first_img(REOPENS DEL 31) (REOPENS DEL 31) Latham completed his eighth Test fifty in the next over by guiding a Ashwin delivery to covers for a couple. Williamson also completed his 23rd Test half-century with a single off Jadeja. Williamson scored at a decent pace as his fifty came off just 78 balls with five boundaries. In the first session, resuming at 291 for nine, Jadeja (42 not out) unleashed a few boundaries to take India past the 300-run mark as he added 41 runs for the last wicket with Yadav (9). The left-hander countered the short balls from Trent Boult with pull shots and used his feet well against left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner. India added 27 more runs to their overnight total before Yadav was caught by BJ Watling off paceman Neil Wagner. When India bowled, Jadeja was introduced into the attack by Kohli as early as in the third over of the Kiwi innings but neither him nor Ashwin could get a wicket. The left-arm spinner bowled with four close-in fielders, to put the visiting batsmen under pressure. Kohli took off Umesh Yadav after just one over but persisted with Mohammed Shami from one end. Shami kept bowling at a teasing outside-off-stump line, keeping the Kiwis under check. Yadav was brought back and he immediately struck by trapping Guptill (21) in front of the wicket with a ball that swung in. Guptills awful run, hence, continued. He has managed only one half-century in his last seven innings now. A few boundaries were scored when Guptill was at the crease but runs mostly came in ones and twos with Williamson and Latham batting cautiously. The 50 of New Zealand innings came in the 15th over when Latham swept Ashwin for a single. Williamsons first boundary was a sweep shot going over the field to mid-wicket region off Ashwin and later he dispatched the same bowler to leg-side boundary off a full toss. PTI AT PM PMadvertisementlast_img read more

Floyd Mayweather announces blockbuster rematch with Manny Pacquiao

first_imgFloyd Mayweather on Saturday announced that he will come out of retirement to fight Manny Pacquiao this year.The announcement was made by Mayweather through his Instagram account. On his account, Mayweather posted a video of him talking to Pacquiao at an event.While barely anything is audible in the video due to the background music, the caption of the video read: “I’m coming back to fight Manny Pacquiao this year another 9 figure pay day on the way.”The video did not include details of when the match will take place.The match would be a repeat of the 2015 blockbuster bout that took place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas with Mayweather winning by an unanimous decision.The 41-year-old Mayweather’s last fight was 13 months ago against UFC star Conor McGregor. The victory against McGregor helped Mayweather reach 50 wins without a single defeat. After the match Mayweather had announced that it was his last fight.However, he’s now ready to come out of retirement to fight his long-time rival Pacquiao.The 39-year-old Pacquiao last fought in July, when he defeated Lucas Matthysse to be crowned WBA welterweight champion.Pacquiao had dared Mayweather for a rematch in July after his win.”Mayweather? If he decides to go back to boxing then that is the time we are going to call the shots. I have the belt, so it’s up to him. If he wants to come back in boxing let’s do a second one,” Pacquiao said in July.advertisementMayweather however denied in August that he has any plans to fight Pacquiao but now it seems he has changed his mind.The 2015 fight between Mayweather and Pacquiao has been the most lucrative boxing match of all time as it generated over four million buys on pay-per-view.last_img read more

Liverpool condemn Flanagan for assault conviction

first_imgLiverpool Liverpool ‘disappointed and angry’ in Flanagan after assault conviction Goal 23:28 1/17/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Jon Flanagan Liverpool Getty Images Liverpool Premier League The 25-year-old was given a 12 month community order after he admitted to assaulting his girlfriend and faces further action from his club Liverpool have expressed their “disappointment and anger” in Jon Flanagan after the defender was convicted for assaulting his girlfriend.Flanagan, 25, was given a 12 month community order and 40 hours unpaid work, including 15 rehabilitation days after he pleaded guilty to the attack.CCTV footage showed that Flanagan hit girlfriend Rachael Wall, pushing her against a wall and kicking her outside a restaurant in Liverpool city centre on December 22, 2017. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player And the England international now faces further disciplinary action from his club, who condemned the defender’s actions and confirmed they will begin internal proceedings now that the case has been settled.“We condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the player’s actions during the events that took place resulting in this criminal conviction,” a spokesman told The Daily Telegraph .Jon Flanagan Liverpool“It leaves his own reputation damaged and, through association, he has severely let down the club he had previously represented with distinction.“We have expressed to him our disappointment and anger that he has failed to live up to the values of Liverpool Football Club, in this specific instance.“The club has allowed the legal formalities to reach a conclusion before deciding on or implementing any internal disciplinary action. That internal process will now begin.”Flanagan has made 51 appearances for Liverpool since his debut in 2011 but has featured just once for Jurgen Klopp’s side this season. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

