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<blockquote cite="comment-410564"> <strong><a href="#comment-410564" rel="nofollow">modd</a></strong>: giusto. mi ero dimenticato. ps ULTIMA ORA 08 agosto 2018 – 11:15 Repubblica, che severità: Se praticamente tutti gli addetti ai lavori hanno elogiato il mercato portato avanti dall’Inter, indicata ora come una fortissima pretendente ai vertici del campionato, la Repubblica va controcorrente e, anzi, critica i nerazzurri, scrivendo: “La mossa Modric è sfacciata e folle quanto quella di Ronaldo. E addirittura più difficile perché si tratta di strapparlo al Real di Florentino già mollato da Zidane e CR7. Nel calcio oggi il mercato fa miracoli e resuscita club gravemente malati di FFP, una poderosa svendita di giovani ha consentito di consegnare a Spalletti la squadra più trasformista dell’estate. Intorno a Icardi sono fioriti Asamoah, De Vrij, Vrsaljko, Politano, Nainggolan, forse Keita, forse Modric. I rischi sono quelli di un accrocco sgangherato, la certezza è quella di Rodomonte Spalletti, sufficientemente presuntuoso per non sbagliare più l’occasione della vita“. (Fonte: Fabrizio Bocca, la Repubblica) posso dire articolo di merda? sarei tentato di dire giornale di merda, ma per ora non lo farò. aspetto. </blockquote> Bei tempi quando avevamo un allenatore che ai giornalisti oltre a prenderli per il culo li picchiava fisicamente...
          Poke & Aloha trademarked      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
RNZ Pacific journalist Indira Stewart reports on the trademarking of two Hawaiian words 'Aloha' and 'Poke', new data showing China's aid dominance in the Pacific is being overstated, and the upcoming court appearance of a nurse charged over two baby vaccination deaths in Samoa.
          Mimpi globalisasi Samoa berujung pada keputus-asaan       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Papua No. 1 News Portal | Jubi Oleh Mata'afa Keni Lesa Globalisasi adalah suatu realitas dan Samoa pun tidak kebal dari dampaknya, baik positif maupun negatif. Dampak positifnya adalah bahwa dunia seolah telah menciut menjadi suatu ...
          Resource: Zika in Babies in US Territories      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Provides an overview of the Zika infection in pregnancy and its impact on babies. Focuses on babies born in American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, Puerto Rico, the Republic of Marshall Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Identifies what health departments, healthcare providers, and parents can do. -- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
          News in Samoan for 10 August 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The latest news in Samoan language (Gagana Samoa).
          Dateline Pacific morning edition for 10 August 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Three months out from a key vote, support for New Caledonia independence seems to be on the wane; The teenager who was severely beaten by Papua New Guinea police has been charged; An arrest has been made related to the deaths of two babies in Samoa last month soon after their MMR vaccines; Newly-graduated Samoan carers look to Australia for work; And, is the recent surge in funding from the United States a step-up, or all talk?
          Samoa care graduates look to Australia for work      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
New Samoan caregiving graduates heading to Australia to seek work.
          Chroniques immortelles - Le roi requin (6)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Sur le coup, j'en reste bouche bée de longues secondes, le temps de réaliser que je suis devant un personnage légendaire, un personnage qui n'existe pas, mais qui en revendique l'existence ! - Mais… c'est impossible ? Comment peux-tu… D'où sors-tu ? - C'est une histoire pas très ordinaire, me répond Tahiarii. Assieds-toi, je te la raconte ? - Je veux, oui ! Je m'assieds en face du colosse, sans souci de la pluie qui continue à tomber dru. - Je suis né il y a… très longtemps sur une des îles Samoa. J'étais un garçon très ordinaire. J'ai grandi, je suis devenu un guerrier comme les autres, j'ai pris une épouse, j'ai eu des enfants… Mais un jour, je me suis rendu compte de quelque chose de bizarre. Quand je me blessai, je guérissais très vite, en quelques secondes alors que plus jeune, je cicatrisais comme tout le monde. Plus les années avançaient, et plus je guérissais vite, presque instantanément. Et autre chose m'étonnait...
          Australia to help build Samoa parliament in latest Pacific aid pledge      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
(This version of Aug. 8 story has been refiled to clarify project funding in paragraph 8)

          Australia to help build Samoa parliament in latest Pacific aid pledge      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
(This version of Aug. 8 story has been refiled to clarify project funding in paragraph 8)

          Australia to help build Samoa parliament in latest Pacific aid pledge      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Australia on Thursday promised radio gear and help to build parliament offices in Samoa's capital of Apia, the latest pledge of aid in the Pacific Islands where China and Australia have been ramping up tit-for-tat donations.

