1st Test: Stuart Broad shines as England rout West Indies inside three days

first_imgStuart Broad hogged the limelight in the dark as England routed a hopelessly outclassed West Indies in the landmark day-night Test match at Edgbaston, wrapping up victory by an innings and 209 runs on Saturday.Broad became the second most prolific wicket taker in English Test history, taking his 384th scalp on a remarkable day for the home attack as they shared around 19 wickets to put the visitors’ callow batting line-up to the sword.The paceman went past Ian Botham’s haul of 383 wickets while ripping the heart out of the visitors’ second innings to move to second on the England all-time list behind his strike partner James Anderson, who also enjoyed a big day.Watching in the Sky Sports commentary box amid an excited full-house enjoying the conclusion to the first day-night Test to be staged in England, Botham enthused: “It’s fantastic.”It would have been an anti-climax (for Broad) to do it in Leeds in (the second Test) with the atmosphere as great as it is here.”The great all-rounder then added with a laugh: “It just makes me feel bloody old!”On a cold, damp day, England had been, first, inspired by Anderson and Toby Roland-Jones as they forced the Windies to follow on, bowling them out for 168 by early in the post-lunch session in response to England’s mammoth 514 for eight declared.Anderson had led the charge with three wickets and a run-out. Then with the floodlights on and the pink ball wobbling around, captain Joe Root naturally invited the Windies to endure further nightmares.advertisementThis time Anderson and Roland-Jones, who had also taken two first-innings wickets, soon struck again before Broad stole the show as the Windies once more crumbled, this time being bowled out for 137.Having taken tea with four down in their second innings and already resigned to going one down in the three-Test series, Broad, watched in the crowd by his father, former England batsman Chris Broad, chose his moment to move from support act to main man.The hors d’oeuvre was two wickets in two balls, first trapping Roston Chase lbw and then having captain Jason Holder caught at slip by Alastair Cook, to equal Botham’s mark, only to be thwarted in his bid to be the first man ever to take three test hat-tricks by Kemar Roach’s straight bat.Then, he produced a beauty that nipped back to bowl Shane Dowrich, a fitting record-breaking delivery before he went on to finish with figures of 3-34.England’s all-time leading wicket taker Anderson and Roland-Jones, continuing the excellent start to his Test career, then finished the job, with the Middlesex bowler securing the final wicket as Ben Stokes snaffled Alzarri Joseph at slip.Only Jermaine Blackwood came out of the debacle with much credit for the West Indies with his laudable, counter-attacking 79 not out in the first innings amid the carnage.Anderson, who had set the ball rolling with the first wicket on Friday, continued where he left off after a false start when the players had to come off after just one ball because of rain.On the resumption, he produced a sharp, rearing delivery off a length that had Kyle Hope helplessly steering the ball to Stokes at gully to set the tone for the day.He also then ran out Kieran Powell, who had embarked on a calamitous quick single, with a direct hit before he got rid of Chase, inducing him to play on.Only Jamaican Blackwood, who struck two sixes and nine fours, stood firm with his 49-ball half-century, going on to his 79 off just 76 balls.Anderson finished with 3-34 off his 15 overs in the first innings with Roland-Jones and Broad both taking two wickets apiece.Cook, who won the man of the match award for his epic 10-hour 243 that had set up the win, said with a smile: “This is unbelievable for an old man like me. It’s always nice to win and contribute with a big score.”last_img read more

Dani Alves had Liverpool agreement

first_imgTransfers Dani Alves had Liverpool agreement and still harbours Premier League ambition Chris Burton Last updated 2 years ago 16:57 11/1/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) HD Dani Alves PSG FRANCK FIFE Transfers Liverpool PSG Barcelona Ligue 1 Primera División Premier League The iconic Brazilian full-back has revealed that he came close to sealing a switch to Anfield prior to taking in a trophy-laden spell at Barcelona Dani Alves has revealed that he “pretty much had an agreement with Liverpool” in 2006 and that he still hopes to play in the Premier League.The Brazilian full-back was a much sought-after talent following a productive stint at Sevilla, with Europe’s top clubs clamouring for his signature.Liverpool were among those in the mix and came agonisingly close to pulling off a transfer coup, but were left empty-handed and, two years later, Alves joined Barcelona where he spent eight trophy-laden seasons. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “I pretty much had an agreement with Liverpool,” the bucaneering defender told FourFourTwo.”But for whatever reason it didn’t happen at the last moment and I really don’t know why, as I wasn’t the one conducting the negotiations.”I had other people representing me back then.Dani Alves Liverpool deal 2006“Something similar happened later in my career with Chelsea and Real Madrid.”Of course, it all worked out happily for the Cules [Barcelona supporters] in the end, and also for me as I was able to write an amazing story at the Camp Nou instead.”Alves was once again heavily linked with a move to England over the summer, with Manchester City looking to tie up a deal which would have reunited the 34-year-old with his former Barca boss Pep Guardiola.French giants Paris Saint-Germain scuppered those plans, though, with a switch to Ligue 1 made once negotiating an exit from Juventus.Alves 4/1 to lift CL with PSGHaving signed a two-year contract at Parc des Princes, the chances of Alves now gracing the English top-flight appear to be slim, but an iconic figure of the modern era is still open to the challenge.He added: “I still have this ambition, yes. But I don’t know if it will happen now.“I think there are plenty of things to do here first with PSG.”Alves has helped PSG to set the early title pace in Ligue 1 this season, while a 5-0 mauling of Anderlecht in the Champions League on Tuesday has them already guaranteed of a place in the last-16 of Europe’s premier club competition.last_img read more

