Goa River Marathon 2016 to he held on Dec 11

first_imgPanaji, Nov 19 (PTI) The 7th edition of Goa River Marathon, organised by NEB sports in association with Vasco Sports Club, will be held on December 11 from Chicalim SAG ground in Vasco. Nitin Bandekar, president of Vasco Sports club said this years response has been overwhelming with over 6,000 participants across various categories. Goa River Marathon has runs catering to all kinds of runners, Marathon and Half Marathon routes for long distance marathoners, 10K route for short distance runners and a 5K route for everyone who would want to have some fun.The total prize money is Rs 7 lakh spread across various categories and we are happy to partner with NGOs- Ashadeep, Muskaan and Cooj for the 5K Fun walk/run, said Bandekar.”Shipa Shetty is the brand ambassador and will flag off the races,” he added. PTI MCS NRB AH AH RDSlast_img read more

Mexico, South Korea fans celebrate together after knocking out Germany

first_imgSouth Korea brought their A game out to not just spoil Germany’s party but also went back home with their heads held high.South Korea registered a 2-0 victory over a listless Germany side, who required a victory to advance to the pre-quarterfinals of the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2018.The defending champions crashed out after shock defeats against Mexico and South Korea while managed a narrow 2-1 win over Sweden.It was certainly one the biggest wins for the Asian nation in world football.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGE | FIXTURES | POINTS TABLESouth Korea’s victory was also important for Mexico, who sufered a crushing 3-0 defeat to Sweden on Wednesday. Mexico fans celebrate after their country advanced to last 16 at FIFA World Cup 2018 (Reuters Photo)After Sweden beat Mexico, Mexican fans turned their support to South Korea, fearful that a victory by Germany would send their players home.A SOUTH KOREAN MAN IS BEING PARADED AROUND THE SQUARE ON PEOPLES SHOULDERS WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON ONLY THE WORLD CUP COULD DO THISPatrick Infurna (@pinfurna_) 27 June 2018They are chanting Corea, hermano, ya eres mexicano that in english goes Korea, brother, youre now MexicanCarlos SanAvi (@CarlosSanAvi) 27 June 2018South Korea stunned the world by defeating Germany with two goals in the final minutes of the game, ensuring the former world champions were eliminated and allowing Mexico to finish the group in second place.Germany crash out, Brazil reach round of 16Mexican fans were grateful to South Korea and the two countries celebrated together afterwards.advertisementIts gonna be damn bouncy for any Korean in Mexico for the rest of the day #MEXSWE | BTS – Fake Love (@AureUnnie) 27 June 2018THERES A KOREAN OUT HERE AND MEXICANS MADE A MF PARADE FOR HIM SKFMSKEK #MexicovsSuecia #GERKOR (@AHNSYUJlN) 27 June 2018Hundreds of Mexico soccer fans danced and cheered outside the South Korean embassy in Mexico City on Wednesday.Fans, media slam biggest disgrace in German World Cup historyByoung-yin Han, consul general at the embassy, said, “There’s no distinction between Mexicans and Koreans today.” He said Mexican staff at the embassy were crying with joy.Mexico fans and South Korea fans celebrating together in Munich after knocking Germany out of the World Cup! Fooligans (@FootyFooIigans) 27 June 2018JAJAJAJAJA ENCONTRARON A UN COREANO Y LOS AFICIONADOS MEXICANOS LO TRATARON COMO HÉROE. (@Soypinchewey) 27 June 2018Hundreds of fans celebrated outside the embassy in the upmarket neighborhood of Lomas de Chapultepec, waving flags of both countries, donning sombreros and quaffing tequila.Im going to Korea Town today and will hug and thank every single person I run into. Gracias Korea (@Abe_A93) 27 June 2018A Korean member of the diplomatic staff was raised onto the shoulders of the crowd, which shouted “Korean, brother, now you’re Mexican.”Thats the Korean consul general to Mexico, Byoung-Jin Han, celebrating with grateful Mexican fans outside the Korea embassy here. One fan said he took a shot of tequila with them earlier. Wagner (@ByJamesWagner) 27 June 2018The fans also led what appeared to be an embassy official in a chorus of “Cielito Lindo,” Mexico’s unofficial soccer anthem.We love you Korea!!! #graciascorea Baeza (@_Valeriebee) 27 June 2018Celebrations spread to the historic center of the capital, where World Cup games are being shown on giant screens. Mexican fans mobbed Asian tourists, and TV footage showed one laughing Asian man being flung into the air and caught by the crowd.German coach Joachim Low shocked after World Cup 2018 eliminationMemes spread across social media, including one of the Mexican and Korean flags combined as one.Meanwhile in Russia… Every #mexico fan is thanking every Korean in sight. #GERKOR #SWEMEX @TheWorldGame Su (@christepher) 27 June 2018″Maybe it is not the best way of getting through, but we’re through. We are very grateful,” said Pablo Gonzalez, 45.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

