first_imgSaurashtra defeated Jharkhand by 8 wickets on the second day of their Ranji Trophy Group C match here at Madhavrao Scindia cricket ground on Firday. The hosts clinched six points with this victory over Jharkhand, who were bowled out for 168 and 122 in the first and second innings respectively.Saurashtra player Ravindra Jadeja, who took six wickets in the first innings, also took seven in the second innings on a spin-friendly track. Kamlesh Makwana clinched three wickets and supported Jadeja.Saurashtra, who had taken a lead of 37 runs in their first innings after being bowled out for 205, needed 85 runs to win the game. The hosts achieved the target by losing two wickets. Avi Barot was dismissed for 8 while Sagar Jogiyani got out on 46. Cheteshwar Pujara (23) and Chirag Jani (8) remained unbeated as they saw their team home.In the first game, Saurashtra had defeated Tripura by an innings and 118 runs to bag a bonus point. Jadeja has now picked up 24 wickets in just two games in this Ranji trophy season.Ishant scalps six, puts Delhi on top against VidarbhaIshant Sharma continued his brilliant form with the ball as his six-wicket haul enabled Delhi to restrict Vidarbha to 298 in the Ranji Trophy group league encounter on Friday.Delhi, in reply, crawled to 132 for two in 60 overs as skipper Gautam Gambhir played a painstaking unbeaten innings of 62 off 180 balls with six fours. In fact, the India discard consumed 30 of the 60 overs as Vidarbha bowlers tried a negative line bowling way outside the off-stump.The highlight of the day, apart from Ishant’s innings, was debutant left-hander Nitish Rana, who scored 57 off 139 deliveries with eight boundaries.Along with Gambhir, he added 112 runs for the unbroken third-wicket stand.advertisementShreyas Iyer maiden double ton powers Mumbai Up and coming Shreyas Iyer scored a magnificent, maiden double hundred while his captain Aditya Tare slammed an unbeaten ton as the duo put the Punjab bowling attack to the sword to help Mumbai take a huge first innings lead of 341 runs on day two of their Ranji Trophy match in Mumbai on Friday.At stumps, Mumbai were 495 for 6 in 112 overs, replying to Punjab’s measly 154, with Tare (111) and Dhawal Kulkarni (30) at the crease, with two days left in the Group B game.Karun Nair helps Karnataka take the lead against BengalKarun Nair made a mincemeat of Bengal bowling with a crushing century as defending champions Karnataka comfortably took the first innings lead against Bengal in a Ranji Trophy group league encounter, here on Friday.In reply to Bengal’s first innings score of 312, Karnataka riding on Karun’s unbeaten 119 reached 322 for four in 83 overs at stumps on the second day.Karun was involved in two crucial partnerships — 114 for the third wicket with Manish Pandey (53) and 113 for the unbroken fifth wicket stand with all-rounder Shreyas Gopal (54 batting).Karun, who was recently called up as a reserve for the India Test team hit 18 boundaries in 173 balls as Karnataka scored runs at a rate of close to four runs per over. Brief Scores Vidarbha 298 all out (Faiz Fazal 55, S Badrinath 44, IshantSharma 6/36). Delhi 132/2 (Gautam Gambhir 62 batting, Nitish Rana 57batting).  Jharkhand 168 and 122 (Ishank Jaggi 31, RavindraJadeja 7-55). Saurashtra 205 and 86 for 2 (Sagar Jogiyani 46, Cheteshwar Pujara not out 23).Punjab: 154 Mumbai 495 for 6 (S Iyer 200, S Yadav 78, A Tare 111 not out, D Kulkarni 30 not out; Barinder Singh Sran 3/87).Bengal 312 in 88.2 overs (Sudeep Chatterjee 145, Wriddhiman Saha 90, R Vinay Kumar 4/80) Karnataka 322/4 (Karun Nair 119 batting, Shreyas Gopal 55 batting, Manish Pandey 53, Pragyan Ojha 1/95).last_img read more

