Ashley named for three awards by WBC

first_imgWorld Boxing Council (WBC) Female Super Bantamweight champion, Jamaica’s Alicia Ashley, has been nominated for three awards that will be made during the second WBC Female Convention that will be held in Tijuana, Mexico, from January 27-31.On October 29 last year, she regained the title that she lost to Mexican Jackie Nava in 2014, with a unanimous decision over Christina McMahon in New York. Her technical brilliance was on display throughout the fight, as she overwhelmed her opponent.The WBC was so pleased with her performance and the overall quality of the fight, that she has been shortlisted as Champion of the Year and for Comeback of the Year. The fight has also been listed in the category, Event of the Year.Speaking to The Gleaner yesterday, Ashley said that she was thrilled to have been in Jamaica recently for the RJR Sportsman and Sportswoman Awards ceremony as a nominee, and that she thoroughly enjoyed the experience once more.PROUD OF SELFShe said that she was proud to follow this up with nominations in so many WBC categories, and this was icing on the cake, after regaining her title. It was her hope, she said, that she will come out on top in at least one category.”I think that I have a good shot in the Comeback of the Year and the Champion of the Year categories, and I am optimistic that I will get them,” she said.She added that the public will be involved in the voting, and was hopeful that her fans will cast votes for her no later than today at: read more

PH 5 seeks redemption

first_imgPhivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college The Nationals hope to redeem themselves in the closed-door encounter at 7:30 p.m., at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil World-class Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ “Stanley Pringle is taking over the naturalized position over Christian Standhardinger,” Guiao told reporters after the Philippine team practice at Smart Araneta Coliseum on Sunday, the eve of its game against Qatar in the Fiba World Cup 2019 Asian Qualifiers.“That was a very difficult decision, agonizing decision with the way Christian was playing not only against Iran but consistently playing for the national team even from the Asian Games.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“But Stanley also brings a lot to the game he creates a lot of situations for his teammates. He can score, he can defend, he can pass. We’ll miss Christian, but Stanley gives us another dimension, so I think whatever we lose with Christian not playing, we’ll be able to get some other way with Stanley.”Standhardinger, the Fil-German bruiser, was Gilas’ naturalized player in a 73-81 loss to Iran on Thursday where he led the team with a game-high 30 points and 12 rebounds. Matthew Wright, Paul Lee and Stanley Pringle join the Philippine team’s practice at Smart Araneta Coliseum on Sunday. —AUGUST DELA CRUZNational team coach Yeng Guiao said choosing Stanley Pringle over Christian Standhardinger as the Philippines’ naturalized player was a hard decision to make.But that’s not a knock on the explosive Pringle, who also brings a ton of upside to the Philippine team.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Pringle was in the Asian Games roster last month and was among the Philippines’ best players along with Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jordan Clarkson and Standhardinger.Apart from Pringle, Guiao will also have Matthew Wright and Japeth Aguilar, back from serving their one-game suspensions for their participation in a melee against Australia last July at Philippine Arena in Bulacan.The Philippines was in dire need of additional outside threat against Iran after shooting just 18 percent from the 3-point area and the sweet-shooting Wright would’ve made a big difference.“Matthew is going to provide us an extra option as a shooting weapon,” Guiao said.  “We had some problems with our outside shooting against Iran.”“Japeth adds the size, the length and the inside presence. He’s a defensive stopper and rim protector.”ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

