A British tabloid has faced fierce criticism from a popular Arranmore resident after claiming the Donegal Island was “anti-British” following a recent campaign launched by the Islanders. In a recent Daily Mail article, Associate Global Editor, Jake Wallis Simons, branded the island as ‘a tiny outcrop off the Irish coast’ before going on to say how Arranmore ‘snubbed’ the British and ‘begged’ Americans to move there.It comes following an open invite to attract more residents to visit and work on the island. Arranmore is home to 469 people and measures just five by three miles.But it recently acquired uncontested 100MB high-speed internet to make it an attractive destination for remote workers to come and visit.Originally, calling out to the people of the United States and Australia, the Islanders, according to the journalist, have ‘upset their nearest neighbours Britain’ by failing to extend the invite to them.However, Islanders say the letter has spiralled beyond their control and the lack of invite for Britain was only ‘an oversight’. One of the authors of the letter told MailOnline: “We can’t handle new arrivals and I’m sure that many of them couldn’t handle island life, especially in winter.”“We never meant for them to move to Arranmore.‘”it’s not that they’re not welcome, but there just isn’t the infrastructure. We only meant for them to come visit.”An open letter issued to Australia from Arranmore IslandMeanwhile, one popular resident, Jerry Early, has already made his disdain known towards the article.Speaking after it was published, Early, who owns Early’s Bar on the island, said the tabloid was ‘bang out of order’. He said: “Somehow this journalist made out that the people of Arranmore were/are anti-English, this could be no further from the truth.“And if (this) goes unchecked then perhaps it could be construed as being the case.“The fact is, every other newspaper, radio, and TV station that reported this story has reported it in a positive light, yet the Daily Mail put their own slant on this story that is neither accurate or fair,” he added. “Adrian Begley and Seamus Bonner are two men of the highest standing and have the full support of Arranmore Islanders home and abroad in their endeavours to address the population decline on the Island. “Some may say that when the media is used to gain positive publicity then it’s fair game to put a negative slant on a story but when the story is full of lies and inaccuracies then it’s wrong,” Early said. “Arranmore Island has a proud history of welcoming visitors and residents from all over the world. “The Daily Mail is bang out of order in my opinion.”British tabloid slammed by Arranmore resident for branding the island ‘anti-British’ was last modified: June 24th, 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)
No matter the configuration, the actual heat exchange in the heat pump usually happens in a unit inside the house. It is here that a refrigerant alternately evaporates and condenses and heat is transferred either into or out of the air being circulated through ducts to warm or cool the house. In a slight variation of this, “direct-exchange” ground-source heat pumps have the refrigerant flow through copper tubing that is buried, so the heat exchange is more direct; I won’t get into the specifics of how these systems differ.The big advantage of ground-source heat pumps is higher efficiency—somewhat higher than air-source heat pumps and much higher than electric-resistance heat. The disadvantage is cost. In our area, a typical ground-source heat pump may cost $35,000 or more; I have heard of local houses where systems costing as much as $70,000 were installed.This gets back to a point I made last week—and often make. In new construction, I believe that it makes a whole lot more sense to take a chunk of the money that would be spent on an expensive heating system—whether a ground-source heat pump, a radiant-floor heating system, or a high-tech European pellet boiler—and instead put that money into the house envelope.If you’re considering a $35,000 ground-source heat pump, take $30,000 of that and put it into R-40 walls, R-60 ceilings, R-30 foundations, careful air sealing, and triple-glazed windows with two low-e coatings. By doing this, you’ll get your heating loads down so low that a much simpler heating system can satisfy your needs and provide perfectly adequate comfort. That heating system might be a through-the-wall-vented gas space heater, a pellet stove, electric-resistance baseboard heat, or an air-source heat pump, such as the new-generation “mini-split” systems that I’ll cover next week.In new houses where only