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Ranji Trophy: Harbhajan Singh to lead Punjab, Yuvraj Singh named vice-captain

first_imgHarbhajan Singh will lead the Punjab Cricket Association squad in the upcoming Ranji Trophy season while his long time India teammate Yuvraj Singh has been named the vice-captain.However, Yuvraj will lead the team in the first match against Railways starting at I S Bindra stadium at Mohali from October 1 as Harbhajan will be away on national duty as a member of the Indian T-20 team against South Africa.Also read: Ishant confirms his availability for Delhi’s Ranji matches The other members of the side include Jeewanjot Singh, Manan Vohra, Uday Kaul, Mandeep Singh, Gurkreerat Mann, Geetansh Khera, Himasnhu Chawla, Sidharth Kaul, Barinder Singh Saran, Sarabjit Singh Ladda and Varun Khanna.The Railways team is expected to reach Chandigarh on Tuesday.last_img

India vs Australia 4th ODI Preview: Changes on cards as India look to return…

first_imgAdvertisement(Photo Courtesy: Hindustan Times)The ODI series is once again alive and kicking. After India won the first two games, it was the visitors turn to hit back and keep the series alive. Now with the series superbly poised at 2-1, the teams move to north India for the remainder of the matches. The 4th ODI is to be played at the PCA stadium in Mohali today.Having already announced that MS Dhoni will be rested for the final two games, Rishabh Pant will be assured of a place in the side. Apart from him it could be KL Rahul who could be slotted in, replacing one of the out of form openers.The series so far has been a memorable one for Vijay Shankar. Even though he knows it will be Hardik Pandya that comes ahead of him in the preference order, he is managing to produce crucial performances that might just see him earn a ticket to England.For the visitors, the news of Coulter-Nile wanting to return home to see the birth of his child might have been a blessing in disguise. Having played Jhye Richardson instead of him, the pacer managed to pick 3 wickets and help Australia claim their first victory.Their only cause of concern will be their middle order. Even after the openers produced a strong start in the previous game, the likes of Marsh and Handscomb could not capitalize on it and gave away their wickets cheaply.TEAM NEWS:The pre-match press conference saw Bhuvneshwar Kumar hint on him getting chances in the series. This will see one of Shami or Bumrah to be rested. Also with Kumar’s ability to bat in the lower order, India might be tempted to play Chahal ahead of Jadeja.Pant’s inclusion is certain but it looks to be seen whether Rahul gets a game and if so who would be in line to make way for him.India (possible) 1 Shikhar Dhawan, 2 Rohit Sharma, 3 Virat Kohli (capt.), 4 Ambati Rayudu, 5 Rishabh Pant (wk), 6 Kedar Jadhav, 7 Vijay Shankar, 8 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 9 Kuldeep Yadav, 10 Yuzvendra Chahal, 11 Mohammed Shami/Jasprit Bumrah.The Australian team looks in great shape following their victory and they will most likely field the same combination today.Australia (possible) 1 Usman Khawaja, 2 Aaron Finch (capt.), 3 Shaun Marsh, 4 Peter Handscomb, 5 Glenn Maxwell, 6 Marcus Stoinis 7 Alex Carey (wk), 8 Pat Cummins, 9 Nathan Lyon, 10 Jhye Richardson, 11 Adam Zampa.PITCH AND CONDITIONS:A typical flat PCA wicket is set to greet both the teams today. The presence of dew will be felt as the night sky dawns upon the players. This means that the the team winning the toss will have a slight edge over their opponents. Clear skies are predicted for today with no chance of rain.Also Read:Team India wear army camouflaged caps at Ranchi ODI in tribute to armed forces Advertisementlast_img read more

Guardiola feels ‘master’ tactician Conte has changed Premier League

first_imgManchester City manager Pep Guardiola heaped praise on his Chelsea counterpart Antonio Conte for changing the way clubs play in the Premier League.Conte won the Premier League title in his debut season in England last year but the London outfit are currently struggling down in fifth place, 22 points behind runaway leaders City.Chelsea are also two points behind Tottenham Hotspur in the race for a top-four finish that will ensure qualification for next season’s Champions League.”I think Conte is going to leave something to English football. I am sure of that,” Guardiola told reporters as his side prepare to heap more misery on the champions in Sunday’s clash at the Etihad Stadium.Guardiola’s side will go into the match on the back of a 3-0 league victory over Arsenal on Thursday, while Chelsea lost their last league fixture 2-1 to Manchester United at Old Trafford last Sunday.Conte, who led Italy to the Euro 2016 quarter-finals before joining Chelsea later that year, has been the subject of persistent British media reports suggesting he will leave the club after criticising their transfer policy this season.Guardiola, however, feels the former Juventus boss has already left his mark on English football.”What Antonio has done here in the Premier League, maybe the people don’t realise,” the former Barcelona boss said.”He introduced another way to attack with five at the back, another system. A lot of teams, even Arsenal, had to do a lot of imitating to do that.”Tactically, he is a master. He did it amazingly with the national team with Italy and when he went to Turin.”advertisement(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more


