ICC World T20: Eden turner surprises MS Dhoni, Team India

first_imgIndian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday expressed surprise over the spinners throughout getting plenty of grip from the Eden Gardens track in the World Twenty20 game against Pakistan.Dhoni conceded that he had thought the track would spin a bit. (Hurt Virat Kohli wanted to keep calm and thrash Pakistan)”I thought it will spin a bit. We felt there was a bit of moisture and usually when that is the case the spinners also get a bit of grip.”But what was surprising was to see throughout the game the spinners got plenty of help off the wicket. It got slightly better in the second half. But also they (Pakistan) had only one spinner,” he said.Asked whether it would have been better to have an extra spinner instead of a third seamer. Dhoni said the team management opted for Pandya because of the dew.”Now The third seamer can give you a bit of help if there is dew around but if I knew that there was so much turn on offer, then I don’t have a problem playing an extra spinner.”last_img read more

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ set to launch in India today, price starts at Rs 57,900

first_imgSamsung is set to launch the flagship Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ in India at an event in New Delhi today. The Galaxy S8 and the S8+, which go on sale globally from April 21, will be available in India in both online stores and offline shops. It is expected that from today the Galaxy S8+ and the Galaxy S8 will be available for pre-ordering in India, including at Flipkart.The price of the phones will start Rs 57,900. This will be for the Galaxy S8, although the market price could be lower. The price of the Galaxy S8+ starts at Rs 64,900 although the dealers.Update: The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+have been launched in India. The phones will also come with double the data offer from Jio and pre-orders will possibly get a gift.Although for now the price of the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ in India has not been revealed, there is every chance that the phones will cost more than Rs 50,000. This will mark a slight increase in the prices of the phones compared to the price at which the Galaxy S7 debuted in India last year. According to leaks at TechPP, a tech news site, the price is expected to be Rs 54,000 for the Galaxy S8 and Rs 62,000 for the Galaxy S8+.It is expected that along with the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+, Samsung will also launch a number of accessories for the phones, including the DeX, a dock that turns the phone into an almost full-fledged computer when connected to a monitor. The company will livestream the Galaxy S8 and the S8 Plus event on its official YouTube page. advertisementGalaxy S8 Exynos for IndiaAs it has become common now, The Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ just like the earlier Galaxy S phones come in two variants. One is the global variant powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. The other is the regional variant, sold primarily in India and Samsung’s home market South Korea. This variant is powered by Exynos 8895 processor.In India the Exynos-powered variants of the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ will hit the market. Not that it makes much of a difference.  Both the Snapdragon 835 and the Exynos 8895 use the 10nm manufacturing technology and both offer comparable performance. In fact, theoretically, as the benchmarks show, the Exynos is slightly faster.Another difference between the global and Indian variants of the top Galaxy phones is the Bixby. Although it comes loaded on these phones, it will only support the US English and Korean and hence will not be voice activated on the Indian Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+.  Other than the Exynos processor, the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ in India will come with top notch hardware. The phones pack in large screens in a relatively small frame because of the screens are curved. They also sport the same metal and glass design that made the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Plus arguably the best looking phones in the market.The Galaxy S8 has a 5.8-inch curved screen. This screen uses AMOLED panels and has been dubbed one of the best by DisplayMate, an independent agency that measures the quality of display panels. Samsung also calls the display in the Galaxy S8 — s well as the one in the Galaxy S8+ — infinity display. The screen due to its curved sides looks as if it is melting into the metal frame and that gives the user an impression that it is an edge-less display. The phone, in its base variant, will have 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage and number of sensors including the heart rate sensor and the fingerprint sensor, which is placed on the back cover near the camera.Talking of the camera, the Galaxy S8 comes with one 12-megapixel camera on the rear. This camera uses Sony-made IMX 333 image sensor and it has been paired with a sharp and bright F1.7 lens. On the front there is an 8-megapixel shooter.The Galaxy S8 also has features like the waterproof design and unlike the iPhone 7, retains its 3.5mmm jack.Also Read: Samsung says Galaxy S8, S8+ are already a hitThe Galaxy S8+ has exactly the same hardware that is inside the Galaxy S8 but with a bigger screen. This phone has a 6.2-inch screen. However, the interesting bit to note here is that even though the galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ come with very large screens, they are not bigger than the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Plus in any significant way.advertisementThe two phones — Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus — also come with Android 7 aka Nougat, which has been modified by Samsung with its custom user interface. The customisation allows Samsung to offer a few extra software features like the Edge, which uses the curved portion of the screen, as well as Bixby, which is Samsung’s own artificial intelligent  virtual assistant similar to Google Assistant and Apple’s Siri.Galaxy Note 7 looms largeFor Samsung, the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ are very important launches. These are company’s first flagship phones in India after the Galaxy Note 7 debacle. The Galaxy Note 7, although announced in India, didn’t go on sale in the country after reports of its battery catching fire came in from across the globe. Although Samsung initially hinted that the problem was only with a few units, with a number of incidents reported related to the Note 7 fire, the company finally recalled the phone and killed it.However, for the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ the company has said that it has done its due diligence. After the Note 7 fiasco, Samsung said that it had changed the way it was stress testing the phones and their batteries. This is also the reason why the company highlighted the safety aspects of the new Galaxy phones while globally unveiling them on March 29.”The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ usher in a new era of smartphone design and fantastic new services, opening up new ways to experience the world,” said DJ Koh, president of Mobile Communications Business, at Samsung. “The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are our testament to regaining your trust by redefining what’s possible in safety and marks a new milestone in Samsung’s smartphone legacy.”last_img read more