standard insulation levels are planned (R-20 walls, R-40 ceilings, and double-glazed low-e windows, for example) and with existing houses, the heating loads will be much higher, so spending a lot of money for a highly efficient heating system can be justified. In this situation, a ground-source heat pump may make sense. Ground-Source Heat Pumps (2010)GBA Encyclopedia: Heat Pumps: The BasicsGBA Encyclopedia: Green Heating OptionsAre Affordable Ground-Source Heat Pumps On the Horizon?Podcast: Ground Source Heat Pumps, Part 1: The BasicsPodcast: Ground-Source Heat Pumps, Part 2: Rules of ThumbPodcast: Ground-Source Heat Pumps, Part 3: Five QuestionsGround-Source Heat Pumps Don’t Save EnergyGround-Source Heat Pumps Have Low Operating CostsIs a Ground-Source Heat Pump a Renewable Energy System?Air-Source or Ground-Source Heat Pump?Heating a Tight, Well-Insulated House RELATED ARTICLES Last week I introduced heat pumps and described how they can deliver more heat than is contained in the electricity they consume—while being able to provide cooling as well as heating. I mentioned two different types of heat pumps: air-source and ground-source. This week I’ll cover ground-source (also known as “geothermal” and “geo-exchange”) heat pumps.All heat pumps rely on a “heat source” during the winter months and a “heat sink” in the summer where unwanted heat can be dumped. While air-source heat pumps use the outside air as the heat source and heat sink, ground-source heat pumps use the ground, or sometimes a body of water, for these functions.The advantage of using a ground source for this heat exchange is that temperatures more than five feet underground are much warmer than the outside air during the winter and much cooler than the outside air during the summer, so the heat pump operates more efficiently. Put a different way, there’s more heat to extract from this source in winter, and there’s a greater capacity to absorb unwanted heat in the summer.Some ground-source heat pumps have “closed loops” of buried tubing through which fluid is circulated—either water or a water-antifreeze solution—to exchange heat with the ground. This tubing can either be laid in horizontal trenches or vertically in wells, depending on the land area available and the character of the soils or rock. (With a water-source heat pump—a specialized type of ground-source heat pump—a coil of tubing typically sits in the water.) Some heat pumps have “open loops” in which water from a well or lake is pumped to the house, and then returned after the heat-exchange process.
Liverpool ‘We dominated Manchester United’ – Gomez and Matip frustrated by Liverpool stalemate Ben Spratt Last updated 2 years ago 22:24 10/14/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Getty Liverpool Premier League Liverpool v Manchester United Manchester United The Reds were held to a 0-0 draw at Anfield by Jose Mourinho’s side on Saturday, with two of their defenders disappointed not to pick up a win Liverpool defenders Joe Gomez and Joel Matip felt they dominated against Manchester United on Saturday, despite being held to a goalless draw at Anfield.The home side controlled possession but could not find a way through United, who sat deep and mustered only one shot on target through Romelu Lukaku in the first half.Arsenal 17/2 to beat Watford 1-0 Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Although Liverpool were left frustrated, Gomez believes the pattern of play shows that his side have the quality to take on a top team like United.”It’s a bit frustrating for us considering the chances we had in the game,” the England Under-21 international told Sky Sports.”We’ll try to take the positives of a clean sheet and a point against such a good team. They had a couple of chances as well, but overall we feel we dominated the game.It’s a point apiece at Anfield. pic.twitter.com/AR38o4404t — Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 14, 2017 “They’re a good side with some top class players, but we know we’re a good team as well and go into every game believing we can win.”Matip concurred with his team-mate, adding: “I think we dominated. We had most of the possession and had one or two chances. But it’s okay, we can live with this.”The former Schalke defender had the biggest chance of the game as David de Gea made a fine close-range stop, but Matip felt he should have scored.”It was a great save from De Gea, but we had some opportunities,” he said. “I have to score and maybe we win this game. His reaction was brilliant.”We have to move on and take the positive things, like Joe said.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web