a month agoNew Nice owner Ratcliffe remains interested buying Premier League club

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say New Nice owner Ratcliffe remains interested buying Premier League clubby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveNew Nice owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe remains interested in buying a Premier League club.It’s understood he looked at Newcastle and Chelsea this year – and he may return to buy a top flight club at a later date, says the Mirror.Those close to the man, who started life in a council house in Greater Manchester, insist they haven’t ruled out Ratcliffe ­making a Premier League impact one day.A business confidante said: “Jim was genuinely interested in buying a leading Premier League club. At the same time he wants value for money and after ­considering the cost involved and the ­necessary investment he chose Nice ahead of Premier League clubs he was in negotiations with.” last_img read more

24 days agoChelsea manager Lampard positive Kante will face Lille

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Chelsea manager Lampard positive Kante will face Lilleby Freddie Taylor24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea manager Frank Lampard has confirmed N’Golo Kante is a chance to face Lille in the Champions League on Wednesday night.Injuries have disrupted Kante all season, with a hamstring niggle the latest ailment that caused him to miss Saturday’s win over Brighton.But the World Cup winner returned to training on Tuesday and Lampard was confident he could play against the Ligue 1 outfit.”He trained this morning and he got through training okay,” said Lampard.”He is still one we have to assess in the morning but we are positive he will be fit to play.”The injury doesn’t relate to the Europa League final. What that injury did do, regardless of whether he played that game, was meant he had a broken pre-season.”It’s a slight domino effect. The main injury is now feeling good, but he’s probably got a couple of niggles since that, and a tackle at Manchester United in the first game that affected him on the ankle.”There’s a bit of bad luck in there as well. Everyone is working towards getting him regularly fit so he can play continuous games, and I’m hoping that’s coming really soon.” last_img read more

Hashim Amla to miss South Africa vs Sri Lanka ODIs to be with his ill father

first_imgHashim Amla to miss South Africa vs Sri Lanka ODIs to be with his ill fatherHashim Amla has asked for permission to miss the last one-day international against Sri Lanka on compassionate grounds in order to be with his ailing father.advertisement Reuters Port ElizabethMarch 12, 2019UPDATED: March 12, 2019 18:25 IST Hashim Amla cited family reasons for missing the final two ODIs vs Sri Lanka. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSHashim Amla pulled out of the final two ODIs between South Africa and Sri LankaSouth Africa team manager Mohammed Moosajee said Amla’s father is critically illAmla had been rested for the first three ODIs, all of which South Africa wonVeteran batsman Hashim Amla has pulled out of the South African One-Day International squad to play Sri Lanka for family reasons, granting a reprieve for opener Reeza Hendricks who had been dropped for the final two matches of the series.”Hashim has asked to be excused from the last two ODIs of the current series on compassionate grounds since his father is critically ill,” Proteas team manager Mohammed Moosajee confirmed in a statement on Tuesday.Hendricks played as an opener in the first three games of the series, all won by South Africa, but managed scores of only 1, 29 and 4, dealing a blow to his chances of making the squad for the World Cup in England and Wales starting in late May.The experienced Amla, 35, is seen as a certainty to travel to the global showpiece tournament, but had been rested for the start of the series to allow Hendricks to stake his claim.Amla was rested after a poor Test series last month amid growing speculation his international career is coming to an end.The fourth ODI will be played in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday.”Experience is always a key factor in major tournaments such as the World Cup,” said selection panel convener Linda Zondi.”We will use the final two matches in the ODI series to continue to examine all the options that are available to us as far as the World Cup squad is concerned.”South Africa face hosts England in the opening game of the World Cup at The Oval in London on May 30.advertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Hashim AmlaFollow South Africa vs Sri Lankalast_img read more

How to deal with Rashid Khan: Adam Zampa promises to tutor Australian batsmen

first_imgHow to deal with Rashid Khan: Adam Zampa promises to tutor Australian batsmenHaving met Afghanistan spin sensation Rashid Khan earlier this year, Adam Zampa believes that the insights gained from the meeting will come in handy for his fellow Australian batsmen when they face him in the 2019 World Cupadvertisement Ajay Tiwari New DelhiMay 20, 2019UPDATED: May 20, 2019 15:28 IST Zampa met Rashid during the BBL in January 2019 (ICC/IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAdam Zampa had met Rashid Khan during the Big Bash League earlier this yearZampa recently admitted that the Afghan sensation is an ‘unbelievable’ bowlerZampa said that the insights will help Australian batsmen to counter Rashid during the World CupFinger-spinners are ruling the roost in white-ball cricket these days. Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan has led this renaissance of sorts emerging as the No. 1 T20 bowler in the world. His impact on world cricket has been such that almost every international team these days packs a wrist-spinner in their team while playing ODIs and T20Is. Adam Zampa, the Australian leg-spinner has been a beneficiary of the same.Recalling his meeting with Rashid Khan earlier in January 2019 during the Big Bash League, Zampa recently admitted that the Afghan sensation is an ‘unbelievable’ bowler.”The reason he runs in so fast is because he’s got really thick fingers and holds the ball right at the end (of his fingers),” Zampa explained to reporters.”I bowl it (the ball) right in my palm, he bowls it right at the end. He’s so hard to pick because he just uses the end of his fingers. I tried doing it but they were just slipping out. I was like, ‘this bloke is unbelievable’.”As the two spinners exchanged notes on spin bowling, Zampa also quipped that though ‘could never bowl like Rashid’, the tips from Rashid would certainly come handy for the Australian batsmen when they face Afghanistan on June 1 in the 2019 World Cup.”To his credit he spent about 45 minutes with me…and (Marcus) Stoinis actually came over and was interested. I am so glad I did that because I now know I could never bowl like Rashid.”But having that information now means I can give it to our batters. Rashid Khan is a once in a lifetime bowler.”advertisementThough Afghanistan were one of the last 2 sides to qualify for the World Cup, they have managed to impress everyone with their constant rise in the cricket world. On the other hand, defending champions Australia will be gunning for their 6th World Cup title after receiving a major shot in the arm with the return of Steven Smith and David Warner.Also Read | Where are India’s 2011 World Cup winners?Also Read | World Cup 2019: MS Dhoni invaluable to Team India, says Brendon McCullumFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Rashid KhanFollow Adam ZampaFollow ICC Cricket World Cup 2019last_img read more

