Action at the fourth annual Crystal Cup began yesterday evening, however this morning was marked by a ceremonial face-off. On hand was Flyers head coach, and former NHL draft pick Gerard Dicaire, and former Vancouver Canucks defenceman Dave Babych.It’s Babych’s second time attending the Crystal Cup. Leading up to the event he said being on Charlie Lake for hockey two years back reminded of him of his time playing on the lake at his home when he was a youngster in Edmonton. It made the decision to come back an easy one.“A couple of years ago I wasn’t sure what to expect. I grew up in Edmonton playing on outdoor rinks and we had a farm and once in awhile you got a chance to go play on the lake but it had been awhile since I did that,” Babych explained. “It was a blast; I couldn’t believe the set up they had there. The weather was beautiful. It was a little crisp out there but it was sunny and really well done. I enjoyed myself.”- Advertisement -Play on the ice continues throughout the day until approximately 8:45 p.m. Also tonight the Montney Coulees will be taking the stage to perform from 7-11 p.m.
Trophy Stall of Bourda Market joined the list of growing sponsors in support of the Three Peat Promotions’ second annual Guinness Cage Competition, which is scheduled to kick off on August 8 at the Haslington Market Tarmac.Trophy Stall Managing Director Ramesh Sunich presents the sponsorship cheque and first-place trophy to Three Peat Promotions’ Rawle WelchTitled “East Coast Best versus the Rest”, the five-day tournament is expected to attract 24 of the top exponents of the shorter football format with a minimum of 12 teams coming from the East Coast, while the remaining 12 will be selected from the Georgetown, Linden and West Demerara environs.On Monday, during a simple ceremony that was conducted at the entity’s location in Bourda Market, Trophy Stall Managing Director Ramesh Sunich took the opportunity to personally hand over his sponsorship to co-principal of the promotional group, Rawle Welch.Sunich, who is no stranger to the sports fraternity, in brief remarks, commended the Group for its continued commitment towards the development of sports, while also recognising its contribution in helping to foster camaraderie and cohesion amongst the respective communities.“I would like to recognise your contribution in assisting to bring together the various communities that will be participating in the tournament and at the same time, helping to further develop the format in the sport,” Sunich said.Welch, in response, thanked Sunich for his unwavering support for the tournament, starting in its inaugural year, while noting his sterling contribution towards the development of sports and athletes that, according to Welch, is unrivalled.Sport is being used as one of the vehicles to eliminate obstacles that have prevented unity among villages and communities and Three Peat Promotions, through its efforts, is helping to strengthen co-operation and friendship between participating teams and, by extension, the communities they hail from.Among the other donors to have committed assistance are: Clarks footwear giants Chetsons; Queensway Security Services; E-Networks Inc; KSM Investments; Yhip’s Bakery; Brass Aluminium & Cast Iron Foundry (BACIF); Ray’s Auto Sales; YK Investments; Woodpecker Products; the National Sports Commission; Express Shipping; C Division of the Guyana Police Force; Julius Variety Store; C & C Prestigious Styles and Attorney-at-Law Roysdale Forde.
6 Chelsea’s pursuit of FC Tokyo star Yoshinori Muto will have come as a surprise to many of the club’s fans this morning.The Japan international has been the subject of a £4million bid, according to the J-League side and could be winging his way to Stamford Bridge in the summer.But he wouldn’t be the first surprise signing to end up at Chelsea.Here at talkSPORT we take a look at six other stars who made shock switches to west London.Click right to scroll through… 6 3. Tal Ben Haim (Signed from Bolton) – Click right for more shock Chelsea signings… – Back in the summer of 2007, with injury problems dogging the Chelsea defence and Roman Abramovich tightening the purse strings a little, the Blues landed the Israeli defender on a free transfer after failing to land him the January window. He lasted just 13 months at the club. 6 6 1. Emerson Thome (Signed from Sheffield Wednesday) – In December 1999 Chelsea moved to land Brazilian centre-back Thome as they looked to bolster their defence which included Frank Leboeuf, Marcel Desailly, Jes Hogh and an up and coming John Terry. He didnt last long though, joining Sunderland for £4.5m in August 2000. But he did leave a lasting impression on Terry who revealed his former team-mate always looked after him at a crucial stage in his development. 5. Victor Moses (Signed from Wigan Athletic) – Click right for more shock Chelsea signings… – Ex-Crystal Palace youth, Moses, had begun to make waves with the Latics in 2012 and with his potential beginning to show a move seemed on the cards. Chairman Dave Whelan didnt hesitate to accept when a huge £9m bid was slapped in. 6 6. Ashley Cole (Signed from Arsenal) – Click right for more shock Chelsea signings… – Once the darling of Highbury, protracted contract talks and allegations of tapping up saw his exit become inevitable and in the end he swapped clubs with William Gallas and £5m going to Arsenal as he joined Chelsea. 6 2. Fernando Torres (Signed from Liverpool) – Click right for more shock Chelsea signings… – In January 2011, Spain striker Torres became the fourth most expensive signing in history as Chelsea flexed their financial muscle to prize him from Liverpool, where the player had been a huge success. 4. Chris Sutton (Signed from Blackburn) – Click right for more shock Chelsea signings… – When Blackburn were relegated from the Premier League back in 1999 Sutton had been in and out of the team due to injuries and only managed four goals in 20 games. Yet Chelsea decided to splurge £10m it wasnt their wisest decision.