first_imgBhopal, Nov 20 (PTI) Retaining the Ratlam-Jhabua Lok Sabha and Dewas Assembly seats in the bye-elections to be held tomorrow will be crucial for BJP after its humiliating defeat in Bihar polls, even as the Congress is leaving no stone unturned to give the saffron party a tough fight.BJP, relying more on sympathy wave, has fielded Petlawad MLA Nirmala Bhuria, daughter of Dileep Singh Bhuria whose death necessitated the bye-election to Ratlam seat.In Dewas Assembly seat, the party has given ticket to Gayatri Raje Puar, the widow of erstwhile ruler of Dewas Tukoji Rao Puar, the sitting BJP MLA who died in June.On the other side, the Congress has put up a united face and is banking on former Union minister Kantilal Bhuria to reclaim the Ratlam seat from BJP, and young leader Jaiprakash Shastri in Dewas.The bypolls will be held tomorrow while the counting will take place on November 24.The drubbing in the recent Bihar Assembly elections, and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwats quota review remarks appeared to have made BJP jittery, forcing Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan to strongly contend that till the time he is there, there will be no end to reservation.”As long as Narendra Modi is Prime Minister and I am Chief Minister, no one (koi mai ka laal) can end reservation,” Chouhan recently said while addressing meetings at Bori and Baledi villages while campaigning for the party candidates in the bypolls.Chouhan said the Congress has distorted the statement of RSS chief over reservation and is playing politics over it.advertisementSensing an opportunity in the bypoll, the otherwise divided Congress party in the state has tried to project unity with all senior leaders, including General Secretary Digvijay Singh, former Union minister Kamal Nath and partys chief whip in the Lok Sabha Jyotiraditya Scindia and state unit chief Arun Yadav campaigning vigorously for Kantilal Bhuria. MORE PTI MAS GK RTlast_img read more

first_imgBarcelona coach Luis Enrique is leaving the Spanish La Liga champions at the end of the season when his contract expires after three trophy-laden seasons at the club.Luis Enrique made the announcement at a news conference after Barca thrashed Sporting Gijon 6-1 at the Nou Camp on Wednesday to keep up their bid for a third league title under the management of their former midfielder.”I would like to thank the club for the confidence they have shown in me, it’s been three unforgettable years,” said Luis Enrique, who has won two Liga titles, two King’s Cups and the 2015 Champions League since succeeding Gerardo Martino in 2014.Luis Enrique said he had met with Barca directors Albert Soler and Robert Fernandez before this season to discuss the possibility of not renewing his contract.”They told me there was no hurry to make a decision, but now that moment has arrived,” he added.”This is a very difficult decision for me which I have thought about for a very long time but I think I have to be loyal and do what I think is right.”Barca top the standings on 57 points, one ahead of arch-rivals Real Madrid who have played one game fewer.Luis Enrique has also led his team to the King’s Cup final but suffered heavy criticism after Barcelona were crushed 4-0 by Paris St Germain in their Champions League last 16 first-leg game two weeks ago.Luis Enrique followed in the footsteps of former team mate Pep Guardiola in leading Barca to the treble in his first season in charge, although his reign has also witnessed turbulent moments.advertisementThe coach was reported to be on the brink of dismissal in January 2015 due to his rocky relationship with Lionel Messi after leaving the Argentine talisman out of the starting line-up.SPECTACULAR FOOTBALLWhile he has overseen spectacular football, fired by the prolific attacking partnership of Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez, Luis Enrique has been criticised for abandoning the team’s style of play perfected by Guardiola which was geared around controlled possession in midfield.He bore the brunt of criticism for the harrowing defeat by PSG which has left Barca on the brink of their earliest elimination from the Champions League in a decade.Luis Enrique said he had become exhausted from the constant pressure that comes with the Barca job and needed time out to recover, echoing Guardiola’s words when he stepped down in 2012.”In my work I am constantly looking for solutions and that means I get no time to rest, I need to rest and that’s my main motive for leaving,” he said.Guardiola paid tribute to his former team mate.”With Luis Enrique’s farewell, fans lose someone who was the perfect coach for Barcelona. The football in the last three years has been incredible,” the Manchester City manager said on Twitter.Midfielder Ivan Rakitic said he and the rest of the Barca squad were taken aback when Luis Enrique revealed the news to them in the dressing-room.”We knew nothing about it,” Rakitic told Croatian media. “First he told the team about his decision We were left stunned and at a loss for words. We want to end the season successfully and enjoy what is left.”Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu also praised the departing coach.”We’re very happy with the work he has done up to now and we have to accept his decision and support him. Luis Enrique will leave in the summer and we’ve had a super coach for the last three years,” he said.last_img read more

