Junior League of Pasadena Announces the Support and Development of Women as New Focus Area

first_imgThe Junior League of Pasadena, Inc. (JLP) is excited to announce its new community programming focus area, the “Support and Development of Women.” The JLP’s community outreach and programming will now be focused on business, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills for women in the San Gabriel Valley.The JLP has spent the past two years researching relevant focus areas in the San Gabriel Valley. Another focus area of consideration was “Youth Wellness and Mental Health.” Both are definite areas of need and the JLP met and worked with local organizations, community leaders, hosted panel discussions and conducted other research to identify how they could best serve each possible focus area.JLP members received training and education in both areas and were asked to vote for one. The “Support and Development of Women” was revealed as the new focus area to membership at the Annual Meeting on May 26. “This is an exciting time and new chapter for the Junior League of Pasadena. This is an issue area receiving national attention and we are thrilled to put the power and backing of the JLP and its mission behind the support and development of women in the San Gabriel Valley,” Kristen Todd, 2014-15 JLP President.Founded in 1926, the Junior League of Pasadena’s mission is to promote voluntarism, develop the potential of women, and improve the local community. Throughout its 89-year history, the JLP has helped to create programs that leave a long-lasting impact on the Pasadena community. Past JLP projects include Kidspace Children’s Museum, the docent program at the Huntington Library, and La Casita at Madison Elementary in Northwest Pasadena. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Junior League of Pasadena Announces the Support and Development of Women as New Focus Area From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, May 29, 2015 | 11:30 am Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBaby Boom: The Stars Are Getting Busy In QuarantineHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWomen Love These Great Tips To Making Your Teeth Look WhiterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News Community News 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stufflast_img read more

The New Zealand Initiative invites guests to preserve the environment

first_imgThe New Zealand tourism industry has joined forces to launch a major tourism initiative that encourages visitors to take care of their environment and unique nature. TIAKI VOW WHILE TRAVELING IN NEW ZEALAND AND WILL CARE FOR LAND, SEA AND NATURE, TREADING LIGHTLY AND LEAVING NO TRACETRAVEL SAFELY, SHOWING CARE AND CONSIDERATION FOR ALLRESPECT CULTURE, TRAVELING WITH AN OPEN HEART AND MIND “New Zealand is known for its warm welcome to guests and the Tiaki Vow is based on that fact and invites the world to stand by us so that future generations of Kiwis and visitors can enjoy the natural beauty”, Said England-Hall and added:”The vow reminds people to act responsibly towards the goods that New Zealand offers, and under that they are expected not to pollute the environment, drive carefully and be considerate of everything”. Under the motto “Tiaki – Caring for New Zealand”, the industry has launched the “Tiaki Vow” initiative, which actively encourages visitors to care for nature and respect New Zealand cultures in order to preserve the country for future generations. Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis presented the initiative on behalf of seven key public and private sector organizations whose collaboration has helped implement the initiative. Find out more about the whole project HERE New Zealand CEO Stephen England-Hall emphasizes that everyone is responsible for caring for New Zealand, and the Tiaki Vow encompasses the connection of New Zealanders with their home. Air New Zealand CEO Christopher Luxon said the initiative cares about the country but also the people. “In addition to seeking the support of our visitors to care for our country, we want to provide them with a safe journey, but also a fantastic experience”. The Tiaki Vow will promote all organizations participating in the initiative, but also beyond. The information is currently available in English, Maori, German and Chinese, but a number of foreign languages ​​will be included over time.last_img read more

Eight missing after speedboat carrying Dutch royal visit advance team crashes in C. Kalimantan river