India vs Pakistan: My heart says Pakistan but mind says India- Wasim Akram

first_imgIndia and Pakistan are set for a high-octane face-off in cloudy Manchester later today. While fans and experts over the world are busy taking sides and picking favourites, former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram and 2011 World Cup-winning Indian coach Gary Kirsten spoke exclusively to India Today ahead of the marquee game.When Akram was asked to choose a favourite among the two teams, which he believes will win the tie, the fast-bowler replied by saying that though his heart backs Pakistan, his head goes with India, owing to their favourable World Cup record against their arch-rivals.”It is a big game, the game of the World Cup as we call it. Mother of all games. I am relaxed as I am not playing. My heart says Pakistan but the mind says India are definitely the favourites to win the game. You’ll hardly see locals in the stadium and it will be filled with fans from the countries.”Absolutely India are favourites. The way they have played, controlled the game against Australia with their batting depth and bowling variations and variety. And of course, fielding has been phenomenal, something rarely seen in subcontinental sides and that is because they are physically very fit,” said Akram.Kirsten too concurred with Akram as far as India holding the upper hand are concerned but advised against taking Pakistan lightly.”I think Akram is spot on. I think India have a lot of match winners in their team and they have got a lot of guys that you might not expect to do something that they can. Let’s not forget about Pakistan, we know that they do really well in World Cups. We know that they won a final here against India just 2 years ago which might play mentally on the mind of India as well. These games are so intense and often it can come down to one or two really good performances from Pakistan to put pressure on India,” said Kirsten.advertisementWith rain expected to play some part in the game, Akram was asked about his opinions on the issue which has already seen 4 games being washed out already in World Cup 2019.”I used to call it ‘rain-chester’. When you play county after 2 years you pray for rain as a player. But we can’t control rain and players should be mentally ready realising that we have to play,” explained Akram.Also Read | India vs Pakistan: Virat Kohli plays it cool, Mickey Arthur plays up the hypeAlso Read | India vs Pakistan Manchester Weather Live Updates: Will rain play spoilsport today?last_img read more

Maersks Focus Switch Prompts Moodys Rating Review

first_imgzoom  Maersk’s separation of energy companies from its core business might drive its rating downgrade, according to Moody’s Investors Service, which has continued its review of the Baa2 issuer rating and senior unsecured rating of Denmark-based shipping and energy company. Moody’s review also includes Maersk’s senior unsecured medium-term note (MTN) programme’s (P) Baa2 rating.“The continuation of the rating review reflects ongoing uncertainty with respect to the application of proceeds of the Total S.A. shares,” said Maria Maslovsky, Moody’s Vice President and the lead analyst for Maersk.“Also, the Maersk Oil sale is not closed yet and the separation of Maersk Drilling and Maersk Supply Service is still pending,” added Maslovsky.Maersk is pursuing a focus switch of its business strategy and plans to concentrate the group’s future activities on transport and logistics.The move was ascribed to recent years’ downfall of the oil and gas industry markets, among other things.The strategy change saw Maersk Oil sold off to Total S.A  in August for USD 7.45 billion in a combined share and debt transaction. In addition, Maersk Tankers was sold to one of the group’s subsidiaries APMH Invest A/S in October for USD 1.17 billion in an all-cash transaction.The proceeds of the sale of the two businesses, including that of the Dansk Supermarked disposition (USD 0.9 billion), are slated for cutting of debt.Buyers for Maersk Drilling and Maersk Supply Service are expected to be found before the end of 2018.“Today’s (December 8) rating action reflects Moody’s understanding that Maersk has not yet determined the exact use of the proceeds of 97.5 million of Total S.A. (Aa3) stable shares it is due to receive as part of the sale of Maersk Oil,” the rating agency said, adding that it would conclude the review once the use of proceeds is determined.Maersk said earlier that it would return a significant portion of the shares to the APMM shareholders during 2018-2019, however, the exact amount depends upon the company’s performance and the solutions found for the Maersk Drilling business, Moody’s added.As indicated, Maersk is expected to gain a high degree of flexibility in terms of managing its leverage levels from the Total deal. However, the conglomerate will need to pay some of its debt soon, especially given the volatile nature of the ocean shipping industry, which is not anticipated to abate in the near term.Maersk has a liquidity reserve of USD 10.6 billion as of September 30, 2017, excluding committed financing for the Hamburg Sud acquisition. The group has a little over USD 1 billion of debt maturities in Q4 2017 and less than USD 2 billion in 2018 which are expected to be refinanced in due course, the rating agency said.Moody’s estimates adjusted Gross Debt to EBITDA of around 3x for the Transportation & Logistics businesses only in 2018, which is high for the Baa2 rating given that the industry has recovered from a low point in the cycle in 2016.In order to keep its strong Baa2 rating grade Maersk will need to maintain its debt/EBITDA below 3.0x at all points in the cycle and demonstrate greater stability in achieving a positive EBIT margin at Maersk Line on a consistent basis.In addition, a debt/EBITDA leverage of below 3.5x would need to be sustained through the shipping cycle for an investment grade credit profile.If the said preconditions are met, Maersk’s rating could be stabilized.However, the rating is likely to be downgraded if the company’s debt/EBITDA ranges between 3.0x and 3.5x pro forma for the separation of the energy businesses whilst not exceeding 3.5x at all points in the cycle. Consistent negative free cash flow (after capex and dividends) would also create pressure on the rating, Moody’s said.last_img read more

Stage set for Neymar Jrs Five World Final

first_imgNew Delhi: The best five-a-side football teams in the world are on their way to Brazil to battle for glory at the Red Bull Neymar Jr’s Five World Final 2019 on Friday and Saturday. Now in its fourth edition, over 100,000 players aged 16 to 25 from more than 40 countries across six continents embarked on the journey to outplay them all, and the cream of the crop will now get to live their dream at the Instituto Projeto Neymar Jr in Praia Grande. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football together One mixed team and one women’s team will be crowned world champions in the world’s biggest and most exciting five-a-side tournament format — 10 minutes of intense action, no goalkeepers and teams losing a player every time the opposition scores. With 3216 teams, bringing their best to the field, Kalina Rangers Mumbai emerged victorious and became the national champions of Neymar Jr’s Five 2019. Anthony Machado, Tyson Periera, Henderson Dias, Rayyan Shaikh, Craig D’Souza, Melvin Barboza and Charnel D’Almeida will now represent India in the World Finals 2019 at Instituto Projeto Neymar, Brazil, on July 12 and 13 and meet the Paris Saint Germain superstar in his own backyard. The World Final will kick off on Friday with the group stage. The best teams will advance to Saturday’s knock-out format before the top two women’s and mixed teams face each other in the final of each division.last_img read more