The Cost of Discipleship

first_imgYesterday the Liberian nation and people commenced three days of fasting and praying for deliverance from the deadly Ebola virus and from the pestilence of every evil that mars (ruins) our peace with God.The three days of fast and prayer were called for by the Liberian Council of Churches (LCC) and its partners, led by the Archbishop of the Interim Province of West Africa, Most Rev. Jonathan B.B. Hart, who is also the Episcopal Bishop of Liberia.  The Council of Churches prefaced their call by first declaring that God was angry with Liberia because of her disobedience.  The attack of the Ebola virus was a sign of God’s anger with Liberia.Why is God angry with Liberia?  We find it most unfortunate that the LCC did not come out with a clear-cut, explicit, even prophetic statement on the reason for God’s anger. Instead, LCC issued a watered down press release calling for a three-day fast and prayer.  We hope that our church leaders are not shying away from the prophetic calling to shout out fearlessly, “Thus says the Lord . . .” That is why Israel stoned the prophets, remember?  That is why Herod beheaded John the Baptist, who criticized Herod for taking his brother’s wife; St. Stephen was stoned to death, for fearlessly proclaiming Jesus as the Messiah.   Jesus Himself was murdered by the Jews, who neither accepted Him as the Messiah nor His message of unconditional forgiveness and salvation.  The world saw a vivid, even ruthless manifestation of this in Israel’s near total destruction of Gaza in the past month and its massacre of over 1000 people.Bishop Adolphus During, who chairs LCC’s National Fast and Prayer committee, told the Daily Observer yesterday that the whole basis of this week’s program is found in 2 Chronicles, 7:13-14.  It says, “If I shut up Heaven and there is no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people; if my people . . . HUMBLE THEMSELVES, AND PRAY, AND SEEK MY FACE AND TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS; THEN WILL I HEAR FROM HEAVEN, AND WILL FORGIVE THEIR SIN AND WILL HEAL THEIR LAND.”Bishop During was absolutely right!  THAT, and nothing else, is the problem with Liberia right now.  Archbishop Hart said as much in his Sunday, July 20 Independence sermon, when he pointedly named some of the nation’s sins: homosexuality, ritualistic killings, corruption in government.And now, to add insult to injury, we see the continuation of this corruption even in the ruling party, where primary results for the ensuing senatorial elections are being blatantly manipulated, in Bong, Gbarpolu, Nimba and other counties.  The ruling Unity Party either has not been reading or has forgotten the Daily Observer’s  constant editorial reminders that it was the ruling True Whig Party caucus’ interference in the democratic process that consolidated the absolute power TWP wielded for nearly 60 years (1925-80), until the people got fed up and, in whelming bloodshed, ousted TWP from power in 1980.See again what is happening within the ranks of the nation’s leading opposition party, the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC).  Money is being passed to get its leading senatorial contender out of the way to pave the way for whom?  Read the newspapers and listen out for the answer.Are these people determined, as was the TWP, to CORRUPT the political process in Liberia?  Do they know what they are doing–or asking for?Are we serious in asking for God’s help?  The Bible plainly says, “Be not deceived; God is not mocked.  Whatsoever a man (or nation) soweth, that shall he surely reap.”Homosexuality, lesbianism, ritualistic killing, political corruption, corruption in government–which is so bad and so pervasive that even educational institutions can get NO money out of the Ministry ofFinance unless they surrender some of it to the paper pushing functionaries!  Is that how we will get the quality education we seek?Yes, God is angry with Liberia; but not with Liberia only, but with ANYONE who practices or condones these blatant transgressions.“. . . but if the people . . . HUMBLE THEMSELVES, AND PRAY, AND SEEK MY FACE AND TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS; THEN WILL I HEAR FROM HEAVEN, AND WILL FORGIVE THEIR SIN AND WILL HEAL THEIR LAND.”This is the cost of discipleship.  This is the path to the deliverance of the nation.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