          Comment on What Happens if Daniel Bryan Leaves WWE by blissed0ff      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
I hope he leaves so that the Bella Twins and all 4,920,492 of their "side projects" fuck off. Also, there is such a thing as a heel vs heel match. Take a 'monster heel' (Brock Lesnar) vs. a 'chicken shit heel' (The Miz) or ... a 'sarcastic asshole heel' (Kevin Owens) vs. 'just here to kill' heel (Samoa Joe) Those would work with no baby faces at all, if they are told well. Rusev and The Miz in the title scene would be refreshing, face or heel.
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          Samoa Health trying to win back community trust after babies' deaths      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A nurse has been charged with negligence in relation to the deaths of two babies early last month; moments after they received the vaccination for measles, mumps and rubella.
          Australia's Foreign Minister calls on UK and US to increase aid funding for the Pacific      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Julie Bishop is calling on other countries to step up their aid spending in the region as the Australian Foreign Minister announced new funding for Pacific technical colleges during a trip to Samoa.
          Australia to help build Samoa parliament in latest Pacific aid pledge      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Australia on Thursday promised radio gear and help to build parliament offices in Samoa's capital of Apia, the latest pledge of aid in the Pacific Islands where China and Australia have been ramping up tit-for-tat donations.

          8/10/2018: THE NATION: Bishop’s ‘onerous debt’ swipe at Pacific loans      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Julie Bishop has criticised foreign governments for imposing “onerous debts” on Pacific nations, as Australia yesterday committed funds to build a new Legislative Assembly building in Samoa. The Foreign Minister yesterday launched a new...
          Cómo Estados Unidos llegó a 'ceder' el mercado mexicano a Rusia      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   


Rusia está aumentando su cuota en el mercado mexicano de trigo. En 2016 Moscú superó a Washington como el principal exportador de este cereal, informó el pasado mes de julio la agencia Reuters. Especialistas rusos y mexicanos explicaron a Sputnik el porqué del éxito del trigo ruso en este país latinoamericano.

México compra el trigo ruso porque tiene un precio más atractivo, explicó a Sputnik el presidente ejecutivo de la Cámara Nacional de la Industria Molinera de Trigo (Canimolt), José Luis Fuente.

"Lo que hacemos es buscar opciones de mercado, las que tienen la misma calidad y el mejor precio posible. Si lo encontramos, lo compramos. Esa es la razón por la que estamos optando cada vez más por el trigo ruso", declaró.

México importa trigos de varios orígenes, agregó el experto. En particular, usa los trigos de Rusia y de Argentina para hacer una mezcla. De esta manera elaboran las harinas de fuerza que requiere el mercado mexicano, subrayó.

"Para nosotros, en el caso del trigo siempre es un aliciente tener opciones de mercado. Cada día estamos aumentando las importaciones [de Rusia] porque nos da calidad y precio", reiteró Fuente.

Según el entrevistado, los trigos de Rusia y Argentina tienen algunas diferencias en su calidad.

El trigo argentino es un poco más suave y con una buena calidad de proteína. El trigo ruso es un poco más duro. Ambos nos permiten hacer las mezclas para las harinas", señaló.

La decisión de adquirir el trigo de países específicos tiene que ver con un asunto de logística, prosiguió.

El trigo argentino tarda entre 23 y 24 días en llegar a México, mientras que el ruso tarda unos 20 días.

"Es un tema de costo básicamente, pero también tiene que ver con las calidades que nos ofrecen ambos mercados. Nos los veo como una competencia, sino como un complemento", enfatizó el especialista mexicano.

Socio de importancia primordial

Al optar por el trigo ruso, nuestros socios mexicanos se guían, sobre todo, por la correlación entre la calidad y el precio, confirmó a Sputnik una fuente en el Ministerio de Desarrollo Económico de Rusia que prefirió permanecer en anonimato. También destacó que la situación es la misma en lo que se refiere a los suministros de trigo ruso a Nicaragua.