Stephen Harper fundraising pitch used to raise money for Liberals

first_imgOTTAWA — Former Conservative prime minister Stephen Harper has been conscripted to help fill the election war chest — of the Liberal party.The Conservatives posted a video Thursday of Harper urging supporters to kick in money to help make his successor, Andrew Scheer, “the next prime minister of Canada.”The election is only a few weeks away now, and Canada is at a turning point.We need to make Andrew Scheer the next Prime Minister of Canada, but we need your help to do it.Click here to contribute to our election fund:— Conservative Party (@CPC_HQ) August 29, 2019But in a cheeky twist, the Liberals quickly promoted the same video to bolster their claim that Scheer would turn back the clock to the Harper era and to make their own appeal for funds.“The Conservatives don’t like it when we point out that Andrew Scheer wants to take Canada back to the days of Stephen Harper,” says a Liberal fundraising email sent out late Thursday.“Well don’t take our word for it, just listen to Harper fundraising for Scheer in this new video.”The Liberals then provide a link to the video.Andrew Scheer doesn’t like it when we point out he wants to take Canada back to the Harper days.Well don’t take our word for it – listen to Harper fundraising for Scheer in this new video: Then donate to #ChooseForward instead!— Liberal Party (@liberal_party) August 29, 2019“Donate now to choose forward with Justin Trudeau rather than going backwards under Stephen Harper. Sorry, we meant Andrew Scheer,” the Liberal pitch concludes.The Liberals have been taking every opportunity to tie Scheer to his former leader, warning that he would take Canada backward to a time of austerity and minimal action on things such as climate change.Trudeau has referred repeatedly to Scheer as “Harper with a smile” and has gone so far as to maintain that Scheer “doesn’t take any important decisions without consulting Stephen Harper.”But the Conservatives appear to believe Harper is an asset and aren’t afraid of featuring him prominently.In the video released Thursday, Harper, who heads up the Conservative party’s fundraising arm, says, “It’s important that we all get active because Canada is at a turning point.”“Right now, hard working families are getting by, but they’re not getting ahead,” he adds, echoing the Conservatives’ campaign slogan.“Andrew Scheer stands for a better way forward,” Harper continues.“He and I both know that it’s time for you to get ahead. This is only possible with a  government that lives within its means, with a government that protects the services Canadians rely on every step of the way. We don’t have that government in Canada right now.” Does Stephen Harper being attached to the Conservative election campaign change how you’ll vote?Yes, I will vote for another partyNoYes, I will vote ConservativeVoteView Results Take Our PollThe Canadian Presslast_img read more

African people best resource to tackle continents challenges – Ban Kimoon

Africa is one of the UN’s priorities and is central to all of the world body’s activities in peace and security, development, human rights and humanitarian aid, Mr. Ban said in a message. “Although there are formidable challenges in all of these areas, we have at our disposal the best possible resource to meet them: the dynamism and creativity of African people,” he added. The Secretary-General welcomed the recent sustained economic growth in many of the continent’s countries and African efforts to “resolve its own problems” through such mechanisms as the Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU) and the Panel of the Wise. He noted that the UN will continue its close cooperation with the AU regarding security issues, including the conflicts in Darfur and Somalia. “This year, Africa Day has special significance as we focus on realizing the Millennium Development Goals [MDGs], our vision for a better world in the twenty-first century,” Mr. Ban said, referring to the eight anti-poverty targets with a 2015 deadline. 25 May 2008The best means to address the problems Africa faces can be found in the continent’s people, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today on the occasion of Africa Day. read more

Sri Lanka seeks reform of UN system

“These require effective global, universal and integrated responses. For sustainable and balanced global growth, there needs to be close coordination of macroeconomic policy decisions with other areas of global governance, including those related to the multilateral trading system; aid architecture; poverty eradication and sustainable development, including climate change,” the External Affairs Ministry quoted him as saying. With 193 Sovereign States, the UN has the collective mandate and is the major forum where global issues of concern can be discussed to find ways and means to meet the needs and challenges in this century.“There is an urgent need for a substantive and comprehensive reform of the UN and the international economic and financial system and architecture. These include policies, mandates, scope and governance, to better enable it to respond and prevent financial and economic emergencies, effectively promote development and equitably serve the needs of Member States- particularly developing countries. International Financial Institutions in particular, must have a clear development orientation,” he said. In this context, he said that Sri Lanka is of the view the United Nations must play a role, as it has the legitimacy to deal with pressing global economic governance and development related issues. Sri Lanka has called for a reform of the UN system to better enable it to respond and prevent global financial and economic emergencies.Deputy External Affairs Minister Neomal Perera speaking at the XVI NAM Summit Ministerial Meeting in Iran said that there is deep social impact resulting from the global financial and economic crises, as well as numerous challenges posed by climate change and related environmental degradation and loss of resources. read more