“Don’t play politics with Guyana’s Oil and Gas” – Ramson

first_img…calls for release of 2016 contract with Tullow and EcoAttorney-at-law Charles Ramson Jr on Tuesday said the selective release of the CGX contract is the Government’s way of attempting to play political mitigation, and is nothing but a red herring seeking to deflect from a bad or “suckered” renegotiated deal with ExxonMobil after nearly three billion barrels of high quality oil were discovered in Guyana in March 2015.Ramson noted that if Government released the contract with CGX in an attempt to say that “our terms are not much different from the previous contracts, so do not beat us up,” then this is yet another example of the march of folly.He added that the true test of whether the Government is protecting Guyana’s interest and patrimony are the fiscal terms contained in the contract/licence signed in 2016 with the oil companies Eco and Tullow for the Orinduik Block, since that would have been signed after “we knew we had a proven petroleum system with commercial quantities of oil of high quality – let the Government release that contract! Don’t play politics with Guyana’s oil”, he charged.Eco’s website reports that in “January 2016, Eco Atlantic signed a Petroleum Agreement and is party to an Offshore Petroleum Licence with the Government of Guyana and Tullow Oil for the Orinduik Block offshore Guyana. The 1800 km² Orinduik block is situated in shallow water 170 km offshore Guyana in the Suriname/Guyana basin, and is located 6.5 km from the recent ExxonMobil Liza discoveries.”Ramson pointed out that all of the contracts/licences issued prior to the discovery of commercial quantities of oil are only tangentially relevant. The contract with ExxonMobil was re-negotiated in 2016, so at that point we had a fairly good appraisal of what we had, and the Government should have secured a better deal.“Even if you attempt to say that was our first contract, what did you get for Guyana with the contract/licence with Eco and Tullow for the Orinduik block in 2016, which is adjacent to the Stabroek block, where the world class discovery was made and (is) likely to have fairly similar geology? Don’t selectively release to try to beg for mercy”, he challenged.The attorney added that the true test of whether the Government is trying to be transparent is not whether it released two contracts, but whether it released all the contracts.“Release all the contracts and stop playing political cloak and dagger with Guyanese resources. Guyana’s resources belong to all the Guyanese people, and not the Government, so release all the contracts now,” he demanded.last_img read more

