ISL: Delhi Dynamos beat Chennaiyin FC for first win of season

first_imgDelhi Dynamos finally registered their first win of the Indian Super League this season when they beat struggling Chennaiyin FC 3-1 on Saturday.Daniel Lahlimpuia (16th minute), Bikramjit Singh (78th) and Nandhakumar Sekar (82nd) scored a goal each to give Delhi full points.Coach Josep Gombau made multiple changes to his side as goalkeeper Francisco Dorronsoro, captain Pritam Kotal and forward Lahlimpuia were amongst the six players to come into the starting XI, while hosts Chennaiyin FC made three changes to their side.The hosts started the game strongly as first Salom and then Mailson came close to scoring the opener but impressive saves from Dorronsoro kept Chennaiyin at bay.It was against the run of play though that Dynamos scored the opening goal. Mihelic found Nandhakumar and the winger’s cross from the right was met by a glancing header from Daniel to score his first ever Indian Super League goal.With five minutes to go for the first half, the hosts grabbed the equaliser. Sajid Dhot bought down Salom inside the box and the referee awarded the hosts a penalty, which was calmly slotted in by Raphael Augusto.It was Dynamos though who started the second half on the front foot as back-to-back corners handed them a chance to score, but the hosts resolute defending kept the scoreline on level terms.Bikramjit Singh had the best chance of the second half for the visitors but his curling effort from 20 yards went over the crossbar.It was the former Chennaiyin midfielder though who put Delhi in front again as he finished a wonderful counter attacking move started by substitute Andrija Kaluderovic.advertisementThree minutes later Dynamos added their third goal as local boy Nandha added the cherry on the top to hand Dynamos their first win of the season.After the win, Dynamos surpassed Chennaiyin to take the 9th spot in the league table.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

Jack Leach tells England to improve, not complain about pitches

first_imgJack Leach tells England to improve, not complain about pitchesEngland suffered back-to-back crushing defeats at the hands of West Indies where their batsmen failed miserably. The English batsmen defended themselves by accusing the pitches to be of poor condition.advertisement Reuters St. LuciaFebruary 7, 2019UPDATED: February 7, 2019 11:48 IST Jack Leach feels England need players to experience different surfaces rather than complain (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSEngland suffered a 10-wicket defeat to the West Indies in the second TestEnglish batsmen struggled to cope with the variable bounce on a green Antigua wicketThe third Test between West Indies and England begins in St Lucia on SaturdayEngland must prepare their batsmen to handle different types of pitches and not just complain about unfamiliar tracks if they are to be more consistent overseas, spinner Jack Leach has said.England suffered a 10-wicket defeat to the West Indies in the second Test last week as their batsmen struggled to cope with the variable bounce on a green Antigua wicket, managing scores of 187 and 132 in two innings.That display followed another batting failure in the first Test at Barbados, where the tourists were bundled out for 77 and 246 to lose by 381 runs on a flat wicket.”We need to challenge people to be better at cricket rather than complain about pitches,” left-arm spinner Leach, who missed the first two Tests, told British media.”We need players to experience different surfaces.”I don’t know if that comes from the top or the counties, but it’s a big thing. There are very few times where you spend 150 overs in the field and it’s a batting paradise.” Leach, who has honed his skills on a Taunton pitch that offers turn, picked up 18 wickets as England completed a 3-0 sweep at Sri Lanka last November.However, the 27-year-old said England had a tendency to view spinning wickets negatively.”But if it’s seaming around we’re not too bothered. That needs to be addressed, how they mark pitches,” he added.”So as much as I think spinning pitches are important, playing on flat ones, too. You can’t do things you haven’t practised before.”The third Test begins in St Lucia on Saturday.advertisementAlso Read | KL Rahul in focus as India A gear up to face England Lions in first unofficial TestAlso Read | Joe Denly keen to prove his worth in third Test against West IndiesAlso Read | It would be crazy not to include Steve Smith and David Warner in World Cup squad: LangerFor 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 Jack LeachFollow West Indies vs EnglandFollow England batsmenFollow Pitcheslast_img read more