Lincoln Riley Reacts To Kyler Murray Concerns

first_imgkyler murray walks off the field after the orange bowlMIAMI, FL – DECEMBER 29: Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners reacts after losing to the Alabama Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)One of the biggest criticisms of Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray as an NFL prospect has been his size. Analysts and executives across football have weighed in on the matter, but now his former head coach has decided to give his two cents.In an interview on ESPN’s Get Up! transcribed by 247Sports, Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley gave his thoughts on Murray’s size being a factor. To no surprise, Riley spoke glowingly about Murray and tried to set everyone’s mind at ease over the impact his height would have.“…I’ve had 6-foot-3, 6-foot-4 guys and it was no different. These guys have a gift to be able to do it. I’m not saying every NFL quarterback can do it at that height. They can’t. But there’s guys that are gifted enough and are able to still get it done, still get the ball out where they need it to be and not having tipped passes. These are two of the guys in the world that can do that.”In his lone year as a starter for Oklahoma, Murray led the Sooners to a 11-1 regular season record before beating Texas in the Big 12 Championship game to claim the conference title. He led Oklahoma into the College Football Playoff, only to fall to Alabama in the Orange Bowl.Murray finished the season having thrown for 4,361 yards and 42 touchdowns while completing 69.0-percent of his passes. He was rewarded with the Heisman trophy and numerous post-season accolades.Several days ago, Murray announced that he would be committing to playing football professionally, turning down a deal he had with the Oakland A’s to play baseball.As for his height, there have been numerous players who have thrived at the quarterback position despite their size. Drew Brees and Russell Wilson are among the most recent examples.However, there’s still a lot of time left before the Scouting Combine, let alone the NFL Draft and it doesn’t seem like concerns over Murray’s height will be relieved any time soon.last_img read more

36 private unregistered bouncers arrested in Noida Greater Noida

first_imgG B Nagar: Gautam Buddh Nagar police, on Monday night, arrested 36 private unregistered bouncers who were deployed at various residential societies in Noida and Greater Noida. Cops said that three private security agencies have been booked for deploying these guards and violating the norms of Private Security Agency Regulation Act (PSAR).The latest crackdown was over the security agencies at various residential societies and police named the drive as “Operation Clean 15”. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsVaibhav Krishna, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Gautam Buddh Nagar said that the special drive was conducted on Monday evening between 7 to 11pm. “The drive was conducted in nearly 215 societies across the district where cops checked the licenses of security guards and bouncers deployed in these societies. Police found nearly 36 private bouncers, who were deployed at 18 residential complexes, not adhering to the guidelines of PSAR act. They were brought to police station and were later released after directions were given to them to wear a proper uniform and follow the guidelines,” said Krishna. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe officer further said that police have booked three security agencies for deploying these unregistered security guards at the residential societies. “Following the inspection, police have registered separate FIRs against three security agencies at Phase-II and Surajpur police station. As of now we have arrested one of their employers while three others are absconding,” added Krishna. Police said that among the security agencies that were booked include Exman security agency at Swarnim Vihar society in sector 82 of Noida, golden metro and facility security agency in sector 92 and AVJ heights security agency in sector Zeta-1 of Greater Noida. A senior police officer said that the drive was carried out after several complaints were received about the hooliganism of the security guards from the residents of various societies.last_img read more