Axar Patel proud of Team India’s unity, says 2019 World Cup triumph a distinct possibility

first_imgIt would have been easy for Indian cricket fans to forget all about Axar Patel, the wiry left-arm spinner from Gujarat. He last played for India in the ODI series against New Zealand in October 2016 and was completely overshadowed by Amit Mishra, who spun a web around the Black Caps.In the following months, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal and Jayant Yadav inspired with their headline-grabbing performances while senior pros R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja went on a record-breaking spree in Test cricket.However, Axar, despite India’s abundant riches in limited-overs cricket, was not forgotten. He was called in as a replacement for Ravindra Jadeja, who was banned for the final Test against Sri Lanka. Kuldeep made it to the playing XI but Axar got his break in the first ODI.And did he grab his chances. Coming in to bowl in the 22nd over, Axar’s snared 3/34 off his 10 overs as Sri Lanka lost their way from 118/1 to 216 all out. The 23-year-old, later in an interview with bcci.tv, said his plans were simple – he wanted to contain the Sri Lankans after an aggressive start.”I made a comeback after six or seven months – I was really happy when I got the call. All I wanted to do was bowl the way I bowled when I first came into the Indian team. I did not think too much.”I wanted to contain the Sri Lankans because we had conceded a few in the first 10 overs and I was happy to get a wicket after two overs,” Axar told teammate Jasprit Bumrah for an interview with the BCCI website.advertisementAxar may not be a regular in any of the Indian squads yet but the young spinner was proud of the unity and the togetherness.He could have considered himself a little unfortunate when Shikhar Dhawan picked up the man-of-the-match despite a brilliant spell of left-arm spin bowling but Axar insisted the senior pro deserved it.”Never thought of winning any man-of-the-match award but the way Dhawan batted, he deserved the it. It’s not just about one guy performing all the time, all the players are doing well.”We all enjoy each other’s company – there is unity and we are gelling well with each other. I think this team will surely win the World Cup in 2019,” Axar signed off.MUST WATCH – @Jaspritbumrah93 bowls few verbal Yorkers at @akshar2026 and the all-rounder does well – by @RajalArora https://t.co/h9hmZ4sbdO pic.twitter.com/Fxyk18QAuD- BCCI (@BCCI) August 21, 2017last_img read more

Iniesta: Special back at the Bridge

first_imgUEFA Champions League Iniesta relishing ‘special’ return to Chelsea following past Barcelona heroics Tom Webber 19:17 2/16/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) AndresIniesta - cropped Getty Images UEFA Champions League Barcelona Chelsea v Barcelona Chelsea With the Blues entertaining the La Liga giants in the Champions League, a World Cup winner is looking forward to being back at Stamford Bridge Andres Iniesta is looking forward to a “special” return to Stamford Bridge, the scene of one of the greatest moments in his phenomenal Barcelona career.Virtuoso midfielder Iniesta fired a sublime 93rd-minute finish into the top-right corner in west London to send 10-man Barca into the 2009 Champions League final, in which they beat Manchester United, at the expense of Chelsea.AdChoices广告The Catalan giants and the Premier League champions will go head-to-head in the last 16 this season, with the first leg taking place at the home of the Blues on Tuesday. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Iniesta is looking forward to taking on Antonio Conte’s side, but acknowledged Barcelona will have to be at their best to eliminate them.Upon being presented with a photo of his goal against Chelsea, Iniesta told Mundo Deportivo: “Every time I have to opportunity to see it I get emotional, as I imagine happens for the vast majority of ‘cules’, about one of the most incredible days we have lived, but the present tells me it will be a special and very tough knockout match.”Chelsea are a very solid team in every way. Conte’s teams are very difficult to beat – we have seen it at club and international level.”They know very well what they should do and how they play. We will have to have a great tie to advance [to the next stage].”last_img read more