Flaherty extends tax break for manufacturers says it helps Canada compete

by Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press Posted Sep 18, 2013 12:55 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email BRAMPTON, Ont. – Manufacturers can continue to write off investments in new equipment and machinery more quickly under a two-year program extension announced Wednesday by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty.Details on extending the accelerated capital cost allowance program to 2015 were released by Flaherty at an auto parts plant in Brampton, Ont, as a crowd of uniformed workers looked on.The extension was first announced in March in the federal budget.“It matters and it works for manufacturers and processors in Canada,” Flaherty said of the extended program. “It makes our business more competitive which is very important in the world market.”The measure, which involves a straight line 50 per cent depreciation rate instead of a declining one, has been used by about 25,000 businesses in Canada to buy new machinery, said Flaherty.The minister pointed to growing investment in machinery and equipment by Canadian manufacturers, which went up 11.1 per cent in 2010 and was up 24.8 per cent in 2011.The head of the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters association said the tax break extension gives companies help with the capital they need to invest in improvements.“The measures…not only makes Canadian manufacturers more cost competitive but their future is going to depend on the investments they make in new products, new markets and new technology,” said Jayson Myers.Earlier this week, Statistics Canada reported that Canadian manufacturing rebounded in July with a gain of 1.7 per cent, giving hope that the third quarter started off strong after a weak end to the second quarter.Manufacturing sales totalled $49.5 billion for the month, better than economists had expected, with Ontario leading the way.The economy had taken a 0.5 per cent dive in June as it was hit by the floods in Alberta and a construction strike in Quebec. The drop was the biggest monthly step back since the recession and dragged down quarterly growth to 1.7 per cent.However, Statistics Canada reported Tuesday that manufacturing sales picked up in July to total $49.5 billion as gains were recorded in 15 of the 21 industries tracked and six provinces. Flaherty extends tax break for manufacturers, says it helps Canada compete read more

Paciorettys OT goal leads Golden Knights past Coyotes 32

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Max Pacioretty stuffed in a rebound at 3:36 of overtime, and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Arizona Coyotes 3-2 Wednesday night.The goal was the second of the night for Pacioretty, who also scored in the second period. Tomas Nosek also scored, and Marc-Andre Fleury had 19 saves for Vegas.Derek Stepan scored twice for Arizona, and Darcy Kuemper had 20 saves.Both teams have picked up points in three of their last five games.Stepan scored at 19:08 of the first period and with 6:49 left in the third period. His second goal tied the game at 2-all. On the power play, Alex Galchenyuk fed Stepan, who had plenty of open net.The Coyotes got another power play with 1:55 to play, but couldn’t convert before the end of regulation.Vegas lost a chance for a two-goal lead early in the third period. Cody Eakin’s apparent goal was reviewed and overturned when teammate Alex Tuch was ruled offside.The first period saw some hard hitting by both teams and a brief tussle between Coyotes centre Brad Richardson and Golden Knights centre William Karlsson. Arizona’s Christian Fischer had a shot bounce off the post late in the period.Stepan scored his fifth goal of the season with 52 seconds left in the first, when he redirected Jakob Chychrun’s shot past Fleury for a 1-0 Coyotes lead.Chychrun, playing in just his second game of the season, recorded his first point.Nosek took a pass from Reilly Smith and beat Kuemper with a shot over his glove at 5:50 of the second period, tying the game.The Coyotes just missed regaining the lead at the 11:32 mark of the second when Clayton Keller broke away with a long pass from Oliver Ekman-Larsson and hit the post with his shot.Pacioretty started the play that led to his goal late in the second period. He passed to Tuch, who sent the puck to Eakin, who crossed it back to Pacioretty, who netted a wrist shot.The Coyotes’ NHL-best penalty kill was 2 for 2 on Friday, and has allowed just five goals on 62 opponent power plays this season. Defenceman Alex Goligoski also returned from injury, playing for the first time since Nov. 8.NOTES: This game was the first of four meetings between the desert rivals. … Golden Knights F Tomas Hyka returned to action after being scratched from Monday’s game. … Kuemper started his eighth straight game with No. 1 goaltender Antti Raanta still out with a lower body injury. … F Josh Archibald served the second of a two-game suspension for an illegal check to the head from last week. … D Dakota Mermis was sent back to AHL Tucson after playing in one game for the Coyotes last weekend.UP NEXTVegas: Hosts the Calgary Flames on Friday night.Arizona: Hosts the Colorado Avalanche on Friday night.___More AP NHL: and M. Romero, The Associated Press read more

