Portugal can eliminate Morocco from World Cup

first_imgDave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film 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 Russia has chance to make mark at World Cup with another win Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Noureddine Amrabat is a selection doubt after sustaining a head injury against Iran. Though he was reported to be taking a week-long break from training, the 31-year-old midfielder has been back in training working separately from the squad.RECENT HISTORYThere was high drama in stoppage time the last time Ronaldo and Benatia faced each other, in a Champions League quarterfinal, second-leg match in April.Then, Real Madrid and Juventus were heading to extra time with each winning 3-0 away from home.Benatia then pushed Lucas Vazquez in the back as the Madrid and Spain player went to shoot. A penalty was awarded, and Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon was sent off for his furious reaction to the referee.Ronaldo scored, inevitably, and Madrid advanced on its way to a record 13th European title.OLDER HISTORYMorocco and Portugal have been down this road before, in a 1986 World Cup group in Mexico.Facing three European opponents, Morocco drew 0-0 with Poland and England, then beat Portugal 3-1 in Guadalajara.Morocco topped that group to enter the Round of 16 and Portugal finished last.center_img In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ The Morocco defense, however, is proven to be resilient. Anchored by Juventus center back Mehdi Benatia, the Atlas Lions kept six clean sheets in its African qualifying group. It was back in November 2015 that Morocco conceded a single goal to Equatorial Guinea in a two-leg qualifying round won 2-1 on aggregate.“We’re capable of winning the match,” midfielder Faycal Fajr said, citing underdog Iceland’s 1-1 draw against Argentina one day after Morocco’s opener. “I always say, if there’s a will, there’s a way.”“Even after the defeat (to Iran) the atmosphere in the squad is still excellent,” Fajr said.Morocco will aim to convert any early pressure and scoring chances into goals this time, having wasted 13 attempts and 64-percent possession against Iran.Forward Khalid Boutaib could get his chance to start after Ayoub El Kaabi was preferred by coach Herve Renard in St. Petersburg.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his side’s opening goal during the group B match between Portugal and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)MOSCOW — Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal can send Morocco to an early World Cup exit on Wednesday.A second straight defeat would ensure elimination for the North African side which has not let an opposing player score in this World Cup campaign since 2015.ADVERTISEMENT An own goal by Morocco forward Aziz Bouhaddouz in stoppage-time was decisive in a 1-0 loss to Iran last Friday in a game it mostly dominated.“Because they lost the first game, Morocco will give everything. They have no other choice,” Portugal forward Andre Silva said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownPortugal’s opening 3-3 draw with Spain in a World Cup classic means Morocco must take at least one point before the Spanish play Iran in Wednesday’s late game in Kazan.That will mean stopping Ronaldo on the main stage of Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow after his irresistible hat trick in Sochi, including a stunning late free kick. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial View commentslast_img read more

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Albouystown man slapped with robbery charge

first_imgA man of Lot 12 James Street, Albouystown, Georgetown, appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on an assault and robbery charge.Kurt SimonKurt Simon, 21, pleaded not guilty before Magistrate Leron Daly.It was alleged that on August 9, 2016 at Regent Street, Georgetown, while in the company of others, he assaulted and robbed Zujan Lieu of US$200, G$30,000 and one I-phone valued $60,000.Defence attorney O’Neil Boston during bail application informed the court that his client has a fixed address and will be able to surrender himself daily to any Police Station, adding that the defendant is not a flight risk.Police Prosecutor Kevin London did not object to bail, so Simon was granted bail in the sum of $70,000.The case will continue on August 31, 2016.last_img read more

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Second-tier candidates come seeking support, spotlight

