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Uddhav Thackeray wins trust vote with 169 ayes

first_imgThe Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government, led by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, sailed through the floor test in the Maharashtra Assembly on Saturday.While the Opposition BJP walked out during the voting citing procedural irregularities, 169 MLAs of the Shiv Sena, the NCP and the Congress, along with smaller parties and Independents voted in favour of the government in the 288-member House. Four MLAs abstained.Mr. Thackeray, who is not a member of either the Legislative Assembly or the Council, did not vote.As per Supreme Court ordersReferring to the Supreme Court order which had asked that the trust vote be conducted via open voting and also broadcast live, pro tem speaker Dilip Walse-Patil directed the House to ensure open voting process.Former Chief Minister and Congress leader Ashok Chavan moved the motion of confidence and it was seconded by NCP MLAs Nawab Malik, Jayant Patil and the Sena’s Sunil Prabhu.The 105 BJP MLAs staged a walkout before the head count, with former Chief Minister and legislative party leader Devendra Fadnavis citing the “unlawful manner” in which the ministers were sworn in and the House session convened. Mr. Fadnavis said, “The last session adjourned sine die with the national anthem. So the new session has to start again with the national anthem which is not done.”Mr. Walse-Patil replied that the current session was part of the last session and the Governor’s decision to call the session was in accordance with parliamentary laws.Mr. Fadnavis also claimed that the change in pro tem Speaker from the BJP’s Kalidas Kolambakar to Mr. Walse-Patil was not as per the procedure and that the swearing-in of Mr. Thackeray and his Cabinet did not follow procedure with the Ministers taking oath in the name of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar and Mahatma Phule.Mr. Walse-Patil said the matter did not come under the jurisdiction of the Assembly.“The swearing-in ceremony took place at outside. It is the duty of Governor to look into. So I am not authority to talk about that,” he said.After this, Mr. Thackeray introduced his cabinet colleagues to the House amid sloganeering from the BJP MLAs, who later walked out of the Assembly.The break-up of numbers included 56 from the Sena, 53 from the NCP as Mr. Walse-Patil was in the chair, and 44 from the Congress. Among the others who supported the government were three MLAs from the Bahujan Vikas Aghadi (BVA), two each from Prahar and Samajwadi Party (SP), one each from the Swabhimani Paksha and Peasants and Workers Party (PWP).The independents who supported the government were Rajendra Patil-Yadravkar, Shankarrao Gadakh, Manjula Gavit, Ashish Jaiswal, Narendra Bhondewar, Kishor Jogewar, Sanjay Shinde. Of the four MLAs who abstained, two were from the AIMIM and one each from Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) and Communist Party of India (Marxist).Thanking the MLAs of the three parties and the people, Mr. Thackeray said his government would work to bring about a State envisioned by the great kings, saints and social workers.last_img read more

Maria Sharapova pulls out of Indian Wells with shoulder injury

first_imgFormer world number one Maria Sharapova will miss next month’s BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells due to a right shoulder injury, organisers said on Wednesday.The shoulder problem had also forced the 31-year-old to withdraw from her second-round match in St Petersburg, Russia last month.”We will miss Maria this year and hope to see her back at Indian Wells next year!” the tournament said on Twitter.Sharapova’s withdrawal allowed German Mona Barthel to secure a spot in the Indian Wells singles draw. The tournament will take place from March 4-17.Also Watch:last_img read more

‘I’ve never seen anything like Mbappe!’

