Clayton Homes, Empire Construction Team Up for Multiunit Modular

first_imgModular builder Clayton Homes has partnered with Empire Construction, a specialist in multiunit restoration, to bring what the companies are calling “e-living” features to apartment living.The business strategy behind the partnership is to bring the cost and production efficiencies of Clayton’s modular designs – which the company has applied to single-family construction and small-scale, affordable-green offerings such as its i-house – to projects serviced by Empire, which has extensive experience in multifamily construction and remodeling. The six e-living dwellings in this project, called Raintree Apartments, will be built from renewable materials, the companies say, and are designed to be energy efficient both in construction and operation.Each unit is about 850 sq. ft., with two bedrooms, two baths, and a kitchen, living room, dining room, and washer-dryer closet.Clayton, which produces its housing components indoors, says its modular building method generates less than 2% scrap, or about 50% less waste than site-built construction. The companies expect the Raintree units to be completed in December. Five of the units will be occupied by families while the sixth will serve as a model home.Based in Maryville, Tennessee, and owned by Berkshire-Hathaway Company, Clayton operates 35 construction facilities nationwide. Empire is based in Knoxville.Clayton representative Kelly Williams told GBA that each apartment will meet Energy Star requirements and include Energy Star appliances and low-E windows. Insulation in the units exceeds 2006 IECC requirements, and all ductwork is contained within the insulated envelope and will have less than 5% leakage.Williams said Clayton and Empire are using Raintree to help market their collaborative modular-production enterprise to developers whose projects might lend themselves to e-living apartments.last_img read more

Create a Glow Warp Title Transition Inspired by Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok

first_imgLearn how to create Marvel’s glow warp title transition from the new Thor: Ragnarok trailer.Creating title transitions can be challenging. In this After Effects tutorial, we will take a look at creating the title transition Marvel uses in the Thor: Ragnarok trailer.The glow warp transition has an older feel to it, and the animation relates to the retro-style graphics in the trailer. (Graphics and animation should complement one another.) The glow and the multiple layers of the transition relates back to the ’80s when vibrant, glowing colors were very popular.Featured Track: “Crosswire” by Ben Beiny.How to Create the Glow Warp Title TransitionGIF via Marvel Studios’s Thor: Ragnarok.DOWNLOAD THE FREE PROJECT FILEThe first step in creating a glow warp title transition is to type your text or bring your logo into the timeline. Make sure to pre-compose your title or logo so it’s very easy to swap it out later.Then, with a mixture of z-space offsetting and glow effects, you can create a full glow warp title transition. Keep in mind when working with multiple duplicated layers that your After Effects timeline can quickly become disorganized. Keep your layers nicely titled and color coded.Here’s what you’ll take away from this exciting After Effects Tutorial:Setting up placeholdersPlacing objects in 3D spaceWorking with multiple glow layersCreating an awesome transition! Do you have any tips for creating creative title transitions? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more

Chooks’ Austin won’t back down in possible clash vs Blatche in Champions Cup

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netCoach Chot Reyes is well aware of how good Andray Blatche is, being Gilas Pilipinas’ naturalized player for the better half of the past three years.One player in the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas who hasn’t seen the 31-year-old in action first hand, though, is Isaiah Austin.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “I’ve seen a lot of his games and I know his style of play. He’s a very crafty player, a very good post player. Whenever I can, I study film of a lot of players and I can definitely learn a lot of things from watching him play,” he said.Austin will be tasked to steer Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas in the 10-team tournament in Chenzhou, China from September 22 to 30. /idl Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View comments Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES MOST READ But that doesn’t mean that the import, who is also a prospective naturalization candidate for the Philippines, will back down against the seasoned Blatche.“I’m excited,” said the 23-year-old. “It’s always exciting to be able to go against great competition, but as a basketball player, I was thought to never back down from anybody. When it comes time for us to match up, I’m gonna play hard, that’s all I can do.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThere’s a high chance that Blatche’s Xinjiang Flying Tigers will meet Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas in the 2017 Fiba Asia Champions Cup if the two teams make it past the group stages.Austin, however, said that Chooks should have no fear in the continental club tourney if it finds itself in a collision course against Blatche. NBA: Ex-teammate Kanter on Durant’s Twitter comments: ‘It’s just really sad’ BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