Ohio State footballs defensive line shows promise

Playing Saturday’s Spring Game in Cincinnati might have been unfamiliar territory for many of Ohio State’s football players, but not for sophomore defensive end Adolphus Washington, a product of Cincinnati’s Taft High School. Although the Gray team lost 31-14 to the Scarlet team during the contest at Paul Brown Stadium, the home of the NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals, Washington had a breakout performance. As a starting defensive end on the Gray defense, with a lineup that included the majority of the Buckeyes’ first-team defensive players, Washington led all players in the game with four sacks. “I just went out there and played football,” Washington said. “I just did what my coaches told me to do, and it just happened I got four sacks.” Washington was not the only sophomore defensive end to get to the quarterback often Saturday. Starting opposite Washington, Noah Spence had three sacks. As rotational players last season, Washington had three sacks over the course of the season while Spence had one. This season, though, the Buckeyes are relying upon Washington and Spence to step up as starters. OSU is replacing its entire starting defensive line from last season, including defensive ends John Simon and Nathan Williams, who combined for 11 sacks over the course of last season. While both players surpassed their sack totals from last season and accounted for more than half of the combined total of last year’s starters, the numbers might need to be taken with a grain of salt. Both Scarlet team quarterbacks, junior Braxton Miller and redshirt senior Kenny Guiton, were wearing black no-contact jerseys in the game, meaning the opposing rushers only had to touch them to record a sack. That’s also not accounting for the escape ability Miller and Guiton have to break free from contact and run away from pass-rushers with their athleticism. “You’re not allowed to finish any of those sacks, so you never know how that’s going to go with a kid like Braxton ’cause he’s so elusive, but I thought Adolphus was in the backfield an awful lot,” said cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs. Nonetheless, coach Urban Meyer expressed confidence in both Washington and Spence following Saturday’s contest. “Adolphus Washington has really raised his level of play … he’s a starter at Ohio State,” Meyer said. “We saw him today just have his way with our offensive line. “I am very pleased with Noah Spence,” Meyer added. Although Miller’s black jersey didn’t stop Spence from laying a big hit on the quarterback in one practice earlier this spring, the quarterback did not have to worry about getting hit by either Spence or Washington on Saturday, as Meyer warned the team Wednesday that he would “carry a baseball bat” to prevent it from happening again. Miller did, however, get a first-hand look at the sophomore pass-rushers coming after him. “Noah Spence and Adolphus, they work hard,” Miller said. “They have to fill big shoes from the guys who left last year … we just got to keep working with the two tackles.” With redshirt senior left tackle Jack Mewhort held out of the lineup for precautionary reasons, sophomore Taylor Decker started at left tackle for the Scarlet offense while redshirt sophomore Chase Farris started on the right side. They were on the wrong end of the dominance by Spence and Washington, with both players giving up multiple sacks. Decker and Farris are currently competing to start at right tackle this fall. Following Saturday’s game, Meyer expressed concern with the progress of that competition, calling the right tackle position the Buckeyes’ “one glaring weakness” on offense. “We have a legitimate concern about who that player (right tackle) is,” Meyer said. “Unless we get that fixed, there goes the best offense in the Big Ten. You can’t play with four linemen. One of those young players has got to step up, and they haven’t this spring.” One of five Buckeyes from the Cincinnati area, Washington was not the only Buckeye to stand out in front of a hometown crowd. Starting senior left guard Andrew Norwell played on the Scarlet offensive line, while sophomore safety Kevin Niehoff made an interception coming out of the end zone late in the fourth quarter. Washington said it was a “real good experience” to play in the city he grew up in. “I’m glad we was able to come here and play our Spring Game instead of going up to Cleveland,” Washington said. “I finally get a chance to play in front of the people that don’t get to make it to Columbus or wherever else we’re playing.” The Buckeyes’ day in Cincinnati also included a pregame talk from Bengals coach Marvin Lewis. Two members of the OSU coaching staff, Meyer and Coombs, are from Cincinnati as well. Coombs said Washington is a “born and raised Cincinnati product” who has the potential to be a “real special player for a long time.” “Adolphus is a great kid … a phenomenal athlete, has gained a lot of good power, muscle mass and he plays really hard out there on the field,” Coombs said. “His pass rush is really good, but I tell you what, Adolphus is carrying over a 3.0 (grade point average at OSU) too. So for a kid like that to be out there in a college environment and to have come from where he is from … you couldn’t be more proud of a kid than Adolphus Washington.” read more

The mill liner that lasts longer

first_imgNew technologies in mill liners feature heavily in the upcoming article on wear parts in International Mining’s September issue of the magazine. Field results show that the new Vulco R67 mill lining rubber compound from Weir Minerals can deliver an increase in wear life of 20%. With a liner like this, featured in the article, that can run significantly longer, operators will experience a measurable reduction in mill downtime, installation and maintenance costs.“This is a breakthrough in the industry; a rubber mill liner that in extensive global trials delivered on average 20% longer life than comparable composite lifter bars. This means less shut-down time for maintenance, which in this highly competitive environment represents a measurable outcome to our customers’ productivity and bottom line,” states Mathias Kuhrke, Global Product Manager for Mill Lining Systems at Weir Minerals.The innovative premium rubber compound is the most wear resistant Weir Minerals has ever formulated. Operators using R67 lifter bars within their mill will not only benefit from the increase in wear life, but they will notice a measurable reduction in installation and maintenance costs as a result of a longer run schedule.Weir Minerals is an industry leader in materials technology and has been supplying the Vulco R63 rubber compound to mill lining applications across the globe for over 50 years.  Whilst this technology performs well in most grinding applications, many suppliers are perceived by the market to offer similar rubber compounds with no real differentiation.  Weir Minerals identified a clear gap in the market for a rubber compound that could increase the wear life of its mill liners and outlast the rest.After extensive field research on the current rubber compounds available to the market, Weir Minerals expert engineers and material scientists developed the unique patented material that forms the R67 compound.“Using our extensive in-house knowledge, experience and expertise, we were able to develop a new Weir proprietary elastomer that is able to withstand the severe abrasion typical in mill systems applications. Our Vulco R67 compound utilises new technology and chemistry in elastomer formulary which overcomes the limitations of more traditional elastomer compounds used in the market today,” states Dr Michael Lum, Materials and Elastomer Development Manager for Weir Minerals.The Vulco R67 rubber compound is visually different from others in the market place, with green capped ends on the lifter bars.“During the product development process we added a green pigmentation to the formulation to visually set our lifter bars apart from the competitors. Now when a mill operator sees the distinct green strip on the lifter bar, they will know they have a premium product,” says Lum.Over 10 trials spanning four continents have shown significant wear life improvements, in some cases exceeding a 50% increase in wear life! Weir Minerals are confident the latest R67 rubber technology will help operators across the globe get the most out of their mill.“Our customers were at the heart of this new compound development and we worked closely with them throughout the field trials. During this time, we encouraged them to provide honest feedback on the R67 rubber compound. There’s tremendous value in having a trial partner that documents the downsides as well as the positive benefits. This allowed us to note which applications the new compound is best suited for, or make further improvements to the compound,” states Hayden McLean, Mill Lining Product Manager for Weir Minerals.One operation to reap the benefits of the premium R67 rubber compound is Simplot Phosphates. Operating a phosphate mine, north of Vernal, Utah, this long-standing customer of Weir Minerals agreed to trial the liner with R67 rubber. After a nine-month trial, the liner achieved a 29% improvement in wear life and had 20% service life remaining when it was removed. The trial also achieved an estimated 25% reduction in maintenance and reline costs.Bart Smuin, Mill Maintenance Supervisor for Simplot states: “R67 lasts longer, which delivers less downtime and less time in the mill. That is the biggest advantage.”last_img read more

