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Hockey Olympic Qualifiers: Mandeep Singh Brace Helps Indian Men Beat Russia in 1st LegHockey Olympic Qualifiers: Mandeep Singh Brace Helps Indian Men Beat Russia in 1st Leg

first_imgNew Delhi: Indian men’s hockey team began their Hockey Olympic qualifiers with a 4-2 win over Russia in the first leg at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on Friday. The second leg of the tie will be played on Saturday.Mandeep Singh scored twice while Harmanpreet Singh and SV Sunil found a goal each as India foot one foot into the 2020 Tokyo Games. India, who are ranked fifth in the world, are taking on world No.22 Russia for a place in the next year’s Summer Olympic Games. The winners will be determined as follows: teams will be ranked according to the number of points each has accumulated in both matches (for each match, 3 points are awarded to the winner, 1 point to each team in the event of a draw and 0 points to the loser). If there is equality among the two teams, then the teams will be ranked according to their respective goal difference. If equality remains, a shoot-out competition will be played to establish the winner. Therefore, the objective of both the teams will be to secure direct qualification for the Tokyo 2020 hockey tournaments – which will be staged in Japan’s capital city from 25 July to 7 August next year and involve 12 Men’s and 12 Women’s teams.FT: 🇮🇳 4-2 🇷🇺Kudos to our #MenInBlue for claiming their victory over Russia in the first-leg of the ongoing @FIH_Hockey Olympic Qualifiers Odisha. 👏 #IndiaKaGame #INDvRUS #RoadToTokyo #Tokyo2020 #KalingaKalling #GiftOfHockey— Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) November 1, 2019 India got off to a brilliant start in the match with Harmanpreet Singh scoring India’s first as early as the sixth minute. India were awarded a penalty stroke and Harmanpreet made no mistake in giving India the lead.However, Russia grew into the match and even forced Sreejesh to make a save in the eighth minute. Russia put up a good show in the first quarter but their failure to convert the chances kept them trailing.Just two minutes into the second quarter, Russia made their way back into the match Kuraev equalised for the visitors. In the 21st minute, Russia got a brilliant chance to take the lead when they were allowed acres of space by India but failed to make it count.They were punished for the mistake soon as Mandeep Singh restored India’s lead in the 24th minute. Mandeep collected the ball in the centre and beat the opposition goalkeeper with a clean finish.The third quarter of the match saw a bit of a lull with both teams unable to make too many inroads even through India were penetrative while Russia had a couple of chances too.In the 48th minute, SV Sunil increased India’s advantage as he tapped in after some excellent work by Nilakanta on the wings to get India in an advantageous position.Just four minutes later, Mandeep scored his second of the evening with a cool finish following some slick passing by Sunil.In the 60th minute, India hit the post and missed a chance to increase their advantage further and Russia got another back soon to make it 4-2.Right before the final whistle, Semen Matkovskiy sent in the ball past Sreejesh with a penalty corner drag-flick.Earlier in the day, Indian women’s hockey team thrashed USA 5-1 in the first leg of the Olympic qualifiers. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. 2020 tokyo olympicsfield hockeyhockey Olympic qualifiersIndia First Published: November 1, 2019, 9:59 PM ISTlast_img read more


first_imgKarmarkar claims that the situation got bad to the Karmarkar claims that the situation got bad to the extent that he almost walked out of the national camp. “…perhaps to escape the suffocating atmosphere created by the national coach, Sunny Thomas, and foreign coach, Stanislas Lapidus, Rajput and I had applied for individual funding from the NSDF. It did not go down well when the two coaches found out. They felt we had challenged their authority. Sharp words were exchanged and personal insinuations were made, hurting both Rajput and me. Late that night, we made up our minds to walk out of the national camp. “The officials in the NRAI panicked when they learnt we were all set to walk out of the national camp and dispatched the secretary of the federation, Rajeev Bhatia, to broker peace. A closed-door meeting was held between the two coaches and us. We were adamant that we would train separately from the group because it was a limiting atmosphere. If I had trained under Lapidus, it would have been an absolute disaster.” However there were some positives too with Indias sole individual Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra helping Karmakar out in the run up to the London Games. “I set off to Dortmund to train with one of the top coaches in world shooting, Heinz Reinkemeier. India?s only individual Olympic champion, Abhinav Bindra, was a huge pillar of support at this time. Dortmund was his training base and Heinz and his wife, Gaby Bühlmann, had been part of Abhinav?s team for a long time. “Abhinav and I would have long chats about shooting and he would help me out with the psychological aspect of the sport as well. We had become friends at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games in 2006, ironically, after we had had a massive fight.” Eventually, Karmakar did well to reach the final but ended up short of a medal with an overall score of 699.1, behind Slovakias Rajmond Debevec, who aggregated 701. “My journey was almost complete. I was in an Olympic final after an incredible roller coaster ride. When the final began, I fought till the end, hoping for a medal but I finished fourth. However, I have no regrets. After my last shot, I banged the shooting mat with my fist and kissed my rifle. It was redemption for me after all that I had been through to get here,” concludes Karmakar. PTI BS AT ATadvertisementlast_img read more