first_imgKylian Mbappé ‘I’ve never seen anything like it’ – Mbappe hailed by Angers players Robin Bairner 18:19 11/5/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(7) Kylian Mbappe, PSG Kylian Mbappé PSG Angers SCO v PSG Angers SCO Ligue 1 Videos After a stunning individual display on Saturday, the teenage striker has been the subject of praise from his Ligue 1 opponents Kylian Mbappe scored two and created another as Paris Saint-Germain routed Angers 5-0 in Ligue 1 on Saturday, and stars from the home side were lining up to pay tribute to the 18-year-old attacker.PSG were without Neymar for their trip to Stade Raymond Kopa, yet that did not stop them turning in what was one of their most impressive performances of the season to date. Mbappe had come in for some moderate criticism in recent weeks due to a handful of subdued performances, but was right back to his best at the weekend. 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 What a ball. What a finish.Dani Alves + Kylian Mbappe = pic.twitter.com/dBuXRBuBYq— Goal UK (@GoalUK) November 4, 2017“The acceleration that he showed on the fifth goal, before he had touched the ball, I’ve never seen anything like it,” admitted home player Gilles Sunu, who was once on the books of Arsenal.Centre-back Romain Thomas said: “I asked myself if I’ve ever faced anything so quick in my whole life. With his ability to find spaces, the qualities he’s got to support others, those are the best things.”Mbappe, however, was involved in a late clash with Angelo Fulgini.Kylian Mbappe just keeps scoring! pic.twitter.com/5zGyupMBIf— Goal UK (@GoalUK) November 4, 2017“At that moment, I thought he was a little riled,” Thomas said. “He’s a young player. I told him that he didn’t need to do it, I tried to give him some advice, but I don’t know if he’s going to take it.”Thomas was impressed with the whole side, though.“That’s what the best in Europe do. Julian Draxler and Javier Pastore aren’t even starters,” he added. “I don’t see any defects in their side. I hope they can win the Champions League.”last_img read more

The 16 Most Powerful Fan Bases In College Football

first_imgCFB Fans geographically on a map.CFB Fans Twitter/@bryonhoulgraveTwitter/@bryonhoulgraveAfter the second-ever College Football Playoff was played out this past December-January, we now know who the most powerful college football team is in the country – Alabama. But what would the results be if it came down to fan bases?College football – the most popular amateur sport in our country – has hundreds of fan bases, and many of them are monstrous. There are really only a few dozen, however, that are unwavering in their support, win or lose. We’re here to highlight the top 16.We’ve taken into account program worth, program revenue, television contracts, social media followings, attendance and a number of other factors. Our list features teams from all five major conferences – along with one independent. You can guess which one.Without further ado, the 16 most powerful fan bases in college football.Get Started: No. 16 – Oregon >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17last_img read more

Realme 3 Pro price drop, Realme C2 with 2-year warranty during Realme Million Days sale

first_imgRealme 3 Pro price drop, Realme C2 with 2-year warranty during Realme Million Days saleThe Realme 3 Pro 6GB RAM variants will be offered with Rs 1,000 disocunt, while the Realme C2 will come with a 2-year extended warranty during the Realme Million Days sale.advertisement Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiJuly 9, 2019UPDATED: July 9, 2019 13:08 IST HIGHLIGHTSRealme has announced a Realme Million Days sale that starts on July 10.Realme 3 Pro will be available with up to Rs 1,000 discount.Realme is offering a 2-year extended warranty for the Realme C2 during the sale period.Realme has announced a Realme Million Days sale that will take place between July 10 to July 12, 2019 across Flipkart, Realme.com and over 8000 offline stores. Realme is celebrating the success of the Realme 3 Pro and Realme C2, which is also why both these phones will be available on open sale during the three-day Realme Million Days event. Additionally, the Realme 3 Pro will see a price drop and the Realme C2 will come with a 2-year warranty.The Realme 3 Pro 6GB RAM variants will be offered with Rs 1,000 price cut. This means the 6GB + 64GB variant which is typically priced at Rs 15,999 will be available for Rs 14,999, while the 6GB + 128GB version will be available for Rs 15,999 during the Realme Million Days sale period. Meanwhile, the Realme 3 Pro 4GB RAM variant will get a Rs 500 discount, bringing its price down to Rs 13,499.As for the entry-level Realme C2, the company is offering consumers who purchase the device during the sale period an extended 2-year warranty which will be supported by over 8,000 stores and 300 service centers across India. This is similar to what Xiaomi is offering with its new Redmi 7A in India.”With the launch of our extended 2-year warranty scheme, we are also providing every realme C2 customer with more value for their purchase during the offer period. Having sold 1 million units in a short span since its launch, we are confident that this power-packed budget smartphone will continue to remain popular amongst online and offline shoppers across India,” said Realme India CEO Madhav Sheth.advertisementThe Realme 3 Pro is the company’s flagship mid-range device that touts a 6.3-inch FHD+ dewdrop display, gradient glasstic rear panel, a Snapdragon 710 chipset, a large 4,045mAh battery with VOOC 3.0 fast charging support and Android Pie-based ColorOS 6, among other things.The Realme C2 is an entry-level smartphone that sports a 6.1-inch HD+ waterdrop display, a unique diamond-cut matt finish on the back, a Helio P22 chipset, 12MP + 2MP dual camera setup, Android Pie and a 4,000mAh battery.ALSO READ | Realme 3i may launch in India alongside Realme X on July 15, Flipkart teasesALSO READ | Realme X to be sold on Flipkart after July 15 launch, teaser confirmsGet 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 bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow RealmeFollow Realme 3 ProFollow Realme C2Follow Realme Million Dayslast_img read more