Travel diaries: Waltzing in Vienna

first_img Neeta Lal ViennaApril 14, 2019UPDATED: April 14, 2019 03:38 IST Rides in horse-drawn buggies are a fun way to catch the sights in the Austrian capital.From a vertiginous height of 65 meters, I soak in a breathtaking panorama of Vienna, the Austrian capital city. Terracotta rooftops in hues of sherbet, exquisite neo-classical buildings, glitzy post-modern facades and skyscrapers fill the lens of my DSLR. In the distance loom the lush Vienna woods.I’m ensconced in one of the 22 capsules of the Wiener Riesenrad, a giant wheel at Prater Park – the oldest amusement park in the world. One of the city’s marquee attractions, the Reisenrad was built in 1897, my guide Susanne Maurer informs me as we’re hoisted to a dizzying height, turning our legs to jelly.Disgorged from the contraption after the 20-minute ride, we amble towards Prater Park’s other attractions – more rides, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum and the Vienna Chocolate Museum. In the last, we learn about cocoa’s transformation from a dark, rugged bean to a glistening product through engaging exhibits.Chocolate making workshops are in progress for apron-swathed kids who seem to be clearly having a good time.The possibilities for fun-loving tourists are endless in Vienna. Known by varied monikers, such as the ‘city of music’ and the ‘city of dreams, the central European metropolis’, offerings are diverse and eclectic. Over the course of my six-day stay, I also checked these out:SCHONBRUNN PALACE Schonbrunn is to Austria what the Taj Mahal is to India – a stellar destination that offers a snapshot of the country’s imperial past. I strolled through the colossal 1,441-room structure admiring its sumptuous furnishings, handcrafted furniture and artworks observing how Austrian royalty lived. The palace’s gorgeously landscaped gardens – tended to by hundreds of gardeners – are eminently Instagram-able.advertisementTHE STRUDEL SHOW One of Vienna’s most popular desserts is the apple strudel, the oldest strudel recipe dates back to 1696. It is now one of Vienna’s most iconic dishes and a musttry when you’re in this charming city.You can even master the technique of rustling up this confection at a strudel show in Schonbrunn Palace. For this I headed down to the imperial bakery at Café Residenz where a witty chef whipped up this traditional desert with pastry so thin I could see through it. The best part – I got to sample it afterwards and take home the original recipe, too.VIENNA STATE OPERA Opera and fine architecture are synonymous with Vienna, and the Vienna State Opera melds both nicely. The exquisite building, located smack dab in the heart of downtown (Innere Stadt district), is considered one of the finest opera houses in the world.With its neo-Renaissance façade, sundry arches and arched windows, and baroque interiors, it mimics a palace more than a place of musical celebration. Enjoy a performance here by booking in advance as tickets are sold out quickly.THE NASCHMARKT Savour a slice of local life at this popular alfresco food market which best reflects Vienna’s pluralistic ethos. Shopkeepers, artisanal farmers and producers from over 40 nations sell everything from fresh fruit to vegetables to herbs, spices, cheese, sausage, seafood, vinegar, apparel and footwear.The atmosphere is so thick it can be sliced with a knife. The sounds, sights and smells are tantalising with vendors hollering and inviting you for free tastings. Israeli, Iranian, Egyptian and Turkish cafes selling succulent kebabs, shakshuka, falafel and other authentic delicacies add to the market’s vibrancy.SPANISH RIDING SCHOOL One of the finest institutes for classical dressage in the world and a long-standing Austrian tradition, the Spanish Riding School has been training pedigreed horses in the art of dressage for centuries. For equestrian sports lovers this is a must see in Vienna, while non-riders can still appreciate the passion and love that is put into this art form.The riding school was built during the Habsburg monarchy and has stood ever since. Demonstrations/training sessions of the graceful thoroughbreds to the sound of Mozart/Beethoven music will keep you thoroughly enchanted through the two-hour show.VIENNA WOODS At the foothills of the Northern Limestone Alps, the Vienna Woods lie to the west of the city straddling 45km. The area is a popular getaway for the locals as well as tourists. Several rivers form the boundaries of the woods where you can enjoy a bucolic landscape. Underground boat rides (seegrotte), hunting lodges and picturesque villages unblemished by modernity add a touch of whimsy to the setting.BREATHE IN, BREATHE OUT Last but not least, don’t forget to breathe deep – really deep – in Vienna. Ranked as the most livable city in the world by the Mercer Index for the 10th year in a row, its clean air is a big lure for pollution-fatigued Indian travellers. Water is so pure and fresh you can drink straight from the tap as it makes its way down from the Alpine glaciers to people’s homes requiring no purification during its 36-hour transit.advertisementALSO READ | Do planes fly over Mount Everest? Frequent flyer reveals chilling answersALSO READ | Do you behave badly while on a holiday? Japan might send you backGet 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 byMukesh Rawat Tags :Follow Travel Travel diaries: Waltzing in ViennaFrom vibrant food markets and soulstirring opera to enchanting palaces, the Austrian capital ticks all the boxesadvertisementlast_img read more