first_imgWhile snow plows have been clearing much of the metro area roadways in Sioux City, the Iowa DOT says travel is still risky on much of Interstate 29.Between Exit 71: I-680 (1 mile south of the Missouri Valley area) and the South Dakota border at Sioux City much of the roadway is covered with snow.The DOT advised not to travel as of 11am Sunday.Iowa DOT photo of I-29 near Onawalast_img

Man City dominate & defeat champions Chelsea

first_imgChelsea 0 Manchester City 1: De Bruyne stunner sinks champions Dom Farrell Last updated 2 years ago 02:24 1/10/2017 KevinDeBruyne - cropped Getty Images Manchester City lead Manchester United on goal difference at the top of the Premier League after Kevin De Bruyne superbly saw off Chelsea. Kevin De Bruyne scored the only goal in sublime fashion as Manchester City returned to the top of the Premier League with a deserved 1-0 win over champions Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.Pep Guardiola’s side made it eight consecutive wins in all competitions and dominated for long periods against Chelsea, despite their preparations for the match being disrupted by Sergio Aguero suffering a broken rib in a car accident.The hosts showed limited attacking intent, which was further compromised by top scorer Alvaro Morata limping off in the 35th minute due to an apparent left hamstring injury. 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An exemplary showing from the home defence, in which Andreas Christensen was outstanding, meant City struggled for a regular flow of clear-cut chances despite their superiority.That was until De Bruyne seized the moment, something his game-breaking goal against Shakhtar Donetsk in midweek demonstrated he is increasingly adept at doing.The Belgium midfielder collected a return pass from Gabriel Jesus in the 67th minute before unleashing an unerring left-footed finish from outside the area.The result places City ahead of Manchester United at the summit on goal difference, although their advantage in that regard was slashed to one by Jose Mourinho’s men thumping lowly Crystal Palace earlier on Saturday.Chelsea are fourth, six points off the pace heading into the October international break.Sizing it up! #cfcvcity— Manchester City (@ManCity) September 30, 2017Conte preferred Cesar Azpilicueta to the more attack-minded Victor Moses at right-wing back but the Spain defender was involved when Chelsea crafted the game’s first opening in the third minute.Azpilicueta played in N’Golo Kante down the right channel and the midfielder’s clipped cross was glanced over by Morata.Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois restarted with a short goalkick in the 12th minute and dallied after receiving possession back. He was fortunate to see a clearance thud into City striker Jesus and go over the crossbar.City were dominating possession but needed a brave headed clearance from Nicolas Otamendi in the 26th minute as Antonio Rudiger’s cross threatened the near post, and Ederson scrambled to deny Azpilicueta on the follow-up.The visitors sprung up the other end in slick fashion, only for Raheem Sterling to float a cross too far in front of Jesus and David Silva, who were queuing up to finish.Silva took matters into his own hands as Courtois thwarted a stinging drive at his near post, before the Spain playmaker saw one of his compatriots in the opposition line-up depart early.Willian’s introduction in place of Morata meant Chelsea were operating without a recognised striker and City continued to make most of the running in attacking terms – Courtois reacting magnificently to keep out Fernandinho’s 44th-minute header.Guardiola’s men continued to zip precise passes around after the restart, with the Chelsea defence increasingly well-manned.Sterling hooked a left-footed volley over in the 54th minute – a rare instance of an attacker finding space inside the home penalty area.City’s defence switched off and were bailed out by Ederson after the hour passed, the Brazilian denying Eden Hazard on the end of Cesc Fabregas’ cleverly disguised free-kick.Silva’s decision to take a touch on the end of Sterling’s 66th-minute cutback proved his undoing before Jesus nicked another ball from the England winger out of his path.It fell to De Bruyne to give his fellow playmaker a lesson in how to be clinical when he lashed beyond countryman Courtois. Conte sent on Michy Batshuayi and Pedro in place of Hazard and Tiemoue Bakayoko to chase an equaliser but it was City who almost embellished a stirring victory when Rudiger headed Jesus’ volley off the line in the 85th minute.Key Opta stats: – Chelsea have dropped eight points in four Premier League home games so far in 2017-18; two more than in the whole of 2016-17 (6).- Manchester City have kept four consecutive clean sheets in the Premier League for the first time since September 2015 (six games in that run).- Chelsea have failed to score in consecutive home league games for the first time since November 2012.- Chelsea posted a 38% possession figure in this game, their second-lowest in a home Premier League game since 2003/04 (29.6% v Man Utd in April 2015).- Pep Guardiola enjoyed his first-ever victory against Chelsea in eight games in all competitions (not including shoot-out wins), after previously losing three and drawing four.- Kevin De Bruyne has been directly involved in 15 goals in his last 17 Premier League appearances (3 goals, 12 assists).- Nine of De Bruyne’s last 11 goals for Manchester City in all competitions have come from outside the box, including each of the last four.- Gabriel Jesus has had a hand in 16 goals in his 16 Premier League games, scoring 11 and assisting five. read morelast_img read more