"La razón principal por la que las importaciones de trigo ruso parecen más beneficiosas en comparación con las de EEUU es precisamente dicha correlación entre calidad y precio junto con un apoyo logístico bien establecido", señaló.

La formación de precios de los suministros de trigo rusos es absolutamente natural y de ninguna manera está vinculada con el 'dumping' —la venta a precios inferiores al costo para obtener más cuota en el mercado—, aseguró.



El costo atractivo de importar trigo ruso se debe completamente a las cantidades de cosecha de este cereal en Rusia. Los gastos de la producción compensan los del transporte. De ahí que el precio resulte más ventajoso para los importadores mexicanos, expuso el funcionario.

Rusia compite por el mercado mexicano con países como Ucrania en condiciones casi iguales, puesto que las exportaciones de estos dos países son comparables, tanto en términos de distancia como en logística. La presencia de cualquiera de los dos en el mercado mexicano es una mera cuestión de negociaciones comerciales y coyuntura específica, agregó la fuente.

Asimismo, en la situación actual se plantea la competencia entre Rusia y Argentina por el mercado de México.

A pesar de que el trigo de estos dos países se produce en temporadas diferentes, dicho cereal puede ser almacenado durante largos períodos, lo que endurece la competencia, agregó.

"En el futuro tampoco se excluye el aumento de las exportaciones de Rusia a México, aunque en dicho caso dependerá mucho de la situación en torno al Tratado de Libre Comercio de América del Norte, que no está pasando por su mejor momento", puso de relieve el experto.

En particular, depende mucho de la posible introducción de barreras adicionales entre los países miembros de la organización o, al revés, de la creación de un entorno sin obstáculos comerciales dentro de ella, añadió.

México, por su parte, trata activamente de explorar nuevos nichos en el mercado ruso. Este país es el segundo socio económico más grande de Rusia en América Latina, después de Brasil. Este es el indicio más importante de las relaciones económicas entre los dos países, puntualizó.

"México es un socio económico de importancia primordial para el Estado ruso. La escala de la economía de este país latinoamericano es enorme, mientras que las economías de Rusia y México son complementarias. Las posibilidades aquí tienen aspecto positivo. Los dos países trabajan en el mejoramiento de las relaciones bilaterales", manifestó la fuente.

A su juicio, si las relaciones entre Washington y México en el marco del TLCAN siguen deteriorándose, las condiciones en el mercado de este país latinoamericano mejorarán para Rusia.
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El aumento de las importaciones del trigo ruso a México tiene que ver con una excelente relación comercial que viene creciendo entre los dos países, dijo a Sputnik el presidente del Consejo Nacional para el Abasto de Granos y Oleaginosas (Conago), Felipe de Javier Peña.

"En el año siguiente —la temporada 2018/2019— México va a ver un incremento importante del trigo ruso porque las empresas mexicanas ya han adquirido una cantidad significativa. Este año va a ser un record absoluto. Esto tiene que ver con la calidad del trigo ruso", indicó el dirigente mexicano.

Según relató, la parte mexicana ya ha tenido encuentros organizados por la Embajada rusa y coordinados por ProMéxico, el organismo que se ocupa de la promoción de productos mexicanos en el exterior.

En estas reuniones se han planteado propuestas de armar negocios entre las partes, en particular, la venta de helicópteros, aviones, vehículos de carga y tractores rusos para el mercado de México.

Los productos mexicanos, a su vez, buscan incrementar sus ventas en el mercado ruso, especialmente, en el sector agropecuario. Se trata, por ejemplo, de la exportación de ajonjolí —semillas de sésamo—, maíz, aceite de ajonjolí, tequila y carne, enumeró el experto.

