitors make the most out of the Summer Fest. A unique initiative ‘100 ka hai daam, kitne bhi khao Aam’ has been taken by the organizers in which the visitors have to pay only Rs.100 per entry and can eat mangoes at their heart’s desire. ‘Hangout’ is an exclusive jungle-themed entertainment centre, furnished with various games and activities to keep the children engaged.
Kolkata: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement of India’s anti-satellite missile capability on Wednesday was “limitless drama and publicity mongering”, amounting to “gross violation” of the model code of conduct, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said. The PM made the announcement ahead of the Lok Sabha polls to “reap political benefits”, Banerjee, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo, said. “There is no great urgency in conducting and announcing the mission now by a government past its expiry date. It seems a desperate oxygen to save the imminent sinking of the BJP boat. We are lodging a complaint with the Election Commission,” she said. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata Addressing the nation on the demonstration of India’s anti-satellite missile capability, the prime minister said India had joined an exclusive club of space super powers by shooting down a live satellite, describing it as a rare achievement. “Today’s announcement is yet another limitless drama and publicity mongering by Modi desperately trying to reap political benefits at the time of election. This is a gross violation of Model Code of Conduct,” Banerjee tweeted. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state Pointing out that research, space management and development “are continuous processes”, Banerjee said, “Modi, as usual, likes to take the credit for everything.” “Credit to those who really deserve it, our scientists & researchers,” she added. “India’s Mission Programme is world-class for many many years. We are always proud of our scientists, @DRDO_India, other research & space organisations,” she tweeted. The TMC had earlier criticised the prime minister for trying to “take the credit” of the achievement of space scientists in shooting down a live satellite. The party said this would not have any impact on the poll prospects of the BJP in the upcoming elections. “Narendra Modi should stop taking credit for the achievement or job done by others. Shooting down a satellite is the credit of our scientists. The Modi government in the last five years has failed to provide any relief to the people of the country,” senior TMC leader and West Bengal minister Firhad Hakim said. “So ahead of the elections, the BJP and Modi should stop these tricks to fool the masses. It won’t have any impact on the poll prospects of the BJP in the upcoming elections,” Hakim said. Modi said the action was not directed against any country and the satellite was a pre-determined target orbiting at an altitude of 300 km.
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