Canadians appeal in drug case to be heard in Chinese court on

first_imgOTTAWA — China’s state media say a Canadian charged with smuggling drugs will be in court for an appeal on Saturday.Foreign Ministry spokesman Hua Chunying said in a daily briefing today that she didn’t know much about the case, suggesting it’s not related to the arrests of two other Canadians on national-security grounds earlier this month.Former diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor were picked up shortly after Canada arrested Huawei Technologies executive Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver, on an American request for her to face fraud charges.Chinese officials haven’t called those arrests acts of retaliation but they have pointedly compared the cases, insisting that Kovrig and Spavor have been detained in accordance with Chinese laws but that Meng’s arrest was illegal.The Global Times, an English-language publication of the official People’s Daily, reports today that Robert Lloyd Schellenberg’s case is in an appeal phase, after he was previously convicted by a Chinese court.The paper reports that Chinese criminal law calls for minimum sentences of 15 years for drug trafficking, and that a British citizen was executed in 2009 for smuggling four kilograms of heroin.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Court tosses DeLorean widows Back to the Future lawsuit

first_imgNEWARK, N.J. – A federal court has dismissed a lawsuit brought by the widow of automaker John DeLorean over royalties stemming from the “Back to the Future” movies.Sally DeLorean claimed a Texas company using the DeLorean name had illegally accepted royalties from Universal Pictures for the promotional use of images of the iconic car. But a judge ruled Friday that a 2015 settlement agreement in a separate lawsuit over trademarks prohibited her from suing for the royalties.The sleek, angular car with gull-wing doors was featured in the movie franchise starring Michael J. Fox about a kid who travels back in time to engineer his parents’ meeting.In her lawsuit filed in April, Sally DeLorean, who lives in New Jersey, claimed the Texas-based DeLorean Motor Co. had illegally profited from a 1989 agreement between her late husband and Universal. That agreement gave John DeLorean and his heirs 5 per cent of net receipts for any merchandising and promotions that featured the car and logo “as a key component.”The Texas company isn’t affiliated with the one John DeLorean started, but under the 2015 settlement agreement was allowed to use the DeLorean name and trademarks.Sally DeLorean claimed in the current lawsuit that the Texas company had illegally represented to Universal that it had the right to the royalties and had already received “a substantial payment” from Universal. She argued in the lawsuit that the 2015 settlement didn’t transfer contractual rights to the company.In his opinion, U.S. District Judge Jose Linares wrote that the 2015 settlement agreement covers the Universal agreement even though it doesn’t mention it explicitly.“As both agreements apply to the use of the word ‘DeLorean’ and the DMC logo, and relate to the DeLorean automobile’s image, the Court concludes that the subject matter of the agreements overlap,” he wrote.Attorneys for the two sides didn’t respond to requests for comment Monday.John Z. DeLorean left General Motors in the 1970s to start his own company and eventually produced the distinctive DMC 12, which became known simply as “the DeLorean.” Only about 9,000 of the cars were produced before the company went bankrupt in the early 1980s, but it attained cult status due to its inclusion in the “Back to the Future” movies.DeLorean died in 2005. His former estate in the rolling hills about 50 miles (80 kilometres) west of New York was converted into a golf course by then-developer Donald Trump in 2004.last_img read more

In runup to Christmas online sales continue to be strong

first_imgNEW YORK — In the run-up to Christmas, online shopping continues to be strong.Online sales are up nearly 18 per cent to $110.6 billion from Nov. 1 through Wednesday, compared to the year-ago period, says Adobe Analytics, which tracks online spending.Adobe expects the service allowing online shoppers to pick up at physical stores to be robust on Saturday as shoppers look for other alternatives to avoid long lines. The Saturday before Christmas is considered the second busiest day for store traffic after Black Friday, according to ShopperTrak, a technology firm. For the season to date, the buy online-pick up service is up 47 per cent compared to the year ago-period, Adobe says.Adobe predicts online sales for the two-month period will reach at least $126 billion, surpassing its original forecast of $124.1 billion.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Country wants pure PM not chaiwala Mayawati

first_imgLucknow: Launching a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BSP supremo Mayawati on Tuesday said the country will not be “deceived” by “dual characters” any more and it now wants only a PM, not a “chaiwala or chowkidaar”. “The country has already seen a number of leaders in form of sevak (servant), mukhya sevak (chief servant), chaiwala (tea vendor) and chowkidaar (watchman), who indulge in misleading the people. But, the country now needs a pure Prime Minister who can run the country in accordance with welfare spirit of the Constitution…The public has already been fooled by people of dual character, and will not be fooled any more,” she said at a press conference here Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework The BSP chief said the BJP government is a sinking ship. “The boat of Narendra Modi government is sinking, and everyone knows this. The biggest example of of this is that the RSS is also deserting them (Modi government). I cannot spot them (RSS workes) anywhere in the election doing hard work (for the BJP) with their ‘jholaa’ (bags) thanks to the non-fulfilment of promises and the intense resentment of the people. As a result of this, Modi is sweating.”last_img read more

