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England’s Lord of the Flies Kane reveals insect problem

first_imgEngland England’s Lord of the Flies: Kane reveals insect infestation after Tunisia victory Jamie Smith 06:34 6/19/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Harry Kane Getty Images England World Cup Tunisia v England Tunisia Harry Kane England players had more to cope with than some aggressive Tunisia defending, as their captain and match-winner revealed England hero Harry Kane said he and his team-mates had flies in their mouths during a last-gasp World Cup victory over Tunisia.Kane headed a 91st-minute winner to follow his opening goal as Gareth Southgate’s side edged to a 2-1 Group G success in Volgograd.Much of the pre-match attention had been on the large increase in temperatures expected at the stadium, compared to England’s base in Repino. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move And Kane confirmed England players had found it tough to cope with certain aspects of the atmosphere despite his own personal heroics.Asked about the flies in Volgograd, man of the match Kane said: “There were a lot more than we thought.”We got told before that there was going to be a lot of flies and when we went out for the warm-up there were more than we thought. We had a lot of bug spray on and that was important.”We had some of them in our eyes and some of them in our mouth. It’s just part of dealing with whatever comes your way and the team coped with it well.”Moscow shops have been selling Russian dolls branded with Kane’s image, but the Tottenham forward joked he is unimpressed with his likeness on the merchandise.What a feeling to score a winner for @England at the @FIFAWorldCup. Loved it! No less than we deserved.  #ThreeLions #ENG #WorldCup— Harry Kane (@HKane) June 18, 2018″I’ll have to get myself one of those Russian dolls,” he said.”I’ve seen a couple of them and they make me look a bit chubby if I’m totally honest with you.”last_img read more

New Injury Update For Former Oklahoma WR Marquise Brown

first_imgMarquise Brown reels in a pass.AMES, IA – SEPTEMBER 15: Wide receiver Marquise Brown #5 of the Oklahoma Sooners drives the ball into the end zone for a touchdown in the first half of play against the Iowa State Cyclones at Jack Trice Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Ames, Iowa. .(Photo by David Purdy/Getty Images)The 2019 NFL draft sits just under a month away. As NFL teams do their final preparations for the upcoming draft, prospects are doing their best to get noticed by scouts and coaches.After the NFL combine, prospects took their talents to their school’s respective pro days to showcase their skills. Unfortunately, one of the top wide receivers in the draft hasn’t been able to compete.Oklahoma star Marquise Brown suffered a foot injury in the final weeks of the 2018 season. After undergoing surgery for a Lisfranc injury, Brown missed the combine and Oklahoma’s pro day.However, ESPN’s Adam Schefter has good news for the Sooners star.According to Schefter, Brown has been cleared to begin running.Oklahoma WR Marquise Brown, a projected first-round pick who underwent Lisfranc foot surgery, had the boot on his foot removed and has been cleared to begin running, per source. Brown still could be ready for post-draft mini-camp.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 28, 2019It’s great news for one of the most explosive players in this year’s draft.Brown went over 1,000 receiving yards in each of the past two seasons – with different quarterbacks.In 2017, Brown caught 57 passes from Baker Mayfield for 1,095 yards and seven touchdowns. In 2018, with Kyler Murray under center, Brown caught another 75 balls for 1,318 yards and ten touchdowns.Brown was projected as a first-round pick, but saw his stock slip as a result of the injury. However, as one of the fastest receivers in the draft this year, he could still wind up as a first-rounder.last_img read more