A well-known Donegal businessman has said he will be forced to retire and leave his workforce on the dole after appearing in court on tax charges.Edward J Martin, from Lifford, was charged with failing to fill in tax returns for the years 2008, 2009 and 2010.Mr Martin, who runs Border Stores and a number of other businesses, says he has returned preliminary tax returns for the years. The businessman, who has traded for more than 50 years, recently had a heart operation and claimed he should not even have been in court.“This is against my human rights. I only had a three hour heart operation a few weeks ago and I shouldn’t be here.“I have filled in these tax returns but they are still coming after me. If this goes on I will be forced to retire and leave my workers on the dole,” he said.Speaking at Letterkenny District Court this morning Judge Paul Kelly said while he sympathized with Mr Martin, he had heard a number of such cases that morning.“I appreciate you have made preliminary tax returns but you have to live by the law of the land and file full returns,” he said.He adjourned the case until January and told Mr Martin to get himself an accountant to sort the matter out.At hearing.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedFollow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comBUSINESSMAN SAYS HE WILL HAVE TO LET STAFF GO AFTER TAX CHARGES was last modified: November 7th, 2011 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:Edward J MartinLetterkenny District Courttax returns
The Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny will be the venue for launching an ambitious new anti-racism programme Show Racism the Red Card on March 14th.Many Donegal schools and youth services will be familiar with this programme because of work by Finn Harps FC in promoting the message of Show Racism the Red Card.The launch will include the unveil of a new DVD education pack featuring Seamus Coleman and pupils from St Eunans National School in Raphoe. This new education pack includes a DVD which is 18.41minutes long and features top stars of Irish sport including Donegal’s Seamus Coleman alongside his international teammates Simon Cox, David Meyler, James Mc Carthy, David Meyler, Darren Randolph and Sean St Ledger.Ireland women’s U19 Rihanna Jarrett also features as do some of the stars from rugby and GAA including Gaelic Players Chief Executive Dessie Farrell and Wexford’s Lee Chin.The DVD is a lively feature including action footage from the stars of the different sports. Also featuring are children from St Eunans National School Raphoe.The example of action taken by children at St Eunans National School is being highlighted as good practice for schools all over Ireland. In creating their mosaic of Show Racism the Red Card mascot Jeff the Ref, the children at St Eunans involved the endorsement of the great and the good from Donegal and beyond, who signed the cards which make up the mosaic. The teachers and children at St Eunans have worked hard over recent years in support of Show Racism the Red Card.The DVD will be accompanied by a 36 page pack, with lots of activities to support learning in the classroom. The pack will be translated into Irish to ensure usage in Gaelscoilleanna and Gaeltacht schools. The pack features activities which are downloadable and encourage interactive learning that young people can enjoy.DONEGAL GETS READY TO SHOW RACISM THE RED CARD was last modified: March 6th, 2013 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:DONEGAL SPORTS PARTNERSHIPRaphoeShow Racism the Red CardSt Eunan’s NAtional School
This man sold out Croker five times over, and the clash between Donegal and Dublin is also a sell out.The GAA have officially confirmed that the All-Ireland semi-final between Donegal and Dublin is a sell out.It’s been speculated for weeks that the game would attract the maximum capacity at Croke Park which is 82,300.And earlier this afternoon the GAA officially confirmed that there was no tickets left available for the match which is one of the most highly anticipated clashes in the GAA in recent years. It’s the first football game to sell out HQ since last year’s All-Ireland final between Dublin and Mayo.The game will provide two very contrasting styles of play.Dublin’s attacking style of play has won many plaudits, while Donegal’s blanket defence approach has received widespread criticism, despite the fact they’ve secured three Ulster titles and one All-Ireland playing that way.The fact both counties meet in the MFC All-Ireland semi-final adds spice to the occasion, as if it needed anymore. Sunday promises to be a cracking encounter, and the 82,300 in attendance will certainly enjoy the fanfare on offer.NOTHING BEATS BEING THERE! IT’S OFFICIAL – DONEGAL V DUBLIN IS A SELL OUT was last modified: August 29th, 2014 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:CrokerdonegaldublinGAAnewssell-outSport