first_imgBengaluru, Mar 2 (PTI) After the historic Asia Cup victory in November last year, the Indian womens hockey team has set out for its first tour of the year, to Korea. The 20-member squad, led by Rani along with vice captain Sunita Lakra, today left for Jinchun, Korea where they will play a five-match series with the hosts starting March 5. Under the watchful eyes of chief coach Harendra Singh, the India team was based out of the Sports Authority of India, Bengaluru where 34 players were part of the national camp that focused on fitness, speed and skill development. While the players will compete in Korea between March 5 to 11, the remaining members of the camp will continue to train ahead of their preparations for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. “This is our first event after winning the Asia Cup last year so naturally the team is riding on confidence. The team is upbeat and eager to play our first international tour of the season and Korea can be a tough team to play in their home conditions,” said Rani. The team will be back here on March 13 and will continue with its preparation for the Commonwealth Games. “Korea Tour will help us analyse our game and find out if there are shortcomings in the way we play ahead of the CWG. We have specifically trained on our man-to-man marking, tried different variations in our attack during the camp and we want to execute these strategies against an international team. “We have been playing matches against local men?s team to get tougher too,” added the skipper. In the absence of ace goalkeeper Savita who has been rested for the tour, debutant Swati and Rajani Etimarpu will be put to test. With the experienced Deepika and Poonam Rani returning after a long injury haul, Rani feels the team is a perfect mix. “It is a big boost to have Deepika and Poonam back in the squad. We also have talented youngsters like defender Suman Devi Thoudam, midfielder Udita and forward Lalremsiami. “I think we have a very good mix with a perfect balance of young and experienced players,” Rani said. PTI AH AHadvertisementlast_img read more

