Donegal pensioner receives WWII medal 70 years after conflict

first_imgA Donegal pensioner has received a World War II medal 70 years following his service in the Local Defence Force (LDF). James Callan, from Convoy, was recognised for his service during a special ceremony at Finner Camp in Ballyshannon.Callan, 93, served in the LDF, which existed between 1939 to 1945, for the then Letterkenny Battalion. Photo: Neil LedwithFollowing the war, Mr Callan served in the disbanded Local Defence Force, which was set-up by Gardai during “The Emergency” across Ireland.“The Emergency” has been used metonymically in historical and cultural commentary to refer to the state during the war.It is understood that the discovery was made following enquiries to the Military Archives of Ireland in Dublin.Photo: Neil LedwithAll members of the Local Defence Force were honoured for the dedication during WWII, all except one – Mr Callan. However, that was rectified last week when James inspected a guard of honour at the ceremony last week.Donegal pensioner receives WWII medal 70 years after conflict was last modified: September 21st, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

Half-time: Fulham 0 Sheffield United 0

first_imgRyan Tunnicliffe hit the bar as Fulham struggled to find a breakthrough against Sheffield United in the first half of their Capital One Cup second round tie.The midfielder, who replaced the absent Jamie O’Hara as one of three changes, smashed a half-volley against the woodwork from distance on 12 minutes.The hosts had an early scare when Martyn Woolford, one of 10 changes for the Blades, forced Andy Lonergan to tip a long-range shot round his left-hand post.But the Whites enjoyed a 15-minute spell of dominance that included Tunnicliffe’s effort and saw Moussa Dembele almost find the far corner with a low shot from an acute angle.United had two further efforts that Lonergan saved before the break, with Marc McNulty forcing the keeper quickly down to his right to stop a firm effort.Manager Kit Symons handed new signing Tim Ream his debut in place of the injured Shaun Hutchinson, while an illness kept out O’Hara and Tom Cairney dropped to the bench to give Ben Pringle a start.Fulham (4-2-2):Lonergan; Richards, Ream, Burn, Voser; Kacaniklic, Tunnicliffe, Christensen, Pringle; McCormack, DembeleSubs: Lewis, Bodurov, Cairney, Woodrow, Hyndman, Kavanagh, ColeFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

This New Door Design Solves an Old Problem

first_imgThe door is headed for productionVanAir Design is the brainchild of a half-dozen students who enrolled in a course in 2012 called New Venture Design at the University of British Columbia. They built their prototype doors and conducted both laboratory and site testing at the Centre for Advanced Wood Processing.The company that sprang from that project now operates in Vancouver.VanAir doors, which recently won a prototype award at an interior design show in Vancouver, will soon be going into production at Lynden Door, said Vick Yau, one of two principals at VanAir. The doors will be available through Alliance Door Products in paint grade or a number of wood veneers, including fir, oak, maple, birch, cherry, and hemlock.Doors will be produced in any size, Yau said by email, with the most common size a standard 3-0 by 6-8. He said a final price list wasn’t yet available, but the doors would probably sell for between 15% and 20% more than a standard solid-core door.A key consideration, as explained in Holladay’s blog, is how much free area is provided by a transfer grille (or in this case, a door) in order for it to be effective. Yau said the last prototype tested by VanAir had an equivalent open area of 50 square inches, which could provide 100 cubic feet per minute (cfm) of air at a pressure difference of 5 pascals, or 65 cfm at 2.5 pascals.Yau originally said the door had 100 square inches of free area, but he said later he realized he had erred. The 50 square inches of free area is short of the 60 to 120 square inches that most bedrooms should have.“We have recently commissioned a new testing lab to conduct tests on newer prototypes and on the production model, so I hope to give you more info/data down the road,” Yau said in a followup email. “We have built prototypes in the past that ranged from 36 square inches to 81 square inches in free open area. It is a matter of finding a balance between airflow and sound attenuation.”Yau also said that tests found the VanAir door to have a Sound Transmission Class (STC) rating of 19, compared with the 21 STC of a solid-core door and the 14 STC of a hollow-core door. The higher the number, the better a material is at blocking sound. HVAC contractors have several ways of getting around the problem, such as installing through-the-wall transfer grilles or crossover ducts between a ceiling grille in a bedroom, for example, and a ceiling grille in the hallway. But both of these options also allow the transmission of sound, an unattractive tradeoff.That’s the problem that the VanAir door addresses. Return-Air ProblemsReturn to Sender – HVAC Return Pathway OptionsPerfect Balance Makes the CutNew Green Building Products — March 2011An Easy Retrofit for Return AirAll About Furnaces and Duct Systemscenter_img UPDATEDAn interior door developed by students at the University of British Columbia provides a pathway for air between adjacent rooms, reducing pressure imbalances that can degrade the efficiency of forced-air heating and cooling systems.The VanAir ventilated door allows the passage of air, but it also includes sound-dampening features that solve a problem common to houses with forced-air heating and cooling systems: how to equalize air pressure between rooms without sacrificing privacy.Pressure imbalances are a well-known problem, as outlined by GBA senior editor Martin Holladay in this 2009 article.Ideally, each room with a supply grille also would have a return-air grille. But to lower costs, many houses have a single, large return-air grille in a central location, like a hallway or living room. When interior doors are closed, it’s difficult for return air to find its way to the return grille. Air pressure in the closed room builds up, forcing air into wall and ceiling cavities, while return air is pulled from an unintended source, such as the attic. RELATED ARTICLES last_img read more

Alphabet Soup

first_imgAmbassador cars on Indian roads will be sporting a new, spacey look from August 2011 and will cost between Rs 5 lakh and Rs 7 lakh.Belgian Shepherd dogs, known as Malinois, have been imported by the ITBP for anti-Naxal operations.Canada is concerned that a ship carrying illegal immigrants on the way,Ambassador cars on Indian roads will be sporting a new, spacey look from August 2011 and will cost between Rs 5 lakh and Rs 7 lakh.Belgian Shepherd dogs, known as Malinois, have been imported by the ITBP for anti-Naxal operations.Canada is concerned that a ship carrying illegal immigrants on the way to its western coast has LTTE activists on board.Indian banks are owed Rs 755.45 crore as dues from forward trading in foreign exchange contracts.New Zealand, worried about security issues, has refused to put its athletes at risk during the CWG and may pull out of the Games.Potassium and sodium-rich foods are good for parents wanting a daughter, says new research.Subrata Roy, also known as Sahara Sri, will join as a volunteer for the Commonwealth Games 2010.Tiger Woods is in bad form and will not be playing at the US PGA Championship.UFOs were reportedly seen by Hong Kong residents during a lightning storm, says a local broadcaster.Wipro says that technology spending budgets remain low, though it posted a strong June quarter.last_img read more