10 months agoChelsea linked as Lyon coach Genesio leaves Fekir out of Cup squad

first_imgChelsea linked as Lyon coach Genesio leaves Fekir out of Cup squadby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLyon coach Bruno Genesio has sparked transfer talk after leaving Nabil Fekir out of his squad this weekend.The Mirror says Lyon have left skipper Fekir out of their squad for their French Cup clash this weekend.The French playmaker stayed with Lyon in the summer after his proposed move to Liverpool fell through.Fekir looked set to stay until the end of the season at least, although he has just 18 months remaining on his contract. But just days into the January transfer window, he has been suspiciously omitted from the squad for the clash with fifth-tier Bourges Foot.Fekir has also attracted interest from Chelsea in recent months with Liverpool’s interest in the playmaker seemingly ending in the summer. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Terence Bay Bridge Terence Bay Bridge, on River Road near the intersection of the Terrence Bay Road, is being repaired. Work is expected to be finished by mid-June. All drivers should use extra caution in construction zones. Local Area Office: 902-832-4316 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Coldstream Road Coldstream Road, from Alton Road south for about six kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for paving until Friday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-890-7085 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Melford Brook Bridge The Melford Brook Bridge on Route 344 at Middle Melford is closed. A two-lane detour bridge is in place until a permanent bridge is built. The speed limit is reduced to 60 km/h and warning signs are in place. Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 NEW WORK COLCHESTER COUNTY: Belmont Road Belmont Road, from Trunk 2 north to Onslow Mountain Road and Belmont Road underpass, will be reduced to one lane for maintenance until Saturday, June 30. Traffic control on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-893-5776 VICTORIA COUNTY: Jenkins Bridge Jenkins Bridge, on Westside Middle River Road, will be closed for repairs from Monday, June 4, at 7 a.m. until Tuesday, June 12, at 4:30 p.m. Traffic control on site. Detour in place. Local Area Office: 902-295-2700 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 125 Exit 7 on Highway 125 will have occasional lane closures until Aug. 31, during construction of a bridge. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-563-2518 PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104 Twinning Project Route 245, Trunk 4 and Thorburn Road, near Exit 27, Highway 104, will be periodically reduced to one lane for paving work for the Highway 104 twinning project. Construction is expected to be finished by Saturday, June 30. Traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Local Area Office: 902-755-7077 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Allan Hill and South Branch Roads Allan Hill and South Branch roads in the Advocate area have a weight restriction of five tonnes until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-667-2972 VICTORIA COUNTY: Red Bridge, Big Baddeck The Red Bridge on the Old Margaree Road in Big Baddeck is closed to traffic. A temporary detour is in place. Staff from the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal are assessing the repairs that are needed. Local Area Office: 902-295-2700 -30- CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Trunk 2, Springhill Junction Structure The Springhill junction bridge on Trunk 2 will be reduced to one lane for road repairs until Monday, June 25. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-667-6586 PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104, East of Exit 27A Traffic on Highway 104 will be detoured east of Exit 27A for about half a kilometre until Saturday, June 30, to complete construction work for the twinning project. Detour will be 24 hours a day. Local Area Office: 902-755-7077 VICTORIA COUNTY: MacLeod Angus Bridge Traffic on the MacLeod Angus Bridge in South Harbour is reduced to one lane until further notice. Traffic signals are in place. Local Area Office: 902-383-2232center_img KINGS COUNTY: Horton Bridge, Highway 101 Horton Bridge, Highway 101, about one kilometre west of Exit 9, will be reduced to one lane for repairs until Thursday, June 7. Local Area Office: 902-542-6344 KINGS COUNTY: Bridge Closure Traffic on the Busby McMahon Bridge on Brooklyn Street, near Aylesford, is reduced to one lane until further notice. Traffic lights are in place. Local Area Office: 902-679-4979 INVERNESS COUNTY: Point Cross Bridge The Point Cross Bridge on the Cabot Trail, south of Cheticamp, is closed to traffic to replace the bridge. A four-kilometre detour, using Le Forte Road, Cheticamp Back Road and Redman Road, is available. Drivers should use extra caution in the construction area. Work is scheduled to be finished by the end of June. Local Area Office: 902-295-2700 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: George River Bridge George River Bridge on George River Road will be closed for repairs until Sunday, June 10. There is a detour on Scotch Lake Road. Local Area Office: 902-563-2371 KINGS COUNTY: Trunk 1 Trunk 1, from the Annapolis-Kings county line, east to Greenwood Road, will be reduced to one lane for repairs until Wednesday, Oct. 31. There will be periodic lane closures. Expect delays. Traffic control people are on site. Local Area Office: 902-538-4199 ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Lower South River Bridge Lower South River Bridge will be closed to replace the bridge and approaches. A detour is in place until Aug. 31. Traffic control on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-863-7378 PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 106 Highway 106, from Exit 2 north to the Pictou Rotary, for about six kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for bridge repairs until Friday, Aug. 31. Traffic control people and signals are on site. The speed limit is reduced in the work zone and expect delays. Hours of work: Monday to Thursday 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Fridays 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 CONTINUING WORK PICTOU COUNTY: Weirs Bridge Closed Weirs Bridge on Shore Road in the Waterside-Caribou Island area of Pictou County is closed to traffic. Two paved detour routes are available on R. Grant Road and Shore Road, and a gravel road detour on Otter Road. Drivers should use extra caution and allow for extra time when travelling in this area. Local Area Office: 902-893-6194 PICTOU COUNTY: Route 376 Route 376, from Durham Road to Trunk 4, Trunk 4 to Exit 19, and Four Mile Brook Bridge to Route 376, will be reduced to one lane for repair and paving until Saturday, June 30. Work takes place from dawn to dusk. Local Area Office: 902-921-1142 LUNENBURG COUNTY: Old Town Bridge The Old Town Bridge in Bridgewater will be closed to all vehicles from Sunday, June 3, until Saturday, June 9, for maintenance. Motorists are advised to use Veterans Memorial Bridge. Pedestrians will still be able to use the bridge. Local Area Office: 902-527-7885last_img read more