Eight killed in three road accidents in Rajasthan

first_imgJaipur: Eight persons, including a couple and their son, were killed in three separate road accidents in Rajasthan, police said on Saturday. Five persons were killed on Friday night in a car-motorcycle collision in Bhadra area of Hanumangarh, they said. Jagatpal, who was riding the motorcycle, died on the spot while his wife Sarita, their son Rohan, and relative Seema succumbed to injuries in hospital, acting Station House Officer of Bhadra Police Station Jaman Singh said. He said one of the two men travelling in the car, identified as Jaan Mohammand, also died in the mishap. In another accident in Hanumangarh on Saturday, a car collided with a truck in Rawatsar area, leaving one Ratna (35) and her son Arun dead, police said. A man, who was on a cycle, was killed after being hit by a truck in Padampur area of Ganganagar district. The deceased was identified as Sunil Kumar, the police said. The bodies were handed over to the family members after post-mortem, they said.last_img read more

Toronto Photographer Ren Bostelaar avoids criminal record after posting revealing pictures of

first_imgAdvertisement An amateur photographer was spared a criminal record after posting revealing photos of women he knows and contact information about them on the Internet without their consent.Ren Bostelaar, a former photography store worker, agreed to a one-year peace bond on Wednesday in Old City hall court that limits his Internet privileges and blocks him from contacting complainants in his case without their consent.Bostelaar didn’t comment to the court or the press on Wednesday, leaving that to his lawyer, Sam Goldstein. Twitter Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebook Goldstein said that his “happily married” client, who has young children, feels deep shame because of the case.READ MORElast_img read more

Central bank warns of fallout from trade fights signals patience on rates

first_imgOTTAWA – Even with reassuring trade news out of the United States, a senior Bank of Canada official warned Thursday of serious consequences related to steel and aluminum tariffs as he sent signals the bank’s in no rush to raise interest rates.Deputy governor Timothy Lane said in a speech that the central bank is closely watching the uncertainty surrounding global trade tensions, competitiveness issues and the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement.But even as he underlined the many significant economic unknowns, Lane also delivered an upbeat message about the health of the Canadian economy and its positive outlook, in general.Lane’s appearance at the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade came shortly after Canada learned it was getting relief from U.S. penalties on steel and aluminum for an undetermined period. Canada is one of only two countries getting a provisional exemption from heavy tariffs that are aimed at the rest of the world.The prospect of tariffs, and the possibility they could cause a global trade war, have added to an already murky context for Canada that includes worries over NAFTA’s renegotiation and fears over competitiveness, following corporate tax cuts in the U.S.“Recent developments with respect to steel and aluminum, despite the encouraging news … alongside heightened protectionist rhetoric, can potentially carry quite serious economic consequences,” Lane said in his address, which kicked off a new initiative by the bank to schedule speeches following rate decisions that are not accompanied by news conferences.Lane elaborated on his comments about the steel and aluminum tariffs during a news conference that followed his address.“It’s still a pretty fluid situation and I would say we’re not in a situation of calling all clear. I would say there’s still a significant degree of uncertainty around the future trade regime,” he said.But Lane noted that the presence of considerable trade uncertainty didn’t prevent the bank from raising the rate in January.His remarks came a day after the central bank maintained its interest rate at 1.25 per cent as it cited trade policy developments as important, growing sources of uncertainty for the global and Canadian economies.He said the central bank is dealing with a situation where it doesn’t know when the NAFTA talks or other trade disputes will be concluded, nor does it know how governments or industries will react.“The range of possibilities is quite wide and that means that trying to quantify any scenario in advance would not be useful for monetary policy purposes,” Lane said.The speech also pointed to the positives for an economy that just delivered impressive growth in 2017 and, while it’s expected to moderate in 2018, it is still projected to continue expanding above its potential.“While the future is subject to notable uncertainties … trends over the past few quarters have been quite encouraging,” Lane said.“The trends have been broad-based across regions and sectors.”Lane also used the speech to applaud the bank’s gradual approach to raising rates, a process that has seen three hikes since last summer.The go-slow strategy, he said, has enabled the bank to carefully analyze data and avoid undermining growth by moving too quickly.TD senior economist Brian DePratto wrote in a note Thursday that while Lane’s speech offered a lot more nuance beyond the bank’s statement Wednesday, “the key message seemed to be the same: a ‘wait and see’ approach remains the best option given the plethora of factors obscuring the underlying economic picture at present.”That said, DePratto added the Bank of Canada isn’t going to stay on hold until it has clarity on all elements. “We continue to expect another hike around mid-year,” he said.Following Wednesday’s policy decision, experts pointed to several other arguments the bank raised to support its patient approach on interest rates. Among the examples, the bank pointed to weaker-than-expected growth in the fourth quarter and the need for more time to assess the economic impacts of new housing-market policies, including recent changes to mortgage rules.Many experts now predict Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz will wait until the second half of the year before raising the rate again, while some say the next hike might not come until 2019.Follow @AndyBlatchford on Twitterlast_img read more