Reimagining Véronique Vincent & Aksak Maboul’s Not-So-Lost Masterpiece

first_img 16 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now On October 14th, Crammed Discs will release 16 Visions of Ex-Futur, a collection of 16 reinterpretations of tracks from Ex-Futur Album, itself a collaboration between Aksak Maboul and Véronique Vincent, released in 2014 after a 30 year delay. The record, noteworthy on its own, gains a lot from understanding its context. So let’s start from the beginning.Seminal art-rock band Aksak Maboul came into existence in the spring of 1977 when Marc Hollander and Vincent Kenis, both Belgian musicians, began to record together. The collaboration would come to fruition later that year with the band’s debut record, Onze danses por combattre la migraine (Eleven Dances for Fighting Migraines).  By 1977 the slickly produced sound of disco and prog rock was being to get push back in the Anglophone world. The punk rock movement was coming into full force. 1977 saw both The Clash and the Sex Pistols release their debut records Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols. Whether rebelling intentionally or not, Aksak Maboul took a different but equally uninterested approach. The band incorporated a wide variety of elements, including as they describe it “fake jazz, electronics, imaginary African & Balkan music, [and] minimalism.”Aksak would release one additional album (Un peu de l’âme des bandits) and begin work on a collaboration with Véronique Vincent and her band Honeymoon Killers before dissolving in the mid-80s. The band’s partly-formed third album would not be uncovered for three decades. In 2014 Hollander found demos and rough mixes of the record and along with Véronique Vincent used them as the basis of what became Ex-Futur Album.Ex-Futur Album was warmly received, and that reception inspired Hollander and Vincent to tour in support of it. More than just a warm reception, however, the Ex-Futur Album inspired a multitude of artists from all around Europe to reinterpret some of the album’s songs. The result? 16 Visions of Ex-Futur. The album contains a variety of established and up-and-coming artists, including Lætitia Sadier of Stereolab, Burnt Friedman, and the-recently-featured-on-The-Manual Aquaserge.16 Visions of Ex-Futur, by Véronique Vincent and Aksak Maboul comes out October 14, 2016 via Crammed Discs, and is available for preorder on Amazon, Crammed Discs’ online shop, and iTunes. 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now The Absolute Worst Movies to Watch with a Date Editors’ Recommendations 7 of the Best Drink References in Music 10 Best Crime Documentaries on Netflix Right Nowlast_img read more

This is What a 301-MPH Supercar Looks Like: Meet Hennessey’s Venom F5

first_img The All-New 2020 Corvette Stingray Is a Mid-Engine Supercar for the Everyman A Breakdown of All the Major Types of Car Racing Editors’ Recommendations 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now Watch This Bugatti Chiron Shatter a World Speed Record at More Than 300 MPH Lotus Unleashes an Absurd, 2,000-Horsepower All-Electric Hypercar If you were to ask a group of automotive historians what year the “supercar” was introduced to the world, you’d likely get a range of answers. Some would say the 1966 Lamborghini Miura started the ultra-high performance trend. Others might look a bit further into the future and claim the 1974 Lamborghini Countach really got things going, or at the latest, Ferrari’s 288 GTO of 1983.There’s a case to be made for each of these cars and categories, but the largest number of enthusiasts argue it was the late ’80s and early ’90s (Ferrari F40, Porsche 959, Jaguar XJ220, McLaren F1, etc.) that saw the birth of the modern-day supercar. Defined loosely as a purpose-built performance machine with lofty benchmarks in acceleration, grip, top speed, and price, a supercar is the product of aspiration and ambition.Thirty years later, supercars are no longer the pinnacle of four-wheeled performance. Hundreds of thousands of dollars will buy you a stupendously fast car, but not the ultimate in automotive engineering. “Hypercars” and “megacars” are the new elites, represented by vehicles like the Koenigsegg Regera, Bugatti Chiron, and Pagani Huayra. These cars would completely embarrass the supercars of decades past — and they keep getting more ludicrous. Case in point: Hennessey’s new Venom F5.In a surprise unveiling at this year’s Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA) show, Texas-based performance tuner Hennessey took the wraps of its successor the Venom GT, the current record holder for production car top speed (270 mph). It’s clear the Venom F5 looks the part of a hypercar, but its claimed performance numbers create the impression of something truly monumental.Powered by a twin-turbocharged V8, the Venom F5 will produce 1,600 horsepower sent to the rear wheels via a seven-speed single-clutch automatic transmission. So far, we’re on par with the 1500-horsepower Bugatti Chiron and Koenigsegg Regera. Here’s the kicker, though: The Venom F1 will accelerate to a top speed of 301 mph. That’s not a typo. Hennessey has announced this will be the first production car to exceed 300 mph. In addition, the F5 will be quicker to 186 mph than a Formula 1 car (less than 10 seconds).Other important numbers include 0 to 240 mph acceleration of less than 30 seconds, curb weight of 2,950 pounds, a 0.33 coefficient of drag, and a price tag of $1.6 million.If the tuner’s claims are founded in reality, the F5 represents an astounding benchmark for road-going vehicles — especially from a small-time manufacturer. Hennessey hasn’t announced when production will start, but we’d expect the first F5 examples to be built before the end of the decade.last_img read more