Chief Financial Officer of Sri Lanka Cricket remanded

SLC said that it was able to successfully avoid a fraudulent attempt to transfer US$ 5.5 million of SLC’s Media Rights Sponsorship funds, which was due from an International Media Network to an offshore account. (Colombo Gazette) SLC said that there was an attempted fraud of USD 5 million in relation to the broadcasting rights of the England tour to Sri Lanka. The Sri Lanka Cricket Board had recently filed a complaint at the Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) over an attempted financial fraud. The Chief Financial Officer of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) who was arrested yesterday over an attempt to commit financial fraud, has been remanded till November 10th.Wimal Nandika Dissanayake was arrested by the Crime Investigations Department (CID) yesterday. read more

Review Amazon Kindle Fire HD doesnt best iPad but its half the

Review: Amazon Kindle Fire HD doesn’t best iPad but it’s half the price AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Michael Oliveira, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 12, 2013 1:42 pm MDT TORONTO – Thursday marks the official shipping date for Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD in Canada and while it’s no iPad killer, it does have one big advantage over Apple’s competing tablet: it’s about half the price.In terms of technical specifications and performance, there’s not a whole lot that makes the Kindle Fire HD really stand out in the increasingly crowded tablet market. It feels fine to use and does most of what users expect from a tablet, it just doesn’t feel cutting edge.And that’s because it isn’t. Consumers in the U.S. have had access to the Kindle Fire HD since last fall.Amazon is just now rolling out its latest tablet to Canada and many other markets around the world, hoping consumers will overlook the delay and consider the two versions of the Kindle Fire HD bargains.An 8.9-inch model with 16 gigabytes of storage sells for $284, or there’s 32 gigabytes for $314. Those prices are $215 and $285 cheaper than similar-sized iPads with the same amount of storage space.A seven-inch Kindle Fire HD starts at $214, which is $115 less than an iPad mini, but a little more than other competing tablets of the same size.So why has Amazon priced its tablets so aggressively? The company makes less money on its hardware hoping to make it up on the sales of ebooks and other content in its Appstore, which has more than 1 million items to choose from. Notably missing in Canada are: Amazon’s Netflix-like video streaming service that’s part of its Prime loyalty program, a store to buy digital copies of movies and music, a newsstand of magazines and newspapers, and some U.S.-only apps.The Kindle Fire HD runs a modified version of Google’s Android operating system and the apps are taken from a streamlined version of the Google Play marketplace. The selection isn’t as good as what’s found in Apple’s App Store but many popular games and apps are available. For example, while the current hit Candy Crush can’t be downloaded, others like Angry Birds, Bejeweled 2, Fruit Ninja, Plants vs. Zombies and Temple Run 2 are.When comparing the specs of the Kindle Fire HD to the iPad and other tablets it stacks up well.The 8.9-inch version of the Kindle Fire HD is a few tenths of an inch smaller than the iPad and its screen resolution is just a little short of the dots per inch found on Apple’s tablet. Amazon says it gets about 11 hours of battery life compared to Apple’s claims of 10 hours. While the iPad has two cameras, the Kindle Fire HD only has one for video conferencing (it can also take photos, although poorly).Amazon claims the WiFi capabilities of the Kindle Fire HD are laptop-quality and top of class for tablets. But in my testing, I encountered a few connectivity bugs. On one evening, the two demo units I had in my home refused to connect to either of my WiFi networks, even though my laptop, three other smartphones and a device connected to my TV had no problems getting online. After an hour of troubleshooting I gave up. The next morning, they mysteriously began working again without intervention and the problem never resurfaced.The only other issue I encountered was a touch of occasional lag while using the device. It doesn’t feel as slick to use as the iPad or some other higher-end devices, but first-time tablet users probably wouldn’t notice.Users who have had their hands on a variety of tablets by now would probably find the Kindle Fire HD feels familiar to use and capable of most tasks — but not particularly impressive. The best thing about it is the price, which will no doubt appeal to many buyers who have always wanted a tablet but still found them a little too expensive. Current tablet owners may consider a Kindle Fire HD as a cheap second device for around the house. read more