Masters World Cup Nomination Information

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) would like to notify all interested members that the nomination process for Masters World Cup Squads remains open. By clicking on the following link you will be directed to the online nomination process where you can nominate yourself for selection into a World Cup Training Squad: squads/teams will be named and preparation will begin, nominations for inclusion in the Masters Training Squad may be considered up until the end of March 2015. Therefore although teams will be selected TFA reserves the right to judge form and fitness status at the 2015 National Touch League which may result in changes or additions if the coach/High Performance Panel deem the player not to be at the appropriate level for World Cup representation. Please see attached original nomination information for more detail.TFA has also been advised by the Federation of International Touch (FIT) of a change to the age eligibility requirements and divisions within the World Cup event. Please see attached letter from FIT outlining the change made to the age division of Senior Women from Women’s 30’s to Women’s 27’s. This will mean to be eligible that female players must be aged 27 or over by 31 December, 2014.TFA would also like to notify that the previously tentative dates set for the Masters World Cup Training Squad camps in June/July of this year will now be moved to a later date. This will give us the required time to reassess the Senior Women’s division and selections for that squad. Tentative dates of Saturday, 8 and Sunday, 9 November 2014 in Sydney have now been set.  When final arrangements are made all selected training squad athletes will be notified.Formal notification of the athletes selected into all Masters World Cup Squads other than Women’s 27’s will be forthcoming in the next month. Please contact Wayne Grant for any further queries.For more information, please click on the attachments below. Related Filesfit_world_cup_memo_-_may_2015-pdfmasters_world_cup_nomination_information-pdftfa_2015_world_cup_masters_squads_nominations-pdfRelated LinksMasters World Cuplast_img read more

Michigan State Just Benched Brian Lewerke For Rocky Lombardi

first_imgBrian Lewerke throws a pass for Michigan State.TEMPE, AZ – SEPTEMBER 08: Quarterback Brian Lewerke #14 of the Michigan State Spartans drops back to pass during the first half of the college football game against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Michigan State has struggled on offense against Michigan on Saturday afternoon, and very late in the contest, it looks like the Spartans have made a quarterback change. Rocky Lombardi is in for starter Brian Lewerke.Lewerke, a junior signal-caller, had trouble getting anything going against the Wolverines’ staunch defense all day. His stats were ugly, to say the least. On the day, Lewerke was 5-of-25 for just 66 yards. He also rushed for -11 yards.Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson, on the other hand, is 14-of-25 for 212 yards with two touchdowns.Rocky Lombardi, a freshman, is now in the game. He was inserted with just a few minutes left in regulation.Lewerke is 5-for-25 for Spartans, and he’s coming out. In comes Rocky Lombardi with 2:38 left and Michigan leading 21-7. Grinding to a tedious finish.— Bob Wojnowski (@bobwojnowski) October 20, 2018It remains to be seen whether Lewerke’s benching is permanent or just for the rest of this game.Michigan currently leads Michigan State 21-7 with just over two minutes to play.With a win, Michigan would move to 7-1 and stay in the driver’s seat in the Big Ten East. The Ohio State contest could be a huge one.last_img read more

Wireless Mobility Contract Awarded

first_imgGovernment has negotiated a three-year contract for wireless mobility service with Bell Mobility. At current service levels, the contract is valued at $2.1 million per year. Estimated savings for government are $1.4 million per year. The contract allows other public sector users, such as school boards, post-secondary institutions, municipalities and health authorities, to benefit from the same pricing plan. Their savings will depend on the services purchased. The contract was awarded through a procurement process involving an independent fairness monitor. -30-last_img