first_imgCity Councilman Bill Rosendahl took Kucinich and his wife, Elizabeth, to City Hall to meet the council. Unfortunately, when Kucinich arrived, the council was involved in a ceremony creating a Sister City arrangement with Yerevan, Armenia – leaving the candidate standing stiffly to the side with no chance to speak directly to the council. Meanwhile, the Obama event last week sponsored by DreamWorks mogul David Geffen continued to draw buzz from the national media. A behind-the-scenes account by San Francisco Chronicle reporter Carla Mariniucci reported the event had one thing rarely seen at fundraisers these days: an open bar. Considering the buy-in was $2,300 and Obama raised $1.3 million at the event, it was a cheap tradeoff. Now that Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton have swept through town to raise money for their campaigns, the next tier of presidential hopefuls is seeking to tap into California’s wealth. While former Sen. John Edwards and Rep. Dennis Kucinich aren’t drawing the same level of media and Hollywood attention as Obama and Clinton, they are still seeking to solidify support from grass-roots and Democratic activists. Kucinich has made appearances before the Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley and the UCLA Young Democrats, while Edwards is scheduled to hold a series of events in coming weeks, including a March 5 reception in Beverly Hills. But Kucinich learned how difficult it can be to get attention in L.A. Not to be outdone, Clinton is said to be pushing her L.A. supporters to do all they can to make sure she raises at least $1 more than Obama took in when her next fundraiser is held on March 24. Tired of channel surfing? Can’t get enough debate over potholes? Looking to see exactly what your neighbors are up to? Take heart. The chance to watch your neighbors at work might soon be coming to a computer near you. The Department of Neighborhood Empowerment is starting a pilot video-on-demand project in which Neighborhood Council meetings will be taped and available on the city’s Web site. Three of the 88 Neighborhood Councils will be selected in an April drawing to participate in the six-month program. Cost is estimated at $9,000 for each Neighborhood Council involved in the program. It is tempting to ask if this award was presented in a smoke-filled room, but it was actually folks like political consultant Joe Cerrell who helped bring the election process out into the open rather than leaving choices up to political bosses. Cerrell was honored last week as the 11th recipient in the American Association of Political Consultants Hall of Fame for his more than 40 years of work in national, state, and local politics, beginning with the 1960 campaign of John F. Kennedy. Before that, he was the youngest-ever director of the California Democratic Party and worked for former Gov. Pat Brown and former Attorney General Stanley Mosk. He has been a fixture at City Hall over the years for his firm’s lobbying work. rick.orlov@dailynews.com. 213-978-0390 ——— TIPOFF Rick Orlov is a Daily News staff writer. Write to him at P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365-4200 or by e-mail at rick.orlov@dailynews.com For details on Neighborhood Council meetings, see Page 5.160Want 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

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Ozil fit ahead of Burnley clash

first_imgThe Germany international, who is in the final year of his contract at the Emirates Stadium and could open negotiations about a move away in January, came in for heavy criticism during the Gunners’ stuttering start to the campaign.But his improved recent form has demonstrated the player’s quality and Wenger attributes this to Ozil’s efforts on the training ground.“Mesut has worked hard and he is extremely fit at the moment as well, and that is why you see him sharp,”the Arsenal manager told the club’s official website.“The quality of his technical aspect is always there but he has added a more determined attitude and that is what you want from him.”Veteran French boss Wenger added: “Football today is very demanding in the mental and physical aspects and Mesut is in much better physical shape than he was before.“Every player wants to be a star and when they don’t manage to do it they are really disappointed but the best way to achieve it is to work hard and show the quality of performance that people expect from you.”– ‘Killing instinct of a snake’ –Last weekend’s win left Arsenal in sixth place, a point behind fourth-placed Tottenham with goal difference alone keeping the Gunners above Burnley.Wenger has been impressed by Sean Dyche’s side this season and is well aware of the test that lies ahead for his team.“They are the surprise package because before the season if you asked 100 people if Burnley would have 22 points at this stage of the season, 90 would have said no — and the 10 others would have been Burnley supporters,” he said.“They have won games with 25 percent or 30 percent possession, that means they are calm, they know what to do and they are patient with that killing instinct of a snake,” Wenger added. They put you to their face and then they bite you.”Wenger will restore his first choice line-up after making wholesale changes for the midweek Europa League defeat at FC Koln which did not prevent Arsenal from continuing in the competition as group winners.Danny Welbeck will return to the bench after a 45-minute appearance against the German side but Theo Walcott is out because of illness, while Santi Cazorla remains a long-term absentee.Burnley are boosted by the return of top goalscorer Chris Wood for their clash with Arsenal after the striker missed last week’s victory over Swansea City.Wood returned late from New Zealand international duty with a minor hamstring problem ahead of the win over the Swans, but has since got through a full week of training.Burnley manager Dyche has no fresh injury concerns, although England goalkeeper Tom Heaton is still recovering from a dislocated shoulder.Dean Marney (knee ligament) and Jonathan Walters (knee) have both returned to training but are not ready to be brought back into the matchday squad.Speaking ahead of Sunday’s clash, Clarets boss Dyche said: “When you come across these clubs, it’s a case of how you are performing against some of the most powerful teams — not just the score, but the actual performance level.“Playing against these big teams is a measurement of where we are in relation to them.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil controls the ball during their match against Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium in London on November 18, 2017 © AFP/File / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASLONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 25 – Arsene Wenger believes Mesut Ozil’s recent resurgence is down to the Arsenal playmaker’s improved fitness levels.Ozil was outstanding in last weekend’s north London derby victory over Tottenham Hotspur and will again play a key role as Wenger’s side attempt to build on that win when they travel to face Burnley on Sunday.last_img read more