Phils Beat Mets in 9th, 7-6Phils Beat Mets in 9th, 7-6

first_imgPHILADELPHIA — After another game-ending RBI, teams might think twice about intentionally walking Chase Utley to get to Ryan Howard.Howard singled with two outs in the ninth inning after pinch-hitter Marlon Byrd had a tying hit and the Philadelphia Phillies pulled out a 7-6 victory over the New York Mets on Aug. 10.“You’re not out of it until 27 outs,” said Howard, who was mobbed by his teammates near first base after the hit. “It was a little hectic but, you know what? I’ll take it.”Utley singled, tripled, homered and drove in three runs for the Phillies, who snapped a five-game skid against the Mets. Lucas Duda and Travis d’Arnaud homered for New York.The Mets appeared positioned for their 12th victory in the last 13 games against the Phillies in Philadelphia before the ninth.Cody Asche led off with a double off Jenrry Mejia (5-5) and scored when Byrd lined a hit up the middle. Two outs later, Byrd stole second and, after getting the count to 3-2, the Mets intentionally walked Utley.Howard followed with a single to right on a full-count pitch.The beleaguered slugger, who recently was benched for three games, pointed skyward after rounding first before getting mobbed by his teammates near first base.“That’s big for his confidence,” said Philadelphia Manager Ryne Sandberg, who benched a slumping Howard for three days in late July. “He’s been in these situations before. Right guy in the right place.”Ken Giles (1-0) pitched a scoreless ninth to cap four innings of scoreless relief by three Phillies bullpen arms.It was the second time in six games Howard faced the scenario. The Astros walked Utley for Howard on Aug. 5 and the Philadelphia slugger singled home the winning run in Philadelphia’s 2-1, 15-inning victory.“I wasn’t surprised at all,” Howard said. “The winning run on second base and I didn’t have any hits. I still have great confidence. I feel real good about my swing.”While Howard wasn’t surprised, Mejia was.“I want to finish (against Utley) but I’m not the manager,” Mejia said. “I have to do whatever the manager wants me to do. A little bit surprised but I can’t do anything. Terry Collins is the manager. I’m just the player. I have to do whatever he wants me to do.”Collins stood by his decision.“I’m not going to let (Utley) beat me,” he said. “Howard’s been struggling. You’ve got to make him beat you. In my book, that’s the way I look at it.”Zack Wheeler allowed three runs on three hits in six innings. He is 4-0 with a 1.94 ERA in his last eight games.Kyle Kendrick extended his struggles this season. The right-hander was charged with six runs — five earned — on 10 hits in five innings. “He struggled with balls over the plate,” Sandberg said.(AARON BRACY)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Gener8 Maritime Adds 13th ECO VLCCGener8 Maritime Adds 13th ECO VLCC

first_imgUS-based crude oil shipping company Gener8 Maritime has taken delivery of the Gener8 Macedon, the thirteenth of twenty-one ECO Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCC) the company has on order at South Korean shipyards. The Gener8 Macedon was built by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries.Upon delivery, the vessel entered Navig8 Group’s VL8 Pool.Six more VLCC newbuildings are scheduled for delivery in 2016, with two vessels expected in 2017.As of August 31, 2016, Gener8 Maritime has a fleet of 43 wholly-owned vessels comprised of 26 VLCCs, 11 Suezmaxes, four Aframaxes, and two Panamax tankers.In the second quarter of this year, Gener8 Maritime recorded a 91% increase in its net income to USD 38 million, compared to USD 19.9 million seen in the same quarter a year earlier.last_img

Sydney Access Nova Scotia to Close FridaySydney Access Nova Scotia to Close Friday

first_img The Access Nova Scotia office on Kings Road in Sydney will beclosed on Friday, Aug. 27, beginning at noon due to streetconstruction. Water will be shut off to that part of the street,forcing the office closure. The office, which includes Registry of Motor Vehicle services, will be open as usual from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Anyone with a roadtest appointment booked for the afternoon will be contacted toreschedule the appointment. The office is expected to reopen as usual at 8:30 a.m. on Monday,Aug. 30. For more information, contact Access Nova Scotia at 1-800-898-7668. -30- SERVICE N.S./MUNICIPAL RELATIONS–Sydney Access Nova Scotia toClose Fridaylast_img