En 2016 fueron suministradas casi 500.000 toneladas de trigo ruso a México por un valor de 82,6 millones de euros y a finales de 2017 ambos países acordaron ampliar sus intercambios agroalimentarios. El comercio entre el país latinoamericano y Rusia creció en 2016 un 7,55%, y durante los primeros seis meses de 2017 registró un aumento del 38% respecto al mismo período del año anterior, según anunció el presidente Vladímir Putin durante la reunión de los BRICS celebrada en China a finales del año pasado.

https://mundo.sputniknews.com/economia/201808091081078679-como-eeuu-llego-a-ceder-mexico-a-rusia-trigo/

          Dateline Pacific evening edition for 10 August 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A State of Emergency remains in place on the Vanuatu island of Ambae following an increase in volcanic activity in late July and a mass evacuation is underway; the Bishop of Mendi says Southern Highlanders are showing great resilience after February's major earthquake in Papua New Guinea's Highlands; refugees receiving medical treatment in Papua New Guinea are no longer provided with interpreters, a Kurdish refugee says; three months out from a key vote, support for New Caledonia independence seems to be on the wane; newly-graduated Samoan carers look to Australia for work.
          An Amazing Story: How a Sub Sailed the Pacific with Sails Made From Hammocks & Blankets      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
In spring 1921, USS Conestoga, a tugboat assigned to the United States Submarine Force, went missing somewhere in the Pacific, while on its way to American Samoa....
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Efficiency First California posted a blog post