Burks late dunk seals Cavs 9997 win over slumping Nets

NEW YORK — Jordan Clarkson had 20 points and 11 rebounds, newcomer Alec Burks threw down a two-handed dunk with 3.2 seconds left in regulation, and the Cleveland Cavaliers avoided a fourth-quarter collapse and edged the Brooklyn Nets 99-97 on Monday night.Tristan Thompson had 19 points and 14 rebounds for the Cavaliers, who snapped their four-game losing streak.Cleveland led by 91-80 with 6:03 left in the fourth period after Rodney Hood hit an 18-foot jumper.The Nets then went on a 17-6 run, tying it 97-all on rookie Rodion Kurucs’ put-back layup with 18.9 seconds left.Burks drove past Spencer Dinwiddie for the dunk that sealed it for Cleveland, which had been winless since beating Philadelphia and Houston on Nov. 23-24.Dinwiddie’s potential game-winning 3-pointer fell short of the rim.D’Angelo Russell scored 28 points for Brooklyn, which has lost seven straight and nine of 11 overall, including their last six at home. Dinwiddie had 18 points off the bench.TIP-INSCavaliers: Burks had 13 points and seven rebounds in 29 minutes off the bench.Nets: G Joe Harris missed his third straight game with a strained left hip. … Russell scored 20 points or more for the 11th time this season. That’s the most by a Nets guard in the team’s first 25 games since Deron Williams’ 12 such games in 2011-12.HOME WOESThe Nets’ last victory at Barclays Center, where they are 3-9, was a 122-97 blowout of Philadelphia on Nov. 4.UP NEXTCavaliers: Host the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night, their first meeting since Game 5 of the NBA Finals when the Warriors clinched their second straight title against a far different Cleveland team led by LeBron James.Nets: Continue their three-game homestand by hosting Oklahoma City on Wednesday night.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsThe Associated Press read more

Ohio State womens volleyball sweeps three teams wrapping up nonconference play

Ohio State’s libero Valeria Leon passes a ball in the regional quarterfinal versus Washington on December 11, 2015. Credit: Ohio State AthleticsThe No. 19 Ohio State women’s volleyball team couldn’t have asked for a better ending to its nonconference season. Just like dominos, three teams fell to the Buckeyes. Not to mention, all of the matches were three-set sweeps. OSU dominated the competition to clinch the Ball State Active Ankle Challenge title on Saturday in Muncie, Indiana. Valparaiso was the first of the Buckeyes’ victims on Friday, followed by the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The Ball State Cardinals gave OSU the biggest run for its money on Saturday, but it was the Buckeye “tribe” who came out on top. Senior libero Valeria León, senior middle blocker Taylor Sandbothe and sophomore outside hitter Audra Appold earned all-tournament honors. León earned the tournament MVP title with 3.78 digs per set. Sandbothe and León have been named to all-tournament squads in three of the past four weekend tournaments.ValparaisoValparaiso hung with the Buckeyes in the first set until OSU started to pull away at 19-13, with credit to the power of middle blockers Sandbothe and freshman Madison Smeathers. An assisted block from Sandbothe and senior middle blocker Kylie Randall sealed the win in the first set, 25-17. OSU jumped out to an early lead in the second set and eventually put away the Crusaders, 25-13. Junior outside hitter Luisa Schirmer contributed five kills to the Buckeye offense. A block by Smeathers and Schirmer for the final point in the third set would wrangle in the victory for OSU, 25-18. Sandbothe led the offense for the Buckeyes with a .458 hitting percentage, followed by a strong performance from Appold who hit .364. OSU more than doubled the Crusaders in kills, 50 to 19. UNCGErrors on OSU’s side of the net and an aggressive UNCG team kept the first set of the match close, with nine times during the opening frame. A final Spartan timeout wasn’t enough to hold back Sandbothe. She closed out the set with three kills, making the score 25-20 going into the second set. The Buckeyes would shut down the UNCG offense in the next set. OSU went on a seven-point run to win 25-12. The third and final set showcased OSU’s “tribe” motto with six players slamming down kills for the 25-14 set and match win.Randall, Schirmer and Appold all had an errorless hitting performances. Appold also tied León for a team-high 10 digs, and Sandbothe walked away from the match with a monstrous .615 attacking percentage. Ball StateOSU’s final match carried some weight with it – the last nonconference match for the team and a tournament title on the line. The momentum from the Buckeyes’ previous two matches carried into the first set against the Cardinals. Despite a couple of four-point leads by Ball State, OSU battled back to eventually take the advantage, 17-16 on a service ace by Sandbothe.Another service ace by sophomore setter Taylor Hughes coming out of a Cardinal timeout was enough to push the Buckeyes to secure a first-win set, 25-21. In the second, Smeathers went to work on defense, assisting on three blocks and stuffing the Cardinals’ Sydnee Vanbeek for a solo block. OSU took the second set, 25-17. Two early three-point runs put the Buckeyes up 9-2 in the final set. Ball State would have its own five-point run later in the game to tighten the set, two OSU kills and an attacking error for the Cardinals would give the Buckeyes the set win, the match win and complete the perfect trifecta of tournament play. Hughes racked up 36 assists during the match, and five out of six OSU hitters hit above .300. Sandbothe and Appold combined for 27 kills against the Cardinals. The women’s volleyball team improved to 10-2 on the season and will challenge its first Big Ten opponent when they travel to Wisconsin on Sept. 23. read more

