State U stars Desiderio, Dario beat PBA Draft deadline

first_imgAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Incidentally, three players with the same surname are included in the draft—Kyles Lao of UP, Kent Jefferson Lao of University of Santo Tomas, and Edrian Lao of University of the Visayas.Last year, Filipino-German Christian Standhardinger was selected by San Miguel Beer as the top rookie pick. —PBA.PHSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The official list of applicants, which surpassed last season’s total of 44, won’t be released until Dec. 14, or two days before the draft proceedings at Robinsons Place in Ermita, Manila.All rookie hopefuls will also undergo the traditional Draft Combine scheduled Dec. 12 and 13 at Hoops Center in Mandaluyong City.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 ChrissThe trio of Lyceum’s CJ Perez, Asean Basketball League’s Bobby Ray Parks, and San Beda’s Robert Bolick lead the Class of 2018.Columbian owns the right to the no. 1 pick.Trevis Jackson, Matt Salem, Bong Quinto, Robbie Manalang, Abu Tratter, John Paul Calvo, Michael Calisaan, Teytey Teodoro, Javee Mocon, and Carlos Isit were among the early applicants. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Poomsae gold caps PH bid Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img LATEST STORIES No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 University of the Philippines stars Paul Desiderio and Diego Dario brought to 48 the total number of Rookie Draft applicants as they beat Monday’s deadline for those wanting to be a part of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) starting the 44th season next year.The PBA’s decision to extend the deadline for local players from Dec. 3 to Dec. 10 allowed the duo to make the list after playing for the Fighting Maroons in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball finals against eventual champion Ateneo Blue Eagles.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Guyana, Caribbean will continue to press Europe for apology, compensation – Granger

first_imgReparations for slaveryPresident David Granger on Sunday reassured local African leaders that Guyana and the rest of the Caribbean will continue to fight tooth and nail to get Europe to apologise to People of African descent for enslaving their foreparents, as he emphasised that the battle for compensation from Europe will continue unabated.President David GrangerIn 2013, Caribbean Community Heads of Government established the Caricom Reparations Commission (CRC) with a mandate to prepare the case for reparatory justice for the Region’s indigenous and African descendant communities who are victims of Crimes Against Humanity (CAH) in the forms of genocide, slavery, slave trading and racial apartheid.In March 2014, the leaders endorsed a Ten-point Action Plan for Reparatory Justice which is being used as the basis for discussions on reparations.Addressing the opening of Cuffy250’s 4th Annual State of the African Guyanese Forum at the Critchlow Labour College Sunday morning, President Granger said while Britain has apologised to the Mao Maos for torture, and Germany to the Jews for the Holocaust, Guyana and other Caribbean countries would continue to press for Europe to apologise and compensate people of African descent for slavery.“This is a hard thing and the Caribbean governments are insisting on an apology because a crime has been committed and they must say we are sorry,” he said.The Guyanese leader, a trained historian also reminded that the United Nations-designated International Decade for People of African Descent (2015-2024) creates the ideal opportunity more than ever for Guyana and its Caribbean counterparts to take the fight for repatriation head on. However, he warned that “the clock is ticking” with already 20 months lost since the UN declaration. The President therefore urged that the remaining 100 months be utilised wisely.The Decade is expected to be used by former colonies to press Europe for an apology and compensation from for the inhumane and criminal act of slavery, provision of education, provision of jobs and the promotion of equality, and an end to discrimination.“We have to make the decade work for the people of African descent,” the President declared, adding that, “We have an obligation just as our illiterate foreparents 178 years ago saw the benefits of education, we their educated descendants, then to ensure that every single child goes to school and stays in school.”He also urged the African leaders to mobilise themselves to achieve specific, measurable targets.“I ask that some forum be created so that nobody will be left out, everyone could feel involved, everyone could be consulted if we are to achieve the objectives of this International Decade (of People of African Descent),” he said.Then UK Prime Minister David Cameron who visited Jamaica earlier this year had declared that he does not believe reparations or apologies for slavery are the right approach.However his successor Theresa May has not yet made her position known on this particular issue.Turning his attention to home, Granger said ethnic discrimination and lack of equal access to public services contribute to inequality, adding that people of African descent have in the past alleged such acts of discrimination in the public and private sectors.“There is evidence that there was discrimination. We must now correct that situation because discrimination against anyone promotes insecurity and social exclusion and that can lead to disorder,” the president said.last_img read more