9 days agoArsenal boss Emery wants to bring forward plans to BUY Ceballos

first_imgArsenal boss Emery wants to bring forward plans to BUY Ceballosby Carlos Volcano9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery wants to bring forward plans to sign Dani Ceballos.The midfielder is on-loan at Arsenal this season from Real Madrid – without the option to buy.AS says Emery has seen enough and wants to buy Ceballos in January as a priority.The manager sees the Spanish midfielder as the man to replace Mesut Ozil, who he is eager to move on.Arsenal are set to open talks with Real in the coming weeks to discuss a fee for Ceballos. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Monday Cheat Sheet: Everything That’s Gone Viral The Past 24 Hours (2/23/15)

first_imgScreen Shot 2015-02-21 at 10.09.04 PMTwitter/MiaKhalifaHere’s everything that has gone viral in college sports over the past 24 hours.1. Former Oregon player Kyle Long explained why he didn’t have to watch quarterback Marcus Mariota in the NFL combine over the weekend.2. Porn star Mia Khalifa poked fun at quarterback Jameis Winston for his slow 40-yard dash time.3. Louisville announced senior guard Chris Jones was dismissed from the team.4. Penn State’s Football team dropped an incredible dance routine at THON on Saturday.5. Ohio State football players reminded Michigan of the Buckeyes’ domination on the gridiron following its basketball loss.6. Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones made it clear over Twitter that he’s not impressed with the Knicks.7. Miami defensive back Antonio Crawford skipped practice and went on a Twitter rant.8. Nebraska students wore protective goggles at its basketball game to mock notorious Iowa eye poker Adam Woodbury.9. Detroit Lions’ Ndamukong Suh was at the Ohio State-Michigan game yesterday.10. Ohio State outside linebacker Jamarco Jones was disgusted with its performance and loss to Michigan.Video of the Day: Miami’s Phillip Dorsett Ran 4.33 40-Yard-Dash At Combine. Tweet of the Day: 4-Star Ohio State Commit JaQuan Lyle Was Very Excited To See Thad Matta On His TV.Turn on the TV and see this guy..makes me excited to be apart of something special..#BuckeyeNation ⭕️ pic.twitter.com/lo7oP969qO— JaQuan Lyle (@JMamba5) February 22, 2015Girlfriend of the Day: Michigan’s Spike Albrecht, who once tweeted at Kate Upton, hasn’t lowered his standards. He’s isn’t dating Charlotte McKinney, but he clearly wishes he was.Check Out Friday’s Cheat Sheetlast_img read more

Under Yuva initiative Delhi Police to train transgenders

first_imgNew Delhi: Taking the Yuva initiative to another level, the Delhi Police will impart vocational skills to transgenders. According to police, on April 15, eight transgenders who were found begging on the street were counselled by the police team regarding the vocational courses in Madhu Vihar police station.Joint Commissioner of Police (Southern Range) Devesh Srivastava said that they are trying to bring them in the mainstream. “In the past also we have counselled them. Our main aim is to make sure they left begging and live a dignified life,” said Joint CP. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderDelhi Police tweeted,”It’s never too old, never too bad and never too late, to start from scratch once again. 8 transgenders counseled and enrolled into self employment program. #CreatingEqualOpportunities under #YUVA initiative by @DelhiPolice.” A special Community Policing Scheme ‘YUVA’ launched by Delhi Police, keeping in mind the problems of the youth in Delhi. YUVA aims to wean adults and underprivileged children, who, for want of proper education and sports facilities, tend to take to crime. Delhi Police takes initiatives like organizing sports activities, painting workshops, vocational training etc to channelize the underprivileged children. Recently in Outer North district, more than 700 Yuvas trained at this centre attended the Kaushal Mela and Rozgar Mela and after interviews, more than 200 Yuvas were offered placement on the spot. Besides, more than 500 Yuvas from all the 8 police stations of Outer-North Distt also attended the function for joining the training.last_img read more

Khadija Ryadi receives 2013 United Nations Human Rights Prize

first_imgNew York (UN) – Former president of the Moroccan human rights association (AMDH) Khadija Ryadi received, on Tuesday in New York, the 2013 United Nations Human Rights Prize. The Prize was handed by deputy UNSG Jan Eliasson to Ryadi along with other recipients during a ceremony at the UN headquarters on the occasion of the commemoration of the Human Rights Day.Ryadi is known to be at the forefront in the fight against impunity, full gender equality and freedom of expression, said on Friday the UN selection committee which revealed the names of the award winners. The Moroccan activist is the coordinator of a network of twenty-two non-governmental organizations defending human rights in Morocco, it added.last_img read more