PM Tells Partnership Council to Move with Urgency

first_imgPrime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller has made a call for urgent implementation of planned projects so the country can meet its targets for growth, debt containment, job creation and social protection.She told the Partnership Council at its meeting on Thursday, February 28, that this is a time for action on the growth agenda.“Implementation is what we are about, and I have set up an internal system to ensure that projects are implemented with a sense of urgency,” the Prime Minister said.The Prime Minister urged all the partners to collaborate and ensure that projects which are in an advanced stage be completed with minimum delay. The Prime Minister commended public sector workers for their positive response to date to the Government’s appeal for salary restraint and the private sector for supporting the growth agenda and creating jobs as a vital contribution to Jamaica’s economic development in the near term.Prime Minister Simpson Miller welcomed indications from members of the Partnership Council that the private sector was collaborating with the public sector union leadership and the Minister with responsibility for the Public Service to explore measures of support for easing some of the burdens affecting public sector workers and the most vulnerable.Welcoming the views of the members of the Council, the Prime Minister reaffirmed that “nobody, no single entity, no political party, no sector, private or public, no union, no civil society group can accomplish on its own what we as a nation need at this time,” and expressed her firm opinion that Jamaicans had the capacity to work our way out of our problems.The Partnership Council comprises representatives from the Government and the Opposition, the Private Sector, the Trade Union Movement, Civil Society Organisations and Special Invitees.last_img read more

