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Mbarara lose again as Maroons take care of Paidha

first_imgMbarara have now lost both of their last two League games (file photo)StarTimes Uganda Premier League Tuesday, 26-02-2019-Kirinya JSS 2-1 Mbarara City -Maroons FC 3-0 Paidha Black AngelsMbarara City lost their second successive match as they were beaten 2-1 away to Kirinya JSS on Tuesday.The Ankole Lions who at some point were talking about winning the League, were behind early in the game as Joel Madodndo scored his 11th goal of the season inside the first two minutes.Eight minutes later, George Kasonko made it 2-0 to sturn the visitors further.Goals were flying in at the start and Mbarara who came into the game off a 2-1 home loss against Onduparaka, also got in on the act through Pistis Barenge, scoring what would later turn out to be a consolation, on 17 minutes.After the breath taking start, both sides settled down for the rest of the half to see Kirinya go into the break leading 2-1.In the second, Mbarara went all out in search of an equalizer but were undone by Kirinya who saw out the game to register only a second victory under interim coach Abby Kikomeko.The win for Kirinya sees them climb into 10th on the standings with 27 points from 21 games.For Mbarara, they remain third on the log with 36 points, 9 behind leaders KCCA FC.At Luzira, Maroons brought Paidha Black Angels back to earth, defeating the Arua based side 3-0 on the day.Going into the game having been dragged into the relegation dog fight, the home side knew that they needed to respond as sson as possible.Despite intense pressure in the first half, the Prison side failed to break down Paidha’s defence and they went into the break at 0-0.Four minutes into the second half, Rashid Agau opened the scoring for Maroons with his 5th of the season.With 14 minutes to play, Pius Obuya converted from the spot to double Maroons’ lead and put them on course to a very important victory.With Paidha looking dejected, Bronson Nsubuga added a third on 84 minutes to ensure Maroons register their biggest victory of the season so far.Victory for Maroons sees them move six points clear of Ndejje University, who occupy the third and final spot in the relegation zone. The Prison side have now accumulated 22 points from 21 games.For Paidha who headed into the fixture off a 2-0 win against Nyemiyobora, they remain at the bottom of the standings with 12 points from 21 games.The other games played on Tuesday:-Onduparaka FC 0-0 Vipers SC-KCCA FC 0-0 URA FC-Ndejje University FC 0-1 Express FCComments Tags: toplast_img read more

Raiders sign two No. 1 draft picks, leaving just Josh Jacobs unsigned

first_imgThe Raiders used a flurry of signings Tuesday to nearly get their entire draft class under team control by securing deals with No. 4 overall pick Clelin Ferrell from Clemson and fellow first-round pick Johnathan Abram of Mississippi State.Alabama’s former star running back Josh Jacobs, the second of Oakland’s three first-round picks, is the only one of the Raiders’ eight draftees yet to sign.Trayvon Mullen, the Raiders’ second-round pick and a former Clemson teammate of Ferrell’s, also …last_img

49ers put end to Marquise Goodwin’s underwhelming season

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Wide receiver Marquise Goodwin won’t be part of the 49ers’ playoff push — or perhaps their ensuing seasons.The 49ers confirmed they are placing Goodwin on injured reserve. He did not play in Sunday’s 48-46 win at New Orleans after appearing on the Friday injury report with knee and ankle injuries that coach Kyle Shanahan dubbed “chronic” issues.Goodwin did not play in four of the past seven games for the NFC-leading 49ers (11-2). They next host the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.SA …last_img