Catalan leader goes to court after Canada refuses him entry for speakingCatalan leader goes to court after Canada refuses him entry for speaking

first_imgMONTREAL — A Quebec nationalist group is claiming the Canadian government revoked a travel permit for the exiled former president of Spain’s Catalonia region.The Societe Saint-Jean-Baptiste says the Canadian government did not provide a reason for cancelling Catalan separatist Carles Puigdemont’s travel permit on March 31, two days before he was to arrive in Quebec.Puigdemont has hired a Montreal-based immigration lawyer and today filed a motion contesting the decision in Federal Court.Puigdemont was scheduled to take part in an event organized by the nationalist group, which advocates for Quebec independence as well as for stronger laws to promote French in the province.The former Catalan president fled Spain in 2017 to avoid prosecution after his regional government held an unauthorized referendum on independence. Puigdemont is currently in exile in Brussels and is considered a fugitive by the Spanish government.He faces up to 25 years behind bars if found guilty of rebellion and misuse of public funds.— With files from The Associated PressThe Canadian Presslast_img read more

Indigenous families in BC share vision to end Millennium ScoopIndigenous families in BC share vision to end Millennium Scoop

first_imgDennis WardAPTN NewsThere is an urgent need to shift the child welfare system from being apprehension-based to prevention-focused.That’s the conclusion of a report released on Tuesday by West Coast LEAF, a British Columbia based organization.Indigenous leaders, families, and activists have been advocating for transformative change for decades.Those involved in the new report say it reveals the failures of the government of B.C. to meet it’s obligations to provide adequate, accessible, and culturally safe prevention based supports for Indigenous families.‘Pathways in a forest: Indigenous guidance on prevention-based child welfare’ centres on the voices of 64 caregivers who share their stories of fighting to keep their children out of government care in BC, where Indigenous children are 15 times more likely to enter government care than their non-Indigenous counterparts.As of 2018, there were 6,698 children and youth in care in BC, of whom 4,252 were Indigenous.One in five Indigenous children in the province will come into contact with the child protection system as some stage in their childhood.The 112 page report shares experiences of families disrupted and separated by the child welfare system.Ongoing colonialism, pervasive and systemic racism, and gaps in supports and services that could keep families together are among the harms identified.“Communities and nations must have full jurisdiction over child welfare for all their children, including those living off reserves, and they must be provided with resources to provide the same level of services to their children as are offered to non-Indigenous children,” Elba Bendo, project lead and West Coast LEAF’s Director of Law Reform says.In a press release, Frances Rosner, a Métis lawyer and a member of the project’s advisory committee says “the current system is marked by fear, power imbalances, and arbitrary decision-making.  Pointing the finger at an Indigenous parent who has survived colonial violence and expecting them to carry the burden of intergenerational trauma alone is cruel.  BC clearly has a failed child welfare system in desperate need of a complete overhaul.”The report includes more than 30 recommendations for improving systemic and legislative reforms, financial supports, prevention based efforts, and advocacy for parents and Indigenous read more

Nonunion pay expected to increase 32 in 2013Nonunion pay expected to increase 32 in 2013

TORONTO — Non-union workers across Canada can expect wage increases of 3.2% on average next year, according to an annual survey by Mercer.The global business consultancy said Monday that the projected wage increases would match actual increases in base pay reported for 2012. They would also be up slightly from the average of 3% in 2011 and 2.9% in 2010.Mercer’s 2012/2013 Canada Compensation Planning Survey, conducted annually for over 20 years, includes responses from more than 750 employers across Canada and reflects pay practices for approximately two million non-union workers.[np-related /] The results cover increases in five categories: executive, management and professional (sales and non-sales), as well as workers in the office, clerical and technician classification and those in the trades, production and service sector.Mercer said the results are indicative of a steadily increasing trend that will also see top-performing employees — some 6% of the workforce — enjoy even higher increases as companies strive to retain critical talent.“Differentiating salary increases based on performance is the norm and remains an effective way for employers to wisely spend their reward dollars on the most impactful employees,” said Iain Morris, leader of Mercer’s human capital consulting business for Canada.“Since many companies are still working with limited dollars, taking a holistic approach to total rewards using internal workforce analytics as well as external market data to set appropriate programs for each employee segment is the smart approach,” Morris said.Mercer’s survey shows that in 2012 highest-performing employees received average base pay increases of 4.9% compared with 2.9% for average performers, about 60% of the workforce.Regional and industry differences were also a factor, with Western Canada continuing to lead the way with higher increases than the rest of the country.For example, the Calgary and Alberta markets forecast an average increase of 3.3% for 2013 compared with 2.9% for Montreal and Quebec.Oil and gas companies lead the way with a forecasted increase of 4.2% for 2013 while high tech/telecommunications and public sector/not for profit forecast increases of 2.4% and 2.5% respectively when salary freezes are included, Mercer said.The Canadian Press read more