PEP Sensitisation Sessions for Parents and Teachers

first_imgStory Highlights This was noted by Chief Education Officer in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Dr. Grace Mclean, during a session with parents at York Castle High School in Brown’s Town, St. Ann, on August 29. The Education Ministry will be engaging teachers and parents in a series of sensitisation sessions, beginning in September, to ensure a seamless implementation of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examination. The Education Ministry will be engaging teachers and parents in a series of sensitisation sessions, beginning in September, to ensure a seamless implementation of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examination.This was noted by Chief Education Officer in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Dr. Grace Mclean, during a session with parents at York Castle High School in Brown’s Town, St. Ann, on August 29.The PEP, which is slated to begin in the September 2018/19 academic year, will replace the 19-year-old Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) as the national secondary school entrance test.According to Dr. McLean, come September 12, the Ministry will kick-start a teacher sensitisation session to furnish teachers with additional information on PEP as well as clarify any misunderstanding.Those sessions, which will involve Education, Youth and Information Minister, Senator, the Hon. Ruel Reid, will continue until the end of September.Meanwhile, in a bid to bring parents up to par with PEP, the Ministry will be organising a series of PEP camps starting at the end of September.Dr. McLean explained that the camps will be held in selected areas across the island on the weekend, and will educate parents on the methodology to be used to guide students in completing PEP-related tasks.“The setting will be one where you will come with your paper and your pens and your pencils and your computers, and we will have small groups where we will have performance task questions, and ability-type questions,” she said.“We will have the objectives from the curriculum, we will show you how they are linked and we will give you the opportunity as parents and as teachers to create your own questions, to go through brainstorming sessions, and to understand the approach that you are expected to use to guide your children at home,” Dr. McLean added.The Chief Education Officer said that on the release of the PEP performance task mock-examination results in the second week of September, the Ministry will commence coaching sessions with teachers who will administer PEP.She added that there will be full deployment of literacy and numeracy specialists in schools at the start of the 2018/2019 academic year, and the Ministry’s technical education officers will be dispatched to schools that need the additional support, “to ensure that the implementation gets off to a good start”.In the meantime, Senator Reid encouraged parents to play a role in getting children to become critical thinkers and problem-solvers.“We cannot take the view now that our children need to be seen and not heard. For them to develop their capacity to think and become problem-solvers, we need to not only listen to them but reason with them. We need to have conversations, we need to discuss issues with them, get their viewpoint, and ask for their suggestion on how they would solve some of the problems that you have,” he told the parents. The PEP, which is slated to begin in the September 2018/19 academic year, will replace the 19-year-old Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) as the national secondary school entrance test.last_img read more

Acadian Seaplants A Changing Tide

first_imgIt might be one of the most ubiquitous of ocean resources, but it has never had a whole lot of respect in North America. Then again, ascophyllum nodosum — the same seaweed that litters beaches after a storm — hasn’t suffered from the same over-exploitation that has plagued the Atlantic groundfishery either. One Nova Scotia company is taking great pains to make sure it stays that way. Over the past 25 years, Acadian Seaplants Ltd. has become one of the largest producers of marine-plant materials in North America. Its five processing plants, which spread over three Maritime provinces, turn rockweed into value-added products such as fertilizers, agro-chemicals, animal-feed additives, and even a salad ingredient for the Japanese market. “We believe in doing what we’re doing in a sustainable manner,” says company president Jean Paul Deveau. “We’ve spent a lot of money studying the growth patterns of seaweed.” To make that possible, the company has a full-time scientist on staff who conducts long-term studies and publishes papers that are used by scientists and seaweed-harvesting countries around the world. “We’re very proud of the fact that we have the best-managed marine resource in Canada,” says Deveau. Acadian Seaplants is one of a new breed of Nova Scotia companies — those that realize their bottom line depends on coming to terms with the environment. More and more, the company is also changing the way it does business. In their 2002 book, Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things, William McDonough and Michael Braungart lay out a blueprint for a new business paradigm — one in which nature and industry coexist. The philosophy is the opposite of the old “cradle-to-grave” paradigm, where products are used and then discarded when they wear out. In a cradle-to-cradle world, products may change form, but they will continue to be used forever in an endless loop. McDonough and Braungart argue that industry is at odds with the environment because design always has followed the easiest road, with little concern for anything beyond the usable lifetime of a product. In the future, say the authors, products will be used, recycled, and used again. In a cradle-to-cradle world, a factory doesn’t work like a machine gobbling up energy and spewing toxic-waste products into the environment, but more like a tree that fits into its surroundings organically. Acadian Seaplants could have provided a chapter in McDonough and Braungart’s book. Since its startup in 1981, it has managed its resource so well the seaweed biomass has remained completely stable, and the company’s 300 independent fishermen take less than the annual growth rate. Acadian Seaplants keeps track of the resource with regular on-the-water inspections and lays down strict guidelines, including conservative exploitation rates, which all company harvester-fishermen must follow. “Think of a beautiful lawn,” says Deveau. “If you mow it regularly, it will continue to grow and look beautiful, but if you cut it too close, you will kill it. It’s the same with harvesting seaweed.” Acadian Seaplants’ dedication to environmentally friendly practices is evident in other areas of operation as well. An innovative program turns surplus plastic barrels used in processing into municipal recycling containers. At one of the company’s facilities in Cornwallis, Annapolis Co., a waste stream has been converted into a soil amendment that is sold to local farmers. With annual sales of more than $20 million, Acadian Seaplants’ bottomline is quite secure. For more Nova Scotia success stories visit www.novascotialife.com . -30-last_img read more