Association of British Mining Equipment Companies appoint new Vice President

first_imgThe Association of British Mining Equipment Companies (ABMEC) has appointed Paul Briggs, Business Director of Davis Derby, as Vice President. The role demonstrates a large commitment to the association and its membership, with a two year stint followed by election to the President’s position for a further two years. Briggs will be supporting and working closely with the recently elected President, Martin Cain, and Chief Executive Officer at Dosco.Following his early electrical engineering training with the National Coal Board, in 1982 Briggs was appointed the youngest Charge Engineer in Derbyshire followed by a further progression as  the Systems Engineer with responsibility for supervisory monitoring and controls.Joining Davis Derby in 1989, he further advanced his career with this long established leader in the field of communications, signalling and control systems, and played a key role in the introduction and development of PLC type controls for mines. Headquartered in Derby, the company is a long established exporter and today has subsidiaries in Russia and Kazakhstan together with representation throughout the world coal mining industry.ABMEC stated that along with all of the membership, Briggs recognises that “our continuing success depends on further advances in product development and service for this massive global industry at the same time as the power generators making the necessary progress in clean coal technology.”last_img read more

New Polypipe brochure focuses on water management in mining

first_imgHighlighting water management solutions for all aspects of mining operations and showcasing several high profile projects, a new brochure dedicated to mining in Africa has been produced by Polypipe. The company states: “Relying heavily on water for mineral extraction processes, effective water management is essential in mines – particularly those in remote locations without a natural water supply. Polypipe, the UK’s leading manufacturer of plastic piping and water management systems, provides plastic piping systems and solutions for a host of applications in mines, including transport infrastructure, water delivery and distribution, dewatering and storage, processing, water treatment, and welfare infrastructure.”Taking a detailed look at major projects with which Polypipe has already been involved, the brochure also includes an in-depth case study on the supply of Ridgidrain to the Marampa mine in Sierra Leone for tailings management ponds. Philip Wood, Export Sales Manager for Polypipe explains: “Mining and mineral processing simply cannot take place without water. As well as products which are rigorously tested to prove their suitability for the often harsh and rugged conditions within mines, Polypipe is also able to offer a consultancy approach to mine water management, working with operators and contractors to design effective solutions for every stage in a mine’s water cycle.”The brochure also introduces the product ranges specifically identified by Polypipe as ideal for mining, including corrosion-proof PE100; Polystorm, a water storage system; and Ridgidrain, ideal for surface and sub-surface drainage. The brochure can be found at www.polypipe.com/mininglast_img read more

VELUX EHF F4 – A place where handball gets another dimension

← Previous Story DANIELA PIEDADE – “A brave woman and a born winner” Next Story → MADS HANSEN – “Fighters always win”  Loading … Come the end of the season, the whole handball world sets journey to Cologne for the final encounter between the best of the best. On June the 3rd this lively cosmopolitan city on Rhine, becomes the center of everything handball for the next two days, as the spectacle begins behind the doors of LANXESS arena. This monumental structure will host 19,500 handball fans and media representatives during two days of handball celebration, as the curtain falls on yet another EHF Champions League season. Indeed, the celebration of handball is what it’s all about, ever since the EHF launched their first Final4 back in 2010. Year after year this final tournament is only getting better, becoming a goal, everyone passionate about handball dreams about. Whether you are a fan or a coach, a journalist, professional player or an aspiring youngster, the EHF Final4 in Cologne is the place to be come June, if handball is what runs in your blood. SUPPORT VELUX EHF F4 LIKEView Results handball person 2013Velux EHF F4 read more