In their relentless effort to continuously improve their service and customer experience, Bus Feda have recently launched a new bespoke online ticketing system.Since the 1st August, it is now cheaper to travel with Bus Feda if you book your ticket online.It is still possible to pay for your tickets on board, but they will be slightly more expensive. Online tickets can be bought on their website at www.busfeda.ie and either printed before travel or can be presented to the driver via a smartphone or a similar device.They have also recently introduced two new 191 registered Volvo coaches to operate their twice-daily route between Donegal and Galway.Both vehicles are equipped with free Wi-Fi, individual USB charging points at each seat, air conditioning, reclining Brusa seats, not to mention their friendly and good looking drivers. Brian O Donnell Managing director at Bus Feda said: “The introduction of this online booking facility is our latest step to improving our customers’ travel experience.“This facility allows passengers to book tickets from anywhere in the world day or night and is especially suited to people wishing to use credit or debit cards for payment.“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers for using our service between Donegal and Galway over the last 35 years and hope to continue serving the people of the West Coast for many years to come.”For anyone looking for more information or to purchase your next online ticket, you can visit www.busfeda.ie.Bus Feda has also confirmed that they will continue to deliver to the main accommodation areas in Galway, Sligo and Letterkenny on their late Sunday night services.This invaluable service will take some of the worries away from parents in knowing that their kids will be dropped to the main accommodation spots near their college or university. It also saves students money by cutting out the need for a taxi when they arrive late at night.Brian O Donnell added: “The late Sunday evening departure from Donegal is still our most popular departure as it allows students to spend all day at home ensuring they get “The Dinner” before their journey back to college.The fact they are delivered so close to their accommodation on this service makes it very appealing to parents and students alike”.If you or anyone you know is going to 3rd level in NUIG, GMIT, ITSligo, St Angela’s or LYIT, visit www.busfeda.ie or call 074 9548114 to arrange your travel. Bus Feda – now cheaper when you book online was last modified: August 18th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)
2 September 2010Seventy-one years of independent South African cinema is to be celebrated in October 2010 when the Moosa family’s Avalon Group, once almost destroyed by apartheid, opens a new luxury Cine Centre in the upmarket Killarney Mall in Johannesburg.South Africa has a rich history of cinema stretching back almost 100 years, and early projection devices were shown on the Johannesburg goldfields as early as 1896. The first cinema newsreels ever released were filmed at the front during the Anglo-Boer War of 1899 to 1902, and the country’s first narrative film was The Kimberley Diamond Robbery, made in 1910 by Springbok Films.In Durban during the 1920s a young man named Aboobaker – or “AB” – Moosa fell in love with the cinema, and longed to have a theatre of his own where he could watch the movies he wanted for free. In 1939, at age 37, his dream was realised when he and Abdulla Kajee co-founded the Avalon Theatre in Durban’s Victoria Street.World’s longest partnership with 20th Century FoxThe theatre was a huge success, catering largely for the South African Indian community. Moosa built on this success by becoming one of the first to bring early Bollywood movies to South Africa, and by establishing a distribution agreement with 20th Century Fox. Now in its 71st year, this is the world’s longest uninterrupted partnership with the Hollywood giant.The business boomed, and AB began opening theatres elsewhere in South Africa – in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Kimberley, Durban, East London, Port Elizabeth and Paarl.“My father had an uncanny eye for property,” Moosa Moosa, AB’s third son, told Property Magazine. “When he spotted a new site for a cinema, he always snapped it up.” Moosa took over the business after his father’s death in the 1960s, and bought it up outright from his brothers in the 1980s.In its heyday the Avalon Group operated 18 cinemas across the country, making up over 10% of the market share at the time.Apartheid and the Group Areas ActBut AB soon fell foul of apartheid legislation and its Group Areas Act.