first_imgEverybody loves a bargain and it’s no different when it comes to fantasy football.The Premier League is set to kick off this August and time is running out for managers to get their squads assembled.Figuring out how best to spend your money is part of the fun and one thing that can make a big difference is knowing how to get the best bang for your buck. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? To help you get the best out of your budget, Goal brings you a selection of the cheapest and best players to pick on fantasy football this season. Fantasy football 2019-20 bargain forwards Fantasy football 2019-20 bargain midfielders Fantasy football 2019-20 bargain defenders Fantasy football 2019-20 bargain goalkeepersFantasy football 2019-20 bargain forwardsRaul Jimenez | Wolves | £7.5mWolves star Raul Jimenez is a relative bargain in this season’s fantasy football, despite scoring nearly as well as Sergio Aguero and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang last term.The former Benfica and Atletico Madrid striker isn’t necessarily the most profilic, but his hold-up play means he is often laying up his team-mates and earning bonus points.It is a risk, of course, given the possibility of the dreaded ‘second-season syndrome’, but the Mexico international’s price – £3.5m cheaper than Aubameyang and £4.5m cheaper than Aguero – is decent value.Gerard Deulofeu | Watford | £6.5mFormer Barcelona winger Gerard Deulofeu has been categorised as a forward in this season’s fantasy football, which may strike some as unusual, particularly when similar players such as Mohamed Salah aren’t.Either way, Deulofeu is available at a reasonable price and, while he is not renowned as an out-and-out goalscorer, he is inclined to take set-pieces and provide assists.Jay Rodriguez | Burnley | £6mIt is a long time since Jay Rodriguez was the toast of fantasy football managers everywhere for his exploits with Southampton, but he is back this season with Burnley and available for half what Aguero costs.Rodriguez scored 22 goals for West Brom in the Championship last season and will take confidence from that into the new season as he seeks to enjoy an Indian Summer in England’s top flight.If he can cement a place in the team and remain fit, the one-time England international will get his fair share of points alongside Chris Wood and Ashley Barnes.Raul Jimenez Wolves Sin CaraFantasy football 2019-20 bargain midfieldersJohn McGinn | Aston Villa | £5.5mJack Grealish and Conor Hourihane are Aston Villa’s most expensive midfielders in fantasy football this season, but John McGinn, who is equally is important to the team, is cheaper.The Scotland international is a tenacious competitor and it is no surprise to see his name linked with Premier League behemoths Manchester United.McGinn impressed in pre-season, continuing the upward trajectory that saw him involved in a total of 16 league goals last term, so is primed to thrive as Villa battle against the drop.Mesut Ozil | Arsenal | £7.5mAdmittedly, including Mesut Ozil in one’s fantasy football team is a gamble these days and he is not strictly the cheapest, but at £7.5m it could be a risk worth taking.The Arsenal playmaker has struggled in recent seasons, but there is every chance that he could rediscover his mojo in 2019-20, particularly if he remains unscathed by injury.If the Gunners can tighten up as a unit, as no doubt Unai Emery will attempt to achieve, Ozil – who, let’s not forget regularly scores over 100 FPL points – could well turn out to be a bargain pick.Onel Hernandez | Norwich City | £5.5mNorwich City comfortably secured promotion to the Premier League with a level of consistency that few teams were able to match and one of their best players was Onel Hernandez.The former Germany youth international winger was directly involved in an impressive 17 goals for the Canaries in the Championship last season, contributing nine assists and scoring eight himself.Whether or not he can translate that to the Premier League, where Norwich are likely to be up against more pressure, remains to be seen, but he’s worth a punt.John McGinn Aston Villa 2018-19Fantasy football 2019-20 bargain defendersLewis Dunk | Brighton | £4.5mBrighton are among the favourites to be relegated this season, but their defensive duo of Shane Duffy and Lewis Dunk have earned the respect of the league for their ability to put up stern resistance.Duffy was the top-scoring defender in the league last term, but his subsequent price increase to £5m means that his partner Dunk may offer better value.The England international was not far behind his Irish team-mate in the points table last season and they play a very similar game when it comes to set-pieces.Craig Cathcart | Watford | £4.5mNorthern Ireland international Craig Cathcart enjoyed one of his best seasons from a personal perspective last season and is a cheap option in defence in fantasy football.Forming part of a strong backline, Cathcart was key to the fact that the Hornets kept seven clean sheets in the league. He topped their clearances chart and scored three goals as they finished 11th.Cathcart is slightly cheaper than his full-back team-mate Jose Holebas, but scored the exact same number of points last season.Aaron Wan-Bissaka | Manchester United | £5.5mA price of £5.5m for a full-back who will be a regular starter for a top-six team isn’t bad and Aaron Wan-Bissaka could turn out to be a bargain at that, if he hits the ground running at Old Trafford.Manchester United forked out £50m for the former Crystal Palace full-back and he should, in theory at least, have more opportunities to get forward under the tutelage of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.That means he is much more likely to get among the goals and assists, which means more of those precious FPL points.Lewis Dunk Brighton 10112018Fantasy football 2019-20 bargain goalkeepersMat Ryan | Brighton | £4.5mAustralia’s number one Mat Ryan has shown himself to be a spectacular shot-stopper at Brighton and has punched above his weight in fantasy football in the past two seasons.Brighton may be among the favourites for the drop, but they have a strong defence, which has managed to keep plenty of clean sheets and, even if the shots rain down, Ryan is more than a match.He is a rare goalkeeper in fantasy football who is both very cheap and likely to start every game that he is fit for.Bernd Leno | Arsenal | £5mArsenal’s dreadful season in 2018-19 has had an effect on their players’ prices, but, despite a growing reputation for being defensively suspect, Bernd Leno is decent value at £5m.It was blatantly obvious that the Gunners needed to toughen up their backline and it would be the height of incompetence if Emery fails to do that in 2019-20.Even so, should the north London outfit fail to improve on that front, Leno is well placed to pick up save points.Tom Heaton | Aston Villa | £4.5mA number of seasons ago Tom Heaton was a must-have on fantasy football thanks to a combination of his shot-stopping and Burnley’s ability to keep clean sheets.He has signed for newly promoted Aston Villa ahead of the upcoming campaign and it is expected that the England international will lead the defensive resistance as the club’s number one goalkeeper.Make sure to tune in to the UK Fantasy Football Show on Goal, our new weekly podcast to help you get through the season. Listen on Apple here or Spotify here!You can also check out our run-through of the best players to choose on FPL below: Best fantasy football goalkeepers Best fantasy football defenders Best fantasy football midfielders Best fantasy football forwards Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

first_imgLondon: Senior South Africa batsman Hashim Amla termed “fasting during Ramadan” as great mental and spiritual exercise, expressing his delight that the World Cup is starting during the holy month. “It really helps with my conditioning,” Amla told ICC website after South Africa’s rain-affected, final warm-up match against West Indies in Bristol. “Fasting is something I always look forward to. It’s the best month of the year. I see it as a great mental exercise and also, as a great spiritual exercise.” Amla was also in England during the fasting month in 2012, when he became South Africa’s highest individual Test run-scorer. His 311 not out was struck at The Oval, the same venue where South Africa will start the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 against the hosts, England.last_img read more

first_imgTORONTO – A new report suggests the average monthly rent for a condominium in Toronto in the first quarter was up nearly 11 per cent compared with a year ago.Urbanation Inc. says average monthly rates increased to $2,206 based on average unit size of 740 square feet.The increase came as the rental market saw a low amount of new supply, with the number of newly completed condo projects hitting their lowest level in more than eight years.Recently introduced tougher mortgage rules, which have driven some potential homebuyers to sit out of the market, have also made the rental market more competitive.Urbanation noted the income required to purchase the average priced resale condo in the Greater Toronto Area increased to $100,000, up from $77,000 a year earlier, due in part to the change in lending rules this year.The estimate is based on the $558,000 average condo resale price and a 20 per cent down payment.last_img read more