How Chris Lees Shirtless Pictures Makes Everyone Like Gawker Again

first_imgAfter rolling out a site-wide redesign on the 7th, Gawker seemingly became the most universally disliked thing on the Web since Kenneth Cole put down the BlackBerry and stepped away from Twitter. The site was almost universally deemed unreadable by users, prompting founder Nick Denton to tell his staff to, “stay cool: we’ve been through worse backlashes.”And then site uncovered a picture of a Republican congressman flexing shirtless in fron of the bathroom mirror, MySpace style. Christopher Lee of New York, apparently looking for ladies on the “Women for Men” section of the site’s personals, sent the image to a woman asking to “prove to me not all CL men look like toads.” Lee’s e-mail stated that he was a “divorced…fit fun classy guy.”Thing is, the congressman is married.Lee resigned from office soon after, stating in a press release, “I regret the harm that my actions have caused my family, my staff and my constituents. I deeply and sincerely apologize to them all. I have made profound mistakes and I promise to work as hard as I can to seek their forgiveness.”The New Yorker points out that the story has really gone a ways toward validating Denton’s insistence that the blog format has the tendency to bury important stories. With the new format, Gawker has been able to continually promote what it has deemed an incredibly important scoop.It’s what they call “the old shirtless congressman play” in football.last_img read more

EXCLUSIVE Learn how leadership impacts engagement at Employee Benefits Connect

first_imgEXCLUSIVE: Michelin star chef Michael Caines MBE (pictured) will share his experience of using leadership to drive employee engagement and motivation, during his keynote address at Employee Benefits Connect 2019.The session, titled ‘The secret sauce of winning leadership’, will close the five-stream conference programme on Wednesday 27 February 2019.Caines will begin by sharing his own personal story, explaining his background and early working life, and exploring how challenges around diversity have impacted his outlook, ambitions and career path, culminating in the opening of his flagship country house hotel in Devon, Lympstone Manor.For Caines, vision, leadership and communications are vital, as is perseverance. He will explain to delegates the importance of leaders when it comes to inspiring employee engagement, and how this can affect business success, using real-life examples from his own role as an employer.“Employee engagement is one of the biggest subject matters right now within all sectors because of the challenges that we’ve got with recruitment,” he said. “It’s not necessarily about how much [employers] pay somebody. It’s whether or not [employees] feel listened to, valued or that their actual contribution to the business is being measured in return. An unengaged workforce, regardless of [resources], will not be as productive as a smaller team that is engaged and well trained.”To harness the power of communication, Caines will discuss how leaders should create a space in which employees can express themselves, asking questions that lead to debates and new suggestions. “It’s important that [individuals], even within a team, express ideas. Even if those ideas aren’t taken forward, they are there to create debate or bring a different perspective,” he explained. “It’s healthy to ask the questions.”Caines will also deliver his top tips for leadership, such as ensuring that new staff are mentored and have a work buddy, as well as regular progress reports and appraisals.He said: “It’s making sure that our leaders understand the importance of engagement. That’s a tool which goes both ways. It’s not just about telling people how they’re doing, it’s about listening to how they think they’re doing and where they feel they need to improve, and then marrying their expectations with [the leader’s].“It’s making sure they feel appraised but also praised, because if [employers] just simply ask constantly for more without thanking them for what they’ve done, then that’s a demotivating factor. Give them the forums to be able to express that passion so they feel more engaged, but also give them the ability to teach and nurture that passion into the rest of the team.”Strong leadership is the springboard for business success, and can influence engagement and motivation, as Caines will demonstrate through his personal story, detailing how he has built his own team.He said: “I’ve persevered and become a leader within my sector, but also somebody that is showing a positive leadership through a very inspiring story, which engages my team, and with it creates the success and culture that we have within our business.”Employee Benefits Connect 2019, for senior in-house HR professionals, will take place on Wednesday 27 February 2019 at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, London.Click here for more information or to book your place.last_img read more

BUSINESS BRIEF CutisPharma Opens New Corporate HQ In Woburn Expands Manufacturing Site