Mauer signs for 4 years, $33M

first_imgAmerican League batting champion Joe Mauer and the Minnesota Twins agreed Sunday to a $33million, four-year contract, avoiding salary arbitration and giving one of the team’s young stars the security of a long-term deal. The 23-year-old catcher hit .347 with 84 RBIs last year to help the Twins rally from a 12 -game deficit to win the ALCentral on the final day of the regular season. He played in his first All-Star Game last summer. “It’s definitely a relief,” Mauer told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. “This year was a little bit different going through the arbitration stuff. I’m just happy to get it done.” Selected with the first pick in the 2001 amateur draft out of Cretin-Derham Hall High School in St. Paul, Minn., Mauer was eligible for arbitration this winter for the first time. He became the first catcher to lead the majors in batting average and the first AL catcher to win the batting title. “I’m real excited to be in Minnesota for the next four years and that I’ll be playing at home with my family and friends being there,” Mauer said. “I’m excited to be there for the opening of the new stadium.” The deal will keep Mauer with the Twins through at least 2010, the year the team is scheduled to begin playing in a new Minneapolis ballpark. That didn’t mean Mauer gave Minnesota a hometown discount, however. He will get $3.75 million this year, $6.25 million in 2008, $10.5 million in 2009 and $12.5million in 2010. Mauer has additional award bonuses and will get the right to designate three teams each year that he can’t be traded to without his consent. “This is a market deal,” general manager Terry Ryan said. “Don’t worry about that.” center_img Mauer would have been eligible for free agency after the 2009 season. “This is a good day for this organization, and I feel like it’s one of those deals which is going to work for both sides,” Ryan said. “You have to be comfortable with how a player’s going to respond to security. I don’t think there’s any question how Joe’s going to respond to that.” Mauer’s rookie season in 2004 was cut short by a knee injury that raised some questions about how his body could handle the physical demands of his position behind the plate. But he has been fine since. “That’s one of the good things about this situation,” Ryan said. “He is in awful good shape and showed it last year.” Twins pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to spring training in Fort Myers, Fla., by Sunday. Ryan has one more player left in arbitration, rightfielder and cleanup hitter Michael Cuddyer. Braves, Villareal agree to terms: Pitcher Oscar Villareal agreed to a $925,000, one-year contract with the Atlanta Braves, who settled with their only player still in arbitration. The right-hander could make another $100,000 in bonuses based on how many games he starts and finishes. A hearing had been scheduled for Wednesday. Villareal, who made $552,500 last year, asked for a raise to $1.3 million. The Braves countered with an offer of $860,000. Villareal gets three points for each start and one point for every game he finishes. He would receive $25,000 bonuses for reaching 30, 39, 48 and 60points. He pitched 58 games for the Braves last season, all but fourof them in relief. He went 9-1 with a 3.61 ERA. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgJulian Cuddihy. Pic by Northwest News Pix.The trial is to take place in June of a Donegal man accused of murdering his parents at their Inishowen home.Julian Cuddihy (43), of Churchtown, Carndonagh, is charged with the murder of his parents Jimmy (77) and Kathleen (73) at their home on October 22, 2014. Mr Cuddihy has already made a number of appearances at court in Donegal.Today Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy set the trial date for June 7 next.TRIAL OF DONEGAL MAN ACCUSED OF MURDERING PARENTS SET FOR JUNE was last modified: February 29th, 2016 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:donegalJulian Cuddihylast_img read more


