Latest speculation over Phillips and Gray, Blues tipped to sign Kenedy

first_imgA round-up of the latest transfer speculation involving QPR, Chelsea and Brentford…Midlands newspaper the Express & Star reports that West Brom have warned QPR they will not pay £10m for Matty Phillips and are ready to look elsewhere. West London Sport revealed on Sunday that Rangers had rejected a bid from Albion for the 24-year-old winger.The Express & Star later reported that Albion were moving closer to a deal and believed a compromise could be reached over a fee.Fans on Twitter react to QPR rejecting Phillips bidBut now it is being reported that Rangers have dug their heels in and that Baggies boss Tony Pulis has told them he will end his interest in Phillips if they refuse to budge.Kenedy is set complete a move from Fluminense to Chelsea this week, Brazilian media have reported.The Daily Mirror say Chelsea were interested in Pedro but that the Spain winger has decided to stay at Barcelona.Meanwhile, Hull City, who have been linked with Andre Gray, reportedly need to offload players before they can move for the Brentford striker.The Hull Daily Mail say the Tigers are being inhibited by a struggle to sell strikers Nikica Jelavic, Dame N’Doye and Abel Hernandez.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Revisiting an Energy Saving Handbook from 1979

first_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Rummaging through the shelves of a used book store, my son Noah came across an old paperback called Energy Saving Handbook. Written by James W. Morrison, the book was published by Harper & Row in 1979.A brief web search failed to reveal any biographical information about the author. However, I discovered that the book was published under several different titles, and was distributed by at least four state energy offices. Morrison’s book may have been funded by the U.S. Department of Energy; some of its chapters seem to have been repurposed from government brochures.This book came out at an interesting time for the field of residential energy efficiency (1979). It was six years after the first oil price shock (the 1973 OPEC oil embargo); three years after the Department of Energy launched the Weatherization Assistance Program; and two years after Gautam Dutt, the discoverer of the thermal bypass, had his “aha!” moment in a New Jersey attic. In 1979, the Iranian revolution caused turmoil in the international oil market — precipitating the second oil price shock of the 1970s.Back in 1979, in spite of Gautam Dutt’s 1977 epiphany, most weatherization workers still had an incomplete understanding of how air leakage affected home energy bills. That’s not too surprising, considering the fact that blower doors were not yet commercially available. (Gadsco began marketing the first blower doors in 1980.)By the late 1970s, residential energy experts were beginning to pay attention to airtightness. In the “Energy Saving Handbook,” Morrison notes, “To determine the heat loss from infiltration, it is necessary to know the rate of air movement through the homes. Most houses undergo from one to three air changes per hour, depending on construction.”Morrison’s estimates of the average natural air changes per hour in older homes was probably accurate. By today’s… Start Free Trial Already a member? Log incenter_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.last_img read more

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