Karnataka doctor found dead under mysterious circumstances in New Jersey hospital campus

first_imgNandigam ManideepFacebook/ Nandigam ManideepA doctor from Karnataka was found dead under mysterious circumstances in his hospital campus in New Jersey in the United States. According to reports, Manideep Nandigam had gone to work on the morning of March 28, Thursday but did not return home. He was staying in New Jersey with a relative who is a software engineer.The 28-years-old hailed from Raichur’s Gandhi Nagar in Karnataka. He studied MBBS from KMC in Manipal and went to the US to pursue further studies in New Jersey three years ago. He began working at St Peter’s University in the same place, reports The Hindu.While Nandigam hails from an agricultural background, he pursued medicine while his brother is an engineer working in Bengaluru.When The Hindu contacted the Raichur police, Sharat. B., the Deputy Commissioner of police, said that only after the investigation, the cause of death will be revealed. However, many have still not ruled out hate crime due to the suspicious circumstances of Nandigam’s death.Nandigam’s friend Nikhil Bharadwaj on March 29, Friday Tweeted saying, “My dear friend, a doctor at St Peters University Hospital, New Jersey, USA has died under mysterious circumstances. There are unverified claims that it’s related to hate crime. Need official confirmation. Need the truth to come out. #JusticeforManideep (sic).”The Telugu Association of North America (TANA) is currently in touch with the Indian embassy to process the paperwork with the hospital officials so that the body can reach India at the earliest.last_img read more

ACC seeks wealth statement of DIG Mizan wife

first_imgDIG Mizanur RahmanThe Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Wednesday issued a notice to deputy inspector general (DIG) Mizanur Rahman and his wife Sohelia Anar Ratna asking to submit their wealth statement within seven days, reports UNB.A notice seeking their wealth statement was sent to them on Wednesday, said deputy director of ACC Hrithik Saha.Earlier on 3 May, the ACC interrogated the DIG in connection with alleged accumulation of wealth illegally as the anti-graft body found his huge cash, apartments, cars and property, and fixed deposit accounts with multiple banks.The commission also found his involvement in money laundering.In January, Mizanur Rahman was withdrawn from the DMP headquarters and attached to the police headquarters following allegation of marrying a woman forcefully and torturing her.Mizan allegedly picked up Morium Akter and forcefully married her.Later following a family feud Mizanur instigated arrest of Morium in a false case.last_img read more

Houston Super Bowl Fan Fest Will Take You To Mars

first_img Share The host committee for Super Bowl LI in Houston has unveiled the main attraction for its fan festival: a trip to Mars.Actually, it’s a drop tower seen in many amusement parks, but enhanced by having riders wear virtual-reality goggles. It’s called Future Flight. Florian MartinEllen Ochoa, director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center, presents the Future Flight fan fest attraction during a news conference at the SpaceCom conference in Houston.Duncan Kennedy with the company that designed the attraction says riders will first see themselves rising up into space to the Red Planet.“Then, when the seating ring drops to bring them back down, they’re taking a warp ride back to Earth very quickly, suddenly seeing themselves come through the atmosphere, seeing the Gulf of Mexico, city of Houston, and then coming through the open roof of NRG Stadium to hang over the 50-yard line at the end of the drop tower,” Kennedy says.The “Super Bowl Live” fan festival will take place at Discovery Green in downtown Houston.It starts 10 days before the big game on Sunday, Feb. 5.last_img read more