first_imgBuncrana GAA Notes:Sincerest sympathies from all at Buncrana GAA Club to Clubman Francis Craig and all his family on the sad passing of his Sister Elizabeth Tinney. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.Senior & Reserve Football While it was entertaining enounters with strong Burt teams just wasn’t our Senior and Reserve Footballer’s day in neighbouring grounds of Hibernian Park with final scoresSenior Burt 3-12 Buncrana 2-09Reserve Burt 3-08 Buncrana 1-08 Senior LadiesOur ladies defeated St Marys Convoy in an excellent hard working victory, St Mary’s had an unbeaten record until they came to the Scarvey, giving our Girls a deserving 1 point victory.Well Done GirlsUnderage NewsUnderage ResultsU16 Football Glenswilly 3-9 Buncrana 2-10U18 Division 2Final Buncrana 3-3 Milford 2-13Semi Final Buncrana 3-12 Carndonagh 2-7 Buncrana now proceed to county league division 2 semifinal against Realt na Mara Bundoran on Monday 20th at 6.45pm in Pairc Mac Dairmada LiffordU12 FootballThe Boys travelled to Castledawson and came out in the first have playing excellent and give very little away and had a few great score on the board. St Malachy fought hard in the second half but our boys resisted well giving them a great win and a 6point victory.U12 Development SquadThe boys travelled to Doire Colmcille, and had a great day with some mighty scores they all worked well as a team and fought hard for all they got. The boys give it there all and had an 11 point victory.Parish LeagueParish League will start on Tuesday 21st at 3.30pm in the Scarvey for children born in 2005, 2006 & 2007, anyone want come along and give it a try.Topaz Cash for ClubsThere’s only 2 weeks left to collect these cards and we are still a bit away from the 300 target. SO PLEASE, if anyone has cards filled then give them to any manager/committee member ASAP! We could be in with a great chance to win €€€€ here….don’t worry if you haven’t got a card as they have them at the counter of your Topaz station….. As much help as possible would be appreciated!!John McFadden CupThe annual u14 john Mc Fadden Cup was held in the Scarvey on Saturday. Ardoe (Tyrone), Clann Eireann (Armagh), Ballinascreen and Steelstown (Derry) along with Donegal’s own Urris, Muff, St Euann’s and hosts Buncrana made up the high level line-up. Indeed after the top quality group games, the semi final line up was St Euann’s vs Steelstown and Buncrana vs Urris….Hosts Buncrana made it past a very good Urris side to play local kingpins St Euann’s.After 4 tough games Buncrana came up short against a very good St Euann’s team. So well done to St Euann’s on taking home the cup. Thank you to the officials, parents, supporters and mostly the players for an excellent day of football. All teams can be proud of their players and how well they have been coached. The Buncrana boys left all they had on the pitch and the management team are extremly proud of their efforts on Saturday….that’s the last 2 finals we’ve reached against some of the best run clubs and teams in Ulster…..Well Done Boys.Training TimesFootballU18 Minor Football Tuesdays at 5.45pmU16 Boys Football Monday’s 4.15pm in the Scarvey.U14 Tuesdays 7-8.30 and Fridays 4.14-5.45 (new and old players always welcome)U12 Boys Football on Friday evening at 7.00pm in Scarvey.U10 Boys Football Friday’s from 6.30pm in ScarveyU8 Boys Football Friday’s 6.30pm in ScarveyU6 Boys & Girls Friday Evenings from 6.30pm – 7.30pm in The ScarveyU8 & U10 Girls Saturdays 10.30 – 11.30 in the ScarveyHurlingU8 & U10 Hurling on Sunday’s from 11-12 in the ScarveyU14 Hurling on Tuesday 7 – 8.30pmU16 Hurling on Wednesday from 6.30pmGirls (U12/14/16) 7-8pm on Monday in the Scarvey.Mizen to Malin FundraiserThe Club is hosting a Table Quiz in the Lake of Shadows on 30th April so please get your thinking caps on and reserve the date. More details to follow including starting time, etc, once they have been confirmed.Club MerchandiseElizabeth Anne is now taking orders on the first Tuesday of every month. Contact her on 086 0604075.Club LottoGaa has released a new eBook on GAA training:The Three Tiers: A Fresh Approach to Physical Preparation in Gaelic GamesAs part of the promotional launch every club that downloads a copy is entered into a draw for a set of jerseys!! The eBook can be found here: is a fantastic new resource for GAA clubs and a first of its kind within the GAA community.Club WebsiteWant to keep right up-to-date on local Buncrana Club news? Just enter your email address into “Receive Club Notes by Email” on the club’s homepage at to automatically receive the Club’s Weekly Notes.You can renew your annual membership online now at the website too – and you don’t even have to be in Buncrana! Membership now open worldwide…just click on the link below to renew online out Buncrana GAA Club Calendar on our website for period March – to April. Great sporting activities for children, boys and girls, and young adults Notes: Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email Jim at be included on the mailing list. If you have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email Jim at by 6pm on each Sunday for consideration. To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on or, or visit our website www.buncranagaa.comGAA NEWS: BUNCRANA SENIOR LADIES EARN EXCELLENT WIN OVER CONVOY was last modified: April 20th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:convoyGAANoticesSportlast_img read more

Top line up for National Women’s Enterprise Day revealed!