first_imgAt least eight people are missing following a speedboat collision on the Sebangau River in Central Kalimantan involving members of an advance team preparing for a Dutch royal visit. Foreign Ministry spokesman Teuku Faizasyah confirmed the incident on Monday.The team was preparing for a visit by King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and his delegation to the Sebangau National Park near Palangkaraya in Central Kalimantan scheduled for Thursday. The national park is one of several places the Dutch king plans to visit during his four-day stay in the archipelago. “The accident occurred when the boat owned by the area’s military command hit a boat owned by the Sebangau National Park that was sailing back from the Mangkok Resort,” Faizasyah said in a statement.At least seven passengers aboard the Sebangau National Park’s boat and one passenger aboard the military command’s boat have reportedly gone missing. “We’re still searching for them,” Faizasyah added.Two staff members of the Dutch Embassy in Jakarta who were also involved in the accident have been taken to the Siloam Hospital in Palangkaraya. Meanwhile, two officers from the National Sebangau Park have been taken to the Doris Sylvanus General Hospital in Palangkaraya.“The government is following all developments regarding the accident and has taken the necessary measures in the field,” Faizasyah added.Topics :last_img read more

Pandemic dead give New Delhi gravedigger sleepless nights

first_imgDeath had not fazed gravedigger Mohammed Shamim up to now, but since the grip of the coronavirus crisis has tightened in New Delhi, a shiver runs up even his spine each time he sees a hearse pull up at the cemetery he tends.”I’ve been burying the dead for the last two decades. But until now, I’ve never been scared for my own life,” he said.The Indian capital has become one of the country’s COVID-19 hotspots, with media reports based on graveyard records saying there are 450 dead — triple the official tally. Fear of contagion The gravedigger has been so worried about the pandemic that he has twice been tested for the coronavirus, and paid for one himself of them despite his meager wages.He said he has had help from the cemetery management committee and city authorities, but nothing from the government. “I am way too low for them to bother about.” With the number of victims growing in Delhi and his services in greater demand, Shamim says he worries now if his breathing changes or he has a stomach upset.”I always felt safest around the dead and most vulnerable in the outside world. Now I find it difficult to sleep at night,” he said. Shamim says he alone has dug graves for 115 bodies at the cemetery’s designated area for coronavirus dead, about 200 meters away from the others.Despite the third-generation gravedigger’s experience, his family has now started complaining about his job at the Jadid Qabristan Ahle Muslim cemetery, and Shamim has moved his four daughters to his parents’ house to reduce the risk of them catching the disease. “They are scared. Sometimes I lie to them that I don’t touch the bodies,” said the 38-year-old. Prayers and heartacheShamim gets a call an hour before the hearse arrives. That is when he becomes nervous.He prepares the relatives, asking them to put on protective suits, gloves and masks for the burial ceremony, before the family says a prayer and lowers the corpse — usually wrapped in cloth or plastic sheeting — into the grave. The mourners then throw their protective gear into the hole before a mechanical earth-mover fills it in.Some of the bodies of coronavirus victims arrive without relatives to help with the burial, so Shamim said he has often defied orders to stay away.”People just refuse to come help with the burial. What can you do? I have to step in,” he said, describing “heartbreaking” scenes, like when only a wife and a small child came to the funeral of one man.At a recent burial, Shamim had to find gloves for a small group who had turned up just with plastic bags for protection. He finally found two pairs and gave one glove each to the four people who were lowering the body.”I understand it’s never easy to bury the dead, but some families don’t follow the rules at all. So many times I have had to beg the hospital workers who accompany the body for gloves,” Shamim said.  Topics :last_img read more

Russian water-bombing helicopter crew member found dead in Palembang hotel room

first_imgA Russian national who had been hired as a water-bombing helicopter technician was found dead inside his hotel room in Bukit Kecil district, Palembang, South Sumatra, on Saturday, police have confirmed.The Ilir Barat I Palembang Police have identified the man as Aleksi Kuzin, 55. “[Kuzin] had been staying at the hotel since June 14 and was working as a crew member for one of the water-bombing helicopters used to put out forest fires in South Sumatra,” Ilir Barat I Palembang Police chief Comr. Yenni Diarty said on Monday as quoted by kompas.com. According to Yenni, Kuzin was found lying unconscious on the floor with various medicines found next to his body at 11:20 p.m. on Saturday.The police have yet to confirm the cause of death.South Sumatra Disaster Mitigation Agency disaster countermeasure head Ansori said Kuzin was suspected to have died from heart problems.“We already asked the doctors to reconfirm that his death was not caused by COVID-19,” Ansori said on Monday. (dpk)Topics :last_img read more