UN report finds peace operations yield major dividends for many countries inUN report finds peace operations yield major dividends for many countries in

Among the highlights mentioned in the “Year in Review: UN Peace Operations 2002” are the independence of East Timor, renamed Timor-Leste, following UN stewardship under a Transitional Administration, and the progressive restoration of peace and security in Sierra Leone with UN support for the disarmament and demobilization of former combatants – leading to the dissolution of the armed rebel movement – and for the conduct of national elections.Other accomplishments include the establishment of the Interim Authority and the Transitional Administration in Afghanistan, in line with the Bonn Agreement that the UN help broker, and the successful completion of the UN Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina (UNMIBH), the most extensive police reform and restructuring operation ever undertaken by the UN.In all, the UN maintained 15 peacekeeping operations and 13 political and peace-building missions in 2002. The operations ranged in strength from a handful of international and local staff, to thousands of military, police and civilian peacekeepers.According to the report, as many as 90 UN Member States contributed uniformed personnel to these operations, which as of November, saw some 44,000 military personnel and civilian police deployed in peacekeeping operations around the world. Working with these uniformed personnel were some 3,661 international and 7,962 local civilian staff.In the course of the year, 52 civilian and military personnel lost their lives while engaged in UN peace operations. read more

Yemen gets UN loan to upgrade roads for at least 300000 peopleYemen gets UN loan to upgrade roads for at least 300000 people

With roughly three quarters of Yemen’s population living in over 100,000 isolated villages and settlements, the Government will upgrade dirt roads in the most disadvantaged areas, improving access to markets, health centres and schools for 300,000 people under a new pact reached with the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).At a signing ceremony at IFAD’s headquarters in Rome earlier this month, the agreement spelled out the partial financing of the $10.4 million Pilot Community-Based Rural Infrastructure Project for Highland Areas as a loan to Yemen of $9 million and a grant of $400,000, both from IFAD. The rest would come from the Government.IFAD said the project would upgrade 215 kilometres of dirt roads and a further 100,000 people would benefit from improved access to safe water.“Women spend up to seven hours a day collecting water and the sources they use are frequently polluted. This contributes to disease and to the high child mortality rate in rural areas. In addition, the burden on women negatively affects family income and the education of girls who help collect water,” the Fund said.The road improvements and drinking water supplies will be planned, implemented and managed by the communities themselves, the Fund said. Over the 27 years since it was established, IFAD has financed 18 initiatives in Yemen, with loans and grants totalling $170 million.Yemen is one of the poorest countries in the world, IFAD said, and the lack of basic social and economic activities and services is an obstacle to reducing poverty. The country has about 60,000 kilometres of dirt tracks and trails, mainly constructed by communities in the 1970s and 1980s, but they have deteriorated. read more

BRP anticipates another strong year after posting record results despite weatherBRP anticipates another strong year after posting record results despite weather

MONTREAL – Recreation vehicle manufacturer BRP Inc. (TSX:DOO) is forecasting another good year after generating record adjusted profits in fiscal 2016 despite a mild winter, a weak economy in Western Canada and a strong U.S. dollar.The maker of Ski-Doo personal watercraft, Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles and the Can-Am line of on-road vehicles, earned $200.8 million in normalized profits last year as revenues rose 8.6 per cent to $3.8 billion.Including one-time charges, net income decreased to $51.6 million from $70.1 million.The Quebec-based company said it expects revenues with grow between four and eight per cent in fiscal 2017, helped by the launch of new products, particularly side-by-side on-road vehicles.“We feel we are in a good position to face the uncertain economic environment,” CEO Jose Boisjoli said Friday during a conference call.While Western Europe, Scandinavia and Asia Pacific remain strong, Western Canada, Latin America and Russia remain a challenge and the U.S. is very competitive, he told analysts.Retail sales in Canada decreased by four per cent to $700 million last year as the industry was hurt by a weak economy in Western Canada.BRP said Ski-Doo gained market share even though retail sales for snow machines were down as a result of a mild winter in North America. Industry sales decreased by up to about nine per cent while sales in Western Canada were off by about 25 per cent.Boisjoli said the company grew its Can-Am brand by entering the side-by-side market with its Defender model, and plans to introduce a new offering every six months for the next four years.The company capped the year by posting a $28.7-million net loss in the fourth quarter, compared with $8.5 million profit a year earlier.The rising value of the American dollar ate away at the profit by triggering a $70.3-million, non-cash writedown of its outboard motor business.After adjusting for foreign exchange, restructuring and impairment costs and income taxes, BRP’s normalized profit was $86.8 million or 75 cents per share, down from $116.5 million or 98 cents per share in the fourth quarter of 2015.Revenue for the three months ended Jan. 31, 2016, grew 3.8 per cent to $1.11 billion, including a $98-million gain from the higher value of the U.S. dollar compared with the loonie. by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 18, 2016 5:49 am MDT Last Updated Mar 18, 2016 at 12:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email BRP anticipates another strong year after posting record results despite weather read more