Why ‘Castle Rock’ is the Best Horror Show (Even if You’re Not a Hardcore Stephen King Fan)

first_img Editors’ Recommendations The Best Food Shows on Netflix to Binge Right Now The 13 Best Stephen King Books, Ranked 10 Best Crime Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Henry Deaver (André Holland). HuluHulu’s new show, Castle Rock, takes place in the Stephen King multiverse of, well, Castle Rock — a fictional town in Maine that is, for all purposes, a place you don’t wanna live.Pulling elements from King’s hometown, Castle Rock has been the setting for over a dozen of King’s novels, including Cujo, The Dead Zone, The Body (aka Stand By Me), and Needful Things. Moreover, 24 additional novels and short stories by King reference the creepy town, such as It and Pet Cemetery. It’s also the home of the famous Shawshank Prison.CASTLE ROCK is really good, each episode better than the last. But put all that Easter egg stuff aside and just enjoy it on its own terms. The cast is incandescent and they support a story worth telling.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) August 1, 2018Major fans can lose themselves in a K(ing)-hole during this new psychological horror, but it isn’t necessary to know squat about the writer or his anthology to reap all the delicious suspense and mystery the show delivers.We were hooked the moment we saw the trailer featuring Bill Skarsgård, the horror genre’s It boy who is quickly becoming the hottest thing since Boris Karloff.Then, when Hulu dropped not one, not two, but three episodes on the show’s debut on July 25, we binged through the hour-long episodes with a feeling we haven’t felt since forever: true suspense and utter fascination.In other words, don’t waste your time with season one of The Sinner on Netflix.Immediately the viewer is wrapped into the deadly sheath of Castle Rock and all its mysteries (we almost got a Twin Peaks vibe, in all the right ways). You’re pulled along slowly (it does take patience) but with the killer timing you’d expect from both Stephen King and Executive Producer J.J. Abrams (Sarah Lawrence College alma mater shout-out).By episode two, you’ll be hunting down the Stephen King Easter eggs hidden throughout the show (i.e. actors from Carrie, Rose Red, and It return to play new characters). Or, if you’re a hardcore King fan, you’ll be losing your mind at how brilliantly creators Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason have made use of past characters, places, and crimes.As of right now, the 10-episode season that will end on September 12 is at its half-way mark and we eagerly await every Wednesday for a new episode.The Kid (Bill Skarsgård). HuluThe story starts in 1991 with the disappearance of a boy, Henry Deaver (played by André Holland), and his adopted father. The father turns up dead before Henry is found and the town of Castle Rock believes the kid murdered him. Flash forward to present day, the warden of Shawshank Prison (Terry O’Quinn) kills himself on his last day at work. A new warden (Ann Cusack) assigns people to investigate an unoccupied area of the prison and the guard Dennis Zalewski (Noel Fisher) finds an underground tunnel where “The Kid” (Skarsgård) is being kept in a cage by the old warden. There is no information on The Kid and the only words he says is “Henry Deaver.” Zalewski calls Deaver, now a criminal attorney specializing in death-row inmates in Texas, who returns home to Castle Rock to learn more about the identity of The Kid.A Fibonacci spider’s web unfolds, revealing old and new secrets, madness, and murder. Based on its current sprinkling of revelations, we believe the show will only get better and better. It doesn’t withhold to a painful degree like a certain second season on HBO (cough Westworld cough).Rotten Tomatoes currently gives Castle Rock an 85 percent approval rating, while 97 percent of Google users liked the show. We recommend it especially if you get down on Stranger Things, The X-Files, or Twin Peaks. The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now The Best Podcasts to Listen to During Your Workout last_img read more