2016 NTL Day Two Wrap

first_imgBy Eden Richards Teams will be putting it all on the line as they head into day three chasing a finals berth. Several competitions are evenly poised heading into the final day of fixtures.Injuries featured heavily on day two as many teams struggled with the extreme Coffs Harbour heat taking its toll. The Brisbane City Cobras sit undefeated at the top of the Mixed Open competition with the South Queensland Sharks and Sydney Rebels sitting 2nd and 3rd respectively. The Sydney Mets round out the top four. The Sydney Mets are the stand out team in the Men’s T League Pool A as they continue a strong undefeated run. Pool B is a Queensland affair with the Central Queensland Bulls (A) sitting undefeated on top and the South Queensland Sharks (A) just one win behind. It’s a two horse race in the Women’s T League Pool A as both the Hunter Western Hornets and Victoria sit on five wins from five starts.The two leaders will play tomorrow morning to decide who finishes first. Pool B is being dominated by Queensland with the top five teams all coming from the region. The Sunshine Coast Pineapples sit undefeated in 1st.The Sharks and the Rebels cannot be separated after day two of the Women’s 27’s with both sitting 10 points clear at the top of the standings. The Scorpions are the team to beat in the Men’s 30’s as they round out the 2nd day of competition undefeated. In a huge gap in the class the Hornets have failed to win a game and will look to disrupt the finals chances of their competitors tomorrow. The Pineapples and the Hornets are battling it out for 2nd and 3rd in the Women’s 35’s as the Cobras sit top. A clear top four has emerged in the Men’s 40’s with the Hornets, Mets and Cobras all undefeated. The Defence Warriors are chasing hard in 4th. The South West Queensland Swans remain undefeated in the Women’s 40’s with the North Queensland Tropical Cyclones and the Hornets sitting one game behind. The Scorpions and the Sharks have all but secured the top two spots in the Men’s 45’s and the Men’s 50’s. The Cyclones and the Southern Suns are dominating in Pool A of the Men’s 55’s and the Mets today extended their unbeaten run to four games in Pool B. The Senior Mixed is a battle between three with the Sharks A, Suns and Scorpions all sitting together at the top of the table on 16 points. Related LinksNTL Day Two Wraplast_img read more