Neena Gupta Gajraj Rao to reunite

first_imgMumbai: Badhaai Ho! co-stars Neena Gupta and Gajraj Rao are set to team up for Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, the makers of the film announced on July 15. The movie, which also reunites the duo with Ayushmann Khurrana, will present Gupta and Rao in a completely different avatar. “With Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, we chose to explore a novel subject in an unusually unexpected setting. A unique story like this needed talents like Neena ji and Gajraj Rao and I’m so happy to have them on board,” producer Aanand L Rai of Colour Yellow Productions, said in a statement here. After the success of the 2017 sleeper hit Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, the makers announced the second installment titled Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, to be written and directed by Hitesh Kewalya. The film will address a socially relevant story revolving around a same sex couple.last_img read more

Trade minister Carr betting on LNG to unlock trade in China and

first_imgOTTAWA – Jim Carr’s view of enhancing Canadian trade in Asia — and its biggest prize, China — is rosier these days because he’s seeing the possibilities through a new lens: LNG Canada’s new $40-billion liquefied natural gas project in northern B.C.“The most interesting development in Canada’s relationship with China happened (Tuesday),” the new minister of international trade diversification said in an interview one day after the historic announcement to build the long-awaited LNG plant in Kitimat, B.C.“What we’ll be able to say to our potential customers is that this now is real and there will be timetables.”Carr is so buoyant about the door-opening possibilities of shipping cleaner energy across the Pacific that he categorically discounts the effect of another surprise on the trade file this past week.He sees no obstacle in the controversial clause in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement that allows any of the countries to withdraw from the deal on six-month’s notice if one of the partners enters into a free trade agreement with a non-market economy — China, again.“There’s nothing in the trade agreement with Mexico and the United States that stops Canada from that. The deal has no impact on Canadian sovereignty or the capacity of the Canadian government to do business around the world,” Carr said.Carr’s job is to find new trading markets for Canada beyond its largest trading partner, the United States. The word “diversification” was conspicuously added to his job title during a July cabinet shuffle and the minister is clearly thrilled with what he sees as the LNG arrow in his quiver.Given the rocky, insult-laden, 14-month road to a new North American trade deal, the need to fulfil the promise of diversification has never been greater for Canada. Carr is also eyeing India, South America, and other Asian countries, as well as pushing for the speedy ratification of the new Trans-Pacific Partnership.He is hoping to travel to China next month, though he stops short of calling for all-out free trade with the country that is the subject of so much Trump administration ire.“I would say there are lots of possibilities for sectoral trade. We know the LNG possibility is real. We know that the Chinese Canadian community is very interested in deepening ties.”The distinction Carr makes is significant. An attempt to launch formal free trade talks last winter stalled because Chinese leaders flatly rejected the Trudeau government’s progressive trade agenda that would have included labour, gender and Indigenous rights.And then there’s that surprise clause in the new USMCA. It requires a member country to provide notice and information to the other two partners if it plans free trade talks with a “non-market” economy. It gives the other partners a say in the text of such a deal.The Chinese embassy in Ottawa blasted the inclusion of the new clause because it unfairly targets China’s potential trading partners, and unfairly brands it as a “non market” economy.Trade experts and analysts support the careful approach that Carr advocates because it gives Canada room to talk to China without overtly angering the United States.“The Americans may still take notice but there’s nothing to stop Canada from continuing to have productive conversations with the Chinese in areas that we have common interests,” said Meredith Lilly, a trade expert at Carleton University.Lilly said the non-market economy clause is unusual and represents a new way for the Trump administration to force its allies to “pick sides” in its ongoing trade dispute with China that has seen billions of dollars of tariffs imposed on Chinese goods, and retaliation by Beijing.“You can view those as targeted at China, and the U.S. creating a template for future trade agreements with other countries beyond Mexico and Canada,” said Lilly.Derek Burney, who was a key player in the Brian Mulroney government that negotiated the original Canada-U.S. free trade deal, said he’s not convinced the clause has any teeth to prevent Canada from moving forward economically with China, which he urged the government to do “as assertively” as possible.“We have misfired in our approaches to China thus far. We have to redouble those efforts and get more serious, and not just with China, but with India as well,” he said.“China’s going to be the No. 1 economy in a number of years, not decades. We’ve got to take it more seriously.”Burney said business needs to do more to find opportunities to capitalize on the major trade deals that Canada has already completed with the European Union and South Korea, among others, as well as the new TPP that the Trudeau government hopes to ratify this fall.“I don’t see as much evidence yet of our companies taking advantage of the openings that those agreements are giving us,” said Burney. “The biggest handicap in Canada is complacency. We’ve become comfortable in the cocoon of dealing with the Americans for 75 per cent of our trade.”Carr is anything but complacent.A full legislative effort is being made to ensure the rebooted TPP will be ratified this fall, giving Canada so-called first-mover advantage by being among the first six counties in the 11-country Pacific Rim pact to benefit. Meanwhile, Canada’s battalion of 1,000 trade commissioners and a newly created Invest in Canada agency are pushing hard on all fronts, said Carr.“All of it plays to the heart of our strategic investment, which is to safeguard the most important trading relationship for Canada, which we have done, while expanding possibilities, which we are doing.”last_img read more