Arsenal kit launch horribly backfires with Madeleine McCann and Hitler tweets

first_imgAdvertisement Sign Up for News UpdatesGet your need-to-know latest news, feel-good stories, analysis and moreSign upNot convinced? Find out more » Joe RobertsTuesday 2 Jul 2019 11:00 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.5kShares Arsenal kit launch horribly backfires with Madeleine McCann and Hitler tweets Madeleine McCann was ‘welcomed’ to the Arsenal squad (Picture: Twitter) Racist trolls hijacked the social media campaign (Picture: Twitter) Inviting Twitter users to customise a social media campaign was not a good idea (Picture: Twitter)Many people questioned why a major corporation like Adidas would let the public influence such a big campaign in the first place.PR guru Andrew Bloch tweeted: ‘Adidas’ #DareToCreate campaign provides yet another valuable reminder to brands on why you should never let the internet customise anything.’Walkers had a similar epic fail in 2017 when they encouraged crisp fans to tweet a picture of themselves for their #WalkersWave campaign.They would then automatically generate a video of Gary Lineker holding the photo.But as you can guess, the TV star was soon joined by the likes of Harold Shipman, Jimmy Savile and Fred West. The PR stunt horribly backfired (Picture: Twitter)Others shirts included the name ‘Innocent Hitler’, while some made fun of Madeleine McCann.AdvertisementAdvertisementAdidas said they immediately turned off the Twitter ‘personalisation mechanic’ after a ‘small minority’ of fans created the offensive shirts.In a statement, a spokesperson told Metro.co.uk: ‘As part of our partnership launch with Arsenal we have been made aware of the abuse of a Twitter personalisation mechanic created to allow excited fans to get their name on the back of the new jersey.‘Due to a small minority creating offensive versions of this we have immediately turned off the functionality and the twitter team will be investigating.’An Arsenal spokesperson added: ‘We totally condemn the use of language of this nature, which has no place in our game or society.‘We work hard as a club to encourage diversity and inclusion through our Arsenal for Everyone programme, launched in 2008 as a celebration of the diversity of the Arsenal family.‘Through a number of initiatives undertaken in the community, inside Emirates Stadium and throughout the club, Arsenal strives to ensure that everyone associated with the club feels an equal sense of belonging.’ The highly offensive versions of the new Arsenal shirt were shared on its official UK account (Picture: Twitter)Adidas has launched an investigation after it shared racist and anti-Semitic versions of the new Arsenal shirt from its official Twitter account.The German sportswear giant launched its #DareToCreate campaign on Monday and invited people to get involved by liking and retweeting its post about Arsenal’s home kit.Adidas would then generate a virtual shirt with the user’s Twitter handle on the back, along with the message ‘welcome to the squad’.But it horribly backfired when Twitter trolls hijacked the good-natured campaign.ADVERTISEMENTSick account names including ‘Gas All Jews’ and ‘Die All ‘N*****s’ were then emblazoned across the Arsenal shirt and sent out from the official UK page. Got a story for Metro.co.uk? Get in touch with our news team by emailing us at [email protected] For more stories like this, check our news page. Comment Advertisement A reminder: Never let the public run your campaigns (Picture: Twitter/Walkers Crisps)last_img read more