ICBC unveils top fraud-gone-wrong stories for 2015

first_imgA Fraser Valley man claimed he woke up at 2 a.m. to find his BMW missing from his driveway. He called the police to report the theft, and his car was found later that night, burnt to a crisp in a nearby park. ICBC says the man claimed he was in bed by 11:30 p.m., and that none of his keys were stolen. Unbeknownst to him, however, the car employs technology that records each time a key fob is used.With this in mind, investigators found that an original key fob was used at 12:18 a.m. on the night of incident. The man was busted by his own car, and for that, his claim was denied.Bus BluesWhen a bus struck a parked fire truck as it was making a turn around a transit exchange, the bus driver ensured all the passengers were okay and safely left the bus before walking over to the fire truck to exchange information with the driver.The bus driver returned to find a man waiting for him, claiming that he was on the bus and had been injured as a result of the collision. The man filed a claim for compensation, but security cameras at the bus terminal showed that the man was never on or near the bus at the time of the collision. The man was busted for fraud, ordered to pay a fine and spend a night in jail. “These convictions can limit a person’s career options, prevent one from crossing the border and applying for credit,” ICBC warns. “Thousands of fraudsters faced other penalties, including a complete denial of their claim, asset seizure, denial of optional insurance coverage, and other civil remedies.”Enjoy these stories of master fraud plans gone wrong from the last year!Dirty DishesA man claimed his injuries from a car accident were so severe, there was no way he could possibly help his wife with simple household chores, such as washing dishes. “Shortly after his crash, our investigators collected footage of him lifting box after box of heavy floor tiles at his work site,” ICBC says. Ultimately, he was convicted of fraud, fined $1,500, and a lot of dishes to clean.Advertisement Double DippingA woman from Vancouver was involved in a collision and claimed she was unable to return to work because of her injuries. However, an anonymous source told ICBC she actually had been working since the accident, and now had two sources of income. She got a one-year driving suspension, as well as a $1,750 fine after being convicted for exaggerating the extent of her injuries.Mom Caught in Cover-Up When a Vancouver Island mother’s Audi was reported stolen from her office’s parking lot, she said only her sons would have had access to the vehicle. She confirmed that her sons were both home, and later that day, police found her car in the Lower Mainland, abandoned and crashed into a chain link fence. More evidence started pouring in, making her statement less transparent: witnesses said a man was fleeing from the scene, and telephone records pointed to one of her sons at the scene of the crash.“Cameras at a B.C. Ferry terminal also caught the same son purchasing a ticket. Both were convicted of providing false statements,” says ICBC.Advertisement Both the mother and son received fines: the mother was fined $2,300, and the son received a $1,150 fine as well as a one-year driving suspension. Even more, it turned out that his license was suspended at the time of the accident, so he was sentenced to 90 days in jail as well.Dash Cam DisclosureA man living in the Lower Mainland had his dash cam show a bit more than he wanted when he got into an accident. He claimed that when he was driving, another car veered into his lane and sideswiped his vehicle.Although the crash was ‘certainly upsetting,’ the driver was happy to use his newly installed dash cam as evidence, as it captures the whole incident. However, the video also revealed he was riding shotgun and that his car was actually driven by someone else – an unlicensed driver – at the time of the crash. For providing a false statement, as he claimed he was driving, ICBC denied his claim.Electronic ExposureAdvertisement VANCOUVER, B.C. — A man whose car ratted him out, a mom covering up for her son’s joyride, and a dash cam that exposed a bit too much of what truly happened in an accident: These are just some of the stories ICBC has revealed as their annual pick of the most bizarre fraudulent claims made in 2015.The Insurance Corporation says drivers that make fraudulent claims costs all drivers more than $100 on their insurance policy per year. In total, dishonest claims can total up to $600 million per year in B.C.It’s estimated 10 to 20 per cent of auto insurance claims are either false or exaggerated.- Advertisement -“While the vast majority of ICBC’s customers are honest, there are some drivers that choose to exaggerate or make false claims.”In 2015, ICBC opened approximately 7,500 fraud investigations, which includes almost 5,000 claims investigations.98 per cent of all charges laid were convicted, resulting in about 550 fraud convictions from 2010 to 2015.Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgCraolfar clár faisnéise faoin Athair Cathal Ó Gallchóir, Cathal Johnnie Sheáin, ón Choitín i nGaoth Dobhair ó dhúchas ar TG4.Amharcann an clár ar an mhórfheachtas a rinne paróiste i South Dakota i gcoinne chinnidh Rialtas Mhéiriceá an tAthair Cathal a dhíbirt as an tír i 2008.Creidtear go raibh tionchar mór ag na hionsaithe sceimlitheoireachta ar na Stáit Aontaithe i 2001 ar chás an Athair Cathal. Tá na mílte Éireannach gan caipéisí inimirce ina gcónaí sna Stáit Aontaithe. Tharraing an cás aird náisiúnta agus idirnáisiúnta.Mar thoradh ar fheachtas phobal na ndaoine i Dakota Theas, iompaíodh cinneadh an Rialtais don chéad uair riamh i stair na tíre sin.Leanann an clár an tAthair Cathal agus é sa bhaile i nGaoth Dobhair níos luaithe i mbliana.Le linn na mblianta nach raibh cárta glas aige, ní raibh sé ábalta na Stáit Aontaithe a fhágáil agus ní raibh sé ábalta freastal ar go leor ócáidí teaghlaigh in Éirinn sa tréimhse sin. Tá léargas cuimsitheach sa chlár ar shaol pearsanta an tsagairt a d’fhág Gaoth Dobhair i 1974 agus a chaith 22 bliain sa tSeapáin sula dtug sé aghaidh ar Mhéiriceá.Craolfar PARÓISTE AN PHRAIRIE ar TG4 ar 7.15, Déardaoin 29ú Nollaig.© 2011, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on Follow us on anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comPARÓISTE AN PHRAIRIE – SAGART GAELTACHTA A BHÍ LE DÍBIRT AS NA STÁIT AONTAITHE was last modified: December 26th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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)last_img read more