On-The-Job Experience: Why Electrification Is Better And Cheaper

Sean Armstrong is the Managing Principal of Redwood Energy, one of the nation’s leading ZNE design firms and an Efficiency First California board member. His argument for electrification is based on his extensive experience in multifamily housing. The conventional wisdom is that when it comes to home heating, gas is cheap. So why is the trend toward building all-electric homes accelerating?It turns out that building an all-electric home actually costs at least $4,500 less than a gas-powered one, according to KB Homes and City Ventures (SF Chronicle 4/20/16 by CEC and CAISO Commissioners Hochschild and Ferron). In apartments, I have documented $3,500 savings per residence by building all-electric.These initial building savings have always been there, and in temperate climates, running air source heat pumps has been cost-effective. However, cold climate performance has historically been the Achilles Heel of air source heat pumps. Below 40 degrees Fahrenheit the compressor wouldn’t put out heat, and electric resistance heaters were required—an option that became too expensive in the 1970s in all but the hydro-heavy Pacific Northwest.That was then—for almost 15 years now there have been inverter-controlled compressors that can operate inside the Arctic Circle and are effective down to 27 degrees below zero, as proven by the Canadian ZNE homes designed by Habitat Studio. Growth in all-electric homes with heat pumps is a national phenomenon, illustrated by ICF International in their 2016 Propane Market Outlook that was commissioned by the propane industry (Figure 1). According to this report, since at least 2010 space heating with electricity has gained more market share than any other source in almost every county in the United States. Mentally compare this map to the 2016 Electoral Map, and you can see that electrification is a non-partisan trend.Figure 1. Electric heating has gained market share nation-wide since at least 2010.(Source: 2016 Propane Market Outlook, ICF International)My experience in multifamily electrificationThe trend to electrify buildings is accelerating because they’re cheaper to build, and in most states, they are cheaper to operate. This unconventional understanding came to me slowly, and I thought it might be helpful for me to share the story of how I learned about all-electric construction with you, my peers in building science.In 2005 I was hired out of my first career as a local high school science teacher to be a project manager for six years with Danco Communities, an affordable housing developer and the largest general contractor in our area. I learned at Danco that estimating construction costs is core to the business of building—profits are 0 to 15 percent and depend on the accuracy of the initial cost estimate. As a Project Manager, I had to cost-estimate proposed subdivisions, apartment complexes, and even a small town. I particularly enjoyed learning about construction pricing for green building features --I had spent a decade training at HSU’s Campus Center for Appropriate Technology (Figure 2), a student-led demonstration house on campus for renewable energy and sustainable living. Our goal at CCAT was to “dispel the myth that living lightly on the Earth is either burdensome or difficult.” I learned that people on tours were excited to retrofit their homes and install solar arrays, but worried about upfront financing—money, not willingness, was the barrier.Figure 2. The Campus Center for Appropriate Technology at HSU is student-led and funded, giving Co-Director students like the author in 1999 the opportunity to learn what it costs to install new 2.3 kW PV array, 500W wind turbine, pedal-powered TV, and biodiesel refinery.(Source: ccat.humboldt.edu)At my Danco developer job it was the same situation as a CCAT tour—my CEO and VP of Construction were reasonably supportive of green building, but they saved their deepest enthusiasm for any new trick that would lower old costs. The faded company town of Samoa was my biggest challenge—100 existing homes and 300 new ones planned. The gas line ran down Main St. out to the old lumber mill, but extending gas to the homes would have cost $15,000 per house, almost double the cost of using existing wiring and installing efficient electric heat pumps to replace propane water heaters and wood stoves.Our experience at Samoa was typical. In April of 2017, Stone Energy Associates submitted a study to the California Energy Commission using actual quotes to illustrate the range of costs for installation of gas heating. As Table 1 shows, the cost just to install the gas lateral to the building from the main pipe in the street ranges from $1,000 to nearly $15,000. Table 2 shows the cost of plumbing gas inside the walls to gas appliances--$200 to $1,000 more per building. In other words, it can cost up to twenty thousand dollars to install gas from the street and through the house—not cheap.Table 1. Additional Cost of Installing a Gas Lateral from the Main to the Gas Meter.(Source: SEA letter to the CEC, Docket # 16-BSTD-06 4/21/17)Table 2. Additional Gas Fixture Costs(Source: SEA letter to the CEC, Docket # 16-BSTD-06 4/21/17)And just when you thought gas costs couldn’t get worse, it turns out that buying a gas furnace with AC is 50% more expensive than buying the same AC without a furnance, but with heat pump functionality. A heat pump is just a reversible air conditioner—it has a reversible pump, an extra thermal expansion valve, and a little more programming. It’s a cheap to change an AC into a heater, about $200, but adding a gas furnace costs $800-$1200. It’s the same with Carrier, Goodman, and other manufacturers—heat pumps are cheaper to buy than identical air conditioners with a furnace.Cheaper to BuildIn my experience at Danco, we learned that all told, avoiding the cost of gas saved at least $3,500 per apartment, similar to the finding of KB Homes that they saved $4,500 per house. $3,500 per apartment moves the dial—it’s enough to pay for all HERs inspections and efficiency upgrades required for certifying a house to Energy Star for Homes, which is the most expensive and significant green building commitment within programs like LEED.Using the savings from all-electric design to invest upgrading to LEED Platinum, Zero Net Energy housing, Danco’s rural affordable housing could finally beat out the big city competition for scarce Federal grant and loan funds, and Plaza Point is now a local landmark in rural downtown Arcata—twenty-nine 107% solar powered, LEED Platinum low-income senior apartments. Going all-electric and Zero Net Energy has won Danco projects in small towns like Eureka, Fortuna, Fort Bragg (see HEM cover story, Fall ’15), Samoa, Bakersfield and Crescent City. Now I work under the auspices of Redwood Energy, and since 2011 we have helped more than 2000 low-income apartments get built with the competitive strategy of cost-savings with all-electric construction, and cheap electricity pre-purchased via a ZNE-scale solar array.  