first_imgPerformance and Lifestyle Coach, Anna Geary, returns to Donegal in October when she will act as MC for the National Women’s Enterprise Day – ‘Making it Happen’ – in Castlegrove House, Letterkenny on Thursday 17th October.The former All Ireland winning Camogie Captain is well known for her successful career on the pitch and has regularly featured on TV and Radio including a role as coach in Ireland’s Fittest Family.Anna Geary will act as MC at the National Women’s Enterprise Day – ‘Making itHappen’ – in Castlegrove House, Letterkenny on Thursday 17th October.Anna was a popular speaker during Local Enterprise Week 2019 on ‘The Business of Leadership – Lessons from Sport” and will act as MC for this event where guest speakers and specialists will share their experience and expertise in how to make it happen, overcome obstacles and bring business ambitions to life. Also speaking on the day will be Agnes Lunny OBE, Managing Director of Positive Futures, Belfast.Fermanagh-born Agnes set up Positive Futures who for more than 20 years have been providing a wide range of innovative community-based services to children, young people and adults with an intellectual disability, acquired brain injury or autistic spectrum condition and their families.Agnes Lunny OBE, Managing Director of Positive Futures, Belfast is one of thespeakers at this year’s National Women’s Enterprise Day – ‘Making it Happen’ –in Castlegrove House, Letterkenny on Thursday 17th October.Anne Brennan of Signworx in Convoy is the Donegal Ambassador for this year’s event. Having established the local firm with her husband Donal, they have grown a business that provide total customer focus, combined with the ability to manufacture and deliver a wide variety of quality signage and Point of Sale display products to the trade and retail clients.Anne Brennan of Signworx in Convoy is the Donegal Ambassador for this year’sNational Women’s Enterprise Day – ‘Making it Happen’ – in Castlegrove House,Letterkenny on Thursday 17th October.The October 17th event in Castlegrove House will also see Dr. Karl Thomas of Creatovation, host an interactive innovation workshop. “In a world where innovation is the key to success and survival, being a stagnant thinker is not an option. Having the ability to challenge the status quo as a disruptive innovator will give you, your team or company, a competitive edge in any setting,” he explained ahead of his visit to Donegal.Assistant Head of Enterprise in Donegal, Brenda Hegarty, maintained that Donegal women in business would be inspired by the guest speakers.“These speakers offer will offer real insight and key tips on how to better focus on business and adopt innovative approaches to overcoming obstacles. We’re delighted to have such strong entrepreneurs speaking in Donegal and we are certain that those attending will take away lots of learning from hearing what they have to say,” she said.The Donegal event is just one of 17 LEO (Local Enterprise Office) led events nationwide with this year’s set to be the biggest National Enterprise Day yet.Dr. Karl Thomas of Creatovation, will host an interactive innovation workshop atthis year’s National Women’s Enterprise Day – ‘Making it Happen’ – inCastlegrove House, Letterkenny on Thursday 17th October.“Through financial assistance, microfinance loans, mentoring, training and networking, Local Enterprise Office, Donegal continues to support female entrepreneurs every year and we want to really celebrate their inspiring success stories on October 17,” the Assistant Head of Enterprise concluded. Places at the Donegal event are certain to fill up quickly and anyone interested in booking a place is urged to get online and book soon at – Enterprise Office Donegal is supported through co-funding from the Irish Government and the European Regional Development Fund 2014 – 2020. To contact the Local Enterprise Office in Donegal, log on to or phone 0749160735.Top line up for National Women’s Enterprise Day revealed! was last modified: October 6th, 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

Giants give no guarantee to Dereck Rodriguez

first_imgSCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Dereck Rodriguez was like a painkiller for the Giants last year, providing the ailing team with a desperately needed dose of starting pitching after coming up from the minors in late May.While most of the staff struggled through injuries and inconsistency, the rookie right-hander delivered a 6-4 record and 2.81 earned-runs average, best among the team’s starters. Every fifth day, he was usually giving San Francisco temporary relief from an otherwise disappointing season.Eve …last_img read more

Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – August 10, 2011

first_img SharePrint RelatedThe wheels keep turning – A Moagem (GC4QYFG) – Geocache of the WeekJune 25, 2014In “Community”The Secret Double Lives of Geocaching ContainersJuly 13, 2014In “7 Souvenirs of August”Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – March 14, 2012March 14, 2012In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter” What to Place in a GeocacheA few of the Groundspeak Lackeys went geocaching this weekend. We went on a long hike to a geocache in the mountains that hadn’t been found for nearly a year. It was in a beautiful spot and the snap closure geocache container was in perfect condition on the outside, but inside was a different story. It contained two empty chewing tobacco containers, a jolly rancher, a pack of ibuprofen, a few miscellaneous pills, a business card and a few other small things.The “other small things” were things you would expect to find in a geocache – a fun key-chain, a small mirror and a plastic horse. But when we retrieved the key-chain, we found that it was covered with blue goo. The culprit was the Jolly Rancher, which had melted and escaped its wrapper. Although a Jolly Rancher may seem like a fun thing to place in a cache, food and other scented items do not make good SWAG. They can mess up the inside of the cache container or attract animals.The tobacco containers and pills were not great cache contents either. Geocaching is a family-friendly activity and the items you place in a cache should reflect that. If you were a 6-year-old geocacher, would you want a pack of ibuprofen in exchange for your toy? Consider what type of SWAG makes sense for an audience of all ages. Please remember, the item that you place in a cache should be of equal or greater value than the item that you are taking.Fun items to trade include small toys, patches, pins, or an item that symbolizes who you are (a signature item).Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Mobile More Important Than Ever, But 80% of Businesses Will Overspend

first_imgRelated Posts Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… This month, two painful but impossible to ignore facts have emerged about mobile use by business. First, research from Forrester suggests IT support for business use of personal mobile devices has a big impact on enterprise collaboration, with fewer of the challenges that new technology like cloud computing present. Second, a new report from Gartner asserts that despite mobile IT support just beginning to really blossom, a full 80% of businesses will spend more than they need to on voice and data costs in the next five years. That dichotomy, the one between big expectations and overeager spending, is a paradigm that could cripple the sustainable growth of mobile in the enterprise. Mobile CollaborationThe new report by Forrester Research, Technology Populism Fuels Mobile Collaboration, tracks both how enterprises are using mobile now, and how increased assistance for it by employees can have tangible results for the level of collaboration that goes on. 82% of working adults have a personal mobile device. To not support their business use of it would be an enormous missed opportunity. According to Forrester, the key benefits are faster team work and decision making. The fact that mobile access to corporate data would be a booster is hardly a surprise, but backing it up with this kind of data should be a first step in goading management to commit to mobile in the enterprise. Widespread OverspendingAs something of a counterpoint to Forrester’s research, Gartner has issued a stern warning to enterprises: 80% of you will overspend on mobile services. Gartner predicts that in the next five years, at least 15% of the money for mobile devices and plans for voice and data will be unnecessarily spent. Particularly troublesome is the inefficient strategies companies have for reducing costs and negotiating contracts tailored to businesses, rather than piecemeal personal plans purchased on an enterprise scale. The combination of rising expectations for ROI plus the potential to overspend could very well cripple the support for mobile in the future, if enterprises aren’t careful. Image credit: James Cridland Tags:#enterprise#Trends steven wallingcenter_img 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… IT + Project Management: A Love Affairlast_img read more

Affordable Rental Units Are Designed to Be Net Zero

first_imgLexington Farms – a nearly completed subdivision of 32 single-family homes in Jerseyville, Illinois – represents a small but promising step toward the Illinois Housing Development Authority’s plan to add almost 2,500 affordable rental homes to the market.Each home in the development, which is about 40 miles north of St. Louis, includes 1,230-sq.-ft. of interior space and leases for $590 a month to families earning at or below 60% of the area median income (up to $40,980 for a family of four). Tenants who stay at Lexington Farms for at least 15 years can apply to purchase, on favorable terms, the property they’ve been leasing.Wind power on the PlainsAnother sweetener here, as we noted in September when the project broke ground, is that the homes are designed to operate at net zero energy – or at least as close to it as occupant behavior allows.The builder, Capstone Development Group, teamed up with two other companies in the region, MidAmerica Solar and Sachs Electric, to blend solid construction and renewable-energy features in ways that were both economical and effective. Exterior walls are insulated to R-21 and attics to R-49, and air leakage rates are low. The homes are equipped with 7.2-kW photovoltaic systems and mast-mounted wind turbines that can deliver up to 1 kW.PV panels and wind turbines also power the community’s 16 LED streetlights, whose battery packs have enough storage capacity to power the lights for about seven days.As affordable-housing projects go, Lexington Farms might be a bit unusual, but other communities like it could soon emerge in the state: the Illinois Housing Development Authority imposes green-building requirements on affordable-housing developers who want federal low-income-housing tax credits. So as the rest of the 2,500 affordable rental homes slowly emerge on the Illinois landscape, don’t be surprised if more than a few lay claim to a high level of energy efficiency.last_img read more