Fall Running Gear: Must-Haves for Adjusting to Autumn Temperatures

first_imgAutumn is arguably the best season for running for one reason above all: temperature. For much of the fall, the mornings and evenings are cool, the days are mild, and the air is pleasantly dry. These are the perfect conditions for a great run because they require minimal gear and water, reducing kit weight so you can log more distance in greater comfort. However, fall is also a season of change. In September, the temp can still creep up into the 80s and 90s in many places, and by the time December rolls around, some regions will already be experiencing deep freezes.Even a single autumn day can see dramatic shifts in the temperature and weather. Some fall runs require nothing but a good pair of shoes, socks, and some base layers, but other days will require rain gear, outerwear, a hat, gloves, and more — and don’t forget about the growing hours of darkness.Ultimately, running in autumn requires you to dress for the weather and temperature of the moment, not the season. Here’s the best fall running gear.Best ShoesI tend to run in neighborhoods and on prepared trails, so for the most part, I’m fine in regular running shoes during the spring, summer, and early fall. When the weather starts to get colder, when slick, damp leaves line the sidewalks, and when frosty days leave ice on the ground, I often switch to trail running shoes even for my road runs. The added grip and support is worth the few ounces of extra weight when running on terrain that can be varied and slippery. This year, I’m breaking in a new pair of HOKA ONE ONE Speedgoat2 trail runners. If you’ve never tried this brand (or even heard of it), now is the time. The brand’s shoes are designed with maximum cushioning, which is welcome on hard, cold ground and when your joints are a bit stiffer during that first mile. The outsoles are good and grippy, keeping you upright over wet leaves, black ice, and all the other terrain that comes with cooling weather. Just keep in mind that wearing trail runners on roads will wear down the treads faster, but committed running requires a few new pairs of shoes each year anyway.Best SocksAs with most fall running apparel, choosing the right socks means balancing warmth and wicking. You don’t want your feet to be cold, of course, but even worse than cold feet in cold weather are hot and sweaty feet in cold weather. I balance this out by wearing socks with a tight weave that aren’t that thick. Feetures Elite Max Cushion Quarter socks rise up just above the ankle, meeting full-length running tights or pants and protecting your ankles. They have excellent arch compression zones and breathable uppers so your foot stays supported and cool even as you log the miles and your body temperature rises. As the days grow colder, you can switch to crew-length for even more coverage.Best Base Layers 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know The Best Men’s Work Pants for Getting Down to Business I don’t care for running in tights and long-sleeve shirts when I can avoid it, but I dislike skipping a run or jogging in abject misery due to the cold even more. So when I finally have to turn in my T-shirt and Path Projects Sykes PX running shorts for the season, at least I can pull on Mammut Go Dry Tights and Go Dry Longsleeve and know I’ll stay warm and dry and if a bit less comfortable what with compression from ankle to hip. The multi-direction stretch fabrics don’t inhibit movement, they keep your body warmth next to you where you want it, and they draw moisture off your skin and disperse it into the air. On cool days, I often run in base layers alone.Best WindbreakerI recently spent a week in the French and Swiss Alps, during much of which I was running around Chamonix. It was August, but at that elevation, the weather was distinctly autumnal, with icy breezes often blowing in off the mountains. Most of the days, I was plenty warm wearing just a Columbia Titan Lite II Windbreaker over a T-shirt (until the sun set and the temperature plunged, that is). This lightweight, highly flexible jacket takes the sting out of the cold and wicks sweat away from your body so you don’t get chilled or overheat. As a bonus, in the Red Element color, it also looks fine with a pair of jeans, so you can pack even lighter when planning for your active and casual activities.Best JacketI am a huge fan of the Cotopaxi Feugo LT Down Jacket for two reasons above all else: the two side panels that release excess heat and provide superb breathability. With its 950-fill down rating, this jacket is suitable for use under a shell while you traverse a glacier or go ice climbing. But thanks to its great breathability, it works perfectly over a T-shirt for a late autumn run (or hike or walk). It’s comfortable, flexible, and does not have a hood, which often bounces around during a run. While quick-drying, the Fuego LT isn’t waterproof; when it rains, I slip on a Columbia OutDry Ex Caldorado Shell.Best HeadlampNights come on faster and faster with each passing day, and when Daylight Saving Time makes us wind our clocks back an hour, later afternoon or evening autumn run will be in the darkness. Light things up for yourself and improve your visibility to others (meaning motorists, really) with a lightweight headlamp from UCO Gear. The  Vapor Headlamp shines at up to 300 lumens, lighting your way and making you impossible to miss, yet it weighs in at less than a quarter pound.My Favorite Piece of Fall Running GearSure, when it gets super cold out, I’ll pull on a hat and gloves. But my favorite fall weather running accessory of all? It’s the same as my favorite summer running accessory: a great headband. I use a Columbia Montrail Neck Gaiter because I can wear it bunched up as a headband, pulled back to cover my entire head for added warmth and sweat-wicking, around my neck for added insulation, or even up over my face when the icy wind blows. 1 of 2 9 Best Spirits For Spiked Apple Cider We Found the Best Merino Wool Socks After One Year of Testing Previous Next Editors’ Recommendations Madewell Men’s Fall Collection Has All Your New Favorites last_img read more