Syria UNArab League envoy says Security Council must push for productive peaceSyria UNArab League envoy says Security Council must push for productive peace

“We would very much like to continue this Geneva process, but we would like the help of the Council and of all those who can help to make sure that if, and when, we have the third round, it will be a little bit more productive than the second round,” Lakhdar Brahimi told journalists in New York after briefing the 15-nation body. Two rounds of talks earlier this year, the first in January followed by a second round in February, saw both sides sticking to their positions and yielded only modest cooperation on a humanitarian issue related to aid access in the long-besieged Old City of Homs.The basis of the talks is full implementation of an action plan adopted in the so-called Geneva Communiqué of 2012, the first international conference on the conflict, which calls for a transitional government to lead to free and fair elections.In a statement yesterday, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spotlighted the inability of the international community, the region and the Syrians themselves to put a stop to the three-year old conflict. Both Mr. Ban and Mr, Brahimi are expected to brief the General Assembly tomorrow on the situation in Syria.He appealed in particular to the Russian Federation and the United States, as the initiating States of the Geneva Conference, “to take clear steps to reenergize the process”.Well over 100,000 people have been killed and an estimated 9 million others driven from their homes. In addition, there are currently more than 2.4 million refugees registered in the region: some 932,000 in Lebanon; 574,000 in Jordan; some 613,000 in Turkey; 223,000 in Iraq; and about 134,000 in Egypt, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). read more

Football No 10 Ohio State routs UNLV Rebels in 5421 blowout victoryFootball No 10 Ohio State routs UNLV Rebels in 5421 blowout victory

Ohio State redshirt junior wide receiver Johnnie Dixon scores in the first half on a 16-yard touchdown pass from quarterback J.T. Barrett. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorBy the time Ohio State’s slow-arriving student section filled up, the Buckeyes had already taken a 7-0 lead against UNLV as speedy H-back Parris Campbell raced 69 yards for the opening touchdown on the offense’s second play. The Scarlet and Gray extended the early lead, continued to build upon it and never allowed the Rebels to even feign a threat as Ohio State dominated, winning 54-21 Saturday afternoon at Ohio Stadium.Redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett marched his team down the field at will against an overmatched, less-talented UNLV defense, completing 12-of-17 passes for 209 yards and five touchdowns and subbed out before halftime. “Probably the same thoughts as everybody else,” coach Urban Meyer said. “Let’s go do it against a team that’s equally matched.”Seven players — wideouts Terry McLaurin, Johnnie Dixon, K.J. Hill, Binjimen Victor, Campbell and walk-on C.J. Saunders and tight end Rashod Berry — caught touchdowns for the Buckeyes, the most in a single game in Ohio State history. Barrett overthrew sophomore wideout K.J Hill on one of his first passes of the game, but settled in as the Buckeyes scored on all but one of his drives. Campbell led Ohio State with three catches for 105 yards, but fumbled near the goal line on his team’s third drive of the game.The Rebels offense stood no chance facing off against the Buckeyes’ stout defense. An aggressive, blitz-heavy defensive front pressured redshirt freshman quarterback Armani Rogers the entire game. Late in the first quarter, backed up at the 2-yard line, defensive tackle Dre’Mont Jones stuffed a run and forced Ohio State’s first safety of the season.Ohio State redshirt sophomore wide receiver K.J. Hill (14) runs the ball in for a touchdown in the second quarter of the Ohio State- UNLV game on Sep. 23. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThe Buckeyes racked up four sacks and a season-high 13 tackles for loss. Sophomore defensive end Nick Bosa led the Buckeyes with three tackles behind the line of scrimmage.“It builds confidence,” Bosa said. “And it just allows you to go through your progressions and just get more used to playing out there. It’s helpful and nice.”Rogers competed 11-of-19 passes for 88 yards. The Rebels, buoyed by junior running back Lexington Thomas’ 55-yard touchdown, rushed for 41 yards on 176 carries.With 3:32 left in the second quarter while leading 37-7, redshirt freshman quarterback Dwayne Haskins replaced Barrett, and first-team All-American center Billy Price subbed out of the blowout.Haskins threaded the needle to Saunders for his first touchdown of the game, a 28-yard strike across the middle. The strong-armed quarterback went 15-for-23 and 228 yards and tossed two touchdowns. He hit Berry late in the third quarter who rumbled for a 38-yard touchdown, the first of the defensive end-turned-tight end’s career.“I was just determined to get to the touchdown, get into the end zone and [I] was speechless,” Berry said.Haskins later threw an interception to linebacker/defensive back Javin White, who took it 65 yards for a touchdown, the first pick-six thrown by an Ohio State quarterback this year.“That’s inexcusable. Throw it right to the guy,” Meyer said. “Obviously it’s a young player, a freshman. And they’ve gotta go through that.”Freshman running back J.K. Dobbins took 14 carries 95 yards. Once again, redshirt sophomore running back Mike Weber did not play. He has dealt with a hamstring injury since the beginning of fall camp and missed the first game of the season. Defensive tackle Robert Landers, offensive guard Matt Burrell, linebacker Chris Worley and cornerback Shaun Wade also did not play for Ohio State due to injuries.Ohio State will look for its third consecutive victory when the Buckeyes head to Piscataway, New Jersey, next Saturday to take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (1-2) at 7:30 p.m. read more