Ohio State loses to Dayton 6059 after Aaron Crafts lastsecond shot is

Junior center Trey McDonald (55) covers his face as he sits on the side of the court following the game. OSU lost to Dayton, 60-59, at First Niagara Center March 20. Credit: Ritika Shah / Asst. photo editorBUFFALO, N.Y. — The swan song has been sung for the Ohio State Buckeyes.As senior guard Aaron Craft’s desperation shot at the buzzer fell hopelessly to the floor, so did his career at OSU, as the No. 6-seed Buckeyes fell to No. 11-seed Dayton, 60-59, Thursday.Craft made a tough layup in the lane with less than 20 seconds to play to put his team ahead by one, but a running layup by Dayton redshirt-senior guard Vee Sanford proved to be the difference as the Flyers — and ex-Buckeye guard Jordan Sibert — pulled the upset.OSU started quickly, leading 7-3 after a layup by senior guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. at the 16:43 mark.But Dayton responded, scoring 10 of the game’s next 12 points after Flyer redshirt-senior center Matt Kavanaugh finished off a 3-point play.The Flyers held the lead until Craft made two free throws with 8:15 left in the first half to give the Buckeyes the lead, 22-21. Craft finished a perfect 3-3 from the field and 3-3 from the line in the first half, on his way to a team-high nine points in the game’s opening 20 minutes.The game remained close for the remainder of the first half, but Dayton took a 33-30 lead to the break behind nine points from Kavanaugh.OSU came out sluggish in the second half, allowing the Flyers to extend their lead to 41-34, with 15 minutes to play.But back-to-back dunks by junior forward Sam Thompson and a bucket by Ross tied the game at 41 with 10:58 remaining.Thompson tipped in a missed 3-pointer by Craft on the Buckeyes’ next possession for OSU’s first lead since the 8:15 mark of the first half.A rugged game ensued, and the Buckeyes led 50-49 before freshman forward Marc Loving picked up his fourth foul of the game. Sophomore forward Dyshawn Pierre then made two free throws to put the Flyers back in front by one.But after former Buckeye and now Flyer Sibert missed a 3-pointer, Craft drove the lane and scored to put OSU back up. He missed the free throw, but OSU still led, 52-51 with 3:32 left.Dayton senior forward Devin Oliver scored at the other end, and after a turnover by OSU, Craft committed a flagrant-1 foul on Sibert as he drove to the hoop. Sibert nailed both free throws, and Dayton led by three.But Craft responded with yet another and-one, this time making the free throw to tie the game at 55 and lead to the dramatic finish.Craft finished with 16 points, five rebounds and four assists in his final game as a Buckeye, and Thompson finished with a game-high 18. After his game-winning shot, Sanford tallied 10 points for the Flyers, who are set to face the winner of No. 3-seed Syracuse and No. 14-seed Western Michigan Saturday. read more

Carvajal confident in Real Madrid capabilities

first_imgDani Carvajal is more than confident Real can make history this season and become the first team to ever win three consecutive Champions League titles as they have already won the previous two.Real Madrid will be facing Bayern Munich in the first leg of the semi-final clash of the Champions League at Allianz Arena on Wednesday and prior to the game, Carvajal expressed his and his team’s confidence of setting a new record for consecutive league titles.“Nothing is impossible, we’re going to fight for it,” Carvajal shared, according to Sport360.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“We’re working hard and, if we’ve done it twice, why wouldn’t we go for that third consecutive Champions League?”“Since I’ve been here, I’ve been lucky that I’ve been able to reach the semi-final every year. Every year has something special and this season more so, due the teams we’ve come up against. We’re happy and looking forward to playing the game,” Carvajal went on to add.last_img read more

FA charge Mourinho over alleged postmatch comments

first_imgManchester United boss Jose Mourinho has been charged for comments he made following the club’s 3-2 win over Newcastle United on October 10Television cameras filmed Mourinho mumbling some rather abusive and improper choice of words in the aftermath of United’s stunning comeback win against Newcastle at Old Trafford.Reports in the British media suggested that the game was a must-win for Mourinho, whose job at United was on the line following a four-match winless run.But goals from Juan Mata, Anthony Martial and Alexis Sanchez in the second half secured the three points for United.However, Mourinho’s post-match remarks have been brought to the attention of the Football Association (FA).Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.Upon a review, the FA have now charged the Portuguese coach.“Jose Mourinho has been charged following Manchester United’s game against Newcastle United on October 6, 2018,” read an FA statement on the Telegraph.“It is alleged that his language at the end of the fixture, as captured by the broadcast footage, was abusive and/or insulting and/or improper.”The Red Devils coach has till 18:00 (BST time) on October 19 to answer to the FA’s charge.last_img read more