“When the Nats [National Party government] began their expropriation process, we felt completely violated,” Moosa told Property Magazine. “The notice was delivered by a condescending official who was determined to let you know who was boss.“You were given 90 days notice to attempt to sell the property at its market value – of course this was impossible. The potential purchaser wouldn’t offer a fair price, because he knew you were cornered. He’d offer something ridiculous, and if you declined, the government would offer only 80% of that.”In 1964, at the age of 21, Moosa witnessed his father’s humiliation at their family’s eviction from their grand colonial home on the corner of Goble and Windmere Roads in Durban under the Group Areas Act. As Indians, they were no longer allowed to live in what had been declared a whites-only area.AB Moosa did not survive either the eviction or what Moosa refers to as the “legislated theft” of his assets. The Group Areas Act and Reservation of Separate Amenities Act began to destroy AB’s empire.In this darkest time, Moosa Moosa took on sole ownership of Avalon and ran only one cinema in Durban. “We might not even have retained that, but the Grey Street complex was in a so-called ‘Indian’ area,” Moosa says. “In effect, it was frozen terrain – the government hadn’t quite made up its mind about it.”A new dawn; and AB JuniorIn the 1990s apartheid came to an end, and the Avalon Group’s fortunes began to revive. Around that time Moosa was joined in the business by his only son, AB Junior, who was named after his grandfather. AB Junior had just left school and decided to work alongside his father for, in his own words, a “love of the cinema and of the entertainment business as a whole”.“When I joined we were down to one cinema screen,” he says. “However, my father and myself took it upon ourselves to transform the South African cinema landscape”.His passion was not only to rebuild Avalon, but also to restore the family’s rightful place in the industry and put right the historical wrongs of the past.“The challenge was formidable,” AB Junior says. “We brought an action against the dominant cinema group, and we won. We paved the way for the resurgence of the Avalon name.”Lifetime achievement, entrepreneurship awardsWith over 50 years in the industry, Moosa Moosa is the longest serving cinema executive in South Africa and among the longest serving in the world.In 1997 he appeared before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission business hearings to give evidence on the abuses inflicted by the apartheid system on African, coloured and Indian businesses, and in 1998 was invited to appear before the portfolio committee in parliament to make representations in relation to the new Competition Bill.In 2007 Moosa was given a South African Film and Television Industry lifetime achievement award. The Avalon Group is now the oldest and third-largest cinema operating company in South Africa, after Ster-Kinekor and Nu Metro, and the leader in distributing increasingly popular Bollywood movies.AB Junior continues in the footsteps of his distinguished family, and is now managing director of the Avalon Group. “When your business is also a passion you are doing what you really want to do, so the flow is reasonably easy,” he says.AB Junior founded the movie production arm of the business, Avalon Productions, and was a line producer on the Bollywood blockbuster Dhoom 2, which was partly filmed in South Africa. The movie has gone on to become the highest-grossing Bollywood production of all time, earning more that US$40-million (R300-million). In 2007, the year his father was given a lifetime achievement award by the industry, AB Junior was named South African Entrepreneur of the Year.Avalon’s most ambitious project yetAnd now, in 2010, Avalon’s most ambitious project to date comes to fruition at the Killarney Mall shopping centre in Johannesburg’s affluent northern suburbs. Opening in October, the new Cine Centre will be a specialised luxury cinema complex featuring the latest Hollywood and Bollywood blockbusters. The centre will have five screens, each featuring the latest 3D and digital projection hardware, as well as state-of-the-art Dolby Digital surround sound.Interestingly, the suburb of Killarney was the centre of the Johannesburg film industry in the early 1900s, and the land now occupied by the Killarney Mall was once the site of film studios and a film laboratory.“All five cinemas will offer cutting-edge viewing technology including 3D,” says Debra Sharnock, centre manager of Killarney Mall. “A fully digital 3D cinema complex is a first for the South African cinema industry, demonstrating the extraordinary quality that movie-goers can expect at Johannesburg’s newest cinema development.”A highlight of the Cine Centre will be a luxurious 64-seat gold-class theatre available for hire.“Killarney Mall is the ideal venue for our new Cine Centre, with its long-standing reputation as one of the city’s leading centres,” says AB Junior. “The Avalon Group is confident that our new venture at Killarney Mall will further enhance our stature as leaders in our industry.”Source: Gauteng Film Commission