Highlights at the close Thursday at world financial market trading.Stocks:S&P/TSX Composite Index — 15,074.25, down 143.08 pointsDow — 21,844.01, down 204.69 pointsS&P 500– 2,438.21, down 35.81 pointsNasdaq — 6,216.87, down 135.46 pointsCurrencies:Cdn — 78.67 cents US, down 0.04 of a centPound — C$1.6506, up 0.03 of centEuro — C$1.4936, up 0.20 of a centEuro — US$1.1750, up 0.10 of a centOil futures:US$48.59, down 97 cents(September contract)Gold futures:US$1,290.10 per oz., up $10.80(December contract)Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman:$22.567 per oz., $725.53 per kg.(Wednesday: $22.307 per oz., $717.17 per kg.) read more

President Eyadema, who played a central role in the governance of his country for almost 40 years, “made a significant contribution to the peaceful settlement of disputes in Africa in general and in West Africa in particular,” Mr. Annan said in a statement released by his spokesman.The statement voiced confidence that the Togolese authorities “will take all necessary measures to preserve stability in the country and ensure a peaceful transfer of power consistent with the constitution and the rule of law.” read more

by The Associated Press Posted Nov 4, 2016 3:15 am MDT Last Updated Nov 4, 2016 at 11:46 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Electricity was restored and a major hotel at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip reopened Friday after a complete blackout and overnight evacuation blamed on damage to the main basement electric line.The 2,900-room Paris Las Vegas was declared open shortly before daybreak — nearly 20 hours after the hotel, casino, restaurants and shopping areas plunged into what a hotel spokesman called pitch darkness.“We’re 100 per cent open for business,” Caesars Entertainment Corp. spokesman Rich Broome told reporters. “We are not expecting any additional electrical issues going forward.”About 3,000 guests and gamblers were forced out after the power was cut Thursday morning and a backup source failed to kick in.Broome said hotel fees were being waived and free stays would be provided for guests who were prevented from returning to their rooms in the 33-story hotel, and to arrivals who had to find another place to stay.The outage was called an accident — occurring when a worker cut into the power main during authorized and scheduled work in a sub-basement. Hotel and county officials said there was no indication of sabotage or foul play. Broome declined to identify the contractor.No injuries were reported, but Clark County Fire Chief Greg Cassell said 11 people were rescued from five separate elevators, and a few people suffered from anxiety-related issues. No one was hospitalized, Cassell said.Power was cut about 9:45 a.m. Thursday. The full evacuation was ordered after noon, when the fire alarm system battery power ran low and backup generators didn’t kick in.Broome said officials are investigating why auxiliary power didn’t function as expected.As night fell, the iconic faux Eiffel Tower lit up, but the hotel remained dark and authorities decided it was too late to promise to let guests back in. Only people who needed prescription medication were escorted by hotel and security officials to their rooms.Entrances to the hotel were draped in yellow crime scene tape and firefighters went door-to-door inside the darkened building to make sure everyone was out, the fire chief said.The outage drew comparisons to an Easter Sunday 2004 blackout that lasted three days at the 3,000-room Bellagio resort across Las Vegas Boulevard. Business losses in that case were estimated in the millions of dollars.Broome said estimates of the loss due to Thursday’s outage weren’t immediately known.___This story has been corrected to spell Eiffel Tower. Vegas Strip resort reopens after power outage, evacuation read more