Muzaffarnagar Riots Cases Against MLA To Go State Writes To Officials

first_imgLUCKNOW: The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh government has initiated steps that could lead to the withdrawal of court cases against its controversial lawmaker Sangeet Som, related to the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots. The state’s law department has written to officials, asking for the status of seven cases filed against Mr Som between 2003 and 2017. Three of the cases are linked to the Muzaffarnagar riots of 2013, in which more than 60 people lost their lives. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsAccording to the election affidavit filed by Sangeet Som for the 2017 UP assembly elections, some of the charges against him related to the Muzaffarnagar riots include circulating fake news, promoting religious enmity, conspiracy, and rioting. The district administration admitted that they received a letter from the government this morning and that the list of cases includes one from 2013. “We have been asked to prepare a report based on 13 pointers related to the withdrawal of the cases. The pointers include the names of courts, the stage of the trial, the details of the complainants and the accused,” said Amit Kumar Singh, a senior government officer in Muzaffarnagar. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday The administration says they will inquire about the progress of the cases in local court, file a report and send it to the UP government’s law department. A call will be taken by the law department and if the government decides to withdraw the cases, it will have to approach the local courts, where the cases are being heard or are pending. The court’s decision will be final. Sangeet Som, MLA from the western UP’s Sardhana assembly seat, has been a controversial figure because of his statements and accusations over his role in the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots. Since the Yogi Adityanath government came to power in 2017 in Uttar Pradesh, his government had sought recommendations about closure in over 100 riot cases related to Muzaffarnagar. The government has sought permission from courts to close at least 74 of these 100 cases, but all of these are pending. The decision to initiate a possible withdrawal of Mr Som’s cases though may turn out to be very controversial because so far the government has insisted it has been only looking to withdraw cases against what it calls ‘ innocent’ and ‘disempowered’ citizens.(Inputs from read more

Improved technology saves maple syrup producers time energy

UNDERHILL, Vt. – Maple syrup doesn’t get that rich flavour and colour in an instant. It’s a long process from tree to bottle.But an improved technology could keep maple sugarers from working late into the night boiling sap into syrup.The new machine removes more water from sap, leaving it with higher sugar content. The concentrated sap takes half the time to boil into syrup.“For commercial maple producers, time is money and energy is money. It all comes down to how efficient you can be to make syrup, and this is just the next big step to save time,” said Timothy Perkins, director of the University of Vermont’s Proctor Maple Research Center.The centre produced its first batch of syrup with a new machine last week. “It definitely processed syrup very, very fast,” Perkins said.Most large maple operations already use the traditional reverse osmosis systems that have a membrane that separate water from sugar. The new reverse osmosis technology removes even more water.Producing maple syrup is an old New England cottage industry based on tradition, so some maple sugarers are wondering if faster is actually better. They worry it could impact the quality.“We’re questioning it,” said Eric Randall, president of the North American Maple Syrup Council. “We’re looking to see that we’re doing the right thing.”Perkins said the flavour of the syrup produced with the new machine is so far acceptable as the centre continues to research the technology.Parker Family Maple Farm, in West Chazee, New York, expects a new machine to arrive Wednesday that may double its syrup production. “We’re anticipating making 300 gallons of syrup an hour” with the new machine, Michael Parker said.Dozens of producers in Vermont, New York, Maine and Wisconsin are now using the machines, which are made by a handful of companies. It’s an investment of tens of thousands of dollars depending on the size of the maple operation and how much equipment is needed. Industry officials say the cost is about 15 to 20 per cent higher than the cost of the current technology.Parker said the time savings will be welcome. “There’s only so many hours in a day and we’re using all of them,” he said. Improved technology saves maple syrup producers time, energy by Lisa Rathke, The Associated Press Posted Feb 26, 2017 6:46 am MDT Last Updated Feb 26, 2017 at 12:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Despite records Illinois ready to compete with Ohio State football

