first_imgAward winning independent estate agent Waterfords, which already has branches in Camberley, Chobham, Sunningdale, Fleet and Yateley, has opened its sixth branch in the affluent town of Farnham.Celebrating 21 years of estate agency covering parts of Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire, Waterfords has built expertise and knowledge, as well as relationships with local homeowners and businesses, some of whom have moved several times over the years with Waterfords.Managing Director Brendan Cox says the time was right to open the company’s next branch, “Farnham is one of Surrey’s most attractive towns, luring families out of London for a better quality of life and greater value for money. We often find vendors have a story to tell about their home and its history, so the opportunity to work with some of the beautiful Georgian houses, cottages and even mansions of Farnham is a very exciting prospect for us.”Farnham Waterfords 2016-07-06The Negotiator Related articles Laptops donated by Hunters in memory of murdered York estate agent28th April 2021 Your Move parent group posts extraordinary profits surge28th April 2021 TPFG boss: Why we’ve joined rival LSL’s mortgage network27th April 2021What’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Home » News » Agencies & People » WATERFORDS OPENS IN FARNHAM WATERFORDS OPENS IN FARNHAM6th July 20160643 Viewslast_img read more

Ibex El Fito Bib ¾

first_imgFor many people cycling is a three-season sport. After what seems like an eternity winter is over, and then comes the spring riding season full of big miles and bigger smiles. Next comes the heat of summer and racing or bike vacations, followed by the mellow fall season complete with friends and post ride brews.The Ibex El Fito Bib is here to change that. Welcome to the year round cycling season. I have been putting in the miles on both road and mountain for the last seven years in the Blue Ridge, so I am all too familiar with the chill of winter. I have always dreaded the cold and the accompanying layer upon layer of clothing to fight the chill. We all know that feeling of trying to find the right amount of layers to keep us warm, but not too warm, and what always seems to be the outcome of not being all that comfortable.I have not had the opportunity to try wool cycling clothing before, so I was eager to saddle up and put the El Fito’s through their paces. Friends had always touted the wicking and temperature regulation properties of wool as top notch, and who can argue with nature right? The opportunity arose to test the knickers out a few weekends ago, and I left the house on my faithful steed to conquer some road miles.chamois The El Fito has a great chamois that is comfortable for even the longest of rides.Three hours later I was back at the house after a wonderful ride. I looked down at my lower half and asked myself “how have I ever ridden in the cold without these bibs?” The fit of the Ibex knickers has some thought behind it. They were comfortable throughout the ride, didn’t bunch up in any areas, and the legs are long enough to completely cover the knee (a problem I have found in other bibs due to my longer legs).  The attention to detail was also incredible with wind blocking material over the knee, excellent stitching, top-notch chamois, and a perfect mix of wool, nylon, and lycra to give it an unparalleled fit.Since that weekend ride I have put in miles on both my road and mountain bike ranging from quick hour spins to four-hour adventures. Each time I go to pack my gear I find myself reaching for the El Fito’s. I have other bib shorts, tights, knee warmers, and the like but they just don’t compare to the fit and quality of the Ibex.wind proof knee The attention to detail, such as the wind proofing on the knee, set the El Fito’s apart from other options.At 6’ 1” and 165 pounds I went with a size large, and it fits quite well. I know for some of you out there the $160 price tag may seem a touch high. I did a bit of research and many other company’s options are right around this price point. Also the El Fito’s are made with New Zealand Merino Wool and not synthetics, so there’s that.Final thought: If you want to tackle winter riding, buy yourself a pair of Ibex El Fito Bib shorts and kiss cold legs goodbye.last_img read more


first_imgEnda CraigENVIRONMENT campaigners in Greencastle and Moville have lost their legal challenge to sewage being pumped into Lough Foyle.Mr Justice John Hedigan ruled in the High Court that local man Enda Craig had failed to produce any evidence to prevent Donegal County Council going ahead with its proposed treatment plant.At times of flood, the proposed scheme would allow untreated sewage to come ashore. Mr Craig and other residents – including John and Pat Hume – have long argued for a treatment scheme which would pump waste water outside the Foyle estuary.It’s now thought the British government will move to prevent the scheme from going ahead.Mr Craig can appeal to the Supreme Court after today’s hearing.However the British – through the Crown Estate – claim ownership of all of Lough Foyle. Sources there say they will not allow treated sewage to be pumped into the Foyle.Mr Craig said they will now take the case to the European courts. ENVIRONMENT CAMPAIGNERS LOSE COURT CHALLENGE TO COUNCIL’S FOYLE SEWAGE SCHEME was last modified: August 26th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ENVIRONMENT CAMPAIGNERS LOSE COURT CHALLENGE TO COUNCIL’S FOYLE SEWAGE SCHEMElast_img read more