Track recordMotor manufacturers are committed to lowering emissions and improving environmental performance and SMMT was the first to publish an annual sector-wide sustainability report to monitor progress. Road user chargingThe motor industry, government and drivers are united in a desire to cut congestion. So it is essential that any future plans, including those for road pricing, should demonstrate a clear benefit to all stakeholders and be subject to rigorous and open debate. SMMT can work with government to ensure a fair and workable system which is cost-neutral for the UK’s motorists, hauliers and industry. Christopher Macgowan, SMMT chief executive said, ‘Congestion is an unacceptable cost to business and the environment and something must be done to address it. The industry holds the key to technology solutions, so it makes sense for SMMT and its members to engage with all stakeholders, and act as a canvass for a thorough and candid discussion on road charging.’ SMMT chief executive, Christopher Macgowan added, ‘This is a ground-breaking voluntary initiative to lift environmental factors up the car-buying agenda. The label’s message is clear; choose a low carbon vehicle and enjoy lower cost motoring with a lower impact on the environment.’ The fifth sustainability report, ‘Towards sustainability’, published in November 2004, showed the following year-on-year improvements from manufacturing sites across the UK: Working with the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP), the industry has produced colour-coded labels for new cars, similar to those found on white goods. The labels include carbon dioxide emissions for each vehicle as well as the road tax and average fuel costs the buyer can expect to pay annually. To be rolled out from 1 July 2005, the scheme will be widespread across showrooms in the UK in preparation for the September plate change. SMMT has urged government to turn to the motor industry during its presidency of G8 and the EU. The industry is already working to address shared concerns over climate change and CO2 emissions from vehicle manufacturing and road transport. Now, SMMT believes it should also be the starting point for an open debate on road pricing. Energy used to produce a single vehicle fell by 30 per centCO2 equivalent down from 1.2 to 0.7 tonnes per vehicle producedWaste to landfill fell from 40.5 to 17.9 kg per vehicle producedPackage waste for recycling up from 2.8 to 5.1 kg per vehicle producedTackling CO2 emissions through partnershipAs a result of investment in cleaner engine technologies, CO2 emissions from new cars have fallen by 9.7 per cent since 1997. However, the industry also has a responsibility to provide consumers with more information on the environmental impact of their choice of car at the point of sale. Note to editors:The fifth sustainability report can be found by following the link to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Portugal’s forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring his third goal during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group B football match between Portugal and Spain at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi on June 15, 2018.SOCHI, Russia (AFP) — Cristiano Ronaldo scored a dramatic hat-trick against Spain on Friday, bringing Portugal level at 3-3 in the dying minutes of their Group B clash in Sochi.The Real Madrid forward opened his account with an early penalty before scoring again just before half-time. He completed his hat-trick with a magnificent strike from a free-kick in the 88th minute. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedEmbattled Ronaldo given federation president’s backingOctober 4, 2018In “Sports”Cristiano Ronaldo fined 3.2 mln euro in tax evasion caseJuly 27, 2018In “latest news”World Cup: Ronaldo scores in Portugal’s 1-0 win, Morocco eliminatedJune 20, 2018In “Sports” read more