Daiichi Chuo Secures Much-Needed Investment

first_imgzoom Financially-troubled Japanese dry bulk shipping company Daiichi Chuo Kisen Kaisha (DCKK) has entered into investment agreements with its main creditors, the company said.The creditors include 14 vessel owners and shipyards, referred to as maritime cluster members, one of which inked a loan deal with DCKK on the same day.As disclosed, the total amount of investment is JPY 2.29 billion (USD 20.3 million) and the total amount of loan to be obtained is JPY 390 million (USD 3.4 million)Daiichi has been looking for an investor to help the company repay its debts and stabilize its business after it had filed for restructuring September last year.The decision was reached due to the deteriorating economic situation experienced by the group amid worsening market conditions that saw the company accrue USD 1 billion in liabilities.Following a review process of the several proposals received from the company’s sponsor candidates, the company determined that “receiving financial funding (including investments) from the maritime cluster is the best method to promptly and surely reorganize our business and to maximize repayments to our creditors.”Daiichi added that it would now set out a provision in its rehabilitation plan to be submitted to the Tokyo District Court to acquire all existing shares without consideration.“After the confirmation of the rehabilitation plan, DCKK will acquire and cancel the said shares, and will issue new shares through third-party allocation to which the maritime cluster will subscribe to, becoming DCKK’s new shareholder,” the company went on to say.The deal has been sealed after Tokyo District Court granted the shipping company an extension of the deadline for the submission of its proposed rehabilitation plan.Daiichi announced its rehabilitation proceedings in October 2015 and was given until February 3, 2016 to submit the plan, a deadline which has been pushed until March 31st.The company asked for the extension as it needed more time to examine whether its plan had the potential of getting confirmed at the creditors’ meeting.last_img read more

The Latest Pence says next USNKorea summit after New Year

first_imgSINGAPORE — The Latest on the summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, which ends Thursday in Singapore (all times local):1:35 p.m.U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence says another U.S.-North Korean summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is likely after the beginning of the year.Pence said Thursday that the meeting would “put details on paper” for denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula and the U.S. would continue putting “maximum pressure” on North Korea until then.Pence spoke on the sidelines of a Southeast Asian summit in Singapore.He also says Trump plans to discuss Beijing’s unique role regarding North Korea when he meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Argentina at the G-20 summit later this month. He says the U.S. is also working very closely with South Korea and respects the talks it is holding with Pyongyang.___10:05 a.m.U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence says America has a steadfast and enduring commitment to the Indo-Pacific region but wants co-operation, not control.Pence, who is standing in for President Donald Trump, told a summit of Southeast Asian leaders Thursday in Singapore that “empire and aggression have no place” in the region. The comment appeared to allude to growing Chinese sway in the region and its vast claims in the South China Sea.Pence said, “Like you, we seek an Indo-Pacific in which all nations, large and small, can prosper and thrive – secure in our sovereignty, confident in our values, and growing stronger together.”The meetings of the 10-nation Association of Southeast Nations focus on enhanced trade and security in a region of more than 630 million people.The Associated Presslast_img read more

France Strips a Moroccan of French Citizenship Over Terrorism Charges

Rabat – France’s Council of State Conseil d’Etat has stripped a Moroccan of his French citizenship for taking part in terror-related activities.The Council of State announced Monday it had refused to review the appeal of a French man of Moroccan origin stripped of his French nationality after he was convicted of terrorism charges.Ahmed Sahnouni, a Moroccan naturalized by France in 2003, was sentenced to seven years in prison in 2013 over terrorism charges. “The Council of State dismissed the various criticisms made by the applicant against this decree,” the French Council of State said in a statement.In January, the French Constitutional Council validated the decision to strip Ahmed Sahnouni of his French nationality over links with terrorism.The order to strip Ahmed Sahnouni of his French nationality was signed by the French Prime Minister Manuel Valls and the Interior Minister Bernanrd Cazeneuve.The French Council of State acts as a legal adviser of the executive branch and as the Supreme Court for administrative justice. read more

Famous Moroccan Journalist Victim of Medical Malpractice

Rabat – Moroccan journalist Malika Malak is suffering one of the worst episodes of her life, after she was a victim of medical malpractice.A month ago, Malak was admitted in emergency to a clinic in Rabat where she underwent two surgeries.Following the surgeries, Malika’s condition kept worsening to the point where she was transferred to Rabat’s Military Hospital a week ago at the request of King Mohammed VI. The journalist’s family said although she has been carefully monitored by medical professionals at the military hospital, her health condition has been deteriorating.Malak underwent to a series of tests, and “after fluoroscopy, doctors found a foreign body inside her body,” one of her relatives was quoted by Moroccan media as saying.The medical team discovered a dressing compress that was forgotten at the time of her first two surgeries at the Rabat clinic.“This is very serious. What happened is a crime,” Jaouad Benaissi, one of Malak’s relatives said angrily, denouncing the medical malpractice, according to Le360.Benaissi demands, on behalf of the Support Committee, that judicial sanctions be taken against the medical team that performed her first two surgeries and stitched her up without removing the compress.“This only further complicates the situation,” Bennaissi stressed, adding that Malika’s situation “is very bad” as her condition and morale deteriorate, according to the same source.Malika Malak is a Moroccan journalist and television presenter who rose to fame in the 1980s and 1990s. She hosted two shows on 2M TV “Wajhoun wa Hadath (1993-1996) and 2M’s “Fi Al Wajiha” (1998-2004). read more