Lest you think I only play with other people’s money, in 2008 my wife and I bought an old 1916 farmhouse requiring strategic, cost-effective retrofits with limited funds. We had four-month-old premature twins to keep warm, so after insulating the floor to R-13 with open cell foam for $3,000, we replaced the 55 percent efficient gas wall heater with a 330 percent efficient (HSPF 11) air source heat pump for $2,400. This combination allowed us to keep toasty warm, and dramatically lowered our utility bills. It worked for other low-income households, and it worked for us too.The old thinking is “gas is cheap” but today’s math shows this is wrong. True, a BTU of gas heat is one-third the cost of a BTU of electric resistance heat, but as our experience showed, a 330 percent efficient heat pump uses one-sixth the energy of a 55 percent efficient wall furnace. Our heating budget was cut in half with electrification. Jeff Harkness, a Redwood Energy graduate student intern, kindly compared the energy use of a house like mine and ran it through the EIA average energy pricing for each state. We found that in every state of the U.S., a retrofit like ours would lower a family’s monthly utility bills (Figure 3).Figure 3. Comparative bills analysis showing that an existing low-performance gas house would save monthly utility costs with a high-performance electric retrofit in every state.A nice example of the utility bill savings from going all-electric is the inspiring Trinity River Elder Village on the Native Sovereign Nation of the Hoopa Indians in rural Northern California. The village of 13 Energy Star-certified homes is 45 miles from a natural gas line, and in this remote area, propane costs are among the highest in the nation. The question remained whether an all-electric or highly efficient propane package would produce the lower bills, so we set up a side-by-side comparison (Table 3). Even a 95 percent efficient propane furnace cost more than a mid-efficiency ducted heat pump (10 HSPF, 19 SEER), and all-electric shaved $15 off a house’s monthly utility bills (Table 4). Had this 2015 project used top-of-the-market heat pumps available today (HSPF 14, SEER 33), the bills would be even lower. Importantly, adding solar power to an electric home makes for the lowest bills. Keeping propane reduces the bill available for solar offset, a problem when utility bill reductions via solar arrays raise needed revenue.Table 3.Table 4.(Tables 3 and 4 show an aerial photo of the completed ZNE homes, a comparison of efficiency measures and the resulting utility bills that favor all-electric.)Natural gas is more expensive than electricity for hot water heating as well. Ken Rider, Advisor to California Energy Commissioner Hochschild, studied the delivered cost of water heating, comparing high-performance, 0.96 EF natural- gas combustion (red with stars in Figure 4) to a 3.0 EF midrange heat pump (blue with stars in Figure 4). Note that over the last 30 years, the two are neck and neck with real-world pricing. But with current heat pump water heaters now operating at 3.84 EF, there is no natural-gas product that can compete.Figure 4. Energy pricing comparison of domestic hot water fuels and efficiencies by Ken Rider, advisor to California Energy Commissioner Hochschild.Cheaper to OperateThe fact that all-electric is cheaper to build has always been true, and for a few decades after the second World War electricity was also cheaper per BTU than fuels. But the OPEC Oil Embargoes of 1973 and 1979 quadrupled electricity prices in the U.S., and it took decades of efficiency investments to bring all-electric operating costs back down. Now that electricity is cheaper again, it’s fun to revisit that thirty-year period between the 1940s and 1970s.For example, to spread the good news about low costs with all-electric design, in 1954 180 utilities teamed up and hired Ronald Reagan to be the face of a publicity campaign called Gold Medallion Homes. The future governor and president first lent his talents to the General Electric Theater weekly radio show and then filmed tours of his Pacific Palisades mansion with his wife, Nancy. Reagan had so much charisma that he succeeded in selling colored light bulbs in a black and white film.More than a million Gold Medallion Homes were built nationwide until the early 1970s. A fancy futuristic home came with the iconic statement Live Better Electrically emblazoned on a brass Gold Medallion plaque mounted next to the doorbell, on ashtrays, key chains, wall clocks and even cufflinks emblazoned with the phrase. During this period Julia Child’s “French Chef” show taught American’s how to cook haute cuisine on resistance element stoves with the support of an electric utility. The Live Better Electrically movement was like today’s Energy Star program but run by master Hollywood marketers with an order of magnitude more money.In a prescient 1958 Live Better Electrically advertisement, one is introduced to an “all-electric heat pump” that “provides year-round comfort from a single unit which automatically heats or cools as the weather requires.” The 1950s era heat pumps had serious limitations—the compressors stopped working at 35 degrees, and at which point more expensive electric resistance heating kicked in, using 2.5 times as much energy as the compressor. This limited heat pumps to the warm South and the hydroelectric Northwest. Today’s inverter-driven air source heat pumps operate at an amazing 27 degrees below zero, low enough to go all-electric in almost any climate on Earth.It was true once, in some parts of the country, that operating with natural gas cost less than operating with a heat pump. This is no longer true—electricity is cheaper. It was once true that drilling for domestic natural gas was a national security strategy to prevent the impact of oil embargoes. This also is no longer true—natural gas represents climate change and profound international instability. Now that wind farms and solar fields are cheaper to build and operate than gas plants, there is simply no reason to waste money on gas for heating—better to save it for making plastic.This blog was originally posted at www.efficiencyfirstca.orgSee More