first_imgOne year after acquiring the underground mining expertise of Tyre Corporation, and combining it with the surface mining expertise, tyre management innovation and culture of Kal Tire, Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group has become a respected force in Southern Africa. At the upcoming Electra Mining Africa conference September 10-14, Kal Tire says it looks forward to showcasing its expanded team’s unique strengths, approach and technology. “Team members from Tyre Corporation have such an intimate knowledge of underground mining, and we knew they shared our passion for service,” says Dan Allan, Senior VP, Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group.He adds: “Pairing that expertise with our decades of international experience, resources and innovations has allowed us to meet customer needs in an integrated, forward-looking way that enables us to contribute to the value chain on a deeper level than ever before.” Kal Tire, a demonstrated tyre management and supply leader in many countries,  has had a presence in Africa since 2009. Now with more than 1,500 team members servicing more than 80 mine sites throughout Southern Africa, the company is able to build on its strong reputation and deliver ‘source to scrap’ services that extend value and tyre life.“We know that investing in our team members is essential to the success of our organisation, and the livelihood of our people, by providing experts focused on exceeding customer expectations,” says John Martin, Vice President, Southern Africa, Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group. “With a workforce from diverse backgrounds and local communities, our commitment is to offer sustainable careers through world-class safety and quality training programs.”Kal Tire believes mining customers should expect more from suppliers, as such, there are several offerings it will be showcasing at Electra Mining in September to demonstrate “continuous investment in exceeding expectations”:Renewing tyres with retreading: With more than 40 years’ experience, Kal Tire’s manufacturing processes and state of the art technology produces a superior product. Using both natural and synthetic compounds along with quality casings, its retreaded tyres have the appearance, performance and integrity of new, premium-brand tyres that have proven to deliver high value and performance.Restoring tyres with repair: Kal Tire provides an effective solution for repairing tyres resulting in prolonged tyre life and reduced operating costs. Each year thousands of tyres are repaired, effectively putting them back into production while also reducing new tyre purchases.Extending tyre life with tyre fill: A critical service provided when excessive tyre damage is inevitable. Underground mines being the biggest market, along with waste management and steel works to name a few. The process, honed over nearly 15 years, sees trained technicians replace the air with a robust, flexible urethane, eliminating tyre punctures and rapid deflation—which are a significant risk for underground mines. Another considerable benefit is the improvement of vehicle uptime, thereby increasing operation efficiency and productivity.Innovation in tyre services: Among a number of patented items on display, will be Kal Tire’s latest development, a Gravity Assist System. This fully mechanical arm allows technicians to safely, weightlessly and precisely manouever very heavy mounting tools such as a 36 kg torque gun; reducing the potential of strains and other injuries while also increasing efficiency and productivity.“For Kal Tire, ‘expect more’ means constantly looking at our offerings alongside the demands from customers.We try and push ourselves to ensure we are looking at new ways to meet these increasing demands,” saysAllan. “Mining is going through a period of ever-increasing technology applications—in the equipment beingused, and other digital approaches—and Kal Tire, like any mining supplier, needs to keep pace with thesechanges. This isn’t always easy, but it’s necessary as customers will continually expect more from theirreliable partners.”Investing in innovation at Kal Tire means hearing ideas from its front-line team members that focus onimproving safety, productivity and efficiency. As ideas are adopted, they are developed, tested on-site, and formany once they are finalised, then patented in order to continue to demonstrate value to customers. To-date,along with the Gravity Assist System, other tools have been deployed such as:• Ram Mounts built for specific vehicles that improve safety, performance and speed for the beadbreakprocess of tyre changes• Lock Ring Lifter and Lock Ring Spreader to help teams install and remove lock rings on off-theroadtruck wheels• Power Cart, one for electrical and one for pneumatic functions, to improve operations when usingRam Mount tools or bead breakers to ensure the safety of tyre technicians as the functions areoperated by remote control, enabling technicians to stand away from the truck area• Air Valve Protector ensures safe and efficient protection from rocks and debris damaging thetyre’s air valveAs an independent tyre services provider, Kal Tire also has access to products from numerous tyremanufacturers, enabling them to select the best performing tyre for every application and budget. “Our overallgoal is to allow the customer to focus on their core function of moving minerals, and for Kal Tire to take on alltyre-related responsibilities,” says Martin. “From sourcing and inventory management, to daily maintenanceand extending tyre life through the many products, processes and technologies we have to offer.”last_img read more

← Previous Story Maja Savic in Viborg HK! Next Story → Luka Zvizej back to Celje PL! Hungarian vice-champion, Pick Szeged signed 1+1 year contract with Moldavian right back, Maxim Butenko (25). Butenko, who has Russian passport, played last three seasons in Estonia and for his services was interested also French Chambery.  Pick Szeged officials said that 193 cm tall player has great potential and can be a new force for team who changed his squad a lot at the end of this season.

21 Sep / 2019

The 5 at 5 Tuesday

first_img 7,513 Views Image: Shutterstock/Jeanette Dietl Oct 25th 2016, 4:46 PM The 5 at 5: Tuesday Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock… EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, brings you the five stories you need to know as you head home for the day.1. #DRUG HAUL: Revenue has seized approximately 75kg of cocaine with an estimated street value of over €5 million in a torpedo-like device off the Clare shore.2. #IRISH WATER: The Chief Executive of Ervia (the parent company of water utility Irish Water) Michael McNicholas is to step down from his role.3. #ABORTION: The Cabinet has agreed to take a unified position on an AAA-PBP bill calling for a vote to be held on repealing the Eighth Amendment.4. #GO PRO: Katie Taylor is reportedly set to turn professional and could make her debut as early as next month.5. #FALSE MEDIA: Donald Trump’s campaign has launched a nightly show on Facebook Live in order to bypass “the media filter”. Share2 Tweet Email By Gráinne Ní Aodha Short URL Image: Shutterstock/Jeanette Dietl Tuesday 25 Oct 2016, 4:46 PM No Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