SSAB brings 24hour access to Hardox Wearparts in nine locationsSSAB brings 24hour access to Hardox Wearparts in nine locations

first_imgHardox Wearparts offers customers quick, 24-hour access to thousands of wear products through a unique online interface. This guaranteed fast, easy service for customers is now available at nine of SSAB’s centres across the world including the US, Chile, the UK, China, South Africa, Australia, Singapore and two locations in Canada: Vancouver and Montreal. The new service – Hardox Wearparts Web shop – provides customers with easy access to product details such as dimensions, materials, tolerances, logistics, on-site service. The Hardox Wearparts Web Shop concept was initially launched in the US.“This will enable customers to start a dialog contacting SSAB at any time – day or night – which will help expedite the wear part replacement process,” says Johan Anderson, Head of Business Strategy and Marketing, Hardox Wearparts. “Downtime in this business is costly, and the new service can help us to get customers up and running quicker.” Visitors to Hardox Wearparts Web Shops will find products conveniently categorised by market segment, which includes mining – movable and fixed; cement; recycling; energy; quarries, construction, metal works and agriculture.Once customers click on a specific segment, they can choose the equipment and appropriate wear part needed which can be either a standard or custom part. Then they can request a quote online and receive a quick response to their request from a representative at the local Hardox Wearparts Center convenient to the customer’s location. Customers can also register their account and keep track of previous enquiries, thus making the reorder process easy and convenient.“SSAB is dedicated to helping customers solve their toughest wear challenges,” says Anderson. “Through our knowledge, expertise and products, we’re able to help customers to boost their productivity and prolong the service life of their machinery and equipment. The Web Shop is one of many value added services we can offer our customers.”The Web Shops are initially available at nine of SSAB-owned centres and more web shops are coming soon. Interested parties can access the Web Shop at and then select the specific location that is most convenient.last_img read more

68 IN A ROW FC Barcelona Lassa set new ASOBAL record68 IN A ROW FC Barcelona Lassa set new ASOBAL record

FC Barcelona Lassa set a new record in ASOBAL by winning 68 matches in a row! They broke the last record of 67 consecutive winning clashes of BM Ciudad Real. The Spanish champions beat Ciudad Encantada 34:21 in the ASOBAL Round 7. That put team from the second biggest Spanish city ahead of two biggest rivals – La Rioja and BM Granollers.34 – FC BARCELONA (18+16): Saric (Pérez de Vargas, m.31 a 60); Gurbindo (2), Kopljar (2), Noddesbo (2), Sarmiento (3), Wallouz (5), Ariño (1), siete inicial, Syprzak (4), Aleix Gómez (2), Raúl Entrerríos (4), Sigurdsson (3,1p), Lazarov (5, 3p), Viran Morros (-) y Daniel Dujshebaev (1)21 – GLOBALCAJA CIUDAD ENCANTADA (9+12):Leo Vial (Samuel Ibañez, m.40 a 57); Vainstein (4,2p), Thiago Alves (2), Frade (3), Rafa López (-), Zejak (4), Tolmos (3), siete inicial, Javi Fernández (-), Mendoza (-), Sergio López (2), Miguelón (3, 1p), Mateo (-) y Casas (p.s.)STANDINGS: 5Villa de Aranda8 2Naturhouse La Rioja13 12Bada Huesca4 4Fraikin BM Granollers10 8Frigoríficos Morrazo Cangas6 6SD Teucro7 7Ángel Ximénez Puente Genil6 15Globalcaja C. Encantada3 1FC Barcelona Lassa14 10Go Fit4 13BM Guadalajara4 9BM Benidorm5 ASOBALFC Barcelona Lassa 14Helvetia Anaitasuna3 16BM Aragón0 3Abanca Ademar León11 11Fertiberia Puerto Sagunto4 ← Previous Story EHF CL: SG Flensburg and Skjern win on Round 5 start Next Story → Daniel Sarmiento to Saint Raphael? read more