CUPE sues Ontario Liberals to try to block sale of more Hydro

by Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press Posted Sep 14, 2016 8:01 am MDT Last Updated Sep 14, 2016 at 4:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email CUPE sues Ontario Liberals to try to block sale of more Hydro One shares TORONTO – The Canadian Union of Public Employees is suing the Ontario government over the privatization of Hydro One, the province’s electricity transmission monopoly.“The principal reason for filing this suit is to stop them from selling additional shares in our hydro system,” said CUPE president Fred Hahn. “Our goal with this lawsuit is to protect the people of Ontario and the ratepayers of Hydro One.”The union said it served the Ministry of the Attorney General with a notice of intent to sue Premier Kathleen Wynne, Finance Minister Charles Sousa and former Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli for malfeasance.CUPE claims the Liberals inappropriately mixed government and party business by holding expensive fundraisers with cabinet ministers, including one $7,500 a ticket event with Sousa and Chiarelli that was attended by bankers who profited from the sale of Hydro One.“We can’t speak directly to the specifics of the case, but all of the documents will be accessible to the public when we file in court after the 60-day notice period is over,” said Hahn.Premier Kathleen Wynne defended the decision to sell up to 60 per cent of the utility, saying the money raised is needed to fund the Liberals’ $160-billion, 12-year program to modernize public transit and infrastructure across the province.“Those investments have to come from somewhere, and that’s why we’re making the changes on Hydro One,” she said. “We’re using an asset to leverage funding for a new asset that will be owned by the people of Ontario.”Energy Minister Glenn Thibeault said he can’t comment on a lawsuit that’s before the courts, but insisted the Liberals did nothing wrong with their fundraisers, even though the government now prohibits ministers from attending such events.“The integrity commissioner has already looked into this and recently confirmed that there was no wrongdoing,” Thibeault told the legislature.Commissioner J. David Wake ruled last month that Sousa and Chiarelli may have benefited politically by attending the fundraiser with bankers involved with the privatization of Hydro One, but they didn’t contravene the Members’ Integrity Act.But he also said the legislature should consider clarifying the law to include the apparent conflicts of interest, not just actual ones.The province, which hopes to raise $9 billion from the partial privatization of Hydro One, raised $3.8 billion from the sale of 30 per cent, and booked a gain of $3 billion from a deferred tax asset benefit and a special payment in lieu of taxes.The Progressive Conservatives tried to force Wynne to admit she was behind the Liberals’ fundraising efforts.“Will the premier reprimand these ministers for crossing an ethical line, or will she admit that they were acting on her own orders when they used the very unpopular Hydro One sale to bankroll for the Liberal Party of Ontario,” asked PC hydro critic Todd Smith during question period.The New Democrats said the CUPE lawsuit is another shot across the Liberal bow to try to stop the sale of Hydro One, which also serves as a local electricity distribution company for 1.3 million homes in remote and rural parts of Ontario.“Everyone knows the public doesn’t want it sold off, and this is another way to send that strong message to the government,” said NDP Leader Andrea Horwath.CUPE successfully sued the previous Progressive Conservative government to stop its sale of Ontario Hydro, which the Tories broke up into several different companies, including Ontario Power Generation and Hydro One, added Hahn.“The challenge we have is that immediately after we stopped that sale, Ernie Eves, who was then the premier, changed the wording of the law,” he said. “And the Liberal government — in power for 13 years — has never changed that wording back to protect our public hydro system.”—Follow @CPnewsboy on Twitter read more

LKAB Malmberget underground conveyor reaches full potential with Hägglunds drives