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France ace ‘rejected offer to join West Ham’ during summer transfer window

first_img England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? changes SORRY tense predicted Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion gameday cracker latest Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT silverware How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 center_img Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Hatem Ben Arfa rejected an offer to join West Ham before signing for Rennes this summer.Ben Arfa, the attacking midfielder, was a free agent from the end of June after his contract with Paris Saint-Germain expired. revealed Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update REVEALED Most read in Premier League Ben Arfa has experience of the Premier League after stints in England’s top flight with both Newcastle and Hull.The versatile midfielder has not yet appeared for Rennes since completing his move to Roazhon Park earlier this month. whoops Officiel ‼️Hatem s’engage avec le @staderennais ⚫️🔴 #benarfa pic.twitter.com/PXYKJEqkwE— Hatem BEN ARFA (@HatemBENARFAn) September 2, 2018The former France international held talks with a number of clubs as he assessed his options, before eventually joining Rennes at the start of September.Ben Arfa penned a two-year deal with the French club but, according to Telefoot, he also had an offer on the table to return to the Premier League.It is reported that West Ham offered the 31-year-old a move to the London Stadium, but he snubbed the proposal to remain in his homeland. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? last_img read more

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Dispatching holiday greetings

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake “When I don’t hear from him for a while I get a bad feeling in my stomach,” Lozano said. “I’ll be so happy when he’s home, when we know he’s safe.” Lozano, who works full time as a dispatcher for the Glendale Police Department and volunteers as a reserve officer, met Martinez at a Valencia restaurant when he was in town for some R&R. They clicked. Her friends see a couple in the making; she sees another friend, one who needs all the support he can get in his chosen career. Eager to let Martinez know she’s thinking of him during the holidays, Lozano is sending a live postcard to her friend via the Daily News GI Greetings program, which guides people in making videos for loved ones in the war zone and posts them on the newspaper’s Web site for the recipients and others to enjoy. “I hope this uplifts your spirits,” she says, beaming a bright smile into the small video camera. “I know your family misses you dearly, but this will be over in February.” Standing before the Christmas tree in her Stevenson Ranch home, she told Martinez he is “truly blessed” to have little Hailey safe at home and reminded him he’d see his infant daughter early next year when he takes leave. He was there for two weeks when she was born. And Lozano ended her message with a friendly kiss. STEVENSON RANCH – Elisa Lozano, a police dispatcher and reserve cop, shares a deep friendship with Army Staff Sgt. Raymond Martinez, serving his third tour of duty in Iraq. There’s no romance, Lozano insists. Their relationship transcends that. It’s about caring for one another, fearing the danger the other faces on duty – he leading his men on missions through the streets of Iraq, she working more than her assigned 20 hours a month as a reserve officer for the San Fernando Police Department. And they share the bond that single parents know. The mother of a 6-year-old boy, Lozano helped Martinez handle the thousands of miles that separate him from his 4-month-old daughter back home in North Carolina. Martinez, 31, a native of New Mexico, is with the 82nd Airborne Division, in charge of a crew of young men whose safety he takes to heart. “He got a card from a mom of a 19-year-old under his command,” Lozano said. “She said her son talked about him all the time. (Martinez) said ‘It touched me so much.’ “He said his goal is `to bring all my men home.”‘ Martinez enlisted at age 20 and recently re-enlisted. “It’s what he wants to do,” Lozano said. “The people he’s met there, it’s rewarding for him. It can be hard. Sometimes you’re trying to protect people and they throw things at you. He said sometimes he asks himself, ‘Why am I here?’ But he’s really proud to serve his country.” Lozano says she worries about Martinez, especially when he’s on a special mission and she doesn’t hear from him for weeks at a time. That’s the case now and it saddens her she won’t be able to talk with her friend on Christmas. And she finds it ironic that he worries about her, too. Trained as a police officer, she works as a reserve, an unpaid post, but no less dangerous. “It’s like I have a big brother,” she said. “He worries about me … I worry about him.” — Patricia Farrell Aidem, (661) 257-5251 pat.aidem@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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Have you seen Terry? Family pet missing in the Rosses