Then-redshirt-junior Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase (2) throws the ball during a game against OSU Nov. 3, 2012, at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 52-22.Credit: Lantern file photoWhile the No. 3-ranked Ohio State football team (9-0, 5-0) has won 21 consecutive games since the start of last season, Illinois (3-6, 0-5) has lost five in a row.Despite the teams moving in opposite directions, Illinois senior linebacker Jonathan Brown said he isn’t going to let OSU walk out of Champaign, Ill., unchallenged.“If you’re not going out there to compete, you’re not going out there to win a game, then there’s no reason to step on the field,” Brown told The Lantern Monday. “It’s what we do every week. We step on the field to compete, and that’s what we’re going to do this weekend.”Competing to win has left the Illini short of actually winning any games since their conference play began this season. The team goes into Saturday’s game needing to win its final three games against OSU, Purdue and Northwestern to become bowl eligible.“We definitely want to get to a bowl game, and get our first Big Ten win, so in order to do that, we got to win three games straight,” redshirt-senior wide receiver Steve Hull said Monday. “The first one is Ohio State, and we just got to prepare and attack this week to go out there and get a win.”OSU ranks fifth nationally with 48.2 average points scored per game and eighth nationally with 17.0 average points allowed per game. Illinois, by contrast, ranks 62nd nationally with 29.7 points scored per game and 105th nationally with 34.7 average points allowed per game.Illinois offensive coordinator Bill Cubit said Monday his team has to step up its game Saturday.“(The matchup’s) not in our favor, so we got to play above and beyond really what we’ve played so far this year,” Cubit said.The expectation that OSU should win, however, does not have to determine the outcome, Hull said.“On paper, I’m sure that everybody’s saying we’re going to be destroyed and going to get our butts whooped, but that’s why we play the game on Saturday,” Hull said.While the win-loss records might show that OSU’s season is going one way and Illinois’ is going the other, Brown does not see it that way.“I wouldn’t say that we’re going in two opposite directions,” Brown said. “They’re progressing as a team. We’re progressing as a team. It’s fun to get out there and compete against another great opponent.”Although the Illini haven’t won a Big Ten game since Tim Beckman’s coaching tenure began, Beckman said his team has improved this season after winning just two games in 2012.“We’re a better football team than we were last year at this time,” Beckman said in Tuesday’s Big Ten teleconference. “I think offensively, what we’ve done in a matter of a year has been unbelievable … Defensively, we’ve lost some players (from last season), there’s no question about that, and some very good players that are playing on Sunday. These players that we’re playing with now have to continue to mature.”Both the offense and defense are looking to improve upon their performances in last year’s 52-22 loss to OSU at Ohio Stadium. The Fighting Illini only mustered 170 yards of offense in that game, while giving up 567 yards to OSU.“If you compare (the Illinois offense) to last year, there’s huge strides, but I don’t compare it to last year, because I wasn’t here,” said Cubit, who is in his first season at Illinois. “We just got to keep on improving and getting ourselves better. It’s going to be real difficult this week, because of the opponent, but that’s college football, you got to go out and play.”One player who is expected to play better than he did last year is redshirt-senior quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase, who threw for only 96 passing yards in last year’s game.So far this season, Scheelhaase has completed 65.2 percent of his passes for 2,420 yards and 15 touchdowns — all improvements from his 60.6 completion percentage, 1,361 passing yards and four touchdowns last season — while he has thrown the same number of interceptions, eight, as last year.“He’s improved tremendously,” Cubit said. “He’s really run the system (well) … How he’s handled it and how he’s adapted to it and been a leader out there, that’s been great.”OSU sophomore linebacker Josh Perry also noticed Scheelhaase’s improvement this season.“He’s more of a quarterback than he was last year or the year before,” Perry said Monday. “He’s looking more when he scrambles to throw the ball than take off and run.”OSU coach Urban Meyer said his No. 1 concern for Saturday’s game is “getting to the quarterback.”“(Scheelhaase is) a guy that keeps plays alive even when they break down … that’s what causes problems for defense,” Meyer said during a Monday press conference. “I think we got to pressure him.”As for the offense’s opposition, Beckman said the OSU defense, even considering their success in holding the Illini to just one offensive touchdown last season, is “very, very improved.”“Their front four are playing outstanding,” Beckman said. “Linebackers are very aggressive in making plays, and you see a secondary that also is playing very aggressive.”On the other side of the ball, Illinois will once again be trying to find a way to slow down OSU junior quarterback Braxton Miller, who leads the Buckeyes this season with 1,726 yards of total offense, and senior running back Carlos Hyde, who leads OSU with 701 rushing yards.“We got to tackle in open space,” Beckman said. “We’ve got to leverage the football and be in the proper fit and not overdo what we think’s necessary to make a play because that, in the end, bites you. We just have to play our brand of football and if that’s putting pressure on (Miller) or containing him, I think that’s the game all defenses have to play against something like that offense, you got to try to keep them off track.”Meyer said the Illinois defense, which ranks 116th in the FBS with 482.7 average yards allowed per game, is a difficult unit to characterize, but one he expects to bring pressure Saturday.“It’s all over the place,” Meyer said. “They have good players but they’re just, it’s hard to get a beat on who they are and what they’re trying to do. They’re a very heavy blitz team and I think they’ll blitz us a lot.”OSU is looking to retain possession of Illibuck, the carved wooden turtle that serves as a trophy for the winner of the two teams’ annual rivalry game, as it has since the Buckeyes last fell to the Illini in 2007. But although Brown acknowledged OSU has “some of the top players in the country,” he said his team has no plans to back down.“We’re not going to have any fear going into this game,” Brown said. “We’re going to be ready to play. It’s just a matter of going out there and executing.”Kickoff for Saturday’s game is scheduled for noon at Illinois’ Memorial Stadium. read more