Kazakhstan president fires govt over low living standards

MOSCOW — Kazakhstan’s president has fired the government over what he calls a failure to raise living standards and diversify away from oil and gas in the Central Asian nation.President Nursultan Nazarbayev, who has ruled since the country became independent after the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union, says on the presidential website he will soon propose “a range of measures to strengthen social welfare and raise people’s quality of life.”Nazarbayev says the focus will be on more support for the poor, improving living conditions and regional development. Poor families, he says, are seeing stagnant incomes and spending more of their earnings on food.The announcement follows a wave of protests by Kazakh women calling for more financial support for children and safer housing after a fire in which five children died.The Associated Press read more

Temporary ban on social media lifted

The violence escalated on Monday with property owned by Muslims being set on fire in Gampaha and parts of the North Western Province.With the situation now under control and several suspects arrested the Government today lifted the ban on social media. The Government has lifted the temporary ban on social media websites with immediate effect.The Government restricted access to Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Viber and Twitter after violence broke out in parts of the country on Sunday targeting Muslims. read more

Revised deficit forecast shows more red ink for Manitoba government

Revised deficit forecast shows more red ink for Manitoba government by Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press Posted Dec 20, 2016 10:53 am MDT Last Updated Dec 20, 2016 at 3:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WINNIPEG – The Manitoba government’s deficit continues to climb, despite promises from the new Progressive Conservative government to start whittling away at the red ink.The deficit for the fiscal year that ends in March is now forecast to be just over $1 billion — up $93 million from what was originally budgeted last spring, according to the government’s second-quarter fiscal report issued Tuesday.The figure is also up some $160 million from last year’s deficit.Revenues from sales, payroll and tobacco taxes are all running lower than expected — signs of a sluggish economy.“Slower than expected economic growth in the U.S., Canada, Japan and many European countries, combined with the U.K.’s vote to exit the European Union, have all contributed to a weaker economic outlook for advanced economies overall,” the report stated.“These developments, particularly in the U.S. and Canada, are reflected in a downward adjustment to the … economic growth projections for Manitoba.”The province’s projected growth rate for 2016 has dropped to two per cent from 2.2 per cent. It’s above the national projected rate of 1.3 per cent.Other contributing factors to the bigger deficit are higher-than-expected spending in areas such as employment and income assistance programs. Revenues from two Crown corporations — Manitoba Hydro and Manitoba Public Insurance — are down.The extra red ink comes at a time when Premier Brian Pallister is looking to control costs and fulfil elections promises to restore the province’s finances following a credit-rating downgrade last year under the previous NDP government, which had run consecutive deficits since 2009.Pallister’s Tories were elected on a promise to balance the budget within eight years and reduce the provincial sales tax to seven per cent from eight by 2020.Finance Minister Cameron Friesen said the government remains committed to its goals and is eyeing cost-saving measures through an ongoing value-for-money audit of programs and services.He said one program being examined is Rent Assist, which helps low-income earners with housing costs and has seen costs rise sharply.“We want to make sure that that program is actually doing what it is designed to do and we have some concern about that,” he said.“There has been a significant increase in the subscription inside Rent Assist and we need to determine all the factors for that.”The government estimates about $24 million will also be saved by reviewing and possibly postponing some capital projects.“Our government remains committed to fixing the finances of our province, which for too long has seen unsustainable growth in spending and a lack of fiscal discipline under the previous administration,” Friesen said.“Our government is leading by example to ensure that Manitoba returns to a firm fiscal foundation and we expect Manitoba’s Crown corporations to demonstrate the same commitment to fiscal sustainability through a careful and considered analysis of their operations going forward.”The New Democrats accused the Tories of planning cuts to key programs and hurting the economy.“The Pallister government needs to take responsibility for its actions. It should not shift its failures onto the backs of Manitoba families and front-line workers,” the NDP said in a written statement.“Today’s financial report is more evidence that the government needs to let go of its ideological commitment to austerity. It needs to make smart, strategic investments that will create good jobs for Manitoba families.”The final deficit calculation for this year will come in the summer once the auditor general reviews year-end results. read more