More than a Hollywood movie! Madagascar’s magical AFCON

first_imgAsk anybody about Madagascar and chances are the first thing that springs to mind is the animated movie of the same name from 2005.However, over the past few weeks, the island nation with a population just shy of 25 million is writing its own blockbuster script as they produce a stunning Africa Cup of Nations campaign. Competing at the tournament for the first time and ranked 108th in world when they arrived in Egypt, Madagascar flew right under the radar at the outset, with even their coach conceding they shouldn’t have stood any chance.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare “All teams are better on paper than us,” Nicolas Dupuis told AFP.  “We don’t have any stars in our team. The star is the team.”We have a real team of friends but also with talented players, who are very good but perhaps not stars.”Dupuis is no high-profile coach himself, currently juggling a role as the technical director of FC Fleury 91, a club which competes in the fourth-tier of French football.But despite the odds being stacked against them, Madagascar have excelled to set up a quarter-final match against Tunisia on Thursday. Madagascar, also known as the Barea, are undefeated across their first four matches at the Africa Cup of Nations – a feat not achieved since Libya in 1982 for a nation making their debut at the tournament. Dupuis’ side has so far picked up one draw and three wins, with their biggest result seeing them upset Nigeria 2-0 in their final group match. Three-time AFCON winners Nigeria were ranked 63 places higher than Madagascar just a month ago but had no answers for their plucky opponents.The Barea have proven particularly versatile in attack and have scored in all four of their matches to become the first side since Zambia in 1975 to strike in their first four appearances at the tournament. MadagascarDesperate to rewrite the country’s previously animated narrative, Madagascar’s players held their nerve in a Round of 16 clash against DR Congo, as they triumphed 4-2 on penalties after the game had finished 2-2. Tunisia now loom as their next opponent and Dupuis’ men must produce another upset worthy of Hollywood.Appearing in their 10th AFCON quarter-final and ranked 25th in the world, Tunisia will be strong favourites to progress but Madagascar has quickly proven they aren’t a side to be written off.Tunisia’s form has, in fact, paled in comparison to the Barea’s, with Alain Giresse’s side drawing three of their four games and only beating Ghana on penalties in the Round of 16. Ranked as low as 190th in the world five years ago, win or lose on Thursday, Madagascar have certainly come a long way in a short space of time. Having failed to win a game in 2017 AFCON qualifying, Dupuis is desperate to instigate a radical overview of football development in a country where the beautiful game has previously hidden away. “I’m raising the alarm because the national team is the tree that hides in the forest,” he said.”There is nothing being done from a technical standpoint at the national level, there’s no work in terms of youth and it’s serious. “If we don’t question everything, if we don’t get back to work, in two years, there will be no more team and in four, even less so. It would be a shame because there’s a real breeding ground and it’s quite an old team.”My role is to sound the alarm and tell officials there are lots of things in need of change in Madagascar.”MadagascarMadagascar fans celebrate AFCONMadagascar fans celebrate AFCONConsidering how his side have performed in Egypt to date, it’s safe to say Dupuis has well and truly got sirens ringing across Madagascar. “We’re not too aware of what we’re doing, except when we get sent photos from Madagascar, where it’s madness right now,” Dupuis said. “We’re trying to live in the moment as best as possible because these moments are rare. It’s in these rare moments when you realise that we have the best job in the world.”Midfielder Anicet Abel got the ball rolling for Madagascar in Egypt, scoring his nation’s first ever goal at AFCON in their opening game against Guinea which ended 2-2. The 29-year-old, who plays club football in Bulgaria, is all too aware that his side were perhaps rightly seen as underdogs heading into the tournament. “When we came here at the beginning of the tournament, nobody took us seriously but we believed in ourselves,” Abel told Reuters.”Of course, they underestimated us and I understand them – Madagascar is not famous in football; I think Madagascar is only famous for the movie.”A perception Abel and his team are quickly rewriting as they produce a football fairytale DreamWorks themselves would be proud of.last_img read more

Pelican Backpacks: Cutting Edge Luggage

first_img The Best Leg Exercises for Sculpted Calves, Quads, and More What It’s Like to Drive a NASCAR Race Car (and Where You Can Get Behind the Wheel) Desert Wing’s Sharp Angles Bring Drama to the Desert Shark House’s Dramatic Angles Have Serious Bite To Find Beauty In Yosemite, Just Whip Out Your (Honda) Passport Editors’ Recommendations Spring is rapidly approaching, which means that the weather will be warmer and there will be plenty of opportunities to travel; whether its back-packing through Europe, hiking and camping in the Rockies, or taking a scenic day trip through the Shenandoah Valley. No matter the excursion, the common and most essential element is a solid backpack. Luckily, Pelican, makers of high-performance casings of all varieties, has an array of backpacks that fit any traveler’s needs.Pelican was founded in Torrance, California by Dave Parker in 1976. Since that time, Parker and his company have been constantly looking to improve cases and backpacks for those looking to do a more rugged variety of travel; all while bringing some of their more essential electronics and other belongs along for the ride.While Pelican offers a fine selection of laptop and tablet cases, their backpacks are a true must have. Pelican’s Sport Elite backpack line is perfect for anyone who loves to hike or camp. The S100 and S140 models are a bit more heavy duty with each featuring a built-in watertight, crushproof case that is perfect for carrying a tablet or e-reader while setting up camp in the great outdoors. They also feature a padded lumbar storage cavity that can house any standard SLR camera, as well as a lumbar pad with an ergonomic ventilated back to ensure maximum comfort.For those looking to embark on an extended trip—say a tour across Spain, France and Italy—the U100 Urban Elite Laptop Backpack is exactly what you want. Each U100 is fitted with a waterproof and crushproof case that easily fits 17” Apple laptops. Hopping on planes and trains is easy with this model because the interior case has “TSA fast- top-loader access.” With its bottom expanding sling storage, you can easily fit changes of clothes, and the concealed water bottle pocket is an ideal place to keep all your toiletries safe and sanitary. If this sounds like holding a suitcase on your back, don’t be afraid—the U100 features an ergonomic S-curve comfort back, so walking through Marseilles, Madrid or Venice will as enjoyable as it should be.For your next trip, make traveling a whole lot easier and put a Pelican on your back.Image courtesy of Pelican.last_img read more