first_imgAn appeal has been launched to find a much-loved dog who is missing in the Mullaghduff area of northwest Donegal.Terry (pictured above) went missing on the morning of Sunday 17th March.He is a long-time family pet whose owners are anxious to see him come home safely. A reward of €100 is being offered if Terry is brought home safely. If you have any information please call 0830618825.Missing Dog: Terry Have you seen Terry? Family pet missing in the Rosses was last modified: March 20th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

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South Africa mulls legalising rhino horn trade

first_img12 November 2014South Africa is seeing success in combating rhino poaching in recent months and, to ensure the trend continues, the country is considering legalising trade in rhino horns to stop the killing of the animals.Rose Masela, head of national wildlife information management at the South African Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA), said her department has covered some ground in slowing the rate of rhino poaching.“If we hadn’t made the interventions that we did we’d probably be seeing the rhino population going toward extinction maybe in the next few years,’ Masela told journalists from the Foreign Correspondents’ Association of Southern Africa yesterday at Bloomberg’s Johannesburg office.Adding, Masela said legalizing the trade in rhino horn is one solution government is mulling. She said this will drive down the price of rhino horns, hitting the poachers in the pocket in the process. “There’s very little we can do about the belief in the use of rhino horn that exists in other countries. Legalization would be a more medium-term solution,’ she said.To date, the number of rhinos killed for their horns had increased to 979, from 37 in January 2014, with more than 200 people arrested countrywide, according to the DEA.According to the DEA, the Kruger National Park continues to bear the brunt of rhino poaching in South Africa, having lost 489 rhinos this year. A total of 103 rhinos have been poached in Limpopo, 65 in KwaZulu-Natal, 47 in North West and 43 in Limpopo.Masala said government has deployed the military to assist park rangers fight poachers, many of whom cross the border from Mozambique into the Kruger National Park. The South African National Parks (SANParks) said it has started moving rhinos from parts of Kruger near the border with Mozambique to safer areas within the park. There are also plans to auction some to private owners who can prove they have the means to protect them.Masela said it is now time to “think out of the box’ and come with innovative measures to combat poaching. Already, the DEA has set up a panel to come up with proposals on legalising rhino horn trade. Work on the proposals is expected to be complete by March next year, the Minister of Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa said in October.The next step could be proposing to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, an international agreement between governments, that rhino horn trade be legalized, said Masela.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Wilmington College’s 7th Food Symposium to highlight sugar

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Sugar will be viewed from many perspectives — history, business ethics, health and nutrition, social justice and, yes, tasting it — when Wilmington College presents its seventh annual Food Symposium March 30.Devised using the theme “Sugar Rushed,” the program will feature a combination of film, food, fun and informed opinions on one of nature’s sweetest and, in recent years, most controversial products.The day will open in Hugh G. Heiland Theatre with a screening of Michele Hozer’s Canadian documentary film, Sugar-Coated, from 10 to 11:40 a.m., followed by a food expo in which agriculture professor Tom Stilwell’s World Foods class will share dishes made from a variety of sugar crops from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.Again this year, the symposium will have a student focus in both planning and presentation, as an interdisciplinary student research panel will present its finidings on all things sugar: history, marketing, nutrition, etc., from 1 to 2 p.m., in the McCoy Room of Kelly Center. Also, a sugar cube sculpture competition will be featured in which contestants can create sculptures out of sugar cubes, using no more than three ingredients: sugar cubes, glue and a coloring of choice.On the heels of past competitions featuring pies, cakes and cookies, this year’s contest, which is open to both the campus and community, will highlight candy-making.Categories include: dipped/covered (such as buckeyes and truffles), pulled/hard/gummies (taffy, rock candy), brittles/barks/toffee bars, diabetic friendly, caramels/fudge/pralines and novelty (specially design such as candies for holidays). Each entry must include a list of ingredients as a precaution for persons allergic to various nuts or other ingredients. The registration form can be found at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HCPYLJVThe audience will be able to sample contest entries from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. in the McCoy Room. The symposium will culminate with a panel highlighting “Sugar and Wellness” featuring professionals speaking on nutrition, diabetes, activity and low-sugar cooking, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., in the McCoy Room.last_img read more