Akswesasne Ottawa settle 5 million specific claim

first_imgAPTN National NewsAfter nearly 200 years, the Mohawks of Akwesasne are celebrating the settlement of a specific land claim.The community received roughly $5 million in compensation for land leased out on the reserve.Grand Chief Mike Mitchell says the money will be set aside for future generations.Both the federal government and the community were happy to celebrate the accomplishment.last_img

Vancouvers first two licensed marijuana retailers open for business

first_imgVancouver’s first legal pot shops are open for business, more than two months after marijuana was legalized in Canada.City Cannabis Co.’s Fraser Street location and Evergreen Cannabis Society in Kitsilano have opened their doors.Both companies had to jump through extensive regulatory hoops, even as illegal retailers continue to operate across in the city.British Columbia has lagged behind other provinces in issuing non-medical cannabis retail licences, which must first be approved by the province, then referred to local governments or Indigenous communities for approval.The province says it has referred 232 application to local and Indigenous governments, but only six licences have been issued, including Evergreen and two City Cannabis locations in Vancouver.City Cannabis says it plans to open its Robson location soon.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Dont forget 2004 Sonia to BJP

first_imgRAEBARELI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not invincible, Congress leader Sonia Gandhi told reporters today in Raebareli in Uttar Pradesh, where she filed her nomination papers. “Don’t forget 2004,” she said, reminding the media of her party Congress taking power despite widespread predictions of a BJP victory.last_img

WatchSNCLavalin opts for corruption trial before judge alone

MONTREAL — Lawyers representing SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. have opted for trial by judge alone in a corruption case that has loomed over the Montreal-based engineering giant. The company was ordered to stand trial last May.The Montreal-based firm is accused of paying $47.7 million in bribes to public officials in Libya between 2001 and 2011. SNC-Lavalin, its construction division and a subsidiary also face one charge each of fraud and corruption for allegedly defrauding various Libyan organizations of $129.8 million.Being found guilty could have grave consequences for SNC-Lavalin because it could find itself blacklisted and shut out of lucrative federal contracts for a period of 10 years as well as undermining its international business opportunities. ‘Over the last few months the writing was on the wall for Mr. Bruce:’ What investors are looking for in SNC-Lavalin’s new CEO Neil Bruce ‘over-promised and under-delivered’: SNC-Lavalin CEO departs after turbulent year SNC-Lavalin delays ‘important’ decision on jury or judge in corruption trial Shortly after learning that it would be ordered to stand trial, SNC-Lavalin said it intended to vigorously challenge the charges and plead not guilty.It has argued that internal changes have been made and that the alleged actions were committed up to 20 years ago by former employees who have long departed the company.SNC-Lavalin has been caught in a political controversy for months after failing to secure a deferred prosecution agreement, a kind of plea deal that would have seen the firm agree to pay a fine rather than face prosecution.Former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould alleged that top government officials pressured her to overrule federal prosecutors in the Libya case and negotiate a deferred prosecution agreement with the company.The case will return to court on Sept. 20.On the Toronto Stock Exchange, SNC-Lavalin shares were up 20 cents at $26.40 in Friday afternoon trading. read more