Atlas Copco celebrates decade of HardHat canopy for portable compressors

first_imgAtlas Copco is celebrating the 10th anniversary of an innovation that “broke new ground in the protection of portable air compressors.” The HardHat canopy is made from linear medium-density polyethylene. Since its launch, the HardHat has overtaken the industry standard metal canopy in many markets. With thousands sold over the last decade, Atlas Copco established a new benchmark for portable compressor canopies that are perfectly suited to the tough demands of the construction, mining and rental markets.“The HardHat is all about the customer. Could we make something tougher, more aesthetic from a design standpoint, could we improve performance and crucially, come in below the 750 kg threshold for convenient towing?” says Kris Van Bosstraeten, Project Design Leader, Atlas Copco Portable Energy. “By listening to our customers and investing time and research into developing the new canopy we changed the opinion of the market and delivered them something truly innovative.”Ideal for construction sites and rental usage, the material used on the HardHat protects the working operation underneath from the elements. It is this design-focus and tough material which ensures the performance and appearance last for years of service, helping to retain a high resale value and provide customers with outstanding value in terms of total cost of ownership. Thanks to the use of plastic rather than metal, the polyethylene canopy is resistant to corrosion, lightweight, crack-resistant, environmentally friendly and better able to meet the tough demands of on-site use.In the last 10 years the HardHat has won several awards. It received the internationally recognised Red Dot Award for outstanding design thanks to its modern and rugged structure – a testament to the research and development process behind the product.Constructed from UN-approved and recyclable material, the HardHat canopy does not require replacement parts, helping to minimise its impact on the environment. Moulded into a single top unit the canopy is easy to fit and remove from the compressor or generator, providing easy access to the unit for internal maintenance. The HardHat is resistant to both low and high temperatures thanks to its UV stability and the long-term antioxidants of the plastic, making it suitable for work in virtually any environment. Initially available for compressors, Atlas Copco has extended its HardHat canopy to select other products in the portfolio.last_img read more

Giant slash pile catches fire in Cherry Grove rock pit

first_imgA giant pile of logging slash caught fire late Saturday in a rock pit northwest of Battle Ground, and fire officials say it will likely keep burning for a couple of more days.“It’s one of those fires you can’t just go in and put out — it’s too big,” said Ben Peeler, division chief for Clark County Fire & Rescue. “All you can do is wait for it to burn out.”The fire was reported at 10:25 p.m. Saturday in a rock pit at 24810 N.E. 92nd Ave., in the Cherry Grove area, according to dispatch records.Peeler said firefighters arrived to find fire burning in a “very very large pile” of stumps and other logging slash. He estimated the size as 90 feet by 100 feet by 40 feet tall, containing about 100 cubic yards of material.Crews put about 80,000 gallons of water on the burning pile overnight, shuttling water into the rock pit with water tenders, and extinguished the spot fires caused when wind blew embers away from the main pile, Peeler said.last_img read more

Ed Barnes honored as 2019 Clark County First Citizen

first_imgEd Barnes didn’t come with a canned speech, but he still had plenty to say.“It was one heck of a surprise,” the 2019 Clark County First Citizen said during a Thursday reception in his honor at WareHouse ’23 on the Vancouver waterfront. “People have dreams all their lives. And I never dreamed I would become First Citizen of Clark County.”Once Barnes had dispensed with pleasantries, he got down to the issues he cares about, firing them off one after another before more than 200 people in attendance.He praising organized labor, advocated for replacing the Interstate 5 Bridge, solicited contributions to build The Wall of Remembrance at the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., and welcomed the Cowlitz Indian Tribe to the community.Barnes, an 85-year-old retired business manager for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 48, called the IBEW “the greatest union in the world.”During World War II, when thousands worked at Kaiser shipyards in Vancouver and Portland, the union had 2,100 members in the region, Barnes said. When the war ended and the shipyards shut down, the running joke was that the last person left in town should turn out the lights, he said.“Well, the lights are still on,” he said.Barnes paid tribute to his wife LuAnne and recounted what the man who married them said following their wedding.“He gave me the word,” he said. ” ‘If you ever do anything to hurt LuAnne, I will come and kill you.’ And 64 years later, I am still with LuAnne. I don’t want to die.”last_img read more