ITF 13 Crew Abandoned in Sri Lanka Ship Arrested

first_imgThirteen crew members of the general cargo ship Sanad were “left close to starvation” after they were abandoned in Colombo, Sri Lanka, according to the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF).The vessel was reportedly abandoned by its owner, the Bahrain-based Tylos Shipping & Marine, and arrested on September 7 for unpaid charges to the port authorities.ITF inspector Ranjan Perera, who has been helping the six Indian, four Jordanian and three Myanmar seafarers from the Bahrain-flagged cargo ship, reported that the “have been left without food or drinking water, and with dwindling fuel reserves that could shut down the generators, posing a serious danger to the crew.”ITF further said that the owner also failed to pay the crew their wages for the last five months.The organization in Sri Lanka is supplying the crew with some food stocks and drinking water, while working with ITF headquarters in London, UK to resolve the situation for the seafarers.Sanad’s earlier AIS data, provided by Marine Traffic, shows that the vessel arrived in Colombo in early June, 2017.last_img read more

World Oceans Day at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

first_imgThe Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax is hosting World Oceans Day on Friday, June 5. Showcasing 30 exhibitors from across the region, under the theme Healthy Oceans Healthy Planet, scientists, artists and educators will share their knowledge and understanding of the world’s oceans. The event is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. “Bringing partners together to discuss ideas and educate the public about oceans is important to Nova Scotians,” said Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Tony Ince. “Preserving and celebrating healthy oceans is essential to maintaining the province’s rich marine heritage.” Some of the exhibits will include Mermaid Nessie and Mermaid Mutiny from Halifax Mermaids, the Ecology Action Centre, Dalhousie University’s marine affairs program and others. “We are excited again this year to be hosting World Oceans Day events at the Maritime Museum,” said Kim Reinhardt, museum manager. “We must ensure that our oceans are kept as healthy as possible for future generations.” Admission to the museum is free all day with special exhibits inside and on the waterfront. The CSS Acadia, the museum’s 102-year-old research vessel, which is now a permanent exhibit, will also be open. The museum is at 1675 Lower Water St. For more information visit maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca .last_img read more

Fort McMurray wildfire adds 500M to Albertas projected deficit

Fort McMurray wildfire adds $500M to Alberta’s projected deficit by Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press Posted Aug 23, 2016 1:33 pm MDT Last Updated Aug 24, 2016 at 7:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci releases the 2015-16 year-end financial results in Edmonton on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. The devastating Fort McMurray wildfire is expected to torch Alberta’s bottom line by about $500 million this year.Finance Minister Ceci says he had to revise the projected deficit upward in his first-quarter fiscal update to almost $11 billion from $10.4 billion. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken EDMONTON – The devastating Fort McMurray wildfire is expected to torch Alberta’s bottom line by about $500 million this year.Finance Minister Joe Ceci says he has had to revise the projected deficit upward in his first-quarter fiscal update to almost $11 billion from $10.4 billion.“I don’t need to tell my fellow Albertans that as a result of the oil-price shock, the economic headwinds facing Alberta remain strong. Albertans see that every day. Many are suffering significant hardship,” Ceci said Tuesday at a news conference where he released the latest numbers.“This year those headwinds are blowing even harder as a result of the Wood Buffalo wildfire.”Regardless, Ceci said, the province will stick to its plan of avoiding deep cuts to the civil service, while continuing to accumulate debt to pay for roads, infrastructure, health and education.“We’re not going to make knee-jerk cuts. We’re not going to make things worse for Albertans,” he said.The May fire in northern Alberta forced more than 80,000 people to flee for a month and destroyed 2,400 homes and buildings in the oilsands hub city.Ceci said the province paid out $647 million in disaster relief, a figure reduced to $195 million after federal aid transfers.On top of that, the province estimates it lost another $300 million in revenue, because the fire severely curtailed oilsands and forestry activity in the area. An estimated 40 million barrels worth of production was lost.The government forecasts Alberta’s overall oil production for the 2016-17 fiscal year will be down about four per cent due to the shutdown.Rebuilding parts of Fort McMurray is expected to boost provincial growth in the years to come, but business losses are expected to cancel out any such stimulus this year.Insurable losses from the wildfires are pegged at $3.6 billion.The Fort McMurray numbers come on top of gloomy forecasts as low oil prices continue to depress Alberta’s economy, although a modest recovery is predicted for 2017.Alberta’s real GDP, the benchmark figure representing all of Alberta’s newly produced goods and services, is predicted to fall 2.7 per cent, mainly due to the fire. It fell 3.7 per cent last year. It’s a back-to-back plunge not seen since the last Alberta oil crash in the 1980s.Real exports were expected to go up by 1.9 per cent. Instead, they’re now predicted to fall 1.7 per cent.Alberta will rack up $32 billion in debt this year and remains on track for $58 billion in debt by 2019.Debt servicing costs have now surpassed $1 billion a year and Alberta’s debt-to-GDP ratio is up to 10.25 per cent.Opposition Wildrose critic Glenn van Dijken said the NDP needs to create a plan to balance the books by reducing spending and streamlining services, rather than simply wishing high oil prices will return.“If we don’t act now, it will only mean higher taxes for future generations and less services,” said van Dijken.Progressive Conservative Leader Ric McIver agreed.“It’s evident that the NDP has no intention of being responsible stewards of taxpayer dollars and will forge ahead with their reckless agenda, no matter what it ends up costing Albertans,” said McIver in a news release.Alberta Party Leader Greg Clark said NDP policies are failing Albertans, starting with a hike of the corporate tax rate to 12 per cent from 10 per cent.“Despite big corporate tax increases, Alberta’s tax revenues are way down and will continue to drop because the NDs have done nothing to create a positive investment climate,” Clark said in a news release.“In fact, they’ve done the opposite.” read more