Mens hockey looks to bounce back against Bowling Green

OSU players celebrate after the Buckeyes first goal of the game against Miami (Ohio) Oct. 11 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU lost, 6-2.Credit: Matthew Homan / Lantern photographerComing off the wrong side of a two-game sweep at the hands of Miami (Ohio) this weekend, the Ohio State men’s ice hockey team is looking to bounce back as it travels to Bowling Green State University for a one-game bout.Despite giving up a combined 12 goals in their two losses against the Redhawks in coach Steve Rohlik’s first series at the helm of the team, the Buckeyes (0-2-0) are optimistic about their matchup with the Falcons (0-1-1).Junior forward Max McCormick said Bowling Green and OSU are “hard-nosed teams,” so the game is going to be a battle.“We didn’t let (being swept by Miami) get us down,” McCormick said. “We’re getting better every day and that’s our mindset, so we’re staying positive and we’re going into Bowling Green to get a win.”Despite the positive attitude, senior forward Alex Szczechura said playing away from Columbus will pose a challenge the team must overcome.“They’ve always been a hardworking team,” Szczechura said. “In their home rink, they’re a tough team to play. So coming into (Tuesday’s) game, we really just want to work hard and keep things simple, keep battling on the ice.”McCormick noted that penalties and maintaining possession were two issues the Buckeyes faced against Miami, among other things.“We really need to take care of the puck,” he said. “We worked on some things in the (defensive zone) and the neutral zone this week in practice and we brushed up on some things in the power play.”OSU is 12-1-3 against the Falcons in the teams’ last 16 meetings.The Buckeyes are slated to take on the Falcons Tuesday in Bowling Green, Ohio with the puck set to drop at 7:07 p.m. read more

Opinion Struggling Michigan football program is contributing to mediocre Big Ten

The Michigan Wolverines football team takes the field for a game against OSU on Nov. 30 at Michigan Stadium. OSU won, 42-41.Credit: Lantern file photoAnyone who follows college football even a little knows that the Southeastern Conference dominates the landscape.But it wasn’t always that way.As I sat in my living room late Wednesday night after coming home from work, I turned on the TV, and after a few minutes of channel surfing (us men are so good at that, right, ladies?) I came across the 2004 Michigan-Michigan State football matchup and began to watch.In the game itself, No. 12 Michigan defeated unranked Michigan State in what is arguably one of the best games Michigan Stadium has ever seen. The Wolverines won in triple overtime, 45-37, behind 224 yards on the ground from then-freshman running back Mike Hart and 189 receiving yards from then-senior wide receiver Braylon Edwards.While those names might make some Buckeye fans cringe, the fact remains that they were good, if not great, ballplayers and they made Michigan a contender in the Big Ten. Then it hit me — the key to a successful Big Ten is the success of Michigan.Now, is it strictly just on the shoulders of the Wolverines to carry the Big Ten back to the promised land? Of course not.The successes of other traditional Big Ten powers like Ohio State, Penn State and more recently Michigan State are also key, as the Buckeyes and Spartans have carried the conference in recent years.But let’s go back to that 2004 season.Michigan went to the Rose Bowl and lost to Texas, despite being upset in its season finale by the Buckeyes in Columbus as the No. 7 team in the country.The SEC had just one team in the BCS that season, as Auburn won a low-scoring affair against Virginia Tech in the Sugar Bowl, 16-13.Not quite so dominating, right?So where did the tables turn on the Big Ten? How was the SEC able to separate itself?Well, let’s start with the next three seasons.A certain coach you might have heard of named Urban Meyer was hired at Florida late in 2004 to take over for a program that had started to reel under Ron Zook. Where did the struggling Zook find work? Illinois, the traditional Big Ten doormat.Just a season later, Meyer’s Gators were putting a beating on the Buckeyes in the 2007 BCS National Championship game, which began a string of seven straight years of SEC dominance in title games.Building on that, Wisconsin coach Barry Alvarez, who was largely responsible for the turnaround of the Wisconsin program in the early ‘90s, retired following the 2005 season, leaving the door open for Bret Bielema.And we all know how that turned out. The Badgers would finish 2-4 in bowl games under Bielema.In 2007, Michigan dropped a game to Appalachian State which, let’s be honest, was the beginning of the end for Wolverine legend Lloyd Carr’s coaching career.So with Carr and Alvarez gone, and Jim Tressel’s Buckeyes dropping back-to-back blowouts in national championship games, the Big Ten took a dive into the deep end it has not yet come up from.The addition of Meyer to the Buckeye staff following the Tattoo-Gate fallout saved the OSU program, but unfortunately for Michigan, it has not had the same success in hiring a coach since Carr’s departure.The Rich Rodriguez experiment was a colossal failure and for a brief moment, it appeared the hiring of proclaimed “Michigan Man” Brady Hoke would resurrect the once proud program.For the 2011 season, it appeared Hoke had done just that as the Wolverines exploded to a 11-2 season which culminated in back-to-back wins over the Buckeyes and the Virginia Tech Hokies in the Sugar Bowl.But the wheels have fallen off quickly for the Wolverines and the Big Ten, as Michigan sits at 3-4 on the season, and is, quite frankly, struggling to make a bowl game. Combine that with the Shane Morris incident in which Hoke played the clearly injured quarterback following a ruthless hit from a Minnesota defender, and we have seen a once-dominant program reduced to a laughing stock.The recent downward spiral of the Michigan program led them to lower their student ticket prices Thursday down to $175 from $280 for seven home games for the 2015 season in an effort to increase attendance.While it might be fun for Buckeye fans to see their rival fall from the graces of college football’s best, it is quite frankly awful for the Big Ten conference.And as the Wolverines get ready to take on the Spartans this weekend, now 10 years later, one cannot help but wonder if the Michigan program, and the Big Ten conference, will ever be able to recover from the ranks of mediocrity. read more