UN agencys innovative standards to boost TV viewing experience for millions

“ITU is currently working on developing new standards that will dramatically enhance the television viewer’s experience, in terms of both visual and audio quality,” ITU Secretary-General Hamadoun I. Touré said in a press statement marking the annual observance of World Television Day. “ITU is developing industry-leading standards for the next generation of television that will be available in very high definition as well as high performance dynamic video streaming.” The UN agency’s work on television standards will pave the way for a new generation of televisions boasting four times the detail of current commercial Ultra High Definition Television, or UHDTV, and producing “a super wide range of contrast to the television image, bringing it closer to the real world,” the ITU press release explained. In addition, an updated standard of High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), introducing measures aimed at improving video quality, reducing network congestion and easing the burden on bandwidth use, is expected to “unleash a new phase of innovation in video production.” “ITU is striving for good and efficient future use of the radio-frequency spectrum to carry television broadcasting,” said Christoph Dosch, Chairman of ITU-R Study Group 6, which deals with broadcasting issues. “In order to continue to develop new and high-performance television standards, it is critical that we retain the currently used television spectrum which provides great value to the information society.” The ITU’s new iteration of television standards also aims to make television more accessible for those with special needs and disabilities through subtitles and audio channels describing the action in the image, as well as future options such as the capacity of the viewer to separate foreground and background sound, allowing the audio to be more intelligible to those with hearing disabilities. With audio-visual media pervading nearly every aspect of modern life, the agency’s work in improving the accessibility of television to persons with special needs remains “crucial in building an inclusive Information Society,” the ITU continued. The ITU’s latest announcement coincides with the 2014 edition of World Television Day, proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1996 in recognition of the increasing impact television has on global decision-making through its sharpened focus on international issues and current events. The Day is observed annually on 21 November. “World Television Day is not so much a celebration of the tool, but rather the philosophy which it represents,” notes the UN. “Television represents a symbol for communication and globalization in the contemporary world.” read more

UN NYC Mayors office team up to promote Global Goals mental health

Dessima Williams, Special Adviser on Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, addresses at UN Headquarters an event titled ‘Mental Health for All: Local Strategies.’ UN Photo/Evan Schneider “All actions start with good health,” Dessima Williams, Special Adviser on Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, told an event titled ‘Mental Health for All: Local Strategies,’ organized by the New York City Mayor’s Office for International Affairs and the Permanent Mission of Palau to the United Nations, and its co-sponsors, including the World Health Organization (WHO). She said that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by UN Member States in September 2015, are all interlinked, and noted that Goal 3 addresses mental health. “We all know that the SDGs are indivisible,” she continued, explaining that, for example, education has an impact on skills, knowledge, attitudes and values, and in this way can help change production and consumption behaviours and patterns. The Office of the President of the General Assembly, she said, is raising awareness of all the SDGs. She noted that Assembly President Peter Thomson had sent a letter to all Heads of Government, urging them to support teaching about the SGDs. The Office was represented at the World Innovation Summit for Health, held in Doha, Qatar, last year, and which featured some 1,400 health professionals examining a report on healthy populations. The Office of the President of the General Assembly is also raising the awareness of the need for universal healthcare and universal health care coverage by setting aside 12 December to mark the Universal Healthcare Coverage Day. While applauding New York City’s local initiative on mental health, Ms. Dessima stressed the worldwide need to end the stigma surrounding mental health and to convey the importance of early attention for good mental health “as a good in itself and as a conduit to a life worth living.” The keynote speaker was Chirlane McCray, First Lady of New York City, and others adressing the event included Caleb Otto, Permanent Representative of Palau to the United Nations, and Richard Buery, Deputy Mayor of New York City for Strategic Policy Initiatives.The event also included a panel discussion on NYC’s initiative, “ThriveNYC: Local roadmap to mental health.” read more

UN informed of Ebola virus outbreak in northern DR Congo

“An investigation team led by the Ministry of Health and supported by WHO and partners has deployed and is expected to reach the affected area in the coming days,” said WHO Executive Director for Emergencies Peter Salama in a news release on the situation.According to WHO, the country’s health minister requested the UN agency’s support after one of five blood specimens tested positive for the Ebola virus disease. On 9 May, WHO was informed of a cluster of undiagnosed illness and deaths, including haemorrhagic symptoms in Likati Health Zone, Bas Uele Province, some 1,300 kilometres (about 800 miles) from the Congolese capital, Kinshasa, and bordering the Central African Republic (CAR). Since 22 April, nine suspected cases, including three deaths, have been reported. Six cases are currently hospitalized.“The Likati health district is in a remote area, but contact tracing is essential to contain the epidemic in its focus; the DRC can rely on very experienced health workers for this purpose,” said WHO’s DRC Representative, Yokouidé Allarangar. Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa, would arrive in Kinshasa this weekend to attend a coordination meeting of the national committee at the Ministry of Health to deal with this emergency and ensure that WHO provides all necessary assistance to the DRC. WHO has also drawn up a comprehensive logistics plan to meet urgent requirements. The first teams of epidemiologists, biologists, and experts in the areas of social mobilization, risk communication and community engagement, and also personnel specializing in water, hygiene and sanitation, are scheduled to reach the affected area today or tomorrow via Kisangani. More than 11,000 people died and some 28,000 cases were reported in the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in 2014-2015, mainly in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. read more