APM Terminals Reacts to ITF’s Claims on Aqaba …

first_imgzoom APM Terminals has issued a statement that disputes The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) press release on Aqaba which describes how Jordanian employees within the General Union of Port Workers (GUPW) went on strike last week over contract changes and the company’s failure to negotiate a Collective Bargaining Agreement at Aqaba Container Terminal, Aqaba, Jordan.“We find the ITF’s statements misleading, incorrect and not supported by facts. Clearly, the ITF has not received accurate information from its affiliate organization in Jordan. This is counterproductive and results in delays to the regional transportation hub of Jordan and global supply chains. The strike was premature and illegal especially when held during a formal mediation process – which cannot be interpreted as a union victory,” said APM Terminals Regional CEO, Peder Sondergaard.APM terminals says that Aqaba Container Terminal is negotiating a new collective labour agreement with the GUPW. The current labour agreement has been in negotiation since March 2014 and due to expire in June 2014 since no agreement could be reached. Prior to the expiration of the collective labour agreement, the case was referred to the Ministry of Labour for the formal mediation and arbitration process. The matter is now with the Labour Court and the ruling is expected soon.The statement goes on to say that Jordan has a formal labour arbitration system established through the Ministry of Labour. If the unions and employers cannot agree, the process enters a ‘time out’ with formal mediation and arbitration to seek a solution. During this period, neither the unions nor the employer has the right to take industrial action such as strikes and lock-outs.APM Terminals says that despite the ‘time out’ period, the union held an illegal strike in July and again last week.The authorities subsequently intervened and requested the union strikers to leave the terminal to avoid tension with union members who desired to work at the port, the statement says.  APM Terminals claims that the intervention was not requested by ACT. No force was used, according to the statement,  although it was reported that four union people were briefly detained on security grounds. ITF’s statement that 150 people were arrested is false, APM Terminals states in a release.ITF also describes that ACT had issued penalties during (or as a consequence of) the strike and that 23 people had been dismissed. According to APM Terminals this is not factually correct; saying that internal regulations were followed and no dismissals took place.Aqaba Container Terminal has signed a MOU with the local GUPW whereby they have agreed to return to work and respect the formal process already in progress. Press Releaselast_img read more

Parents questioning mental health services after rash of suicides in Saskatchewan

first_imgTamara PimentelAPTN National NewsThere’s been another suicide in Northern Saskatchewan.Four young people now have taken their lives in the last two weeks.As the community grieve, and try to find solutions, two mothers are questioning the mental health support in their communities.Note: Health Canada has set up a toll free line for mental health services. The number is 1-855-242-3310. The services are available in English, French and upon request, Cree, Ojibway and Inuktitut. tpimentel@aptn.calast_img read more

Amungama says anyone against cabinet decision must resign

Minister of Special Assignments Sarath Amunugama says anyone in the cabinet opposing a cabinet decision must resign.Speaking to reporters in Kandy today, the Minister said that there is freedom of speech in the cabinet for anyone to voice their opinions. However he says no one in the cabinet can publicly speak against a final decision taken by the cabinet. Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe has come under fire for speaking against the cabinet decision on the Hambantota port. Cabinet had recently approved an agreement with a Chinese company on the port and the agreement was eventually signed.The Government including the United National Party have demanded Rajapakshe’s resignation over the public comments he had reportedly made against the China deal. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Chinese invite select media in Colombo for meet after NYT report

All local media and foreign media have been invited in the past for press conferences at the Chinese Embassy in Colombo.However it is understood that the special press conference being held tomorrow is only for select media to ensure there is no further damage caused to China’s reputation in Sri Lanka. When contacted by Colombo Gazette, officials at the Chinese Embassy in Colombo said that there was limited seating made available for the press meeting at the Embassy and so not all media were invited. The Chinese Embassy in Colombo has invited select journalists for an urgent meeting tomorrow (Thursday) following the New York Times report which accused China of funding former President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the 2015 Presidential elections.Sources said that only a few journalists based in Colombo from the local media and Chinese media have been invited for the meeting. The Times article published on June 26 detailed how Rajapaksa had taken on more than $1 billion in loans from China’s Government to build the Hambantota port despite feasibility studies that concluded the project was not economically viable. (Colombo Gazette) Officials said that the meeting was a “press conference” and a media statement was to be issued later. read more