          WWE Power Rankings Top 25 Superstars This Week: #205: Lesnar Jumps Back into Top-5 After Jumping Paul Heyman Right Before SummerSlam      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Welcome to another edition of POWER RANKINGS from Smark Out Moment! Each week, we will break down the current roster and examine who has gone up the WWE hierarchy and who has unfortunately taken a step down the ladder. Factoring in things such as wins and losses, suspensions, injuries, making a name for one's self, being humiliated, and more, who is at the top of the food chain and who needs to make up some ground next week?

Here is the key code for the rankings shorthand when referencing their position in relation to the previous week:

NR = Not included in last week's rankings at all
+ Green = the number of moves up in the rankings compared to last week
- Red = the number of moves down in the rankings compared to last week
Honorable Mentions = five superstars who just barely missed the cut

Power Ranking WWE wrestlers list roster

25. ZELINA VEGA [NR FIRST TIME RANKED]

Vega, known as her role as a manager and not as an in-ring performer as of late, took on Lana and won.

24. ALEISTER BLACK [NR]

Black wants to get after Ciampa to reclaim his title, but he has also targeted the man who is to blame that Ciampa is now champion: Gargano.

23. CARMELLA [NR]

Carmella could lose her title and become just a side piece is what seems like a highly-anticipated Flair/Lynch feud for the women's title.

22. JINDER MAHAL [NR]

Mahal is getting great air time and his feud with Strowman and Owens is at least interesting and entertaining. However, Mahal is the third best man in this feud.

21. DANIEL BRYAN [-2]

Daniel Bryan issued the challenge to The Miz for a match at SummerSlam, which the heel declined.

20. BAYLEY AND SASHA BANKS [+5]

Bayley and Banks defeated the Riott Squad once more. Their new team chemistry is another hint that the women are getting tag titles soon.

19. RONDA ROUSEY [NR]

Not letting Rousey and Bliss come to blows just yet is smart. It keeps the suspense boiling for what we can expect come SummerSlam.

18.EC3 [NR]

EC3's second stint in WWE is paying off well. His anticipated match with Velveteen Dream should be his best outing yet in NXT.

17. CEDRIC ALEXANDER [NR]

Cedric Alexander has settled in well as the top guy and the one to beat in 205 Live. It is always entertaining when he enters the ring.

16. BRAUN STROWMAN [+0]

Strowman losing his MITB briefcase will hurt his credibility. Lesnar vs Reigns is hoping to end with Strowman cashing in. The angle with Owens and Mahal is nonetheless fun to watch.

15. THE REVIVAL [NR]

The Revival beat the former champions and look like credible contenders for the B-Team.

14. BARON CORBIN [NR]

Yet another impressive win over Finn Balor for Baron Corbin, but their rivalry needs some traction.

13. KEVIN OWENS [+10]

Owens is starting to get the better of the monster Braun Strowman. If Owens can make Strowman lose control and lose via DQ, Braun will lose his MITB contract.

12. SHINSUKE NAKAMURA [NR]

The United States Champion inserted himself and seems to have formed some sort of alliance with Orton on the war on Jeff Hardy.

11. SETH ROLLINS [-6]

Rollins is outnumbered but still coming out on top over the two heels. However, he can't beat the number game to get an actual win though.

10. THE BAR [NR]

It will now be The Bar vs New Day in the finals of the tag team tournament. This seems like the best outcome, although New Day seems like the favorite to win.

9. BECKY LYNCH [-6]

Lynch was saved from an attack when her ally Flair returned. However, now Flair has to battle Carmella and her best friend for the title she has been chasing for a long time.

8. THE MIZ [+5]

Miz is playing his role as the heel to perfection. He declined Bryan's offer for a match as SummerSlam, that we all know he will accept at some point.

7. SAMOA JOE [-5]

Joe cut a promo on Styles, promising to send him back home a broken man. The feud is in neutral, but it is nice to hear Joe on the mic.

6. CHARLOTTE FLAIR [NR]

Flair returned to SmackDown and it happened with a bang. She beat Carmella and has now inserted herself into the championship match.

5. BROCK LESNAR [NR]

At the last possible second, Lesnar made his presence known. He attacked Kurt Angle for threatening him and then shocked the world by attacking Heyman.

4. RANDY ORTON [+4]

The vicious and unpredictable Orton is picking apart Hardy. The new angle of teasing his trademark RKO just makes him more enjoyable to watch.

3. THE SHOW [+4]

Drew and Dolph are a dynamic duo in the ring and are getting the better of the top dog on Raw in Seth Rollins.

2. TOMMASO CIAMPA [+4]

Ciampa can just sit back and enjoy being the champ as his contender and his former rival are attacking each other instead of him.