Morocco’s FM starts friendship and work visit in Senegal

first_imgDakar – Morocco’s minister of foreign affairs and cooperation, Salaheddine Mezouar, started on Sunday a work and friendship visit to Senegal where he will be received by president Macky Sall.Mezouar will also meet with Senegalese peer, Mankeur Ndiaye, and with chairwoman of the economic, social and environment council, Aminata Tall.The Moroccan official told MAP the two African countries are united by “brotherly and friendly” ties, in harmony with the vision of HM King Mohammed VI to consolidate South-South political, cultural and economic partnership. “Senegal, an allied country, has always supported with determination our national cause and Morocco’s territorial integrity”, he stressed recalling that the exchange of visits between HM the King and the Senegalese president have helped the two countries move forward farther in building a model relation for south-South partnership and consolidated economic links and investments.last_img read more

Ivanka Trump unveils White House global women initiative

WASHINGTON — Ivanka Trump is unveiling an effort aimed at helping 50 million women in the developing world get ahead economically over the next six years.On Thursday, the White House will officially launch the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative, a governmentwide project led by the senior adviser and daughter to President Donald Trump.The initiative will involve the State Department, the National Security Council and other agencies. It aims to co-ordinate current programs and develop new ones to assist women in areas such as job training, financial support, and legal or regulatory reforms.The president previewed the launch during his State of the Union address Tuesday night, describing it as “part of our commitment to improving opportunity for women everywhere.”Catherine Lucey, The Associated Press read more

Ban strongly condemns terror attacks on worshippers in Pakistan

“The Secretary-General is dismayed by the indiscriminate killing of civilians in a place of worship, which no cause can justify,” Mr. Ban’s spokesperson said in a statement.Mr. Ban extended his condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Pakistan. 5 November 2010Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today strongly condemned today’s terrorist attacks on two mosques in north-western Pakistan, which reportedly left more than 70 people dead, including a number of children. read more

UN marks International Day with call for harnessing power of sport to

These five key messages were promoted for the occasion of the International Day celebrations at the Palais des Nations. Photos: UN ‹ › “The power of sport is limitless. Every day, people’s lives are enriched by playing sport as it inspires team spirit, social interaction and a healthy body and mind,” he stated. “I challenge everyone to look for those with limited or no access to sport and try to remove the barriers that stand in the way of their participation. It is our common responsibility to make sport accessible, and I hope that, through this International Day, we can raise the awareness needed to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to experience the benefits of sport.” The UN Development Programme (UNDP) is using the Day to highlight the benefits of sport and healthy lifestyles on broader social development, citing its role in building self-confidence, empowering youth, promoting good health, and helping to achieve the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).“The convening power of sport makes it additionally compelling as a tool for advocacy and communication,” it added. In this regard, UNDP has appointed sporting personalities as Goodwill Ambassadors with the objective of creating public awareness about development issues, while promoting tolerance and peace. Among the UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors, six are sports champions – Ronaldo Nazario, Zinédine Zidane, Didier Drogba, Iker Casillas, Marta Viera da Silva, and Maria Sharapova. “The observance of the Day will help spread awareness about the importance of sport as a tool to build a peaceful and better world and to recognize the potential of sport to create positive social change across the globe. It is also an opportunity to unite and celebrate together,” said Didier Drogba, on behalf of the UNDP team. All Ambassadors are reaching out to the public in a series of posters to celebrate this day all together, as a team. The United Nations is calling on global citizens to become part of its team to harness the power of sport to build a better world for all as it marks the first ever International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.“This International Day will highlight the potential of sport to advance human rights, eliminate barriers and promote global solidarity,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in his message to mark the occasion. “To reach our goals, we need all players on the field: governments, international organizations, the sport sector, civil society, and many others. I urge all global citizens to join this growing movement and become part of our team to harness the power of sport to build a better world for all.” The UN General Assembly last August declared 6 April as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace to promote the role of sport and physical activity as a tool for development and peace. “When it is deployed effectively, sport contributes to the advancement of peace, child and youth empowerment, health, social inclusion, and equality,” the President of the Assembly, John Ashe, said in his message for the International Day. “In the past sport has helped create exchanges and friendly interactions between groups caught up in violent conflict. It has provided opportunities for youths to learn about moral values, fair play, motivation, leadership, and teamwork, while serving as a gateway to education,” he stated. “More than a celebration, let us see this day as an opportunity for the United Nations family to come together and recognize sport as a crucial means of building community.” The UN Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP) is promoting five key messages for the Day, and encourages that these messages will be spread around the world. They are: the power of sport to respect and promote dialogue; the power of sport to enhance life skills of children and youth; the power of sport to include everyone regardless of abilities; the power of sport to advance gender equality; and the power of sport to improve physical and mental health. Wilfried Lemke, the UN Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace, is confident that this new international commemoration will further promote the value of sport as a catalyst for development and peace. read more