Applying Disney principles in the classroom at centre of Goodman talk

An American instructor will be on campus Friday to discuss how Disney customer service principles can help create an engaging classroom that students want to come back to.At this week’s Goodman Luncheon Speaker Series, Russell Clayton, an instructor at Muma College of Business at the University of South Florida, will share his experiences of using Disney practices to enhance his classroom teaching.During his talk “Teach like the Mouse: Applying Disney best practices to improve our college classrooms,” the self-described Disney enthusiast will share how the Walt Disney Company, as a customer service champion, excels as an organization and how faculty can implement some of the company’s practices. The Goodman speaker series provides an informal opportunity to listen to and discuss recent advances in research, teaching and practices with international business colleagues.The talk will run from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Goodman School of Business Room 205. Goodman faculty, staff and graduate students are invited to attend.Brock community members interested in attending the talk can email Jennifer Brisson at jbrisson@brocku.ca to reserve a seat. read more

Sandvik acquires Chinese manufacturer of crushing and screening equipment

first_imgSandvik has reached an agreement with the owners of Shanghai Jianshe Luqiao Machinery (SJL), in Shanghai, China, to acquire 80% of the equity interest in the company. SJL is one of the leading companies in the design and manufacture of crushing and screening equipment, including consumables and services, to the Chinese mining and construction industries. It also has a growing footprint in the international market “for competitive and cost-effective crushing and screening solutions,” Sandvik says. The acquisition is expected to be completed within six to nine months, following customary regulatory approvals.SJL has approximately 1,200 employees and sales of approximately SEK1,000 million in 2010, of which crushing and screening equipment for mining and construction applications accounts for about 85%. Profitability is low, but positive and the acquisition will initially have a slight dilutive effect on profit margin and return for Sandvik Mining and Construction. SJL has two manufacturing facilities in Shanghai in addition to sales and service distribution networks in most Chinese provinces and in several countries outside China.“This acquisition is in line with Sandvik’s long-term strategy of continued profitable growth and our aim is to become a leading supplier of crushing and screening solutions to the Chinese and international markets. The acquisition of SJL extends our customer offering by adding crushing and screening equipment for new, large customer segments in China and abroad, thus enabling Sandvik to become a strong supplier in this fast-growing industry,” says Lars Josefsson, President of Sandvik Mining and Construction.“SJL is well positioned in the rapidly expanding crushing and screening market in China and has modern manufacturing facilities, competitive and cost-effective products and a well-developed distribution network. Combined with Sandvik’s global capabilities, this will allow us to broaden and further develop our crushing and screening business into new markets and provide our customers with an even more comprehensive range of competitive products, services and solutions,” Josefsson continued.last_img read more

Geek deals 465 off Dell XPS 17 laptop

first_imgPersonalizing your laptop is a lot like grocery shopping when you’re hungry. I’ll take that, and that, and that, and before you know it, you’ve just spent $60 on Greek yogurt. However, this laptop deal lets you add everything to the cart and still cash out under $1000.The Dell XPS 17 has a top grade CPU with dual Core i7s and a 2.22GHz clock speed that maxes out at 3.1GHz. Its 8GB of memory should be more than adequate with the option to upgrade up to 16GB. The dedicated 1GB Nvidia GeForce 550M graphics are a nice bonus, as are the JBL 2.1 speakers with Waves Max 3 (that’s right, there’s a subwoofer in there, too). The backlit keyboard, sizable 750GB hard drive, and 1080p 17.3-inch display are added incentives, though we’re left wishing it housed a longer-lasting 9-cell battery instead of the 6-cell one included in this build.Intel Widi comes built in to most new PCs with Intel processors and the XPS 17 is no exception. This allows you to stream media from your laptop to your TV, though you will have to shell out an additional $60 (at least, depending on the deal you find) for a receiver, such as the Netgear Push2TV.The present $949.99 price is an excellent deal on this spec-laden PC, though you can always adjust the price based on the build of your choice.Check out this deal on LogicBuy.last_img read more