Toronto stock index rises in broadbased advance oil prices pull ahead

by Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 22, 2017 9:37 am MDT Last Updated Jun 22, 2017 at 3:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Canada’s leading stock index headed higher Thursday amid a broad-based advance, as oil prices retreated from a 10-month low the day before.The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index gained 71.37 points to 15,219.90, with nearly all sectors finishing up.In corporate news, shares in Home Capital Group (TSX:HCG) surged more than 27 per cent after the alternative mortgage lender announced it arranged $400 million in equity investments and other financial support from companies run by famed billionaire investor Warren Buffett.A subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Buffett’s main company, will also provide Home Capital with a new $2 billion line of credit as it looks to restoring investor and depositor confidence after it resolved allegations of misleading disclosure.Home Capital shares gained $4.06 to $19 on the TSX.On the retailing front, department store operator Sears Canada (TSX:SCC) announced it was laying off 2,900 people and shutting down 59 stores amid restructuring plans and after being granted temporary protection from creditors. Its shares were halted at 62 cents on the TSX.South of the border, the Dow Jones industrial average pulled back 12.74 points to 21,397.29 and the S&P 500 index lost 1.11 points to 2,434.50. The Nasdaq composite index was ahead 2.74 points to 6,236.69.In commodities, the August crude contract climbed 21 cents at US$42.74 per barrel after falling to levels on Wednesday not seen since August.Oil prices have declined about 20 per cent this year amid fears of a growing global supply glut, putting at peril the big gains in profits that analysts had forecast for energy companies.Senior portfolio manager Noman Ali believes the weakness in crude is short term, with the price of a barrel to get back up to the $50 range by the end of the year.“We think prices are going to recover from the current level,” said Ali, who works at Manulife Asset Management.He believes the support will come from continued production compliance from OPEC and non-OPEC members such as Mexico and Canada. Demand is also expected to pick up in the summer driving months.Elsewhere, the August gold contract was up $3.60 to US$1,249.40 an ounce, while the July natural gas contract was unchanged at US$2.89 per mmBTU and the July copper contract was flat at US$2.60 a pound.The Canadian dollar jumped 0.39 of a U.S. cent to 75.52 cents US, as Statistics Canada reported better than expected retail sales in April.The agency reported that sales rose 0.8 per cent to $48.6 billion for the month. Excluding sales at motor vehicle and parts dealers, retail sales climbed 1.5 per cent.Economists had expected an overall gain of 0.2 per cent and an increase of 0.7 per cent, excluding autos, according to Thomson Reuters.— With files from The Associated PressFollow @LindaNguyenTO on Twitter. Toronto stock index rises in broad-based advance, oil prices pull ahead read more