Trace Dempsey focusing on team goals despite breaking Ohio State saves record

Then-junior pitcher Trace Dempsey prepares to deliver a pitch during a game against Ohio University April 1 at Bill Davis Stadium. OSU won, 11-6.Credit: Lantern file photoThe 2014 season was expected to be a breakout year for Ohio State senior Trace Dempsey, but the outcome was disappointing.After coming into last season with several preseason award nominations, Dempsey stepped on the mound under pressure. Then he posted the worst numbers of his collegiate career. With a 5.94 ERA and four losses in 33.1 innings pitched, Dempsey lacked confidence as he entered his senior season.“I struggled on the mound, it was tough to go through,” he said.But the 2015 season has proven to be a career changer for the right-handed pitcher, as he made his way into the OSU record books.On Sunday afternoon, Dempsey tallied the 30th save of his career, the most in Buckeye history. Former Buckeye Jake Hale’s record of 29 had stood since 2009.With his name fresh in OSU history, the senior said he does not view the record as an individual achievement. Instead, Dempsey said he looks at the accolade as a message from his coaching staff, most importantly from coach Greg Beals.“Coach Beals has stuck with me, he’s had confidence in me,” Dempsey said. “I had a pretty down year last season and for him to keep putting me back out there and having the faith in me, that’s the accomplishment I’m actually proud of.”Dempsey added that the accomplishment goes far beyond the mound.“I don’t get in the game unless we are up by three runs and the guys out on the field are making the right plays, its not just a one guy thing, it takes the whole team,” Dempsey said. “Bottom line, if I’m in the game, we are winning and that’s what counts.”With the Buckeye closer having an impressive season, his team is looking to close it out with a Big Ten championship.The Big Ten appears to be in its banner year with eight teams ranked in the Top 100 RPI, including the Buckeyes.“This is my fourth year in the Big Ten. Every team is solid and every team is battle tested,” Dempsey said. “You become a grinder in the Big Ten, every game is a grind and every single game counts if you want to win the championship.”With the team motto “everyday,” the Buckeyes have emphasized that winning every game is important no matter who the opponent is.“We have the same mentality every game: we want to get to 40 wins and ultimately the other team is in the way,” Dempsey said.The Buckeyes are set to host in-state rivals Toledo and Akron on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, with both games starting at 5:05 p.m.“We take the in-state games extremely seriously. They want to beat us, we are going to get their best,” Dempsey said. “That’s why we have to be in the same mentality and defend our season.” read more