Pirates break loose, beat Athletics 5-0

first_imgPirates starting pitcher Francisco Liriano (47) delivers during the first inning against the Oakland Athletics at PNC Park, July 10. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) by Will GravesAP Sports WriterPITTSBURGH (AP) – Nothing lasts forever, not even the Oakland Athletics’ mastery over the Pittsburgh Pirates.Tommy Milone struggled following a lengthy rain delay and the A’s fell to Pittsburgh 5-0 on Wednesday night, the first time in franchise history Oakland has lost to the Pirates.The A’s came in 11-0 all-time against the Pirates since interleague play began in 1997, a streak finally snapped on a night Oakland had no answer for Pittsburgh’s Francisco Liriano.The veteran left-hander scattered four hits over seven innings following a nearly three-hour rain delay, momentarily cooling off one of the hottest teams in baseball.“Both teams have to go through (the delay),” Oakland manager Bob Melvin said. “I think Liriano had a little more to do with that. We’ve seen good before, but his slider was tough to pick up today.”Liriano (9-3) struck out six and walked one while trimming his ERA to 2.00 as the Pirates snapped a four-game losing streak. Pedro Alvarez went 2 for 4 and drove in two runs for Pittsburgh. Andrew McCutchen, Starling Marte and Jose Tabata also had two hits each for the Pirates.Milone (8-8) was coming off a season-high 8 1-3 innings in a win over Kansas City last week, but couldn’t get out of the third inning this time. He allowed seven hits, walked two and struck out two in his shortest outing of the season.“They were doing a good job of putting the ball in play and falling,” Milone said. “And even though they weren’t hit very hard, you always give yourself a chance when you put the ball in play and that’s what they were doing.”Marte doubled leading off the third, and Tabata followed with an RBI double. McCutchen drove Tabata home with a single, and Alvarez followed two batters later with a single to center that scored McCutchen.That was enough for Milone, who needed 80 pitches to get through 2 2-3 innings. He was replaced by Pat Neshek, who made his first appearance since June 29.The rust showed.The Pirates began the night hitting an NL-worst .226 with runners in scoring position but went 5 for 9 on Wednesday after Russell Martin and Alvarez hit consecutive RBI singles in the fourth.The margin, however, allowed the A’s to get a glimpse at the future. Former first-round pick Sonny Gray made his major league debut barely 24 hours after being called up from Triple-A Sacramento. The right-handed pitcher looked ready, striking out three and allowing one hit in two innings of work.“I didn’t know if I’d be nervous or not, but I wasn’t nervous at all,” Gray said. “I can remember back in spring training kind of getting nervous, so nervous I didn’t even know how to throw the ball to the catcher. But tonight, I don’t know what it was but I was more relaxed than I’d been pitching in Sacramento.”The A’s aren’t sure how long Gray will stick around during his first stint in the majors, but he impressed Melvin with his poise and his stuff.“I thought he was really good,” Melvin said. “You can have some nerves and sometimes that shows up in command — but he was on it right away.”So was Liriano.The veteran left-hander began the season on the disabled list while recovering from a broken right (non-throwing) arm and didn’t make his debut until May 11. In less than a month he has resurrected his career and surpassed All-Star teammate Jeff Locke for the team lead in victories with his fourth straight win.Liriano tossed Pittsburgh’s only complete game of the season in a 6-2 victory over the Cubs last Friday then backed it up with seven sharp innings against the AL West-leading A’s. Mixing speeds artfully, the 29-year-old Liriano allowed only two runners to reach third base.This marked the 24th time in 25 games a Pittsburgh starter has allowed three earned runs or fewer. The 13th shutout of the season dropped the Pirates’ team ERA to 3.09, easily the best in baseball.NOTES: The Pirates begin a three-game series on Friday at home against the New York Mets. Charlie Morton (1-2, 3.38 ERA) starts for the Pirates against Jeremy Hefner (4-6, 3.39). … Oakland ends the first half of the season at home against the Boston Red Sox. Jarrod Parker (6-6, 4.04) starts for the A’s.last_img read more

Huge gorse fire putting houses under threat in West Donegal

first_imgA massive gorse fire is West Donegal is putting houses under threat.The fire, which is located between Loughanure and Annagry, started in the early hours of this morning.Five units of the Donegal Fire Service are currently tackling the blaze. Firemen are also digging trenches and dousing down the exterior of houses in a bid to divert the flames from dwellings.Dozens of locals are also supporting the fire services as entire communities battle to put out the fires.Among those battling the blaze is local county councillor Micheal Mac Giolla Easbuig.“It is very intense. As soon as the fire service get it under control the wind whips up the flames again. “The community response has been amazing but we are still in the middle of trying to bring this under control,” he said.It comes just days after two homes were destroyed two homes in Annagry.Huge gorse fire putting houses under threat in West Donegal was last modified: April 26th, 2019 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:AnnagryfiregorseLouaghnuretendersWest Donegallast_img read more