21 August 2013An initiative which began with the formation of a Volkswagen South Africa (VWSA) judo team has grown into a successful community upliftment programme, with coach Sondisa Magajana recently taking two young hearing-impaired contestants to the Deaflympics in Bulgaria.In 2006, quality assurance employee Magajana trained as a judo coach and started the VWSA judo team. Starting with only a few VWSA members, the team, comprising novices and experienced men and women, grew and began participating at provincial and national level.The team now boasts 35 members, four of whom took top honours when they represented Eastern Province at the South African National Open Judo Championships in July, winning a gold medal for under-73kg senior men, a gold for under-66kg senior men, a silver for under-90kg senior men, and a bronze for under-81kg senior men.Dedication and passionAfter starting the team at VWSA, Magajana realised that the dedication and passion of judo was something he wanted to impart to keen learners who were often side-lined in the sport.In 2009 he started the Judo Institute for People with Special Needs, a move which earned him the Volunteer of the Year accolade at the SA Sports Awards last year for his involvement in the community.The initiative has been encouraged by VWSA. Magajana has been allowed time off work to train students and accompany them to various training and championship events, where they have often brought home top honours.Breaking new ground“I’ve always wanted to break new ground. My plan was to include all disabilities, because in sport these are people that have been marginalised. I had a strong belief that I could make a difference in their lives,” Magajana said in a statement on Tuesday.The schools which are benefiting from his training include Khanyisa School for the Blind (KwaDwesi), Reuben Birin School for the Deaf (Missionvale), Lonwabo School for the physically challenged (Missionvale), Cape Recife (Summerstrand), Northern Lights (Cotswold) and outside Nelson Mandela Bay, Efata School for Blind and Deaf (Mthatha).After taking pupils to participate in the Nedbank National Championships for the Physically Disabled, presented by the South African Sports Association for Physically Disabled (SASAPD), earlier this year, Magajana was asked to accompany South Africa’s deaf team as its coach at the Deaflympics in Bulgaria, which ended in early August.‘A great honour’“I have put a lot of work into coaching physically and hearing impaired pupils, so being given this opportunity was a great honour,” he said on his return.Two of his hearing impaired pupils from Uitenhage, 17-year-old Priscilla Lawrence and Siviwe Nkwinti, also 17, accompanied Magajana to Sophia, Bulgaria. Both are ranked number one in their respective weight categories on the provincial judo log for able-bodied contestants.Lawrence returned with a sixth place in the women under-63kg division, while Nkwinti fought bravely despite being injured during training. He was knocked out of the competition after the first round.Excellence“The pupils I train are as good as any able-bodied contestants. They take part in able-bodied competitions and excel,” said Magajana, who has already set his sights on taking a “team to be reckoned with” to the 2017 Deaflympics in Turkey.“During the Deaflympics, we trained with French, Iranian and Argentinian contestants, so there was a great platform for skills transfer among the different teams.”Magajana will head to The Netherlands in December with the national deaf judo team for an international training camp ahead of the 2014 European Open Judo Championship.Next on the cards for the VWSA team is a trip for National Championship under- 73kg gold medallist Daludumo Makalima (of the Material Recovery division) to Abu Dhabi in November as part of the South African judo team.SAinfo reporter