Electra Mining gearing up for another show with 850 exhibitors in 2016

first_imgOver 850 local and international exhibitors from the mining, industrial, electrical and power industries will be showcasing their products and services across 38,000m² net space of indoor/outdoor exhibition area at Electra Mining Africa, say the organisers.  Taking place from September 12-16 at the Expo Centre in Johannesburg, the trade exhibition “will provide the local mining and related industries with a valuable platform for engagement, collaboration, interaction and networking.”The largest trade show in Southern Africa and ranked as one of the world’s largest mining shows, Electra Mining Africa has long been a premier networking event. “Many of our exhibitors will be launching new products at the show and there will be daily live demonstrations of machinery and equipment, interactive product displays, simulation booths and technical presentations,” says Gary Corin, Managing Director of Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery, organisers of the show.Local engineering solutions organisation, SureGO!, will be displaying one of its first-ever,  uniquely built, flexible walkway bridges at Electra Mining Africa. “We are thrilled to display this exciting and unique innovation at the exhibition. Visitors will see the world’s first safe and floating bridge prototype that was designed and tested at the harbour mouth in Richards Bay in 2014. The flexible and floating bridge was put to test for two months to see if it can endure strong storms and adjust to the ever-changing tides,” says Tex Neveling, owner of SureGO! Neveling patented the flexible bridge solution in 2010 and SureGO! specialises in three types of bridges, namely: SureGO! Walk, SureGO! Drive and SureGO! Utility.“What makes our bridges unique is that they provide the ideal solution to safely move from point A to point B, be it through walking or driving, over shifting surfaces. Our bridges prove to be a safe passage in areas with fluctuating currents, tides or water levels as well as in swamp and marsh areas with sludge and sand. SureGO! designed bridges change position and adapt according to the ever-changing environment, while ensuring continuous flooring and hand rail protection,” adds Neveling. SureGO! will showcase a model of their flexible walkway bridge at Electra Mining Africa where visitors will be able to walk on the bridge and take a closer look at the intricacies of this invention.Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group, a world leader in mining tire management and supply, will be showcasing several of its newest innovations designed to help maximise tyre life and productivity in Hall 5 at Electra Mining Africa. Award-winning Ultra Repair™, a new recycling solution, will be among the developments showcased by the international mining tyre specialists.Processing errors in machines generally create excessive cost and lost production time. The situation becomes all the more serious if there is a lack of machine data and production parameters for analysing processing errors and avoiding such errors in the future. Beckhoff Automation will be at Electra Mining Africa in Hall 7 to talk about the new TwinCAT Analytics tool which can be used to rectify this information deficit by storing all process-relevant data in a cycle-synchronous manner. Data is stored in a standardised process data format with data compression, either locally in the controller, in a cloud-based solution on a server in the company network, or in a Public Cloud, as required. TwinCAT Analytics provides a complete temporal image of the process and the production data. This offers an ideal information baseline, not only to assist in the event of an error, but also to enable comprehensive condition analysis of the machine, among other functions. The recorded process and production data can be analysed online or offline, and machine cycles can be examined for minimum, maximum and average values of the cycle times.In Hall 6, MMD will be showcasing its innovative ways to improve mining efficiency and lower emissions, “delivering on its promise of providing truly Green Mining Solutions.” The focus will be on the MMD twin shaft mineral sizer which is a compact, high capacity and versatile machine capable of handling wet, sticky or hard material either separately or together. To complement the mineral sizer MMD has created a range of equipment such as a heavy duty apron plate feeder. The MMD feeder has rolled plates, a unique feature for a feeder, which ensures minimum spillage through the plates to efficiently deliver material for processing with mobile, semi mobile and static In-Pit Sizing & Conveying (IPSC) units to offer the ultimate sizing solution. The use of IPSC systems enables the use of conveyors for the long haul of material out of the mine, which in conjunction with fully mobile units eliminates the use of trucks for the long haulages. The more popular semi mobile semi mobile designs using short haul truck and shovel systems keeps haulage to a minimum and again uses conveyors for the long haul.On display in Hall 7 at Electra Mining Africa will be Major Tech’s range of industrial digital multimeters that comply with safety standards and are perfect for the electrical and industrial industry. Visitors will be able to see the company’s easy to use and affordable thermal imaging cameras to obtain high quality thermal images and information. Major Tech will also be showcasing new and improved products that offer quality and affordability to their clients. Visitors to the show will experience live presentations at the stand and will also have the opportunity to win some big prizes.SMC Pneumatics is a global leader in pneumatic technology and industrial automation. Available in 83 countries with its most recent launch into South Africa in 2015, SMC offers 12,000+ basic components in over 700,000 variant forms and has been voted one of the world’s most innovative companies in Forbes Magazine Top 100 for three consecutive years. In Hall 6 at Electra Mining Africa, SMC Pneumatics will be showcasing products from its comprehensive range of air cylinders, rotary actuators, flow control equipment, hydraulic equipment, pneumatic instrumentation equipment, temperature control equipment, static elimination equipment, switches/ sensors, flow control equipment, process valves, fittings and tubings and more.Hansa-flex is one of Europe’s leading companies in the field of hydraulics and will be showcasing a wide range of specialised products at Electra Mining Africa in Hall 6. Hansa-flex operates five branches in South Africa and Botswana with a product range including OEM spec hose and fittings, industrial hose, stainless steel braided hose, textile hose protection, steel tubing, compression fittings, clamps, valves, gauges, cylinders and oil coolers.Electra Mining Africa has the support of leading industry associations including the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM), South African Institute of Mechanical Engineers (SAIMechE), Women in Mining South Africa (WIMSA), Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA), Lifting Equipment Engineering Association of South Africa (LEEASA), South African Fluid Power Association (SAFPA), the South African Capital Equipment Export Council (SACEEC) and the Kitwe & District Chamber of Commerce and Industry. In addition, the show has sponsorship support from leading companies Altech Netstar, Festo, Dromex and Multotec.last_img read more