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first_img X-ray images such as the one on the left fail to indicate many cases of advanced bone destruction caused by multiple myeloma, says the author of new guidelines on imaging for patients with myeloma and related disorders. Image courtesy of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. News | PET-CT | June 19, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Install of uMI 550 Digital PET/CT United Imaging announced the first U.S. clinical installation of the uMI 550 Digital positron emission tomography/… read more Related Content Figure 1. A high-fidelity 3-D tractography of the left ventricle heart muscle fibers of a mouse from Amsterdam Ph.D. researcher Gustav Strijkers. News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | August 02, 2019 ASRT Supports Radiopharmaceutical Reimbursement Bill The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) announced its support for House Resolution (HR) 3772, a measure… read more News | June 14, 2010 Rb-82 Radiotracer Grows at Rapid Rate June 14, 2010 – A radio tracer is quickly gaining popularity among cardiologists in the United States.Bracco Diagnostics Inc. recently announced that its CardioGen-82 (rubidium Rb 82 generator) is achieving unprecedented growth in the United States. Over the past five years, CardioGen-82 has experienced double-digit year-over-year growth, with a marked increase recorded in the past nine months. [1] Cardiologists, radiologists, and nuclear medicine physicians will perform an estimated 145,000 positron emission tomography (PET) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) procedures in 2010 using CardioGen-82. [2]Several key factors have contributed to this growth, including increasing momentum for the modality of cardiac PET, publication of key clinical data, and improvements in PET hardware/software technology and accessibility.CardioGen-82 is the only FDA-approved generator-based PET MPI tracer reimbursed for the evaluation of coronary artery disease (CAD). [3]As the significant shortage of SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography) MPI tracers made using Mo-99 continues, many nuclear cardiology labs have adopted cardiac PET with CardioGen-82 as a standard of patient care. With the closing of both National Research Universal’s Chalk River reactor in Canada – the source of more than half the world’s supply of Mo-99 – and the Petten reactor in the Netherlands, and no short-term fix in sight, health care providers face significant pressure to find alternate ways to meet the needs of their CAD patients beyond the standard practices they have typically and previously employed.Since PET MPI procedures can be performed in as little as 30 minutes or less, there are great efficiencies offered by this technique. [4, 5] “The reduced scan time compared with SPECT helps to improve patient satisfaction,” says referring cardiologist Kyle Richards, M.D. of Pioneer Valley Cardiology in Springfield, Mass.Moreover, PET MPI offers greater interpretive certainty for imagers, according to a publication in the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology by Tim Bateman, M.D. of Cardiovascular Consultants in Kansas City, Mo., and his colleagues: “A significantly lower percent (81 percent) of SPECT scans were able to be interpreted as definitely normal or abnormal compared with 96 percent of PET images (p=.0008).” [5]For more information:[1] Bracco Sales Data on file[2] Bio-Tech Systems, Inc. PET Market Report July 2009[3] Medicare National Coverage Determination 220.6.1[4] Dorbala S., Hachamovitch R., Curillova Z., et al. “Incremental Prognostic Value of Gated Rb-82 Positron Emission Tomography Myocardial Perfusion Imaging Over Clinical Variables and Rest LVEF.” Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2009;2;846-854.[5] Bateman T.M., Heller G.V., McGhie A.l., et al. “Diagnostic accuracy of rest/stress ECG-gated Rb-82 myocardial perfusion PET: comparison with ECG-gated Tc-99m sestamibi SPECT.” Journal of Nuclear Cardiology. 2006;13:24-33. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 16, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Completes Construction on Beloit, Wis. 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AP Analysis At Mideast forum hopes for future amid chaos