first_imgThe Volkswagen Golf tops the list as most searched for used car model among Donegal car buyers.The colour red and VW Golfs top the online car searches in Donegal.The third Motoring reports shows it is followed by the Ford Focus, Audi A4 and Volkswagen Passat as most popular choices in Donegal.The report is a bi-annual index which tracks trends in both the new and used car markets in Ireland. The data has been compiled using the 60 million searches carried out on during the last six months of the year, vehicle transactions listed on and an in-depth survey of 2,187 motorists nationwide.The results reveal that Toyota is the most searched for car marque in Donegal, ahead of Volkswagen, Ford and Audi.Contrary to the national trend of black, the majority of Donegal buyers choose red as their colour preference when searching for a used car.Overall, 474,418 used cars were sold in Ireland during the last six months of 2013, an increase of 16% on the same period in 2012. The report cites fuel costs and the price of road tax as the top two financial concerns for Irish motorists, while 80% of car buyers continue to opt for diesel models, indicating a desire for better fuel economy.Although almost 70% of those surveyed commute less than 100 kilometres per working day, however, only 1% would consider purchasing a hybrid or electric power model for their next car.The findings show that women tend to choose older cars than men, while also opting for lower mileages and spending less on the purchase price.A quarter of women surveyed purchased their last car based on reliability, while the majority of men (37%) admitted to just wanting a change.Meanwhile, over half of those surveyed have already bought or would buy a car based on the inclusion of gadgets and in-car technology. Commenting on the findings of the report, Warren Cray, general manager at, said: “It is clear from the results that there is cautious optimism in the market as used car transactions continue to rise.“More than 60 million searches were carried out on in the second half of last year alone and we are on track to continue that trend in 2014. Indeed, over half of respondents to our survey plan to buy a car in the next six months so the market shows no sign of slowing down any time soon.”Key Findings· Volkswagen Golf is most searched for car model in Donegal, followed by Ford Focus, Audi A4 and Volkswagen Passat · Toyota is most searched for car marque in Donegal· Red tops the list as most searched for colour among Donegal car buyers· 474,418 used cars sold in Ireland in last six months of 2013· Top two financial concerns for Irish motorists are fuel costs and road tax· 80% of searches on for diesel models· Over 50% of motorists would choose a vehicle based on in-car technologyRED VW GOLFS TOP THE LIST OF DONEGAL ONLINE CAR SEARCHES was last modified: April 5th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:donegalonline car searchToyotaVW Golflast_img read more

CAF Confederations Cup: Proline FC depart ahead of first leg away to El Nasr

first_imgProline are yet to lose a game in the CAF Confederations Cup. (PHOTO/File)CAF Confederation CupEl Nasr vs Proline FCBorg El Arab Stadium, AlexandriaSunday, 27-10-2019 @8pmProline FC have on Saturday morning departed for Egypt ahead of their CAF Confederations Cup away to Libyan side El Nasr.The two side will face off on Sunday at the Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria. This game will be played in Egypt for security reasons.A contingent of 25 personnel-18players-7 officials, flew out of the country aboard Egypt air at around 4am.Proline left minus striker Ivan Bogere who went AWOL and that left the Lugogo based side with just two recognized strikers in Hakim Kiwanuka and Hamis Diego Kizza.The playing staff consists of two goalkeepers, seven defenders and seven midfielders.Proline have been excellent in the CAF Confederations Cup In their maiden campaign as they are yet to lose a game.They defeated Masters Security 3-0 on aggregate in the first leg, beating the Malawian side 3-0 in the first leg at Lugogo before drawing 0-0 in the second leg.They then scrapped past Rwandese side AS Kigali 2-1 on aggregate. Proline drew 1-1 away from home before completing the job via a 2-1 victory at the StarTimes Stadium.For El Nasr, they are in the Confederations Cup playoff round after they were dumped out of the Champions League 4-1 on aggregate by Moroccan giants Raja Casablanca.Initially, they had overcome Central African Republic side Tempete Mocaf 3-2 on aggregate after losing the first leg 1-0 and then winning the second 3-1.Proline are expected to return on Tuesday and start preparations for the second leg that takes place on Sunday, November 3rd.The Proline FC contingent that traveled to Egypt on SaturdayLeader of Delegation – Ariga RasoulDeputy CEO – Bakshl AsumanClub Director – Mujib KasuleTeam Manager – Matia LuleFirst Team Coach – Baker MbowaGoal Keeping Coach – Swaib SsebagalaTeam Physiotherapist – Isaac SsenogaThe playersGoal KeepersHassan Matovu, Shatif MagolaDefendersBernard Muwanga, Mustafah Mujuzi, Yusuf Mukisa, Saka Mpima, Ibrahim Sendi, James Bagesa, Richard AjunaMidfieldersSam Kintu, Bright Anukani, Nordin Nunjo, Arnold Sserunjogi, Ibrahim Wamannah, Joshua Okiror, Joseph MandelaForwardsHakim Kiwanuka, Hamis KizzaComments Tags: AS KigaliBorg El Arab StadiumCAF Champions LeagueCAF Confederations CupEl NasrHakim KiwanukaHamis Diego KizzaIvan BogereMasters Securityproline fcraja casablancaTempete Mocaflast_img read more