Strike by Irish Rail workers to hit AllIreland semi and finals

first_imgUpdated 7.35 pmIRISH RAIL HAS said that there would be no train services on the day of the first All-Ireland football semi-final if the NBRU’s proposed strike goes ahead this month.The union today announced that it will hold a two-day work stoppage starting on Sunday 24 August if the company pushes ahead with pay cuts.Further one-day stoppages have also been proposed for 7 and 21 September, the days of the All-Ireland Hurling and Football finals.A spokesperson for Irish Rail told this afternoon that additional services would usually be in place on those days but such industrial action would make a complete halting of rail services inevitable.“If the action goes ahead we wouldn’t be in a position to offer any service, the numbers involved would be very significant,” said spokesperson Barry Kenny.Irish Rail insists that the pay cuts are needed and points to a Labour Court recommendation which acknowledged that a hole in the company’s finances needed to be plugged. They say that their annual income is €108 million down since the economic crisis“The action is only hurt customers and will hurt workers also,” added Kenny.The company says that the Labour Court proposed that the pay cuts be for a period of 28 months and would represent between 1.7 to 5% of basic pay depending on an employees salary.The union said in statement that they deliberately chose the Sunday stoppages “to dilute the impact on the travelling public as much as possible.”The also say that the initial two-day stoppage was timed to “take place in advance of school term and at the end of the traditional summer holiday season”.Union leaders say that they are not deliberately targeting GAA fans by scheduling the work stoppages on the planned dates and insist that the public is always considered when decisions on industrial action are taken. Whoops! We couldn’t find this Tweet The NBRU withdrew from talks with the company in June saying that “no serious attempts” were being made to address concerns of their members.NBRU general secretary Dermot O’Leary says that the company is attempting to run a 2014 service on funding equivalent to 1998 levels and that the only way for the strike to be averted is for “the company to drawback from their stated intention”.O’Leary added that the Government may need to become involved to help the dispute.“There’s a role here for Government as well, the Government have an issue in terms of funding,” he says. ”The simple statement of fact is that subvention has stopped since 2007.”SIPTU also voted last month to reject proposals that would see pay cuts phased in over 25 months and voted in favour of a work to rule programme beginning on the same day as the intended strikes.O’Leary says that their members have rejected proposals in three separate ballots and that members have today voted in favour of the work stoppages.This evening however, Iarnród Éireann Chief Executive David Franks has asked both unions not to go ahead with their planned actions:I would again urge all colleagues and our trade unions not to undertake any action which disrupts services, worsens our financial situation, and puts all our employment at risk.Read: Union withdraws from Irish Rail talks as ‘no serious attempts made to address concerns’ >Read: Irish Rail workers vote for industrial action but don’t want to strike >last_img read more

An issue of national importance Public consultation opens on new national cyber

first_img‘An issue of national importance’: Public consultation opens on new national cyber security strategy Interested parties have 30 working days to make their submissions. Share3 Tweet Email1 Mar 19th 2019, 6:31 AM 6,797 Views Short URL Image: Shutterstock/Peshkova Tuesday 19 Mar 2019, 6:30 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Shutterstock/Peshkova THE MINISTER FOR Communications Richard Bruton is today opening a public consultation on a new strategy to protect individuals, businesses and Ireland’s national security from cyber attacks. The new strategy will set out how best to ensure the resilient, safe and secure operation of computer networks and associated infrastructure used by the State, Irish citizens and business. It will set out the framework to protect against such threats as hacking, cyber-crime, cryptojacking, hacktivism and cyber espionage.Minister Bruton is today encouraging interested parties to have their say on what a new national cyber security strategy should look like. “We have seen the risks that cyber-attacks can pose to a state’s security. We must ensure that our hospitals, schools, personal data and State infrastructure are protected and that Ireland is not vulnerable to such threats,” Bruton said. “We also need to make sure that individuals and businesses have the necessary safeguards in place to protect themselves,” he said, calling this an issue of “national importance”. There are already over 6,000 people in Ireland who are employed in the cyber security sector. “The development of a new national cyber security strategy marks a significant step forward in increasing Ireland’s preparedness for dealing with cyber security incidents, and positioning ourselves as a society and economy to take full advantage of the opportunities to create more high value technology jobs,” Bruton said.  Minister for Communications Richard Bruton Source: Leah Farrell via RollingNews.ieThe consultation opens today and includes 10 specific questions, seeking responses and ideas as to how the State can respond to all of these issues – both threats and opportunities. Any person or organisation can make a representation in relation to the draft guidelines, which can be found online on the Department’s consultation page here.Interested parties have 30 working days to make their submissions. These representations will be considered before the final version of the strategy is published and comes into operation. The draft national cyber security strategy will be open for consultation until 1 May 2019. 4 Comments By Hayley Halpinlast_img read more