Tsubakimoto Europe highlights assistance to OEMs in delivering mining company needs

first_imgMining chain and power transmission supplier, Tsubakimoto Europe, says it is helping mining equipment OEMs “respond to mining company demands for increased reliability and improved after-sales service, highlighting the capability, affordability and availability throughout Europe” of its products for mining applications.The company states: “With mining companies throughout Europe and around the globe relying on OEMs for strategic parts and equipment, a recent survey identified the pressures that OEMs are under to meet the service levels expected of them whilst also remaining cost competitive. Tsubakimoto Europe is helping OEMs to address these requirements on two fronts with its extensive range of chain products.”“First is to provide products that deliver inherent reliability, helping OEMs deliver mining equipment that reduces downtime and increases productivity. High quality materials and precision manufacture minimise wear and ensure long life, even in the most demanding mining applications. Further, Tsubakimoto Europe works closely with OEMs to ensure that they are able to develop competitive products. Second is to assure prompt and reliable availability of spare parts through a global network of production locations, sales outlets and alliance partners. This network means assured and prompt product distribution, meeting the needs of both OEMs and their end users. Being a leading global manufacturer of chain, one way clutches and linear actuators, Tsubaki can deliver full back-up and rapid response to customers’ local needs, wherever they are.”The Tsubaki Group includes 46 production locations and 63 sales offices and many more alliance partners worldwide. They can deliver across a wide platform of applications designed for use in underground mines, surface mines, preparation plants, power stations and port facility applications. The company works closely with mining equipment OEMs “to develop many different sizes of mining chains to meet the industry’s most demanding requirements.”The complete range of Tsubaki chains for mining applications includes shuttle car chain, feeder breaker chain, and various chains widely used in drill rigs, rotary breakers, reclaimers, face/roof drilling equipment, continuous miners, prep plants, roof support machines and continuous haulage systems.For surface mining, Tsubaki offers a wide variety of tried and tested heavy duty roller chains, conveyor chains and reclaimer chains, along with engineering class sprockets, back stops, electric actuators and protection devices.For underground mining, Tsubaki offers some of the industry’s most robust and reliable chain and sprocket solutions, designed for applications where extreme environment shock loads are high and where any chain or sprocket failure could mean hours of costly downtime. These high performance chains have been designed to enable OEM equipment to provide efficient and reliable extraction.Tsubaki complements its chain products with wide ranges of sprockets, working smoothly with the chains to deliver reliable and consistent operation in mining applications. Additionally, because mining and conveying to CHPP facilities or stock pile reclaim pads go hand in hand, Tsubaki also provides OEMs with a comprehensive range of one way clutches. “Finally, when a standard product can’t quite meet an OEM’s specific requirements, Tsubaki is able to answer the most demanding needs of mining equipment OEMs through innovative customisation of products, while still assuring reliable availability of spare parts to OEMs and their end users.”last_img read more

SPOILER Updated list of confirmed names for Royal Rumble

first_img WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Pinterest Twitter Seth Rollins WhatsApp Videos Articles John Oliver Takes On The WWE Videos Articles Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever Facebook Following the Main Event and Smackdown tapings on Tuesday night in Baton Rouge, here is the updated list of names confirmed for the 30 Man Royal Rumble match on 1/25.* Roman Reigns* Daniel Bryan* WWE U.S. Champion Rusev* Bray Wyatt* WWE Intercontinental Champion Bad News Barrett* Goldust* Stardust* Big Show* Kane* Dean AmbroseRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Lists The Shields Top 10 WinsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:06Loaded: 100.00%0:06Remaining Time -0:24 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Videos Articles Shawn Michaelscenter_img Google+ WWE Still Moving Forward With Crown Jewel Event In Saudi Arabia Now Playing Up Next AEW announces Women’s World Title Match added for episode three on TNT AEW announces Boston and Philadelphia television episodes for TNT are sold out Roman Reigns Is Back, But Not Fighting For Belts Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next AEW announces first World Title defense to take place during third television episodelast_img read more