Football Elliott Bosa and Thomas live up to hype in NFL rookie

Former OSU wide receiver Michael Thomas (3) hauls in a pass over Michigan’s Jourdan Lewis (26) during a game on Nov. 28 at Michigan Stadium. Credit: Lantern file photoIn April 2016, following the NFL draft, the Ohio State football program and its newly drafted former players could reasonably be considered in a league of their own before having played a down on an NFL Sunday. Four of the first 16 picks were Buckeyes, with 12 being drafted over the draft’s three days. Though the class was praised, no analyst or front office official could have predicted the kind of impact they would have on the field. Of the 12 selected, three former Buckeyes had notable years, comparable with some of the best rookie seasons in NFL history.Selected third overall by the then San Diego Chargers, defensive end and former consensus All-American Joey Bosa’s career for the Chargers got off to a rocky start. Disagreements between Bosa’s representation and the Chargers on signing bonuses and offset language in Bosa’s rookie contract and signing bonus led to the holdout. After he held out through both rookie training camp and the preseason, Bosa and the Chargers agreed on a four-year contract on Aug. 30.A hamstring strain held Bosa out another month, as he missed the first four games of the year. As October turned, though, Bosa welcomed himself to the field and to rest of the NFL, recording two sacks and five total tackles in his first game on Oct. 9 against the Oakland Raiders. Bosa was just one of five players in NFL history to record two sacks in their NFL debut.After missing 25 percent of his rookie season, Bosa finished with 48 tackles, 19 tackles for loss, 10.5 sacks and a forced fumble. Among rookies, Bosa’s 10.5 sacks in 12 games were first in his class, ahead of the second-place finisher Yannick Ngakoue from the University of Maryland, who finished with eight total sacks in a full season.If Bosa had been healthy all year, he very well could have broken the record of 14.5 sacks in a rookie season, set by Jevon Kearse in 1999. Bosa was awarded the Pro Football Writers of America Rookie of the Year award for defense.Picked immediately after his former roommate by the Dallas Cowboys, Ezekiel Elliott not only had the best season of rookie running backs, but also led the entire NFL in rushing during his rookie season, becoming just the fifth running back since 1970 to win the rushing title as a rookie. Amassing 1,631 yards and 14 total touchdowns, Elliott came within 177 yards of breaking the rookie record for yards in a season held by NFL Hall of Fame member Eric Dickerson. Elliott also added 32 receptions and 363 receiving yards, while showcasing his non-quantifiable but highly regarded blocking ability in the backfield with fellow rookie Dak Prescott.Michael Thomas upwardly improved in his final years at OSU. In his first year of work in the NFL with the New Orleans Saints, Thomas led all rookie wide receivers in receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns in his rookie season. Record-wise, Thomas came only nine receptions short of the rookie record of 101 receptions set by Anquan Boldin in 2003. Thomas’ yardage totals rank fourth in league history for rookies, behind Billy Howton in 1952 (1,231), Boldin (1,377), Randy Moss in 1998 (1,313) and Bill Groman in 1960 (1,473).Though Bosa, Elliott and Thomas all were productive contributors to their teams, other Buckeyes of the class made their mark as well. Eli Apple became the starter partway through the year for the New York Giants, ending with 51 tackles, seven passes defended and an interception. Taylor Decker was ranked second overall among all rookie offensive lineman by Pro Football Focus, and received the top-overall grade of 82.8 for the entire Detroit Lions offensive line.In all, 14 OSU rookies — twelve picks and two undrafted free agents — registered stats during the regular season, in what is the deepest draft class in school history and arguably the entire history of the NFL. read more

Sandvik adds to drilling consumables presence with Varel acquisition

first_imgSandvik has reached an agreement to acquire Varel International Energy Services (Varel) for approximately $740 million, subject to the standard regulatory approvals as well as environmental due dilligence. Varel is a global supplier of drilling solutions focusing on drill bits, downhole products for well construction and well completion. The key customer segment is in the oil and gas sector, but it also has a significant presence in the mining and construction industries. The manufacturing sites are located in Houston (US), Matamoros (Mexico), Aberdeen (Scotland), Tarbes (France), and Kurgan (Russia). The head office is based in Carrollton, Texas.Revenues in 2013 were approximately $340 million and number of employees about 1,300. Varel will form a new product area within the business area Sandvik Venture. “The acquisition forms a platform to enable Sandvik to enter into drilling solutions in the oil and gas sector. The combination of Varel’s solid market position and strong customer offering, and Sandvik’s broader drilling solutions capabilities as well as the extensive knowledge in highly relevant materials and cutting technology will support Varel’s continued growth. I am very impressed by the Varel team and I am excited about our joint opportunities going forward”, said Tomas Nordahl, President of Sandvik Venture.“The acquisition continues to position Sandvik in attractive growth segments where we will deliver solutions that increase customers’ productivity. This is in line with Sandviks growth ambition and a way to leverage our technical know how and Varel’s market position”, says Olof Faxander, Sandvik’s President and CEO.last_img read more

La Corée du sud contrainte de rationner son électricité

first_imgLa Corée du sud contrainte de rationner son électricitéLe ministère sud-coréen de l’Énergie a demandé aux administrations publiques d’économiser le plus possible l’électricité pour faire face au manque d’énergie que va entrainer l’arrêt certainement définitif de deux centrales.Le porte-parole du distributeur coréen d’électricité Korea Power Exchange (KPE) a indiqué l’arrêt d’une des centrales du pays en raison de problèmes techniques. Selon l’opérateur, elle ne devrait pas reprendre du service avant une semaine. De plus, une autre centrale a elle aussi cessé de fonctionner pendant une heure lundi matin. Elle n’a maintenant repris qu’à la moitié de ses capacités, qui sont au total de 200.000 kilowatts, a ajouté le porte-parole.Pour faire face à cette crise énergétique, le ministère sud-coréen de l’Énergie a demandé aux administrations publiques d’éteindre les climatiseurs, de prendre les escaliers plutôt que les ascenseurs et de couper les fontaines à eau réfrigérées. Le ministre a également demandé à l’ensemble de la population de limiter au maximum sa consommation électrique au cours des trois prochains jours. Le ministère va également renforcer a surveillance des centres commerciaux, qui ne doivent pas chercher à ramener la température intérieure sous les 26°C, indique 20minutes.fr.La crise énergétique la plus grave de l’histoire de la Corée du Sud ?À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?”Nous faisons face à une crise énergétique qui sera peut-être la plus grave de notre histoire”, a indiqué Yoon Sang-Jick, le ministre du Commerce, de l’Industrie et de l’Énergie. Il faut dire que la Corée du Sud est actuellement submergée par une terrible vague de chaleur et que 6 centrales nucléaires sur 23 ont été stoppées. La Corée du Sud dispose en outre d’un dispositif qui déclenche une alerte demandant aux administrations publiques d’éteindre la climatisation, les lumières et tous les appareils électriques non essentiels si les réserves nationales descendent sous les deux millions de kilowatts.Bien que n’ayant pas encore été déclenchée, ces recommandations doivent déjà être observées estime le ministère de l’Énergie qui juge la situation très préoccupante. Le 12 août 2013 à 15:13 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