Papa Murphys posts 54M loss in Q1

first_imgA collision of fewer sales, severance payments and a national television ad campaign have led Papa Murphy’s to a $5.4 million loss for the first quarter of fiscal year 2017.Revenues, when compared with last year’s fiscal first quarter, fell 3 percent to $32 million for the quarter, but the dip was compounded by a 30-percent rise in expenses, particularly in a segment for selling, general and administrative expenses.Total expenses rose $9.3 million to $39.9 million for the quarter, pushing the company’s first-quarter profits into the red. Tax provisions absorbed some of those expenses, though, according to the filings.A lot of the expenses can be traced to television commercials the company bought to target busy moms. Called “Murphy’s Law,” the six-week campaign aired to national audiences to showcase Papa Murphy’s pizza as a reliable dinner option. Papa Murphy’s spent $8.3 million on the commercials.Chairwoman and interim CEO Jean Birch called the campaign “disappointing,” but she said the misstep reinforced the company’s strategy to focus on regional marketing, working on its products and improving customer convenience.last_img read more

Bernd Leno confident will make major boost when he returns

first_imgArsenal’s centre-back Laurent Koscielny is getting ready to make his first-team return after seven months of being away, teammate and goalkeeper Bernd Leno is confident the Frenchman will return with a major boost for the club.Leno has never played with Laurent, yet he believes the Frenchman has more value to add to the club both on and off the pitch.“In training, you see how he is talking to other players,” Leno said via club’s website.“We have many young players and he talks to them and for me he is a big personality in the team, in the dressing room.”Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“Before Tottenham, he was not in the squad but five minutes before the game he said many, many good things about the history of the game, how important it is for the fans, the club, every player, so he is the perfect captain for us.”“He is a big personality and of course he has big quality. I think we should give him the time [to play]. The coach is calm with him because he was a long time injured.”“I am happy for him that maybe he will play [against Qarabag on Thursday], I think he will play because he needs the confidence to play. His body needs also the feeling for the game.”“Of course, he trained a long time for us but the games are more difficult because the game is different for your head. I am happy for him that he will maybe start on Thursday and of course he will be an option for the next weeks in the [main] starting XI.”last_img read more

Bhangar imbroglio Final minutes between govt Committee likely by next week

first_imgKolkata: The “final minutes” between the state government and the Jomi, Jibika, Poribesh O Bastutantra Rakshya Committee over the implementation of the remaining work of the power grid sub-station in Bhangar is expected to take place by the next week. Most importantly, the work of the power grid sub-station will commence from the next day after the “final minutes” is signed.A senior state government official said: “Everybody is eagerly waiting for the meeting, in which the final minutes will be signed. It is hopefully going to take place in the next few days and all the stakeholders will abide by the same. They (senior members of the committee) are also discussing the matters with the people in the area to make them understand the need of the power grid sub-station there.” Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeIt may be mentioned that a positive move with regards to bringing an end to the stalemate to set up the power grid sub-station has initiated, with the meeting held on June 23 between the representatives of committee and top brass of the South 24-Parganas district administration.They had placed some proposals before the district authorities and based on the same, necessary “modifications to the plan” was made to complete the remaining work of the power grid sub-station. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed”The work of the power grid sub-station will be carried out as per the modified plan, to which they (committee representatives) have also agreed,” the official said, adding that there were certain misconceptions about setting up of the power grid sub-station. “It has been ironed out and the representatives of the committee are trying to make the villagers understand that the state government has accepted their proposals and the four towers need to be set up for completion of the project,” the official said. It may be mentioned that 90 percent of the power grid is complete and nine out of 13 towers have already been set up. Now, the remaining 10 percent needs to be completed and the remaining four towers will also be set up. Giving importance to the sentiment of local people, some modifications, including escalation of the height of the towers, would be brought.The steps to complete the work would be taken up the day after the “final minutes” is signed. Besides the top brass of the district authorities, senior officials of the state Power department would also be present when the final minutes will be signed.last_img read more

Overgrown veld angers Ladysmith residents in Thirukootum Road

first_imgOvergrown grass and reeds are causing havoc for residents living in Thirukootum Road.Speaking to residents Kalima Mondlane and Farida Seedat, they say they have been having endless problems with the vacant land right across from their homes. Over the years and just in the past few months, their homes and vehicles have been targeted by robbers hiding in the overgrown veld.Lately, two people have been stabbed by robbers trying to steal their belongings and even hijack their vehicles.Just last week, a robber was seen trying to break into a vehicle, but residents saw him and he fled the scene.Residents say they contacted the Parks & Gardens Department to cut the grass and reeds, but were told they have nothing to do with that.Residents are living in fear, as they believe people are hiding and trying to target them. “The robbers can see us, but we cannot see them due to the grass and reeds,” say concerned residents. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Also read: Long grass and reeds pose a threat to Saffa Street residentsAlso read: Furious about overgrown grass and dumpingThey want the grass and reeds gone so that they don’t have to live in fear for their lives and stay locked up like prisoners in their own homes.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more