Voiture électrique la première station déchange de batteries européenne ouvre ses portesVoiture électrique la première station déchange de batteries européenne ouvre ses portes

first_imgVoiture électrique : la première station d’échange de batteries européenne ouvre ses portesLe groupe Better Place vient d’ouvrir la première station d’échange de batteries européenne pour les voitures électriques. Dans cette station inaugurée au Danemark, les automobilistes pourront changer la batterie de leur véhicule aussi simplement que s’ils faisaient le plein d’essence.Malgré leurs avantages écologiques et économiques, les voitures électriques peinent à se faire une place sur les routes européennes, à cause de leur prix toujours très élevé, mais aussi de la faible autonomie de leurs batteries. Mais le groupe Better Place entend remédier à ce problème grâce à la création d’une station où les utilisateurs de voitures électriques pourront remplacer leur batterie. La première d’Europe vient d’être inaugurée, au Danemark, rapporte le site de LCI. Elle a été construite à Gladsaxe, en périphérie de Copenhague, et Better Place prévoit d’en installer vingt autres dans le pays au cours des neuf prochains mois. À lire aussiDes archéologues découvrent une hache viking géante au DanemarkLe principe des ces stations est très simple. L’automobiliste devra seulement passer une carte magnétique sur la borne d’accueil, afin que sa voiture soit identifiée. Le remplacement de la batterie est ensuite automatiquement lancé. L’automobiliste n’a même pas besoin de quitter son véhicule. Un bras robotisé se charge de changer la batterie en quelques minutes seulement.En mars, la compagnie américaine a ouvert un centre Better Place à Hellerup au Danemark. 3.000 personnes s’y sont depuis rendues, et la grande majorité d’entre elles (90%), ont assuré songer à acheter un véhicule électrique après leur visite. Un bilan des plus encourageants alors que Better Place et Renault lanceront à l’automne la commercialisation de la voiture Fluence Z.E. “Je suis convaincu que, grâce au modèle avec batterie interchangeable, nous avons surmonté le dernier obstacle à la commercialisation en masse de la voiture électrique : l’autonomie. D’après l’intérêt que nous avons suscité à ce jour, j’estime également que cette voiture sera la plus vendue au Danemark dans les toutes prochaines années”, s’est félicité Johnny Hansen, PDG de Better Place Danemark, lors de l’inauguration de la première station.Et Henrik Bang, le patron de Renault Danemark, de se réjouir à son tour : “Notre alliance nous permet d’exploiter tout le potentiel des voitures électriques en leur conférant une autonomie virtuellement illimitée, puisqu’il n’est plus nécessaire de patienter de nombreuses heures pour le rechargement. Les consommateurs danois sont ravis d’être à l’avant-garde de la transition vers un modèle de transport plus respectueux de l’environnement”.Le 1 juillet 2011 à 18:47 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Waiting for the day Article 370 scrapped Sushmas last tweetWaiting for the day Article 370 scrapped Sushmas last tweet

first_imgNew Delhi, Aug 7: Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had welcomed the abrogation of Article 370 in what would become her last tweet. The veteran BJP leader, who passed at AIIMS here on Tuesday night after a heart attack, had in a tweet, both in English and Hindi, said she had been long waiting to “see this day”. “Pradhan Mantri ji – aapka hardik abhinandan, main aapne jeevan mein is din ko dekhne ki prateeksha kar rahi thi Also Read – NRC in Assam to be released: list to finalize if a person is Indian or Foreigner Advertise With Us “Thank you Prime Minister. Thank you very much. I was waiting to see this day in my lifetime,” she had posted. In a post on Monday, she had complimented Union Home Minister Amit Shah on his performance in the Rajya Sabha in introducing and passing the resolution on abrogating Article 370 and the bill bifurcating the state.प्रधान मंत्री जी – आपका हार्दिक अभिनन्दन. मैं अपने जीवन में इस दिन को देखने की प्रतीक्षा कर रही थी. @narendramodi ji – Thank you Prime Minister. Thank you very much. I was waiting to see this day in my lifetime.— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) August 6, 2019last_img read more