NEIGHBOR NEWS Whats Making Headlines In Tewksbury

first_imgTEWKSBURY, MA — Ever wonder what’s making news next door in Tewksbury? Bill Gilman, editor of Your Tewksbury Today, has the answer!Below is a collection of top Tewksbury stories, primarily written by Gilman, that were recently published on his popular website.Top Tewksbury Stories (February 26-March 4):Tewksbury Selectmen, School Committee, & Board of Health Debates ScheduledGrand Jury Indicts Tewksbury Resident For Allegedly Embezzling From Lowell Public SchoolsRedmen Work Overtime To Reach D2 North Hockey SemifinalsThe ‘Beatles’ Are Coming To Tewksbury For A Sons Of Italy Scholarship FundraiserLions Club Recognizes Into Action Recovery As Corporate SponsorBest Tewksbury Restaurants To Gather For Rotary Club’s Annual ‘Taste Of The Town’ Your Tewksbury Today is Tewksbury’s premiere online hyperlocal news source. Follow YTT on Facebook and Twitter.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… RelatedNEIGHBOR NEWS: What’s Making Headlines In Tewksbury?In “Community”NEIGHBOR NEWS: What’s Making Headlines In Tewksbury?In “Community”NEIGHBOR NEWS: What’s Making Headlines In Tewksbury?In “Community”last_img read more

Internet solves Google IO 2019 invite Answer May 79

first_img Tech Industry Share your voice Google Alphabet Inc. Twitter user @deletescape cracked the code. Later in the day, Google CEO Sundar Pichai confirmed the details.  0 May 7/8/9 Shoreline Amphitheatre Mountain View, CAAlso Hi secret Google account @internaltest189Why was 6 afraid of 7? #transmissionreceivedhttps://t.co/VwWG7e8vXU pic.twitter.com/jobD6zmSBR— Till Kottmann (@deletescape) January 25, 2019 Google I/O is the company’s biggest event of the year. Gabriel Sama/CNET Google’s biggest event of the year has a set date and location. The search giant on Friday tweeted out a puzzle for developers to figure out the event’s details, an annual tradition for the company. The Google I/O 2019 developer confab is set for May 7-9. As usual, it will take place at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California, right outside the company’s global headquarters.”I hope this transmission finds you well, and all is under control. It’s been too long,” the puzzle begins. Post a comment Tags Glad the transmission was received:) See you at Shoreline Amphitheatre May 7-9 for this year’s I/O! #io19 pic.twitter.com/CXWpQR4Eza— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) January 25, 2019 The conference serves as a sort of State of the Union event for the company. At last year’s Google I/O, Pichai unveiled Duplex, a project that uses astonishingly human-sounding artificial intelligence to make appointments and reservations on behalf of Google Assistant users. The technology immediately drew controversy from people concerned the AI could trick and deceive people. At the conference, Google also typically unveils new details about the upcoming version of its Android operating system, as well as new features for other services like Maps and search. First published Jan. 25, 11:28 a.m. PT.Update, 3:13 p.m. PT: Adds confirmation tweet from CEO Sundar Pichai.The Smartest Stuff: Innovators are thinking up new ways to make you, and the things around you, smarter.Special Reports: CNET’s in-depth features in one place.last_img read more

Kodiak police focusing on better training following Pletnikoff incident

first_imgThe Kodiak Police Department is working to improve its staff’s sensitivity towards people with special needs. That includes new approaches to identifying members of the community affected by autism.The change comes after an incident in September where three police officers used excessive force in subduing an autistic young man, Nick Pletnikoff, originally accused of trying to enter a vehicle by force.At the Kodiak City Council work session last night, Chief of Police Ronda Wallace presented an overview of the Kodiak Police Department, after which she responded to questions – including this one from Mayor Pat Branson.“I know the September 16 incident – that new training procedures have been put into place and that’s been publicly stated, but could you go over that for us again as to what kind of training measures have been put into place since that incident?” Branson asked.Wallace said Kodiak police officers would receive extra training which will give them the tools to recognize individuals with autism and described a KPD initiative which will support that effort.“I’m working on what we’ll call our Kodiak Cares Program,” Wallace said. “That will be a volunteer program with the special needs community where we have questionnaires that could be filled out on a volunteer basis to provide us with the information about somebody’s loved one, their child, or a vulnerable adult.”She said they’ll put that information into the KPD system and only law enforcement and dispatchers will be able to access it.“Additionally, there are photos taken that go along with those forms,” Wallace said. “That gets put into the system and a booklet gets built for officers with pictures and names, so if they encounter individuals out in the street and they recognize them, they can contact dispatch, dispatch can relay some of the information that may be on the forms about triggers for individuals.”She said that will better prepare officers to assist them.“We’re working on those things. It’s a process and it’s gonna take us a little bit of time, but in that time we’re getting the officers additional online training,” she said. “Been in contact with Krista McGuyer at Special Services from the high school who’s offered her services in bringing this training to our department. So, we’re working real hard on that.”In addition to hearing from the Kodiak Police Department – and alongside other items on the agenda – the council discussed extending its contract with the fisheries analyst it shares with the borough.last_img read more