first_imgAs LKAB’s underground iron ore mine in Malmberget reaches depths below 1,250 metres it becomes increasingly important to maintain an efficient flow of ore and high availability. There is simply no room for breakdowns. “We know that we have to maintain cost-effectiveness at depth. This is something we are continually working to improve,” says Maintenance Engineer Pär Sundqvist. LKAB Malmberget is an impressive iron ore mine in more ways than one. First, it is a high-tech facility that houses an entire underground community, including roads, mining operations, offices and canteens. And second, the mine has several orebodies that are spread across the site. It is a full 8 km from one end of the mine to the other, which places big demands on logistics and cost-effectiveness.The fact that the mine is doing well, despite tough competition from open-cast mines around the world, is attributed to the high level of efficiency together with a high-quality product, good environmental awareness and highly skilled personnel. One essential improvement in availability involved a 338 m long conveyor belt. This was not living up to its task as the “main line” for carrying 80% of all the ore from the mine. A new drive was installed during a scheduled shutdown in May 2016, with Sundqvist as project manager. By that time LKAB Malmberget had been looking at alternatives for a couple of years.Sundqvist and his colleagues looked at everything from the latest electric drives without gearboxes to hydraulic drives, at other plants where these were in use. The only thing they knew for sure was that they did not want any gearboxes. This was partly for reasons of space, and partly to reduce the risk of breakdown. “We already had some dual gearboxes and it was difficult to find spares for them. The old conveyor belt was like a patchwork quilt after all the hard starts and stops, and after a small fire. On average we had one breakdown each year that led to an unscheduled shutdown of three to five days. This usually happened in the week after New Year, when it is coldest of all,” says Håkan Hansson, who is a field mechanic. This loss of production was naturally unsustainable in the long term. A visit to LKAB in Kiruna gave very positive feedback on Hägglunds’ direct hydraulic drives.The choice fell on two Hägglunds’ CBp motors with an installed power output of 2 x 630 kW and a maximum capacity of 3,000 t per hour. The reason for choosing Hägglunds’ CBp motors was a requirement for compact design and maximum efficiency. They have not regretted the decision. The biggest benefit of all, according to Sundqvist, is the built-in redundancy and high operational reliability. The belt is driven by four Hägglunds Drive Units, and a standby pump now makes it possible to maintain operation even if one of the units stops.“We have not had a single incident, everything has just worked the way it should,” he says. “There was no need for any construction changes to install the new drive, so we completed everything during the May shutdown.“ Most of the contact with Hägglunds’ specialists was for support with programming the control system. “They have been very helpful in every way. Without the support we got from them we would never have achieved such an effective system. We visited their factory in Mellansel and they have visited us. We also had electrical planning meetings by Skype once a fortnight throughout the project. It has all worked perfectly,” says Sundqvist.Automatic load sharing is another benefit, which leads to reduced vibration and wear in the drive chain compared to before, when there was a much higher load and demand on the single gearbox. “The drive system works so well that you almost forget it is there. It just keeps on running. The only thing we have had to do is replace filters,” says Field Mechanic Håkan Hansson. The hydraulic drive is specially designed for dusty environments, and all the hydraulic components are isolated from the electric motor. The system is now easy to service, lightweight and easy to keep clean, according to Hansson. “With the old 6000V motors and gearboxes it was not possible to wash off the ore dust with water, so we had to vacuum-clean them regularly,” he says.The soft start of the hydraulic drive is gentler on the mechanical components when you start up. But the best feature of all, according to Hansson, is the creep drive. “It’s very useful when we need to inspect the belt for damage from reinforcing bar and other scrap that sometimes gets caught up from rock reinforcement. Now we can gradually advance the belt to the point of damage and check it,” he says. The emergency stop function is also appreciated, as it enables the Hägglunds’ CBp motors to stop the belt in less than one metre from full speed. “The process was analysed in detail and we carried out a thorough risk analysis. Naturally we want to be able to stop the belt as quickly as possible to prevent any injury to employees,” says Sundqvist.In July 2018 the conveyor belt had an availability figure of 99.5% and ran for 23–24 hours per day. “The few stoppages we had were just caused by iron scrap along the belt. Now it is important that we carry out routine maintenance so that there are no problems in the future either. The big problems always arise after a breakdown, so we need to eliminate them completely,” concludes Sundqvist.last_img read more

Emeco secures more haul trucks dozers in effort to even supplydemand balance

first_imgEmeco Holdings’ confidence in the market has led it to investing in a large package of “strategic core assets” comprising mainly 240-t haul trucks and Cat D10 (pictured)/D11 dozers, the company said in its latest financial results.The company, in 2018, acquired Matilda Equipment for an enterprise value of A$80 million ($57 million) and has since been working hard on integrating the rental specialist into the group.Emeco saw strong growth in the first half of its financial year to end-2018, with operating earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation of A$102.8 million, up from A$67 million a year earlier.The company put this down to a full contribution from Force Equipment – which Emeco also acquired recently – and Matilda Equipment, continued improvement in average operating utilisation to 64% (up from 57% a year earlier) and strength in the Eastern Region, particularly coal mining customer demand.Emeco has paid a A$20 million deposit to secure this haul truck and dozer fleet, with the recently acquired Force Equipment workshops playing a pivotal role in getting these assets ready for work.“Emeco currently has very high utilisation in these asset classes – demand outweighs supply,” it said, adding that rental agreements were in place for a majority of these assets prior to them arriving in Australia.Delivery and preparation of these assets is expected to occur throughout the second half of 2019, with earnings contribution expected in its 2020 financial year, the company said.last_img read more