first_imgWOBURN, MA — CutisPharma, Inc. announced this week the opening of its new corporate headquarters in Woburn, along with an expansion of its manufacturing operations at its existing location in Wilmington.The announcement was made at a grand opening ceremony held on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, and attended by the Honorable Mike Kennealy, Massachusetts Housing and Economic Development Secretary, representing Governor Charlie Baker, and Massachusetts Senate Minority Leader Bruce E. Tarr.“The movement of our headquarters will serve as a springboard for continued growth, allowing our company to fully insource our manufacturing and testing operations, further build our highly skilled workforce, and continue to advance our portfolio of pipeline products towards commercialization,” said Neal I. Muni, MD, MSPH, CutisPharma’s Chief Executive Officer.In addition to expanded office and meeting space for the Company’s growing team, the new headquarters space will include a state-of-the-art research and development facility to expand and accelerate the Company’s portfolio of development programs, including two pipeline drugs slated to be submitted to the FDA for approval at the end of this year and first quarter of next year, respectively.“Massachusetts’ innovation economy is globally renowned and the Baker-Polito Administration will continue to invest in this vital ecosystem,” said Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Mike Kennealy. “Companies like CutisPharma develop life-saving products, create high-paying jobs for residents, and join peer businesses and universities to collaborate on solving the challenges of today and tomorrow. We congratulate CutisPharma on its expansion and look forward to its continued growth and contributions.”“CutisPharma, like the Commonwealth itself, has a long history of innovating and making advances that help improve lives,” said Senate Minority Leader Bruce E. Tarr.  “Today, I am delighted to again applaud them for their continued growth, knowing that their expansion will yield positive economic development for the area and patient therapies that are in demand.”CutisPharma has achieved several key milestones over the past year, including FDA approval and launch of FIRVANQ (vancomycin hydrochloride for oral solution) for the treatment of Clostridium dificile-associated diarrhea in early 2018, its acquisition by NovaQuest Capital Management, LLC in March of the same year, and launch of two new additions to its compounding kit portfolio, FIRST-Metoprolol and FIRST-Atenolol in the first quarter of 2019.About CutisPharmaCutisPharma, Inc. is a privately-held specialty pharmaceutical company that has been the industry leader for over 20 years in providing innovative solutions to pharmacists. CutisPharma’s FIRST Unit-of-Use Compounding Kits have benefited millions of patients who are unable to swallow conventional oral dosage forms such as tablets and capsules and whose needs are not served by other commercially available therapies. CutisPharma’s FIRVANQ (vancomycin hydrochloride for oral solution) is the only FDA-approved vancomycin oral liquid therapy for patients with Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea.  For more information, visit www.cutispharma.com.(NOTE: The above press release is from CutisPharma via PR Newswire.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington’s CutisPharma Unveils New Drug Research And Development CenterIn “Business”Massachusetts Lottery Eyeing Wilmington As Location For New Regional OfficeIn “Business”State Senator Bruce Tarr’s Bill Honors World War II Era Cadet NursesIn “Government”last_img read more

Government to regularise encroached Singareni lands

first_imgHyderabad: Telangana government on Thursday gave orders for regularising the residential and commercial units of encroached government lands in various districts, which were handed over by Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL). The SCCL lands were handed over to the State government in districts like Khammam, Bhadradri Kothagudem, Jayashankar Bhupalpally, Komaram Bheem Asifabad, Adilabad, Mancherial, Peddapally and Jagtial. Government removed the condition of ten-year limit as mentioned in the BPL category and permitted the District Collectors to invite new applications for regularisation of residential and commercial units of encroached government lands which were handed over by SCCL.last_img read more

Avengers Endgame movie is 182 minutes long for a specific reason

first_imgAvengers Endgame movie trailerMarvel Studios (@marvelstudios/Instagram)With three-hours long runtime, the upcoming Avengers: Endgame movie is going to be the longest Marvel movie of all time. Fans from around the world have high expectations from this superhero movie and after seeing the recently released special look, we are sure that these 182 minutes are going to be worth every penny.There were several speculations in the past that after Avengers: Infinity War, the Russo Brothers are going to explore more territories in Endgame movie. In a recent interview with Total Film magazine via Gamesradar, Joe and Anthony Russo explained why the upcoming Marvel movie is going to be just over three-hours long.Marvel Cinematic Universe started with Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man movie. After Chris Evans’ Captain America released, we got to see the independent movies of Hulk and Thor. After 10 years and several released movies with several superheroes to die for, MCU is coming with its biggest movie till date.As per Joe Russo, “It’s 10 years of one of the greatest experiments in movie history coming to a close, and you know, it’s an epic narrative that’s fitting right around three hours.” A still from Avengers: End Game trailerAnthony Russo added to his brother’s statement and stated that they both were well aware of the fact that the sequel to Infinity War is going to be a long movie.”Again, the number of characters, the scope of the story, the fact that it was a conclusion. It’s just that everything lined up [so] that it was going to be a difficult story to tell. Meaning that it would require a lot of screen time to tell it properly.”It should be understandable at every point. In the upcoming Endgame movie, we will see several big events taking shape. For instance, Iron Man’s return to planet Earth, their entire conversation about going to Thanos’ location. It will be followed by their fight with Thanos and how with the help of Captain Marvel, they are going to defeat him in just first 20 minutes. However, reversing back will take some time and this is why we are going to get 182 minutes long movie. Even if the movie was four hours long, Marvel fans would have happily watched it.last_img read more