Ernie Els signs up for Nedbank Challenge

first_img12 November 2013 Ernie Els, the most successful golfer in the history of South Africa’s Nedbank Golf Challenge, has confirmed his place in this year’s field. It will be the four-time major winner’s record 17th appearance in the event. Prize money for the tournament, which takes place at the Gary Player Country Club at Sun City in North West province from 5 to 8 December, is US$6.5-million (R67.5-million). Els, always a huge draw card in his home country, had been scheduled to play in the Tiger Woods World Challenge, which takes place in the same week as the Nedbank Golf Challenge, but instead decided to return to a venue that has been a very successful hunting ground for him.Nedbank Golf Challenge record “The Big Easy” recorded wins in the Nedbank Golf Challenge in 1999, 2000 and 2002. He has also finished as runner-up four times and was third on two occasions. At the age of 44, Els has shown he is still able to compete with the best. Earlier this season he won the BMW International Open on the European Tour, going wire-to-wire after opening with a nine-under-par 63. Just last year, he captured The Open Championship for a second time. “We are delighted to have Ernie in the field,” Sun International tournament director Alastair Roper said in a statement on the weekend. “He is an institution in the Nedbank Golf Challenge and has been its most popular and successful player ever since his debut in 1992. “Ernie’s career has overlapped with some of the greatest milestones in the history of the Nedbank Golf Challenge, so it’s wonderful that he’s in the new 30-man field and part of this new era in the tournament.”New 30-man field The new format for “Africa’s Major” includes an increase in prize money, and the addition of official rankings points. The event is being co-sanctioned by the Sunshine and European Tours, with the winner walking away with $1.5-million (R15.6-million), while last place will be worth a cool $100 000 (R1.03-million). “It looks like a strong field this year and I’m really looking forward to coming back and playing such a special event. Also, this was in part a family decision – Liezl, Samantha and Ben are with me for a short while and it made a lot of sense to compete at Sun City,” Els wrote in a diary entry on his website. “Obviously this tournament holds some really wonderful memories for me and for my whole family. Golf-wise, the highlight was the period from 1999 to 2002, where I won the tournament three times and in the other year finished second in a playoff. “My combined aggregate score for those four years was 86-under par. That was a good little stretch right there! “That third win in 2002 was probably the most I enjoyed my golf all year and the final round 63 is still to this day one of the best rounds of my life. It was one of those beautiful golfing days where you see every shot crystal-clear in your mind’s eye, you’re relaxed, you have control of the golf ball and the hole looks twice its normal size. Trust me you don’t forget those rounds.” SAinfo reporter and Nedbank Golf Challengelast_img read more