first_imgKing Abdullah II of Jordan addresses the audience during the opening session of the World Economic Forum at the King Hussein convention center, Southern Shuneh, Jordan, Friday, May 22, 2015. Top political and business leaders are coming together in the Middle East at a regional World Economic Forum conference to search for solutions to widespread joblessness, which has created fertile ground for the recruitment of desperate youths by militants. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser) SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) — Against a backdrop of Iraq and Syria in flames, Middle Eastern political and business leaders sought to focus on a future of growth and investment for a region that for long has lagged behind. But present-day reality proved rather difficult to ignore, with the Islamic State group wreaking havoc not far from these Dead Sea shores.“We are all aware of the crises in the news,” host King Abdullah of Jordan told invitees at the regional World Economic Forum, held at a Dead Sea resort whose calm belied the mayhem raging a few hours’ drive away. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Parents, stop beating yourself up Wars rage not only in Syria and Iraq but now also in Yemen, where Shiite rebels have seized the capital, Sanaa, and much of the country and now find themselves under blistering air attack from a Sunni coalition led by Saudi Arabia. An anticipated ground invasion, most likely in Yemen’s port of Aden, has not materialized. And over almost two months the air campaign alone has caused some damage to its targets, but failed to dislodge them.Perhaps surprisingly, something similar can be said of the U.S. air campaign that may have inspired the one in Yemen — this one against the Islamic State group.In an offensive that began in earnest a year and a half ago, the al-Qaida breakaway group has taken over huge swaths of Iraq and Syria, mainly in those countries’ Sunni areas. In areas they seize their Sunni cohorts welcome them sometimes — but generally they rule by terrorizing the local population, and their murderous brutality toward political rivals and non-Muslims has been shocking.The air campaign that began nine months ago — combined with a Kurdish effort on the ground — seemed to at least arrest the group’s progress. Indeed, they were expelled from Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit in Iraq, and rebuffed from the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani. But this week the group overran the Syrian town of Palmyra, home to unrivalled Roman-era historic sites, and dangerously close to Homs, a key stronghold of Bashar Assad’s government.A week earlier the group seized the Iraqi town of Ramadi, nearly completing its takeover of western Anbar province, putting the jihadis close to Baghdad.That brought a dramatic appeal from Iraqi officials at the conference.Deputy Prime Minister Saleh al-Mutlaq called the fall of the city a “big disaster” and appealed for a “new strategic plan” for Iraqi and international coalition forces to “terminate” the Islamic State group in Iraq. Al-Mutlaq told The Associated Press that allowing the Islamic State group to control Anbar “is unacceptable and the capacity of the Iraqis is very limited.”Iraqi Vice President Iyad Allawi also called for a new strategy, since “the airstrikes don’t solve the problem.” They stopped short of calling for coalition boots on the ground or pointing to a precise alternate strategy.Indeed, few at this gathering seemed confident about any particular path forward. Glum agreement was mostly to be found regarding the past — particularly in blaming many of the current woes on the non-inclusion of Iraqi Sunnis by the Shiite-led governments that emerged after the 2003 U.S. overthrow of Saddam Hussein. “But there is another, deeper reality,” the monarch optimistically went on. “Throughout the Middle East and North Africa, more than 350 million people are striving, economies are growing, youth are achieving, obstacles are being tackled. … New possibilities, new human potential, new assets are uncovered.”There is validity in the claim of a glass part-full.Egypt’s economy may be turning after several disastrous years since the 2011 overthrow of Hosni Mubarak ushered in a period of instability and violence; its stock market flourishes and its credit rating inches ahead. The emirates of the Gulf are veritably booming. Tunisia’s democratic transformation flirts with bona fide success. And Jordan itself, despite a flood of refugees from Syria, has maintained a modest level of economic growth.Then there is the empty part — possibly more than half the glass.Despite the upheaval once known as the “Arab Spring,” democracy has not much struck root in the region. Some places didn’t even try. Some made tentative attempts. In Libya, the whole thing collapsed in ruin: The place has competing hapless governments, is run by wild militias, and has become a haven of seafaring migrant traffickers. ___Dan Perry is AP’s Middle East editor leading text coverage in the region. Follow him on Twitter at .An AP Analysis.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. How men can have a healthy 2019center_img Top Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement The hatreds between the groups — mirrored in similarly diverse Syria and to a degree in Lebanon — has convinced increasing numbers of observers that the creation of these new countries by Western colonizers who took over Levantine bits of the Ottoman Empire was catastrophically misguided in ignoring the sectarian differences.Iraqi Kurdish politician Rowsch Shaways, who is also a deputy prime minister, said the country could conceivably break up. The only way for Iraq to prosper as a unified state is if Shiite, Sunni and Kurdish areas truly run their own affairs, he said.The plan at such gatherings is to right social and economic wrongs in a region which, with notable and mostly oil-rich exceptions, has tended to perform poorly on the socio-economic front — whether in terms of per capita gross domestic product or life expectancy or scientific publications per capita. Yet the political and existential angst tended to overwhelm a gathering where sessions aimed to focus on issues such as youth unemployment, urbanization, tourism and gender equality — the last item alone potentially affording a reasonable path to far greater prosperity than the region has known in the post-colonial era. Sponsored Stories Comments   Share   Much anticipated at the event was Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, the former military chief whose recent history seems as dualistic as that of the region some would have him lead.Many have criticized el-Sissi for the military’s July 2013 overthrow of democratically elected President Mohammed Morsi and the subsequent banning of the once-ruling Muslim Brotherhood — its leaders handed death sentences in mass trials that have raised a collective global eyebrow. El-Sissi then was elected but without a real opposition, with dissent in the streets stamped out, and with the media somewhat cowed.Still, he has built public support in Egypt with his agenda of stability above all else. He appears to favor much-needed structural reform, and has emerged as a leading ideological antagonist to Islamic extremism. On this explosive issue, where others in the region seemed inclined to hedge and fudge, his voice has been strikingly clear.Condemning “fanaticism” in his remarks Friday, el-Sissi said radicals “are seeking through terrorism to destroy state structures and to fragment people by exploiting religious, sectarian or ethnic affiliations. … Our efforts to eliminate extremism and terrorism must be coupled with endeavors toward realizing future where freedom, equality and pluralism prevail that is free of oppression, injustice and exclusion.” 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes New Valley school lets students pick career-path academieslast_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted May 22, 2019 8:52 am PDT LONDON — Jake Black, co-writer of the song that opened “The Sopranos” and co-founder of the English electronic band Alabama 3, has died.The band announced Black’s death Tuesday on Facebook and says it is “heartbroken.” His age and the cause of death were not available.The group wrote that Black, who performed as The Very Reverend D. Wayne Love, had taken ill after performing at England’s Highpoint Festival on Friday and died at a hospital Tuesday.The group wrote that “the transition was painless and peaceful.”Black formed the group with Rob Spragg in 1995. Their song “Woke Up This Morning” was featured on their 1997 album “Exile on the Coldharbour Lane.”It was used as the opening theme music for the HBO series about a New Jersey mob boss.The Associated Press AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img Jake Black, of Alabama 3 and ‘Sopranos’ theme fame, dieslast_img read more

Limassol boat show expects 20000 visitors

first_imgThe upcoming Limassol boat show will host more than 100 exhibitors and is expected to welcome more than 20,000 visitors, it was announced at a press conference on Wednesday.Exhibitors hail from Cyprus, Greece, Russia, Great Britain, Israel and Lebanon.“The annual gathering of industry professionals and prospective buyers will offer thousands of visitors the opportunity to view a wide range of the latest products and services in a unique setting,” the organisers said.It includes seminars, presentations of new products, activities on water and demonstrations.The event is held from May 3 until 6 this year, with the official opening on May 3 at 5pm.For more information visit or contact 25-577750.You May LikeUniversityBuzzoYou Won’t Believe You Can Attend These Colleges for freeUniversityBuzzoUndoSelf Storage | Sponsored LinksTop 5 Self Storage Providers in Rowland HeightsSelf Storage | Sponsored LinksUndoMonagiza29 Adorable Cats Sleeping In Funny PositionsMonagizaUndo Fresh case of Blue Nile virus in northUndoModi versus Wild: Indian PM to join Bear Grylls in wildernessUndoProperty owners price themselves out of the marketUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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