1. ROMAN REIGNS [+0 SECOND WEEK STRAIGHT]

It has finally happened. Lesnar has sucked so bad that people are now chanting for Reigns. Lesnar will be a little distracted after attacking Paul Heyman and it could give Reigns the edge.

HONORABLE MENTIONS


New Day - The Bar won and will face them in the finals. The trio has the best chance to win the match.

Lio Rush - Rush vs Akira will be quite the debut rivalry for the newcomer.

Drew Gulak - Gulak has a small alliance behind him that all want to dethrone Alexander.

Heavy Machinery - The big fellas in NXT are in winning ways. With a crowded title scene, once it clears up, they will get a title shot.

Velveteen Dream - Dream is dynamic on the mic and has the athleticism to match, His match with EC3 should be a show-stealer.

BIGGEST MOVES THIS WEEK

Kevin Owens +10
Becky Lynch/Seth Rollins -6

Do you think anyone should be listed differently?
What can these Superstars do to get back up at the #1 spot?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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          Cheap Pop & Cheap Heat of the Week in Wrestling #221      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Welcome to another edition of Cheap Pop and Cheap Heat from Smark Out Moment! Each week, we break down the world of professional wrestling and examine two of the polar opposite ends of the spectrum: one thing that was by far the worst thing (Cheap Heat) and the best thing (Cheap Pop) to happen over the past 7 days in sports entertainment. So, what went down this week that we loved and hated about the business?

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CHEAP POP OF THE WEEK:
INTERVIEW OF THE YEAR?

Many are calling the Paul Heyman/Renee Young interview the WWE promo of the year, and it is not too hard to see why.

Heyman presented himself as a man who had been worried sick all week. His eyes were red and puffy, his sparse hair unkempt, and his normally clean shaven face was stubbly.

Aside from the physical nuances, there was plenty of little factors that made this so much more than a standard WWE promo. The distracted talking to production crew off-screen, Renee conducting the interview more like a piece of investigative journalism, and the inclusion of irrelevant insights such as how Heyman and Lesnar's kids are friends. Pointless on the surface, but throwing that in there really helped to explain why Heyman would have assumed that he and Lesnar were proper friends.

Is he upset enough to cost him the match? It would seem that Heyman is still very loyal despite the lack of reciprocation, but who can be sure? It was impossible to think that he could ever be emotionally vulnerable just two weeks ago.

This segment has Paul Heyman's influence all over it, and it bodes well for the future of WWE if rumors are to too believed that he may be returning to the creative team some point soon. Plus, I cannot wait for Reigns vs. Lesnar IV (editor's note: actually the sixth time they've faced each other if we count Fastlane 2016 and SummerSlam 2017) to get to the bottom of this saga.

Who would have ever thought that?

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CHEAP HEAT OF THE WEEK:
ALL STYLE & LITTLE SUBSTANCE

As described above, the Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reign title match at SummerSlam has quite the story going into it. However, the same cannot be said about the more (historically) prestige WWE championship. On one hand, the idea of AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe is enough for some based upon their history outside of the company, but this should not be an excuse to eschew adding any additional layers.

It started off strong enough with Samoa Joe forcing his way into the title picture, but I have not felt that too much has been done to make me care since.

Joe cut a good promo the previous week, calling AJ a let-down to his family for never being there for them, but AJ Styles' response message was not exactly memorable. He did not seem as fired up as I would have imagined, and he even seemed to partially agree that Samoa Joe had a point! What happened to over emotional hot-headed AJ?

On a technical basis this match is going to rock, but I cannot help but feel that more could have been done to build the story up or play off their history more.

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So there you have it, my two choices for the week. What do YOU think are the Cheap Pop and Cheap Heat this week in professional wrestling? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!



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Australia will help fund a new office for the Legislative Assembly in Samoa.
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Have you tried the spelling Levison? I am reading several books on Rev George Brown and his missionary teachers, they make mention of Capt. Christoph Levison as a trader.

Will let you know if I uncover a name.

Regards
Jane
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Ahead of his upcoming showdown against longtime career rival A.J. Styles for the richest prize in the business, the WWE Championship, at one of WWE’s biggest annual events, WWE SummerSlam 2018, Samoa Joe spoke with the folks at Vulture Hound to promote next Sunday night’s pay-per-view. During the interview, Joe looked back on his career […]

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