After first win in 10 years, Raiders coach Jon Gruden keeps it real

first_imgFor complete Oakland Raiders coverage follow us on Flipboard. OAKLAND — After Matt McCrane kicked a 29-yard field goal Sunday to give Jon Gruden his first win in more than 10 years, the head coach made his way across the Coliseum infield dirt to shake hands with Hue Jackson and the other Cleveland coaches.Then he turned around and made his way back to the tunnel leading to the Raiders locker room.Thi … Click HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.last_img

Self-Professed Air Flow Expert Gets Hosed

first_imgUnfortunately, regardless of the method used, the amount of flow coming out of the registers never quite matched what was coming through the fan. After over an hour of testing and retesting, Bruce opined on the problem, suggesting that the Duct Blaster fan could be incorrectly calibrated. One of the attendees pointed out that whenever he has trouble with flow measurements he uses a different hose. Although the session leaders were skeptical, they agreed to give it a try. Success!In a matter of seconds the hose was changed, and like magic, the flow measurements started matching up and making sense. Although a little embarrassed by the episode, Bruce and Paul rallied and continued with their workshop.Disregarding the hosing and resulting problems, one of the main takeaways from the session was that it is pretty hard to accurately measure airflow in duct systems and exhaust fans, something that reinforces my admittedly limited experience. Devices available to measure airflow include the previously mentioned anemometers, flow hoods, a pressure pan, a True-Flow air handler flow meter, and garbage bags.Wide-vane anemometers can be moved around over grilles to obtain an average airflow or attached to a hood that fully covers a register, a method that appears to provide better accuracy. Hot-wire anemometers are used most often to measure pressure inside a duct through a hole drilled in the side, moved back and forth to obtain an average pressure throughout a duct.Flow hoods appear to have varying degrees of accuracy, and can be difficult to hold in place. Pressure pans, used to measure exhaust flow only, are fairly simple, but it is critical to open the small door on them to the correct location for the airflow, and to match the manometer setting to obtain an accurate reading. Among the multitude of sessions at the ACI conference in Denver recently (a total of at least 180 sessions by my count), there was a very interesting half-day workshop on airflow testing hosted by Bruce Manclark and Paul Francisco. Their setup included simulated HVAC ducts of various shapes and sizes, and they used a Minneapolis Duct Blaster to provide air flow to test various measurement tools.They demonstrated various methods of air flow measurement, including the use of flow hoods, large-vane and hot-wire anemometers, pito tubes, and, probably most interesting, the surprisingly accurate garbage bag method.Before we get to the various measurement methods, a note on the “hosing” mentioned in the title of this post. In order to provide a specific amount of airflow to be measured, Bruce and Paul used the aforementioned Duct Blaster, connected to a manometer with a hose to provide air flow at a specific CFM to the ducts to be measured. While one attendee watched the flow rate on the manometer, several methods of measurement were demonstrated on rectangular and round supply registers. RELATED ARTICLES Simple Methods for Measuring Air FlowResidential CommissioningDuct Leakage TestingCool Tool for Duct Testingcenter_img Simple and cheap = AccurateWhich leaves us with the garbage bag. By simply calculating the volume in a standard plastic garbage bag, and timing how long it takes to fill up or empty completely, you can fairly simply calculate the CFM of almost any supply or return register or exhaust fan. This method works best with two people – one to hold the bag and one to time it – but man, it sure is cheap and simple, and apparently, pretty accurate.My takeaway from this session is that flow measurement is a difficult and somewhat inexact science. In my experience on building certifications, I have done a minor amount of flow testing, primarily of exhaust fans, and I have reviewed third-party test and balance reports provided to me by clients. In almost all cases, air flows are not close to the design and, since most residential ductwork is inaccessible, air flows are difficult if not impossible to adjust to meet designs.I know that there are people out there meeting Energy Star 3.0 certification that requires HVAC systems and exhaust fans meet designed air flows. I would be very interested to find out if in fact they are really meeting the requirements, and how they are doing it.I both look forward to and slightly fear the opportunity to test and verify these conditions myself on upcoming projects.last_img read more