Black on Black Crime Police ThugsBlack on Black Crime Police Thugs

first_imgDr. John L. HudginsAlmost a month ago as I stopped for my morning 7/11 coffee in Baltimore County, Inoticed several young people sitting outside the store. As I got my coffee (actually chocolate) a Black woman police officer came in and had a brief discussion with the person behind the counter, an elderly White woman.  As I was leaving, a young White male officer had joined the Black female officer and they were discussing trespassing with the youngsters.  One young man was quite persistent with the questions; “What have I done? How am I trespassing?  As the two officers attempted to explain the situation, another officer, a Black male corporal, arrived.  He walked past the first two officers into the store, talked with the cashier and came out confronting the young people (actually two Black males and a White female).  The first young man persisted with the questions.  The Black male officer became agitated and said, “You need to get off the premises before I throw your ass in jail.”  Next, he slammed the questioner against the wall, placed handcuffs on him and forced him into the back seat of his patrol car and drove away.  The other two officers simply watched.A few weeks ago a video was released showing a Baltimore City Police officer attacking a Black male at the corner of Greenmount and North avenues.  Apparently there were some words between the officer and the male leaving a store.  The officer appears to push past other officers and commenced to beating the man.  This action was caught on the city police camera.   The officer was a Black male.A Baltimore County police officer in Randallstown chased down a young Black man who he thought had thrown rocks at his home and choked the young man to death.  The officer was a Black male.Earlier last year as his fellow officers watched and sought shelter, a Baltimore City Police officer shot and killed his girlfriend from an upstairs window as she pleaded for help.  The officer was a Black male.A few years ago as I left class at Coppin State University, an unmarked police car followed a young man in a jeep onto the campus.  Two officers (plain clothes) were in the car, a White male and a Black male.  The Black male, a rather large individual proceeds to almost pull the young man from the jeep and briefly searched it.  He then called a Black woman officer to search the female passenger.  Interestingly the White male officer stepped back and simply watched the whole occurrence.  When apparently nothing was found the officers got into their cars and left.  Word is the young man had come to campus to pick up his mother after class.For the last few months our attention has been focused on the tragic, probably malicious shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. by a White police officer.  We have noticed the many parallels across the country where White police officers have been brutal and homicidal especially toward Black males.  Ironically if the police officer had been a Black male, most of us would not have heard of the shooting/homicide.During slavery there were a few Black males who became overseers, a job normally reserved for poor Whites.  These chosen Blacks were often as brutal if not more brutal than their White counterparts.  They were apparently chosen for their strength, their obedience and their insensitivity to the suffering of other Blacks who also were enslaved.During the twentieth century many police departments including Baltimore had desegregated by adding Black police officers.  These officers were restricted to policing in the Black community and were not allowed to arrest Whites.  My understanding is that in Baltimore they also were not even assigned patrol cars.  This desegregation came in many cases after much protest and political action on the part of the Black community.  The feeling at the time was that Black officers in police departments would be more sensitive and concerned about issues affecting the Black community including White police brutality against Black citizens. Because of this feeling the assumption was often made that Black police officers were generally better for the African-American community.This history often gave Black police officers a pass when it came to issues involving police behavior in the African-American community. Thus the misbehavior by Black police officers was ignored by the White community (why should they care) and the Black community pretended that it did not happen.  In time African Americans gained political control of many of the larger cities with Black mayors, Black City Council majorities and yes, Black police chiefs.  In too many cases these advances meant very little in terms of police behavior in the rank and file, poor and working class Black communities.  In many cities like Baltimore the police departments remained controlled by the White ranking officers even with a Black police chief.  The Black police chief was almost symbolic as the majority White police department was controlled by the very White ranking officers.  It is likely that some of these hierarchies encouraged and expected maximum application of force by Black police officers against the Black community.  The Police color became “blue” and Black officers were expected to fall in line much like the Black overseers during slavery.  This took place despite the rampant racism and discrimination they themselves experienced within these departments.Today the African-American Community must demand fairness and civility not only from White police officers but all police officers.  It is likely that a significant amount of the 5.7 million dollars paid in police brutality cases by the city of Baltimore involved Black police officers.   Black police officers should no longer get a pass when it comes to abusive behaviors in the Black community. In true fashion, they rarely if ever commit such atrocities in the White community.  If anything Black police officers should be held to a higher standard in providing protection for the Black community.  The expectation to protect and to serve should not stop at White middle class neighborhoods.  Black police officers should take the lead in providing high quality non abusive services to the communities of their families, relatives, church members, former classmates and fellow travelers in what continues to be an often very racist society.  They should be an active part of the solution.  They must not be a major part of the problem and be allowed to take shelter under the cover of their skin, a skin which they in too many instances demonstrate that they do not cherish and in some cases even hate.  Obviously there are many good, professional, caring and concerned Black police officers everywhere.  The thugs however should be sent packing away from inflicting harm and abuse in the African American Community.Dr. John Hudgins is associate professor of sociology at Coppin State University.Follow the AFRO online and on Facebook for opportunities for citizens to share their encounterslast_img read more