Ninjas Jews and Unicorns We Interviewed Ninja Sex Party

first_img ‘Astral Chain’ and Other Dumb Nintendo SongsGeek Pick: Ikea Sonos Symfonisk Is A WiFi Bookshelf Speaker Stay on target This is the story of two great men. One is a ninja. The other is a Jew. They sing about boning and dinosaurs and sandwiches and synthesizers. This is the story of Ninja Sex Party, the comedy music duo of Danny Avidan and Brian Wecht, also known as Danny Sexbang and Ninja Brian. You can tell them apart because Danny Sexbang is the one in the blue unitard and cape, and Ninja Brian is the one dressed like a ninja who glares at you before committing murder.NSP’s latest album, Cool Patrol, released just last month and made #1 in comedy albums and #2 in rock albums in the Billboard charts. They recently played in New York City at the PlayStation Theater as part of their Tour de Force 2018 tour, performing shows with their opening/backing band Tupper Ware Remix Party (TWRP) and Planet Booty. Then they came to the Geek.com/PCMag labs to have a chat with us and to make me feel like a cool dude. Check out the full interview below!Danny is also known for being half of the Let’s Play team of Game Grumps,along with Arin “Egoraptor” Hansen. Besides thousands of gameplay videos, Game Grumps  produced the popular Dream Daddy visual novel, which recently was adapted into a comic book we quite like. Arin, Brian, and Danny also compose the supergroup trio Starbomb, a synth-rap group that riffs on video games.Brian Wecht is perhaps the ultimate example of a dichotomous persona. Besides being an angry, silent, keyboard-playing ninja on stage, he’s also a retired theoretical physicist. Seriously, he’s a Doctor of particle physics and has researched string theory, supersymmetry, and quantum field theory at Queen Mary University of London, and before that worked at Harvard, MIT, and the University of Michigan. He’s been cited in dozens of research papers. He’s a Gordon Freeman-level genius.He also runs NSP’s Twitter feed, and, well…Like I said. Dichotomous. And I am dead serious that he has used the #buttsex hash tag hundreds if not thousands of times on Twitter. He also registered the URL buttsex.info to redirect to NSP’s Youtube page. That’s awesome.For musical weirdness and other, more general kinds of weirdness, check out these music-making robots, Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise, and the many ways Arby’s is strange on social media.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Horticulture dept to kick off Bengal Mango Utsav today

first_imgKolkata: In a bid to showcase and sell the wide varieties of mango and various products prepared from them, the state Food Processing & Horticulture department is organising the three-day Bengal Mango Utsav at New Town Mela Grounds from Friday to Sunday.”Bengal, which is known for its wide variety of fruits and vegetables, produces around 400 varieties of mango and is one of the leading states in the production of table variety mangoes in the country, amounting to seven lakh metric tonnes. The three-day fair will also explore the possibilities of export to Middle East, Europe and South Asian Countries,” a senior official of the state Horticulture department said. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsImporters from Middle East countries like Dubai, Kuwait and Oman are scheduled to turn up at the three-day event, examine the quality of mangoes and hold discussions about export.Apart from Himsagar, Langra and Lakshmanbhog variety of Malda, the department’s major thrust will be Amrapali, Mallika and Alphonso variety of Bankura, which has been receiving positive response from buyers and exporters alike.”We are also gearing up for the Mango Festival at Janpath in Delhi, that will be held from June 14 to 30. Mangoes from Malda and Bankura have been selected for the festival there,” the official added. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedIn the last few years, Bankura has made it to the map of producing quality and exportable variety of mangoes, alongside Malda.”We will be carrying two varieties – Mallika and Amrapali, to Delhi. 17 tonnes of mangoes from Bankura will be taken in a special trans-cooling van, provided by the state Horticulture department. The Amrapali variety is purely organic and had won the first prize in Delhi last year,” said Subhasis Batabyal, vice-chairman of West Bengal Agro Industries Corporation (WBAIC).Last year, 5 tonnes of mango was carried to the capital but later, in response to the huge demand, another 4tonnes of mango had to be dispatched.This year, under the jurisdictional area of the state, mangoes have grown on 4,000 hectares of land in Bankura, with 10 tonnes on average in each hectare.”Orders for export have already come from Middle East countries like Qatar and Dubai,” an official of WBAIC said.last_img read more

Madhya Pradesh eyes tourism expansion and investment in the state

first_imgMadhya Pradesh Tourism Board recently held its first meeting since its establishment under the Chairmanship of the Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan for expansion of facilities at tourist spots and to draw investments into the sector.“It was the first meeting since the establishment of the board and was majorly about approving statutory powers under the board,” said Principal Secretary Tourism, Hariranjan Rao. He stated that the meeting successfully elected the Chairperson, delegated powers to Managing Director, authorised the MD for seal along with the signing of contracts on behalf of the board and also approved official address of the board.The board has initiated a work plan for all the tourism-related archaeological sites, wildlife places, caves with natural beauty, amusement and other parks, water reservoirs and also takes measures for their supervision.The Chief Minister became the Chairman of the board at its first meeting while the Tourism Minister, Surendra Patwa became the Deputy Chairman. Eight members, including Chief Secretary and Principal Secretaries of Finance, Forests, Urban Development and Environment and Culture Departments were made Directors and Members of the board. Hariranjan Rao was given the charge of the board’s Ex-Officio Member Secretary and Managing Director.last_img read more