Kovac thanks Jupp Heynckes after Bayerns DFLSupercup win

first_imgNew Bayern Munich boss Niko Kovac has paid tribute to his predecessor Jupp Heynckes following their 5-0 thrashing of Eintracht Frankfurt in the DFL-Supercup finalRobert Lewandowski proved to be back to his very best by scoring a hat-trick on Sunday’s encounter at the Commerzbank Arena after his late struggles last season and at the World Cup for Poland.Kingsley Coman and Thiago Alcantara were the other scorers to ensure that Kovac’s tenure got off to a winning start against his former club Eintracht Frankfurt.But, while lauding hat-trick hero Lewandowski, the new Bayern boss took time to pay tribute to Heynckes.“We don’t have to talk that much about Robert. He is a very good and world class striker, who proved this today,” Kovac said, via SportsKeeda.“It’s not easy to score three goals in 70 minutes. And I have to mention that the reason why we played today is because of Eintracht Frankfurt and Jupp Heynckes, who won the championship last year.“Thanks to him to leave me this strong team. To work with this squad, that’s fun. I hope that we continue to be so successful.”RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich, Robert LewadowskiMatch Preview: RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 RB Leipzig will have the chance to prove their title-winning capabilities when they host Bayern Munich today at 18:30 (CET).On the match itself, Kovac added: “We managed to let the ball circulate well. We actually did not allow any big scoring chances. I imagined that as well.“The first 20 minutes were not easy, because Frankfurt were compact. Through a strong action on the right side by [Joshua] Kimmich and Lewandowski, the game gets easier for us. Then of course it plays in our cards. Maybe you could have expected one or two goals less.“I am satisfied and I hope that this title will strengthen us in the future. Of course I wish my Eintracht all the best and that the season is as successful as the last one.”? Hat-trick hero? #Supercup champion❌ New goal recordIt’s a good day to be @lewy_official ? #MiaSanMia pic.twitter.com/XotuMjllqk— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) August 12, 2018last_img read more

Prandelli will find the right balance Perinetti

first_imgGenoa director of sports Giorgio Perinetti believes Cesare Prandelli will help change the fortunes of the club by finding the right balance after the exit of Ivan Juric.Prandelli became the third manager of the club’s turbulent campaign following the tenures of Davide Ballardini and Juric“Prandelli is a person of great competence and experience, he proved that he wants to start again and resume his career.He seemed to us the right man to get the balance back for a season that started well, but fell away in recent weeks,” the director general told Football Italia.Prandelli full of regrets as he leaves Genoa Taimoor Khan – June 20, 2019 Cesare Prandelli is not going to be at the dugout for Genoa next season and the former Italy boss admits that he has a…“Juric had a very difficult fixture list to deal with. He has good ideas, but they need to be developed from the start and he was unable to bring a sense of consistency to the performances or results. Perhaps he needed more games, but we didn’t have time in our current situation.“Now we are convinced that with Prandelli we’ll find that balance.”With a new Coach on the bench, will Prandelli ask for January signings on the transfer market?“We are missing a left-sided winger. Darko Lazovic is adapting to the role, but we hope to find someone next month. We’ll talk to Prandelli and then see what to do.”last_img read more

PierreEmile Hojbjerg apologizes for red card

first_imgSouthampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has apologized to the club’s supporters after picking up a red card during their 3-1 loss to Manchester City.The Saints hosted the Premier League champions at the St. Mary’s on Sunday, and Hojbjerg who leveled things for the home side at 1-1 in the first half, was shown a straight red card for a wild lounge on Fernandinho just before the end of the game.David Silva gave City an early lead in the 10th minute, before Hojbjerg pounced on a mistake by Zinchenko to equalize for the home side.However, two late first-half goals courtesy of an own-goal from James Ward-Prowse and a Sergio Aguero header ensured Pep Guardiola’s men picked up all three points.In a statement released on Saints’ Twitter account, Hojbjerg  said:💬#SaintsFC’s Pierre-Emile Højbjerg apologised after his dismissal against #ManCity this afternoon: pic.twitter.com/hVmUOUPychPremier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) December 30, 2018“I would like to apologise about my red card and letting my team-mates down.”“Sometimes my passion takes over my control, but I will work hard on this and I’m focused on coming back stronger.”“The support was great again and we must keep pulling together in one direction to reach our potential.”last_img read more