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Passivhaus on Spec in Boston

first_imgA step-by-step progress reportThe company has created a construction blog that walks visitors through the process, beginning last September when the building site was an overgrown lot through February when builders were working down their punch list.There are 21 entries in all, at least so far, and although you’ll only get a single photo and a little text at each one, you can see major steps along the way.Some of the technical highlights:A shallow frost-protected slab insulated with 8 inches of expanded polystyrene (EPS) for an R-value of 32. The sides of the footings are insulated with 4 inches of EPS (R-16).Above-grade walls are balloon-framed on the outside, 24 inches on center, with a second framed wall inside of that carrying floor joists for the second story. The walls are connected with gusset plates and spanned by window wells. Exterior walls are insulated with 17 inches of blown-in cellulose (R-59).The truss-framed roof is insulated with 2 feet or more of cellulose for an R-value of 84.Windows are triple-glazed Schuco units with a U-factor of 0.176 and a solar-heat gain coefficient of 0.50.Domestic hot water is provided by a Kingspan FPW30 solar thermal system with a 119-gallon tank.Space heating and cooling are provided by a pair of Mitsubishi Mr. Slim ductless minisplits, each with a capacity of 9,000 BTU/h. A Zehnder Comfoair 350 heat-recovery ventilator provides fresh air.Airtightness was measured at 0.33 air changes per hour at a pressure difference of 50 pascals. Placetailor used Siga Wigluv tape to seal the sheathing seams and Siga Corvum tapes to reduce air leakage around the window frames.You’ll find many more details at the Rocksberry website, including descriptions of interior finishes and exterior cladding.One neat trick involved the exterior rainscreen. Siding on much of the house runs vertically, so Placetailor looked for rainscreen furring that would allow air to circulate freely (solid material run horizontally would block the flow of air). They settled on a twin-wall PVC product manufactured by Coroplast they could get through a local supplier. The Boston design-build group Placetailor is wrapping up work on a single-family house in the city’s Roxbury district that was built on spec to the Passivhaus standard. The has was sold even before work was completed.The two-story house at 55 Marcella Street has three bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, and a total of 1,450 square feet of conditioned space. It’s right around the corner, literally, from a high-performance four-unit townhouse on Highland Street that was completed last year. Placetailor also had a hand in that one.Placetailor strategic director Declan Keefe said the house on Marcella recently sold for $572,500. The house went on the market during rough framing and was under contract before Placetailor had finished plastering the interior.The buyers apparently don’t care whether their new house is officially certified as a Passivhaus, and Keefe says Placetailor is still discussing whether to pursue official certification on its own. The house, which Placetailor calls the “Rocksberry Passive House,” was built on an infill lot right across the street from a small city park and not far from public transportation and bike paths. The price is rightThe property was snapped up quickly, although Keefe says the eventual buyers weren’t shopping specifically for a Passivhaus building. In fact, they hadn’t been aware of the Passivhaus standard.Whether the economy is picking up steam, new single-family homes in the neighborhood are rare, or high-performance homes are more attractive than conventional housing, the Rocksberry House apparently went for an above-average price.Keefe said the house sold for $325 per square foot in an area where anything above $300 per square foot is uncommon. Even the high-performance “E+” units around the corner sold for $269 per square foot.Placetailor already has two additional Passivhaus projects in the works, including a two-family condo, also to be built on spec, and a three-family Passivhaus rental that will be built to another firm’s design.last_img read more

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