Solar Decathlon 2011: Tidewater Virginia

first_imgLive at the International Builder’s ShowThe Unit 6 shell The house also is equipped with a 4′ x 10′ flat-plate solar thermal collector and 50-gallon hot water storage tank. When necessary, a separate in-line system kicks in to heat the water just before it reaches the fixtures. Mechanical equipment also includes a Mitsubishi Mr. Slim minisplit heat-pump system, with one outdoor unit and two concealed, ducted indoor units, with a total capacity of 22,000 Btu/hour. A variety of insulation strategies will bring the floor to R-35, the exterior walls to R-28, and the roof to slightly more than R-40. Project manager John Whitelaw points out that closed-cell spray polyurethane foam is being used to help seal the shell while providing thermal resistance of R-6 to the floor, R-14 to the walls, R-21 to most of the ceiling, and the full R-40 in the part of the sloped roof framed with 6-in. laminated-veneer beams. In addition to the 1 in. of spray foam used to seal and partially insulate the floor, high-performance EcoBatt will be installed to hit the R-30 value. On the exterior walls, batt insulation fills the rest of the 2×6 framing to bring that part of the enclosure to the R-28 level. The walls will be sheathed in paintable medium-density-overlay plywood. The pitched roof will be covered with thermoplastic polyolefin membrane and raised-seam sheet metal, while the flat roof, which is insulated inside with dense-packed cellulose and 1 in. of polyisocyanurate board outside the sheathing, will be covered with a white membrane to reflect sunlight. MORE INFORMATION Team Tidewater Solar Decathlon Web page DOE Web page for Team Tidewater GBA Resource Guide for 2011 Solar Decathlon Sealing and selling potential The team selected custom windows and exterior doors from Henselstone, based in Amissville, Virginia. Most of the windows will be triple-pane, although three on the south-facing wall will be double-pane units that offer a high solar heat-gain coefficient. While two large horizontal windows serving the building’s porch/sunspace area are motorized to open and close on a vertical track, the rest operate either as tilt/turn casement windows or tilt/turn hopper windows. In an e-mail about project details, Whitelaw says the team expects good results in blower-door tests. “Since our windows and doors are virtually airtight and the sheathing is all insulated with a coat of spray foam, our only major sources of unintended infiltration will be penetrations for the dryer vent, plumbing, and electrical wiring,” he writes, adding that results should be between 0.6 and 1.0 air changes per hour at 50 Pascal pressure difference. For transport, the building will break up into three modules, plus the roof assembly. Construction costs are expected to be competitive. The team estimates that an independent contractor could build the house for between $250,000 and $300,000, Whilelaw adds. Team Tidewater Virginia set out to build a house that will work exceptionally well as a stand-alone home. The modular house is also designed to work as one of six units in a multifamily project being designed for the Park Place neighborhood of downtown Norfolk, Virginia. One key to bringing the project to life has been the team’s ability to see its multifamily project in Norfolk and its single-family Solar Decathlon entry as completely compatible, rather than divergent, enterprises. A collaboration of students and faculty at Old Dominion University and Hampton University, the team fittingly calls its Decathlon house Unit 6, and the team members seem almost as excited about eventually merging the house with the multifamily project as they are about showing off the building on the National Mall. Almost. At the Decathlon, though, Unit 6 will present as a 971-sq.-ft. one-bedroom home whose performance and amenities are being finely tuned to Washington’s fall climate and the expectations of the experts and regular folks touring the building. Its 2.64-kW photovoltaic array, for example, is designed to provide net-zero-energy performance on an annual basis in Norfolk, although it will accommodate seasonal conditions during the competition with an additional, 1.38-kW parallel array that will be installed on a flat-roof section of the building.last_img read more

Immigration Operation uncovers nearly 40 illegals in Providenciales

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands – March 8, 2018 – Task force operations have led to the arrest of Haitians and Dominicans who had overstayed their time in the Turks and Caicos, violating TCI issued visas.  Magnetic Media received a report of at least 36 immigrants being captured in a task force operation which swept through Providenciales.The group included 21 males and 15 females; three of those taken into custody were from the Dominican Republic and all of the illegal immigrants were reportedly found in their residences.File photo Related Items:#illegalimmigrants Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img

27yearold TMC worker stabbed to death at night

first_imgKolkata: A Trinamool Congress activist was stabbed to death by some miscreants at Swarupnagar in North 24-Parganas on Sunday night.The victim has been identified as Amirul Mullick (27). The local Trinamool Congress leaders alleged that CPI-M backed miscreants were involved in the attack. The victim was an active member of the party.According to locals, the victim was found lying in a pool of blood a few meters away from his house. He was a resident of Nityanandakathi village under Swarupnagar police station. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThere were multiple injuries on his body. After being informed, police reached the spot and recovered the body. According to police, the victim was stabbed several times by the accused. The body was later sent to a hospital for an autopsy. The family members of the victim said Mullick had been involved in various activities related to Panchayat elections. They said he was busy in putting up posters and banners on Sunday evening. As he did not return home, the family members started searching for him. Some of his party colleagues were also informed. They also took part in the search operation. They later found the victim on a road. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe family members alleged that it was a deliberate attempt by the miscreants to weaken the party organisation. A senior Trinamool Congress leader of the district, however, blamed the BJP for the incident. He said the victim was brutally killed as he was found with his throat slit. There were several stab injuries on his body.Both the CPI-M and BJP leaders denied the allegation and termed the incident a result of a clash between two factions within the ruling Trinamool Congress. Police have started detailed probe into the incident. Raids are being conducted to nab the culprits.last_img read more