Arizona Cardinals president Michael Bidwill right

first_imgArizona Cardinals president Michael Bidwill, right, talks with general manager Steve Keim during practice at the NFL football team’s training camp Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 40 Comments   Share   One of those talking points is Keim’s own future after his job security reached hot-seat status over the course of 2018.“I’ve got a lot of confidence in Steve going forward,” Bidwill said, jumping in on a question posed to Keim regarding the GM’s responsibility in the failures this past season.Related LinksCardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald tweets his appreciation for Steve WilksCardinals players laud fired coach Steve Wilks’ leadershipArizona Cardinals fire head coach Steve Wilks after one yearNFL head coaching job tracker: Cards hire Kingsbury as next head coachBidwill listed off Keim’s track record after being elevated to GM in 2013. Arizona has gone 52-43 with two playoff appearances since, in part thanks to Keim’s hire of Bruce Arians and trade for quarterback Carson Palmer.Keim sticking around for 2019 is, of course, just a point of stability.Bidwill and Keim also said they believed having the No. 1 overall pick, potentially nine or 10 draft picks depending on compensatory slots awarded, and the current talent on the roster should provide key selling points for interested coaching candidates.“If I look back and I think to myself in November and December that you’re the general manager with the number one pick in the draft, it’s embarrassing as hell. In April, we’re not going to feel that way,” Keim said.The Cardinals will keep their cards close to their vest as they enter a coaching search, Bidwill said. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Despite looking at a future with a rookie quarterback in Josh Rosen and the offensive-focused trends across the NFL, Bidwill wouldn’t answer what attributes or backgrounds would be prioritized as the team hopes to lure the best candidate away from the other job openings in the NFL.Arizona, Bidwill said, has reached out to a few coaching candidates who are currently without jobs.He said the team would formally go through the process of requesting to speak with coaches of other NFL squads later Monday. Among those candidates is Los Angeles Rams quarterbacks coach Zac Taylor, reports NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, and NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported that the Cardinals requested an interview with Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy.Bidwill refused to set a timeline on making a hire.The Cardinals hope their cap space, upcoming draft picks and returning talent like Rosen, rookie receiver Christian Kirk, running back David Johnson, cornerback Patrick Peterson and pass-rusher Chandler Jones can be enticing.And they hope the possibility that Keim could lose his job is a narrative no more.“When I look back at last year, obviously I didn’t get it right,” Bidwill said. “I take responsibility for it. We’re going to make sure that we get it right this time around and look forward to starting that search with Steve right away.”center_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo TEMPE, Ariz. — During his introduction as the new leader of the Arizona Cardinals last January, now-fired head coach Steve Wilks infamously called his challenge a re-tool, not a rebuild.Less than a full year later, Arizona president Michael Bidwill and general manager Steve Keim spoke on Wilks’ firing and another quick turnaround expected of his successor following a 3-13 season. The Cardinals executives used it as an opportunity to rattle off a bullet-point set of reasons why the Cardinals’ head coaching opening — one of eight in the NFL as of Monday — should be attractive to candidates. Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_img by David Bauder, The Associated Press Posted May 15, 2018 11:26 am PDT Last Updated May 15, 2018 at 3:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email This image released by CBS shows, from left, Kaley Cuoco, Mayim Bialik, Mark Hamill, Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki in a scene from “The Big Bang Theory.” The Nielsen company said Tuesday that both “NCIS,” and “The Big Bang Theory” reached more than 15 million viewers last week, far above any other shows on the air last week. (Michael Yarish/CBS via AP) With big season endings, ‘NCIS’ and ‘Bang’ soar in ratingscenter_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – CBS soared in the ratings with major plot moves on the season finales of its two most popular shows.On the comedy “The Big Bang Theory,” Sheldon and Amy’s characters tied the knot, while Pauley Perrette’s character, Abby, signed off from “NCIS” after a decade and a half with the drama. Both programs reached more than 15 million viewers last week, well above any other show on the air, the Nielsen company said.With the television season coming to an end — and networks presenting next season’s schedules to advertisers in New York this week — broadcasters ran almost exclusively original programs last week.Of the 20 most-watched shows, 13 were on CBS and four were on ABC. NBC had three, with two of them editions of “The Voice.”That led CBS to an easy victory in the prime-time ratings, as the network averaged 7.1 million viewers. NBC (4.46 million) and ABC (4.44 million) ran neck-and-neck for second. Fox had 2.6 million, Univision had 1.4 million, ION Television had 1.2 million, Telemundo had 1.1 million and the CW had 1 million.TNT was the most popular cable network, taking advantage of the NBA playoffs to average 2.74 million viewers in prime time. Fox News Channel had 2.43 million, MSNBC had 1.62 million, HGTV had 1.24 million and USA was at 1.19 million.ABC’s “World News Tonight” topped the evening newscasts with an average of 7.6 million viewers. The “NBC Nightly News” had 7.4 million and the “CBS Evening News” had 5.6 million.For the week of May 7-13, the top 10 shows, their networks and viewerships: “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 15.51 million; “NCIS,” CBS, 15.09 million; “Young Sheldon,” CBS, 12.45 million; “Bull,” CBS, 11.78 million; “Roseanne,” ABC, 10.3 million; “Mom,” CBS, 9.08 million; “Blue Bloods,” CBS, 8.88 million; “60 Minutes,” CBS, 8.65 million; “American Idol” (Sunday), ABC, 8.53 million; “The Voice” (Monday), NBC, 8.38 million.___ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Co. CBS is owned by CBS Corp. CW is a joint venture of Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corp. Fox is owned by 21st Century Fox. NBC and Telemundo are owned by Comcast Corp. ION Television is owned by ION Media Networks.___Online:http://www.nielsen.comlast_img read more