ASA Treasurer Speaks at Washington Posts Feeding the Future

first_imgASA Treasurer Richard Wilkins talks with “Washington Post” Editor Mary Jordan during Feed the Future forum on Dec. 3, 2014. Credit: Patrick DelaneyASA Treasurer and Delaware farmer Richard Wilkins was invited to speak Wednesday at the Washington Post’s Feeding the Future forum, where agriculture experts and policy makers, including U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, came together to discuss the challenges of meeting the global demand for food.By 2050, there will be nine billion people on the planet and the forum sponsored by Monsanto, focused on how we will we grow the food needed on the land we have using innovation and technology.Wilkins was invited to speak by Washington Post Editor Mary Jordan, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist who has written from 40 countries. Jordan interviewed Wilkins about his work on the farm, the technology he uses, conservation and food waste.“With 60 percent of our soybean exported, I know I help feed the world,” Wilkins said during the forum, adding he believes in using diversity agriculture methods, including GMO and conventional.Wilkins also touched on integrated pest management and the huge risks assumed by farmers each time they plant a crop and rely on weather, markets and other unknowns. He also discussed how he talked food waste on his farm by using consumer-undesirable lima beans as cattle feed.To learn more about the forum, click here or search #FeedingFuture on Twitter.last_img read more

Hatchery Chum Salmon Forecast Close To 2013 Levels

first_imgSalmon jumping out of the water at Amalga Harbor during last year’s opening. (Photo by Heather Bryant/KTOO)The first returns of hatchery chum salmon are showing up in fishing nets in Southeast Alaska this month. Summer chums play an important part in the early season for net fishing fleets and the troll fleet as well. Hatchery officials are forecasting runs close to last year’s.A little lost in last year’s record setting pink salmon haul in Southeast was a strong catch for chum salmon. Last year seiners, gillnetters and trollers brought in 12.5 million dogs in the region. The bulk of those fish start their lives in hatcheries around the Panhandle and most return earlier in the summer than pinks. Fishery managers expect nearly as many chums this year but nowhere near last year’s record setting pink catch.Juneau-based Douglas Island Pink and Chum expected a good year last year with a forecast of 2.7 million chums – but the actual returns were DIPAC’s biggest ever at nearly five million. Whether or not 2014 lives up to that standard, DIPAC executive director Eric Prestegard expects a strong run.“Well the forecast is up from last year’s forecast. But last year came in well above forecast, so it’s below what returned last year but what we would call a very good forecast about 3.3 million.”A big portion of DIPAC’s returns are expected back to release sites in Lynn Canal. And Prestegard thinks there are some good early signs for this year’s chums.“The first gillnet opening certainly it looked pretty good from our eyes. That was about twice what we kinda would have forecasted to have happened. Again that’s just sort of built on some averages and what not so it’s not great data but it’s reasonable. So we thought that was good.”On the flip side, Prestegard says trollers targeting chum along the Home Shore area of Icy Strait are not having the big season they had last year. Nevertheless, he says it’s the time of year to wait and see what comes back.“Now’s when you sort of chew on your fingernails and wait for the days they fish and look at that data. You know we did take some samples from the first opener there in Lynn Canal. They were big beautiful fish, 10.9 pound average, which is very large for us and mostly five year olds. So that’s a good sign.”Trolling has been open for spring fisheries in May and June, while gillnetters and seiners had their first openings in mid June.Closer to Sitka, one point one million chum are forecast to return to Hidden Falls and Medvejie Deep Inlet. Those are two sites operated by the Sitka-based Northern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association, or NSRAA.Last year Hidden Falls saw a run of 1.3 million. Medvejie Deep Inlet doubled last year’s forecast with a return of 2.2 million. NSRAA general managerSteve Reifenstuhl says he’d be happy with three percent survival rate for the chum released each year.“And that would put the Medvejie run around 1.5 to 1.8 million annually and Hidden Falls, closer to, with three percent marine survival closer to two million annually. You know we’d love to see bigger than that but that’s what my hope is.”Fishing started slow for seiners catching chum returning to both sites but Reifenstuhl was hopeful catches would be increasing. And Like Prestegard, Reifenstuhl says the fish so far this year are large.“At this point all the data says the fish are big, over 10 pound average, which is fairly unusual and suggests they’re five year old fish. The bulk of the fish are typically four year old fish.”Further to the south, the Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association forecasts three point two million chums back at four different release sites around Ketchikan and Wrangell.The largest return anticipated is 1.8 million at Neets Bay off of Behm Canal north of Ketchikan. Last year that run saw a return of just under a million fish.The Ketchikan-based association’s Susan Doherty says they’re forecasting an average survival rate for summer run chum at four different release sites. If the forecast holds up it would beat last year’s summer chum total of just over two million. Other SSRAA fish return to Kendrick Bay on southern Prince of Wales Island, Anita Bay close to Wrangell and Nakat Inlet south of Ketchikan. Those returns typically start showing up a little later in the summer.last_img read more