The important factor that comes into play here is net free area. It’s not just the overall size that matters. It’s the amount of open area in the return grille that matters. This is something a lot of people ignore when they switch out the metal vents in their home with wooden grilles. The net free area in a metal grille is typically 70 to 90 percent. A wooden grille might have a net free area of 50% or less. That can make a huge difference in air flow.Then there are the DIY jobs. Just do a little search on the term “decorating a return air vent,” and you’ll see a lot of creative ways to make your system underperform — but it sure will look good!Sizing a return grilleSo how do you size a return vent? The author’s of Manual T give a pretty easy way to do it. If you’re using a non-filter grille, you divide the air flow rate in cubic feet per minute (cfm) by the face velocity in feet per minute (fpm). (Sorry, rest of the world. We use “those annoying imperial units” here in the U.S.)But wait, you say. What the heck is the face velocity? Great question! It’s the speed of the air over the whole face of the grille. Occasionally you’ll see a reference to core velocity, which is the speed over the free area of the grille. When designing the returns, we typically use a maximum face velocity of 400 fpm for a non-filter grille.Let’s do the numbers. Say you have a return designed for 1,000 cfm. The grille area, then, would need to be 1,000 cfm / 400 fpm = 2.5 square feet. That’s 360 square inches, so a 19″ x 19″ grille would work. Except you can’t find one with those dimensions. At 360 square inches, a 20″ x 18″ is right on the money. But…Use real engineering dataWhat does the manufacturer say about their grilles? If you look at the Hart & Cooley catalog, it’s easy to see that these simple calculations don’t quite work. Take a look at the table below (see Image #3) and you’ll see what I mean. 20″ x 18″ isn’t in the table, but 20″ x 20″ is. And it doesn’t make the grade. The highlighted column is the one for a face velocity of 400 fpm.Hmmmm. We wanted 1,000 cfm, but the 20″ x 18″ grille will give us something less than 720 cfm at those conditions.The solution is to go bigger. The snippet of engineering data below is from further down in the table. To have a return grille that can move at least 1,000 cfm at 400 fpm face velocity, we need a 30″ x 20″ grille. The 30″ x 18″ doesn’t quite get us there so we bump it up to the next size.That simple calculation from Manual T that I opened up the discussion of sizing with turns out to be a rough rule of thumb. To get the proper sizes for your return grilles, you must use the engineering data.A delicate balanceAt the other end, the supply duct terminations have to do a lot. Here’s the short list of what you want to accomplish with the supply air when it exits the ducts:Deliver the right amount of air. Of course, most of that is determined by what happens before the air gets to the end of a run but the vent type is still significant.Mix the supply air with the room air. That means shooting it out fast enough and in the right direction(s).Keep fast-moving air away from people. Drafts create comfort problems.Get the air out of the vents quietly. This is such an important point it deserves its own article.Don’t give that freshly conditioned air a short circuit to a return vent. If you put a supply just across from a return, you’re asking for trouble.I’ll cover that important topic in the near future. In the meantime, your homework is to get your hands on a copy of Manual T, download a catalog or two , and see if you can make some sense of this stuff. (Hart & Cooley and Shoemaker are the two big names in registers, grilles, and diffusers.) When I come back to this subject, we’ll explore those design issues in some depth. Allison Bailes of Decatur, Georgia, is a speaker, writer, building science consultant, and the author of the Energy Vanguard Blog. You can follow him on Twitter at @EnergyVanguard. RELATED ARTICLESAll About Furnaces and Duct SystemsSaving Energy With Manual J and Manual DKeeping Ducts IndoorsReturn-Air ProblemsSealing DuctsDuct Leakage Testing You’re at a cocktail party when, as it so often does, the discussion turns to HVAC design. What do people talk about? Load calculations. Manual J. Oversizing. Maybe a little about duct sizing or location. But how many times have you been in that conversation and heard someone talk about what happens at the end of the ducts? Yes, I’m talking about the often overlooked part of HVAC design in which the designer selects the proper terminations for the duct runs.In the protocols of the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), this part of the design process is described in Manual T: Air Distribution Basics for Residential and Small Commercial Buildings. This step is just as important as the other parts of the design process but is often given short shrift. Here’s an overview of some of the main factors we consider when selecting grilles and registers for the systems we design.Suck it inFirst, let me say that most of our attention is on the supply outlets (the registers and diffusers). The return inlets (grilles) are important but getting them right is pretty easy. Mostly, they just need to be big and open enough for the amount of air they’re moving. If they’re not, you’ll hear it once the fan runs. Make them too small — a common problem — and they’ll be noisy and reduce air flow.