Sean Dyche defends Jose Mourinho

first_imgThe Burnley boss believes ‘Mou’ has done so much for his club and people have to respect the history he’s made in the pastManchester United manager Jose Mourinho was present in the 1-1 draw between Premier League club Burnley and Greek side Olympiakos.The Red Devils’ boss saw how The Clarets were denied European football this season.And even after he asked to be out of the spotlight, sitting on the back row of the Turf Moor stadium, Mourinho was not a stranger to most.“My respect for people like Jose is because I’m a young manager, learning the game, and these people have done enormous things in the game,” Dyche said according to The Lancashire Telegraph.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“In this game, you get questioned for what you’re doing now, people forget your history and what you’ve done. He has done massive things for the game for his clubs and himself.”“I’ve respect for all managers. It’s a tough job whether you’re managing in the Premier League or non-league, it’s a very tough job,” he added.“You’ve got to have a bit more respect when they’ve done what they’ve done in the game.”“I’m certainly not going to question his conduct because he knows what he’s doing, I’m pretty sure of that whatever everyone else thinks,” he commented.“He’s so rounded in the press, in the media, at his different clubs, in winning, playing well, not playing well.”last_img read more

Need Cooperation to stop Crime says Public Prosecutions

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp The session rolled out strategies and exposed analyses on what works and what doesn’t… key, said Brooks was cooperation between agencies, legislators and countries. Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, September 20, 2016 – The Turks and Caicos was there when 1600 of the sharpest legal minds from 600 countries legislatures met in Cambridge in the UK earlier this month.Acting DPP, Angela Brooks and Senior Public Prosecutor, Latisha Williams are now certified following the five day symposium, with the theme:  “Economic Crime – Where Does the Buck Stop.”  Mrs. Brooks shared that, The Symposium was a most rewarding experience as it allowed us as participants to gain some knowledge and insight into other jurisdictions and their approach to economic crime.  Economic crime happens in almost every country in the world and the global effect is staggering,”  Brooks reminded that the TCI is no exception and explained how these breaches facilitate a slew of other dangerous criminal activity, she called for stricter laws, education, cooperation and national awareness.   “ Crimes such as money laundering, cybercrimes, drug trafficking, human trafficking and terrorism…  encourage criminals to continue their illicit schemes because they get to spend profits with no repercussions, more fraud on the streets, more drug related crime.” last_img read more

New Zealand launches consultation to support older staff

first_imgThe New Zealand government has launched a consultation on its draft strategy to better support older individuals, including encouraging the employment of those aged over 50.The Better later life: 2019 to 2034 consultation opened on 12 April 2019 and will run until 3 June 2019. Following this, the government will finalise its strategy and action plan to support older individuals; this will then be launched later in 2019.Tracey Martin, seniors minister, said: “Like the rest of the developed world, New Zealand has an ageing population. That’s great news in that more of us are living longer, healthier lives than ever before. But it also means there are some things we have to consider and prepare for as a country.“For example, two key areas of the strategy are supporting seniors in the workforce and how businesses can better recruit and retain older people and promoting housing options appropriate for older people.”One pillar of the draft strategy centres around preparing for financial and economic security; this includes empowering older individuals to remain in work, if they wish, and to have their skills and experience recognised by employers.The draft strategy recommends that the employment of individuals aged over 50 is encouraged and that the public sector role model good practice in both employment and how best to support an ageing workforce.The strategy further aims to support those who cannot work up to the age at which employees receive their state retirement benefit, the NZ superannuation. The government will explore opportunities to enhance its SuperGold Card, a discounts and concessions card for seniors and veterans.Other pillars of the draft strategy include improving access to health and social services, providing housing choices, enhancing opportunities for social connection and participation and providing accessible, built environments to encourage community activity.The draft strategy takes into account feedback from a nationwide consultation last year, which discussed what people want for the future.Martin added: “Better later life takes a fresh look at what is required to ensure everyone gets the chance to live well as they get older and help ensure we create opportunities for everyone to participate, contribute and be valued as they age. It has been designed to ensure New Zealand is prepared for and makes the most of our ageing population.”last_img read more