Adding Insulation to a 1944 Roof

first_img GREEN PRODUCT GUIDE RELATED ARTICLES Consider ‘storage capacity’ of the insulationWhile Albert Rooks believes that adding rigid foam is the easiest approach, he offers another thought about the differences between types of insulation that may play a role in lowering summer heat gain.“While lowering the indoor temperature peak on a hot day will obviously lower the indoor temps, increasing the cycle time that it takes to reach the interior peak temp means that the room can stay at comfortable temperatures longer,” Rooks writes. “That is the effect of the insulating materials heat storage capacity.”By choosing insulation with higher storage capacity, he adds, it will take longer for heat to work its way through the roof. The increase in indoor temperatures will still take place, but increasing the cycle time means lower overall heat gain and seeing peak temperatures at 3 a.m. instead of 4 p.m.Dense-pack cellulose and wood fiber insulation boards may have lower R-values per inch, Rooks says, but they have a much higher heat storage capacity than lightweight materials such as rigid foam. Green Basics: Insulating Roofs, Walls and FloorsGreen Basics: Rigid Foam Insulation7 Steps to an Energy-Efficient House: 2. The Roof” Q&A: Heat reflective roofing materialsGreen Basics: Roofing Material Choices RoofingHis plan is to tear off the existing roof down to the 2×4 rafters and then rebuild. The question is how.“Given the extremely limited depth of the rafter bays, I could get a few more R’s using spray foam or rigid foam, but I’m not sure that it would be worth the added expense,” he says. “One roofer has suggested adding pre-fab channels, edge vents and a ridge vent in order to ventilate the roof, but this just cuts the space available for insulation even more.”Cox’s roof project is the subject of this week’s Q&A Spotlight. Thaddeus Cox’s 1944 Cape Cod in Portland, Oregon, has a roof that needs some attention. Not only is the roof under-insulated, but it’s currently covered in two or three layers of asphalt shingles installed over the original layer of cedar. Roof sheathing consists of 1-in. thick boards.The International Energy Conservation Code recommends R-38 for the roof in this Climate Zone 4 house, far more than the R-11 batts Cox thinks are currently in place.But reducing winter heating bills isn’t Cox’s first concern, as he explains in this Q&A post at GreenBuildingAdvisor.“They are already pretty low with our ancient oil furnace, and should be lower after our gas conversion,” Cox writes. “What I’m most interested in is reducing the summer temps in the attic bedroom, presumably by reducing the heat transfer from the sun-heated roof.” RELATED MULTIMEDIA Video: Lstiburek’s Rules for Venting Roofs Beef up the insulationIncreasing the R-value of the roof is an obvious place to start, if only to reduce summer heat gain in the second-floor bedroom. He has more than one option.Even if Cox uses high-density foam, at roughly R-6.5 per inch, the 2×4 rafters will allow only enough insulation to reach R-26 at the most, so some additional depth would be required to reach code minimums. Low-density foam would need an even deeper rafter bay. With that in mind, Jon Schmid suggests furring out existing rafters to create a deeper rafter bay, then adding spray foam insulation.GBA senior editor Martin Holladay would go another route: “Install as much rigid foam on top of the existing sheathing as you can afford,” Holladay writes. “I would suggest at least R-30 of new foam – with or without channels above the foam.”Bob Coleman likes Holladay’s approach. Adding rigid foam on top of the sheathing is “far more economical” than adding spray foam or dense-packed cellulose inside the roof cavity, he says.If Cox wants to vent the new roof, he can build in a space between the rigid foam and new roof deck. Then there’s the roofing itselfHowever Cox chooses to increase the insulation in the roof, he’ll still need to finish the assembly with roof cladding, and this, too, will have something to do with controlling summer heat gain.In his original post, Cox says he was leaning in favor of Energy Star shingles to reduce heat gain, although he wasn’t sure if they were worth the extra expense. Roofing products that carry the Energy Star label have certain solar reflective qualities, and they must have warranties equal to or better than comparable non-reflective products.“Go for an Energy Star metal roof that will help deflect the heat (some lighter colors will almost absorb nothing),” writes Coleman, “then the foam helps seal in the cool generated inside, then a peel-and-stick or other [heavy] duty roof deck covering along with air sealing any gaps prevents conditioned air leakage.”Because they absorb so much heat, dark asphalt shingles are not the best choice in this project, Coleman writes: “If you put a blacktop driveway on your roof, the heat is going to come.”Although Cox isn’t inclined to go with metal, “due to cost, appearance and noise (think rain on a metal roof),” Rooks agrees with Coleman’s suggestion, adding that a metal roof will last much longer than shingles. Our expert’s opinionWe asked GBA technical director Peter Yost for his opinion. Here’s what he says:If the main objective of the new roof assembly is to improve overall thermal performance, but particularly to control summer heat gain, then it is always best to keep the heat out FIRST. Keeping solar heat out, before it becomes a conduction issue, is always the most effective summer heat gain strategy. Reduce the solar gain with a reflective roof cladding and if possible, introduce a ventilated air space underneath the cladding, which will increase convective heat exchange and provide a low-e surface on the backside of the cladding.I don’t think the specific heat capacity per volume of one insulation to another makes a significant difference. The specific heat capacity (per volume) of all insulations is relatively low and there is simply not enough storage in any insulation to match the day-night cycle of heat gain and loss in the roof assembly.One important way to take advantage of the day-night temperature cycle would be with night-time cooling: install an efficient whole-house exhaust fan to move hot air out and cool air in.I do like Martin’s suggestion of adding as much top-side rigid insulation as possible/economically feasible. Better bang for the buck and per inch of additional roof assembly profile. Something like this GBA detail for an exterior roof insulation retrofit.last_img read more