Asylum seekers on trial in Greece over camp protest

first_imgMore than 100 asylum seekers went on trial on the Greek island of Lesbos on Thursday after protesting against over-crowded camp conditions, an AFP reporter said.More than 100 asylum seekers went on trial on the Greek island of Lesbos on Thursday after protesting against over-crowded camp conditions, an AFP reporter said.The mainly Afghan asylum seekers stand accused of occupying a central square on the island in April 2018.Along with women and children, they staged a sit-in that was swiftly attacked by far-right militants who threw stones and flares, with riot police deployed to keep the two sides apart.”We didn’t do anything. We were attacked by some extreme people. We are innocent,” one of the defendants, Afghan refugee Hadisse Hosseini told AFP outside the courthouse.Among the attackers, 26 have been provisionally identified by police. Their trial date has not yet been set.Over 70,000 refugees and migrants have been stranded in Greece following a mass influx from 2015 onwards. Most were fleeing war-torn Syria and want to go to wealthier EU states such as Germany.Of these, some 15,000 are housed in badly overcrowded camps on Greek islands where living conditions have been repeatedly criticised by rights groups.Conditions are worst on the islands of Lesbos and Samos, where over 10,000 people live in camps built to handle a third of that number.At around 7,000, refugees and migrants on Lesbos currently outnumber the local population by 2.5 to one.last_img read more

Commentary Shrinking Bottom Line

first_img Share in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing May 31, 2013 411 Views Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Bureau of Economic Analysis Company News Home Prices Home Values Investors Lenders & Servicers Profits Service Providers 2013-05-31 Mark Liebermancenter_img Commentary: Shrinking Bottom Line Lost in the kerfluffle over the “”unexpected downward revision””:https://themreport.com/articles/1q-gdp-growth-dips-corporate-profits-fall-2013-05-30 of first quarter GDP growth–2.4 percent annualized compared with the originally reported 2.5 percent–was the companion release of first quarter corporate profits, a disappointing drop from the fourth quarter.[IMAGE]First quarter pre-tax profits, as reported by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), came in at $1.969 trillion, down 2.2 percent from the fourth quarter (but up 3.6 percent from the first quarter a year ago). After-tax first quarter profits were off 2.0 percent. Along with the drop in profits, dividends fell, although the decline from the fourth quarter was exaggerated because of special dividends paid before year-end, when businesses were uncertain whether end├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ôof-year fiscal cliff negotiations would result in higher taxes on dividends.While BEA’s method of calculating and reporting corporate profits differs from reports found, say, in corporate annual reports or on tax returns, that the methodology is consistent from year to year speaks to trends if not to actual results. And the trend was clearly not a good one.According to BEA, profits fell for both financial and non-financial corporations in the first quarter. For financial corporations, it was the fourth quarterly decline in profits in the last five quarters; for non-financial firms, it was the second decline in the last five quarters.The slip in financial corporation profits comes at a particularly critical time for the financial sector, as housing-so heavily dependent on lending institutions–is in the midst of a nascent recovery, and that recovery is causing concerns that we may be on the cusp of yet a new housing bubble.Recent data shows home prices rising at the fastest pace since the housing bubble burst. At the national level, though, the relatively rapid increase in prices doesn’t automatically suggest a new “”bubble”” since prices (adjusted for inflation) are down from their peak. There are, according to Dean Baker of the Center for Economic Policy Research, “”serious grounds for concern in many local markets.”” Baker, who gained credibility as one of the first economists to spot the bubble said prices in some markets are “”rising at an extraordinary pace.”” Indeed, the “”Case-Shiller Home Price Index””:https://themreport.com/articles/case-shiller-indices-post-strongest-gain-since-2006-2013-05-28 report for March showed a sustained year-over-year price gain of 20 percent or more in Phoenix–for the last seven months–while five other cities have had double-digit annual percent increases for at least the last five months in a row. The Case-Shiller data for March showed, in addition to Phoenix, two cities with a year-over-year price gain of more than 20 percent: Las Vegas (20.6 percent) and San Francisco (22.2 percent).To be sure, there is nothing magic about a 20 percent annual price increase that automatically suggests a bubble. Prices in Phoenix peaked in June 2006 following 18 straight months of yearly price gains of 20 percent or more and nine straight months in which the Case-Shiller data showed three-year price gains of over 80 percent. Prices peaked in Las Vegas in August 2006 after 24 straight months of three-year price gains of more than 80 percent. In San Francisco, prices peaked after 15 straight months in which prices grew 50 percent or more over three years.According to Baker, “”the most rapid price increases are occurring at the lower end of the market. In Las Vegas the price of homes in the bottom third of the market have risen by more than 40 percent over the last year. In the last three months they have increased at almost a 70 percent annual rate.”” And, he said, the pattern is similar in Phoenix, “”where prices for homes in the bottom third of the market rose by just under 40 percent over the last year and have risen at just under a 50 percent annual rate over the last three months.””Adding to the concern is that economic fundamentals are not tracking the higher prices. In all three cities–Phoenix, Las Vegas and San Francisco–household employment is falling, not rising.Many low- and moderate-income people saw their dreams destroyed when the last bubble collapsed. It would be too cruel to see the same mistake repeated just a few years later.While the increase in house prices might not track economic fundamentals, there is one economic truth that will continue: Businesses base hiring–and firing–decisions on a simple calculation of revenue or profit per employee. As profits become losses, employment will decline; put another way, the decline in employment in Phoenix, Las Vegas and San Francisco suggests business challenges in those cities with the prospect housing could follow._Hear Mark Lieberman on P.O.T.U.S. Radio (Sirius-XM 124) next Friday at 8:45 a.m. and again at 1 p.m. Eastern._*_Want to write an opinion piece for publication on our site? Send your submission to_* “”MReportEditor@TheMReport.com.””:mailto:MReportEditor@TheMReport.comlast_img read more