Demand Media Up 31 Percent in Page Views in First Half 2011

first_imgThe first quarter of 2011 brought change for Demand Studios, often referred to unfavorably in the publishing industry as a “content farm” (due to its large number of writers and content, and low pay grades for those writers). Feature-length story writers are now paid between $80 and $350 for their work; $15 was the previous payment norm from Demand.In addition to better compensation for its writers, the company’s platform now supports line edits, rewrites and photo treatments. Content is screened for plagiarism as well.Jeremy Reed said of these changes (which were in part due to Google’s algorithm change, aimed at “low-quality sites”), “What we realized and what we kind of always knew is that we needed to develop a fully realized editorial strategy. There has to be content for things we could answer, especially in 500 words, but also content that had more of a story arch, content that we interviewed people for.” While Demand saw some hikes in the first half of 2011, it experienced some hits as well. Its loss from operations increased from January-June 2010’s $4,256 million to $5,071 million.Demand’s net income loss increased as well, rising from first half 2010’s $6,049 million to first half 2011’s $7,953 million. Demand Media released its financial results for the second quarter of 2011, as well as its numbers for the first half of 2011. While more traditional media companies only fared so-so in January-June 2011 (ABC released its first half numbers yesterday; about half of magazines reported circ declines), Demand Media saw a strong first half, with both revenue and page views up.Page views were up 31 percent from 3.948 million in January-June 2010 to 5.155 million in January-June 2011. According to Demand’s financial report, “…page views were positively impacted by a product change associated with certain page features, including the presentation of picture slide shows, which did not impact advertising impressions.”center_img Overall revenue was also up for the company, increasing 39 percent from first half 2010’s $114 million to first half 2011’s $158.97 million.The first half of 2011 included a multi-year advertising campaign with L’Oreal USA cosmetics, an expanded ad partnership with Google, a Rachael Ray and Buddies branded segment in its eHow Food channel and the acquisition of social sharing app RSS Graffiti.last_img read more

Troopers establish violent crimes unit in Bethel

first_imgThe Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta has a new Alaska State Troopers unit this week. The unit’s main goal is to investigate violent crimes faster, so case reports can make it to the district attorney’s desk quickly.Download AudioAlaska State Troopers. Photo: Monica Gokey/ Alaska Public Media file photo.The Violent Offenders Unit officially began Tuesday, after the team was kick started in mid-September. And their caseload is already nearing 70.Teague Widmier is the sergeant leading the new three-person unit. He, along with the two patrol troopers on the team, have a combined experience of more than 40 years on the force.He says he’s excited to be a part of the unit but acknowledges their caseload is already overwhelming.“This unit has handled 69 cases, so out of those cases, we have worked diligently with the individuals with the families and district attorney’s office.”The unit focuses on investigating crimes of sexual assault and child sex abuse. Their duties include interviewing perpetrators, victims and witnesses, as well as transporting survivors to Bethel for sexual assault evidence exams, or rape kits, and other medical needs.Trooper Cpt. Barry Wilson overseas the Bethel trooper post. He says some variation of the unit has been in discussion for years.“So it’s kind of been in this transitional through process, we knew we wanted to do something different. We just weren’t sure what that would look like, and what that will ultimately look like.”Wilson says centralizing the investigations to one unit will relieve other patrol troopers so they can focus on their other duties.last_img read more

Alaska Marine Highway drops price for Taku ferry

first_imgThe Alaska Marine Highway System ferry Taku was tied up in 2015. It’s been for sale, but so far no one has submitted a bid. (Creative Commons photo by Ted McGrath)No one wants to buy the state ferry Taku.So, officials are lowering its price.Listen nowThe Alaska Marine Highway System took the 54-year-old ship out of service almost two years ago.Officials put it up for sale in March, with a minimum price of $1.5 million.But no one responded by the May 9 deadline.Spokeswoman Meadow Bailey said the new minimum bid is $700,000. She said officials wanted to cut the price in half, plus a little more.“This gives people who expressed an interest in the vessel a little bit more opportunity and perhaps makes the vessel a little bit more attractive to them,” Bailey said.The Taku is about 350 feet long. It can carry up to 50 vehicles and 350 passengers. It has 40 staterooms, a cafeteria, observation lounges and a covered solarium. It sailed mostly Southeast routes.Bailey said the state did hear from some potential Taku buyers, though they didn’t talk about their plans.“They’re kind of quiet about exactly what their intentions might be and what would be holding them back. It is a business deal, so there’s a certain amount of reluctance to talk about details,” Bailey said. “But we’ll see if this makes it a sweeter opportunity for people and if we get some responses, which is our hope.”The new bid deadline is May 31.Bailey said the state will consider other options if no one expresses interest.The Taku is moored in Ketchikan’s Ward Cove. A buyer would have to accept it as is, where is.last_img read more