first_imgLes Etats-Unis démonte leur plus grosse et plus puissante bombe nucléaireMardi, les experts nucléaires américains ont procédé au démantèlement de la plus ancienne, la plus grosse et la plus puissante bombe nucléaire de l’arsenal américain qui avait été fabriquée en 1962 en pleine guerre froide. C’est l’un des chapitres les plus inquiétants de la guerre froide qu’ont clos les Etats-Unis. Mardi, le pays a dit adieu à sa plus puissante bombe nucléaire qui avait été fabriquée en 1962, année de la crise des missiles de Cuba qui avait opposé les Américains à l’Union Soviétique. Plus ancienne bombe B-53 conçue par les experts, celle-ci pesait pas moins de 4,5 tonnes et était aussi grosse qu’un minivan. À lire aussiLa fusion nucléaire pourrait bien devenir prochainement une réalitéEn cas de largage à partir d’un bombardier B-52 comme c’était le cas à l’époque, elle aurait été capable de détruire une région métropolitaine entière en libérant neuf mégatonnes. A titre de comparaison, la bombe atomique qui a détruit Hiroshima dans les derniers jours de la Seconde Guerre mondiale avait une puissance d’environ 0,012 mégatonnes, relève l’AFP. “C’est important dans la mesure où c’était la dernière de ces armes de plusieurs mégatonnes que les puissances nucléaires fabriquaient au coeur de la Guerre froide”, a précisé Hans Kirstensen, directeur de l’information nucléaire à la Fédération des scientifiques américains. Comme l’a annoncé un porte-parole de la National Nuclear Security Administration, la bombe a été démontée à Amarillo, au Texas, dans l’usine Pantex, la seule aux Etats-Unis où des armes nucléaires sont maintenant fabriquées, entretenues et démantelées. “Le monde est un endroit plus sûr avec ce démantèlement”, a commenté suite à l’évènement, Thomas D’Agostino directeur de la National Nuclear Security Administration dans un communiqué de Pantex. “La B-53 est une arme qui a été développée en un autre temps, pour un autre monde”. Son “élimination” marque ainsi une étape majeure dans les efforts menés par le président Barack Obama pour réduire l’importance des armes nucléaires dans la politique des Etats-Unis pour assurer sa sécurité, a encore ajouté le directeur cité par l’AFP. Le 26 octobre 2011 à 09:38 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_img8th anniversary of the nuclear disaster at Fukushima KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)  – Members of a local non-profit called Public Watchdogs discussed the dangers of nuclear waste on the 8th anniversary of the nuclear disaster at Fukushima.Public Watchdogs says there are a group whose main focus is to raise awareness about the unsafe toxic nuclear waste storage at San Onofre State Beach. Posted: March 11, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwittercenter_img KUSI Newsroom, March 11, 2019 Updated: 1:24 PMlast_img read more

16 Sep / 2019

2015 WOTUS Repealed

first_imgThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today the repeal of a 2015 rule that expanded the definition of “waters of the United States,” or WOTUS, under the Clean Water Act. The agencies are also modifying the regulatory text that existed prior to the 2015 Rule to end a regulatory patchwork that required implementing two competing Clean Water Act regulations, which has created regulatory uncertainty across the United States.Meanwhile, EPA is developing a new rule that protects waterways while still offering a workable solution for farmers and takes into account comments by ASA and other impacted stakeholders. Following the new proposed WOTUS rule in December 2018, ASA said in a statement: “Soybean producers appreciate the significance of clean water and strive to be responsible stewards of our water, land and environment.  But it is important that any policies be in line with the intent of the law and the rulings of the Supreme Court—to protect our resources through responsible and practical rules and regulations. ASA president and soybean farmer from Clinton, Ky, Davie Stephens said, ‘We appreciate the work done by the EPA and the Army Corps to provide regulatory certainty to farmers and landowners by clearly outlining the regulated bodies of waters, defining the terms, and remaining within the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act (CWA). We are pleased that this rule is based on the standard set out by the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in Rapanos v. United States that the CWA should apply only to ‘navigable waters’ connected by a surface flow at least part of the year, with other waters to be regulated by the states’.”Click here to read today’s EPA Announcementlast_img read more

first_imgVancouver — A record number of 29 nominees will help Washington State University Vancouver celebrate its fifth annual Women of Distinction event at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Firstenburg Student Commons, 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave.The Distinguished Woman of the Year award recipients — in the categories of high school student, WSU Vancouver student and community member — will be revealed.Lara Hoffmans, managing editor of and vice president of content at Fisher Investments, will deliver the keynote. The free event is open to registered guests on a first-come, first-served basis; register at read more