A Heating Fuel Cost Comparison Calculator

first_imgEfficiency of consumption varies a lot tooAlso, the amount of useful heat obtained from a given fuel depends on how efficiently it’s consumed. Combustion efficiency varies widely — from as low as 30% for the worst of the outdoor wood boilers to over 95% for a top-efficiency, condensing gas boiler. Heating with electric baseboard heaters is 100% efficient. (Keep in mind that most electricity comes from coal or natural gas, and utilities are only about 30% efficient in converting those fossil fuels into electrons delivered to your home.)Buildings using electric heat pumps have much higher efficiencies (typically 200%–300%), because electricity is used for moving heat from one place to another, rather than being converted directly into heat. Is there a better heating fuel out there?The cold endured by these penguins got me thinking about heating fuels. With home heating fuel prices bouncing up and down as much as they have over the last few years, it’s easy to think that there must be a better solution out there, with a different fuel. But is there? Some cost calculations will help us answer that question.Let’s check on the prices of major regional heating fuels. According to the Department of Energy, the average price this month for residential heating oil is $3.68 per gallon (wholesale is $2.97). Residential propane costs $2.78 per gallon ($1.52 wholesale). This varies all over the map, but the most common price I am seeing for delivered cordwood is $250 per cord. Wood pellets are priced at about $270 per ton. Electricity here in southern Vermont currently costs 14 cents per kilowatt-hour, but it’s all over the map (literally) across the country. Heating value and per unit of fuel variesBy themselves, these cost figures don’t mean much because the heating value, or BTUs, contained in a unit of each fuel is so different. For example, one gallon of fuel oil contains 0.15 million BTUs, while one gallon of propane contains 40% less: 0.091 million BTUs. Combining factors into one easy comparisonIn order to combine all these factors into a meaningful comparison of heating fuel costs, it’s easiest to use an online comparison calculator like one offered by BuildingGreen.This allows you to enter your cost for a particular fuel, your heating system efficiency, and its distribution efficiency. The end result is a figure in dollars per million BTUs that reflects your real costs of delivered heat and allows you to compare that with other options. Example: Switch from oil to propane?I know someone who heats with oil, paying $3.68 per gallon, and uses an older forced-air furnace with roughly 75% efficiency. The heat is distributed through ducts that run through the heated space, with roughly 98% efficiency. Using the online calculator, we can see my friend is paying $36.10 per million BTUs.Let’s say he wants to upgrade to propane in order to take advantage of the more stable prices, and the 90% efficiency offered by good propane furnaces. With the same ducted distribution, he would be paying $34.51 per million BTUs.Switching to propane would, in this case, save some money, but not a huge amount, and particularly with fluctuating prices a fuel switch here would be debatable on cost grounds. On a carbon comparison, however the higher efficiency, cleaner-burning propane would be an improvement. I might advise this friend to switch now if he felt really motivated by that, but otherwise to get more life out of his current furnace and in the meantime, work on air sealing and other cost-effective efficiency measures.What are you heating with, and what are you considering switching to? Check out our free online calculator at BuildingGreen.com/calc/fuel_cost.cfm and let me know what you think.Tristan Roberts is Editorial Director at BuildingGreen, Inc., in Brattleboro, Vermont, which publishes information on green building solutions. I recently caught up with where the rest of the world was in 2005 by watching the hit documentary “March of the Penguins.” It’s been on my list for a while but when evening arrives I’m much more prone to watching films about people — people like James Bond, for example. But my wife and I had a baby two weeks ago, and suddenly movies narrated by Morgan Freeman seem like more appropriate family fare.My only quibble with the movie is the name: it would be more accurate to call it “Commute of the Penguins.” I had understood that the movie was about this extraordinary 70-mile walk that Emperor penguins undertake once a year to get to their Antarctic breeding ground. I learned from the movie, though, that they go back and forth several times, with the parents taking turns to get food while the other does childcare. (Tip to dads: don’t let your offspring freeze while mom is out catching fish for dinner.) … And don’t forget efficiency of distributionTo further complicate fuel cost comparisons, a third factor is how efficiently heat is distributed. With electric baseboard radiators, the heat is produced right in the room, so the distribution is 100% efficient. Baseboard hot water (hydronic) heat is also usually very efficient, though uninsulated hot water pipes running through an unheated basement can lower that efficiency.With a hot-air furnace and ducts to carry the heat, however, the distribution efficiency can be quite low, especially if poorly insulated, leaky ducts run through an unheated attic or crawl space — distribution efficiency as low as 60% to 65% is not uncommon.To calculate the actual delivered efficiency of your heating system, you have to multiply the combustion efficiency by the distribution efficiency. For example, if you have a 78% efficient oil furnace and a relatively leaky duct system running through an unheated attic (65% efficient distribution), your overall efficiency of delivered heat is just over 50% (0.78 x 0.65) — meaning that only half of the energy you’ve paid for is actually being used to keep you warm!last_img read more