WISLA TV Polish derby no surprise

handball tvOrlen Wisla PlockWisla TV ← Previous Story VIDEO: Have fun with Beach Handball in Australia! Next Story → Linnea Torstenson to Romanian CSM Bucuresti Orlen Wisla Plock suffered another defeat against the biggest rival at domestic scene, Vive Targi Kielce 30:38, but this time at EHF Champions League. Polish vice-champions will try to focus on the next rival – Hungarian Veszprem, but the main goal – TOP 16 is reached. Look how WISLA TV have seen derby in Kielce…Vive – Wisla – highlights read more

Shared parenting penalised as single parents receive 2014 tax credit certs

first_imgA HIERARCHY OF parenting has been created by changes to tax credits for single parents according to single-parent support group One Family.Many single parents who previously received the One Parent Family Tax Credit have seen it disappear from their tax credit certificates for 2014.In last year’s budget, the credit was replaced by the Single Person Child Carer Tax Credit which is now only available to one parent as opposed to two previously. The value of the credit will not change, but the decision to remove it from one parent was attacked by One Family at the time for taking money away from the pot from which parents provide for their children.Revenue refer to the primary claimant and the secondary claimant, the first being the parent with whom the child lives for either the full year or most of the year and the second being the parent with whom the child spends time and resides for at least 100 days in the year.The measure however has been criticised for not taking account of separated parents who share custody of children and have an equal role in parenting.One such parent is engineer Scott McEvoy who has had shared custody of his three children with their mother the the past nine years. He says they have a equal and shared parenting routine and feels that removing the tax credit from him feels like tax office does not respect the decision of the courts system.“I was reading through my tax credit cert when I got it there and I noticed single parent tax credit was gone. I kind of thought that I remembered reading something about this,” he explains.So I rang up and I was told that because you’re a man you don’t get it. I kind of thought to myself ‘you can’t say that’ and inquired a bit more but they basically said the same again that you’re a man and you don’t get it. They were quite rude but I’m sure they’re getting questions like this all the time so I just left it.In cases of shared custody the Revenue Commissioners decide on the parent who receives the credit based on who receives the child benefit payment, this is the mother in the vast majority of cases.If the parent who is receiving the credit isn’t in employment or can’t avail of it for any particular reason it can be transferred to the other but this is a complicated process.Stuart Duffin, director of policy at One Family, has described this approach as “using a sledgehammer to crack a nut”.“They’re using the benefit payment as a proxy to decide on who the principal carer is. We don’t like that because again it creates a hierarchy in parenting,”  he says.One Family have called for a system be introduced where an agreement could be reached to provide and equal credit to both parents in these cases. This something echoed by McEvoy who says that in cases such as his, court documents can clearly show that parenting is being shared.“It should be done at a case by case basis, all the documentation is there, all it takes is for one department to speak to another.”Read: Hundreds of separated dads concerned over “unjust” tax credit change >Read: One-parent families hit by Budget tax changes >last_img read more

NYE live with Pitsa Papadopoulou

first_imgThe famous Greek singer will fly with her band directly from Greece to perform live on New Year’s Eve at La Luna Lounge, New South Wales. Pitsa Papadopoulou has prepared a long set, featuring most of the Greek hits. The event will also treat the guests with a delicious three course meal. Seated tickets are available from $110 per person. The singer has booked gigs in Adelaide and Melbourne as well for the following weeks. When: 31 December 2014 Where: La Luna Lounge, 178 Eldridge Road, Condell Park, NSW For more information or call (02) 9790 6777 Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Everton emerge as a possible destination for Marcos Rojo