How to choose the shoes and hats chain store experience sharing

for entrepreneurs, want to make money, to open a shoe shop, do a good job in the preparatory work, a good business can earn a lot of money. What is the preparatory work of the shoes and hats chain store location is one of the most important preparations. Next, look at the shoes and hats chain how to choose it!

in the shop before to do market research, know the relevant circumstances of the local population, so that it can determine the shoes store management etc.. How to open the shoes and hats chain store to investigate the local population, quantity, density, aging and so on need to be taken into account, the analysis of good data to help determine the location. read more

Big face chicken is suitable for you to join

you know the big face chicken? Small when I was in college to know the chicken head, a consumer is his reputation to deeply shocked. Chicken joined the big face for you?

no doubt food and beverage franchise project is the most popular investment projects on the market. Sufficient funds to invest in luxury hotels to join, not enough money to invest in specialty snacks. Big face chicken is tailored for small entrepreneurs entrepreneurial projects. Set a small investment, quick returns and good prospects for a large chicken face a lot of achievements in grassroots entrepreneurs dream of getting rich. If you want to join in the catering industry in their fists, please pay attention to the big face chicken. read more

3000 yuan for business

is now talking about entrepreneurship, a lot of people think of is very large funds, however, not every entrepreneur can have a strong entrepreneurial capital. So, only 3000 yuan, how to start? Do you have the right entrepreneurial opportunities? 3000 yuan for entrepreneurship? Let’s analyze it.

in the face of this problem, there are usually two voices:

a voice is: if you are not ready to go out of business is very dangerous, 3000 yuan, even the election of a project is not enough money, you want to venture, too naive blind! Don’t be so hypocritical good! You do not have money, do not have a good entrepreneurial skills, you do not have contacts, you do not have the channel resources, how do you start? Please practice the internal strength, accumulate good funds, waiting for the best time, and then officially started. read more

The Ministry of finance to seek ten priorities for the implementation of livelihood

Over the years, our province has been practicing the small finances do big people "concept, every year for the people’s livelihood expenditure of more than 75%. In November 27th, the reporter learned from the Provincial Department of finance, next year the provincial government will continue to implement a number of practical livelihood projects in the province, to ensure that the number of people’s livelihood project more conform to the public opinion, close to the people, the Provincial Department of Finance on the basis of investigation preliminary screening 13 livelihood facts, solicit public opinions and suggestions the people of all nationalities, and to choose the urgent need for the government 10 practical arrangements for the implementation of the priority.2016

"food basket" project intends to build 5000 building energy-saving solar greenhouse, new construction and renovation of 10 agricultural and livestock products market. To strengthen the market price supervision and inspection, crack down on price violations, maintaining market price order.

for this year the public to pay more attention to the two child policy in our province also intends to implement the national universal two child in the family planning policy of Huimin engineering, improve the policy of maternity insurance for urban workers, adjust and improve family planning special family support gold standard.
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went to ear training attachment and achieved remarkable results

November 1st –11 month 29 days, 15 cadres in our city people club system received a month of training positions in Guangzhou City

11 1 –11 on day 29, 15 cadres in our city people club system received a month of training positions in Guangzhou city. By listening to lectures, training, work practice counterparts in the exchange and investigation form, so that all students have a deeper understanding and thinking, the testing exercise successfully completed the task of training, all the students with new ideas, new ideas, new power has made new improvement in different degree, and at the same time write a new chapter for the Guangzhou and Xining exchanges and cooperation between the two cities a new round of. read more