first_imgEverton are reportedly preparing to make a move for Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo, claims the Daily MailUnited boss Jose Mourinho is willing to sacrifice the Argentina international this summer in order to fund a move for a new centre-back and is reportedly holding out for about £30m.The Portuguese coach is currently considering whether to sign Harry Maguire or Toby Alderweireld and he has been told by the United board that he must first sell before he can bring any new defender to Old Trafford.And new Everton manager Marco Silva has now been alerted to this and is believed to be strongly interested in the prospect of working with Rojo once more.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…The duo only had a brief spell together at Sporting Lisbon in Portugal after Rojo left the club in the summer of 2014, when Silva was appointed the new head coach.But Silva has no hard feelings towards Rojo and he views the 28-year-old as an ideal signing for Everton.While Rojo remains injured from the World Cup this summer, Silva is still interested in bringing him to Goodison Park.last_img read more

Sea turtles released after rehab

first_imgVIRGINIA KEY, FLA. (WSVN) – A group of rehabilitated turtles were returned to their natural habitat.The Miami Seaquarium released five green sea turtles that went through months of rehab after they were rescued around South Florida.The Seaquarium staff is happy to see them healthy enough to return home. “We’ve been able to take these animals and care for them and make them better, and then we get to release them,” said Jessica Schiffhauer, Miami Seaquarium Animal Care Supervisor. “They get to go home and reproduce and help with the endangered species population.”Presley, Springsteen and Clapton were released from Key Biscayne and Trisha and Jagger were released from Boca Raton and Melbourne Beach.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Skiing on Eagle Glacier Connects Alaska to the World

first_imgIt’s a warm July day in Girdwood, but after a 10-minute helicopter ride into the Chugach Mountains to Eagle Glacier, it starts to look and feel a bit like winter. The temperature drops, and snow blankets the ground. About two dozen women—most from Alaska Pacific University’s cross country ski team—take advantage of the summertime snow during a week-long training camp.Download AudioThe athletes workout five hours a day, and spend their down time in a rustic building precariously perched beside a 5,000 foot cliff.  Olympian Kikkan Randall has been coming to the trainings for 14 years, and says they’ve helped her become one of the world’s top speed skiers.“I’ve always been really proud of Eagle Glacier and the opportunities we have here,” she says. “We can ski twice a day, and we can do so at a moderate altitude where we don’t have to modify our training intensities, so it’s pretty unique.”While snow is a constant, relatively warm summer temperatures create less-than-ideal skiing conditions on the glacier. As the athletes trudge up a steep hill on the 10 kilometer track, they struggle to push through the slushy snow.  But Erik Flora says the tough environment has its perks.“Every time the Olympics come up people pray for nice weather, but the trail always turns to a mess,” he says. “You have rain, sleet, soft snow and that’s the magic of Eagle Glacier because as you can see in the course here it’s not easy…. We have a term for it: championship weather.”APU skiers aren’t the only ones benefiting from the weeklong training. Each year at least one international athlete travels to Eagle glacier. Two years ago Aino-Kaisa Saarinen came from Finland and quickly befriended APU skier and Olympian Holly Brooks.  The two reunited at the Sochi Olympics last winter where Saarinen took home two silver medals.“We ran into Aino Kaisa and she stopped us and she started crying and said I want to thank you girls, because I think spending time in Alaska and spending time with you really helped me and my team earn this medal,” Brooks recalls. “Of course we wished that the U.S. had been able to bring home that medal, but that was really a priceless moment for us.”This summer Norway’s Celine Brun-Lie traveled 4,000 miles to train on Eagle Glacier. Since thereare no places to ski in the summer in Norway, Brun-Lie says she’s having a blast in Alaska. And while she recognizes that many of the women she’s skiing with will be fierce competitors on the World Cup circuit come winter, right now she’s just trying to learn as much as she can.“I can teach Kikkan [Randall] something, she can teach me something, and then in the winter maybe I beat her because of what she taught me, or she beats me because I told her something,” Brun-Lie says. “But I think that’s the way it should work, and that’s the fun thing about sports.”The women’s training session ends Sunday, and APU’s men’s team will be on the glacier at the end of July.last_img read more

Shell To Restart Chukchi Drilling This Summer

first_imgShell plans to restart its drilling work in the Chukchi Sea this summer. The company still needs federal permits and to resolve legal challenges. But CEO Ben Van Beurden told reporters in London today he’d be very disappointed if the company can’t proceed. The chief executive told the BBC Shell is as prepared as any company can be to mitigate the risks.Shell put its plans for the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas on hold after its disastrous 2012 seasonlast_img