New ultraefficient mine lighting solution from Marl

first_imgA new “ultra-efficient” security and floodlight for mining and quarrying applications uses up to 70% less energy than the halogen equivalent and lasts 30 times longer, say makers UK-based Marl. The new light from Marl uses LED technology, and is described as an ideal solution for illuminating surface and underground mining operations. It offers mine and quarry operators a typical payback period of two years, as well as a greatly reduced carbon footprint. Designed and manufactured in the UK, the new Marl 748 series floodlight is just 10 cm deep, but delivers a massive 3,000 lumens from an input power of just 56 W, equivalent to a 200 W halogen floodlight. The floodlight has a rated life of 60,000 h, equivalent to over 13 years at 12 h per day. In this time, a halogen floodlight would need to be replaced 30 times, based on a standard life of 2,000 h. Marl is offering a five-year guarantee on the light.Commenting, Adrian Rawlinson, Managing Director of Marl said: “Given that replacing a flood or security light normally requires the hire and use of an access platform, Marl LED floodlights can be justified financially on the reduction in maintenance costs alone. On top of that, they use significantly less electrical energy.” Marl 748 series floodlights are based on Osram Golden Dragon Plus LEDs, packaged in a robust die-cast, powder coated aluminium housing protected by tempered glass. The units are weather-proof, being sealed to IP66 standard, and are suitable for operation between -30°C and +45°C. Marl has designed the floodlight in accordance with world-wide electrical safety standards. An optional dusk-dawn sensor can be fitted to bring the light on when ambient light levels drop below a pre-set level. The 748 series is offered in four versions, with medium, wide, and extra-wide beams as well as an oval beam. It weighs just 8.1 kg.last_img read more

Quebec Iron Ore signs Life Cycle Services contract with Metso

first_imgQuebec Iron Ore Inc (QIO), a subsidiary of a Montreal-based iron development and exploration company, Champion Iron Limited, has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Metso for the maintenance of Metso equipment with a Life Cycle Services contract.This agreement will provide QIO with maximum availability of equipment to meet production targets for the Bloom Lake Iron Mine located near Fermont, Quebec. The new contract is signed for a period of three years and the first-year value of the order will be booked in Metso’s first-quarter 2018 orders received.“It’s been a privilege to take on the challenge of identifying and customising our offer in order to meet the goals and objectives of QIO,” says Jean Hebert, VP, Services Sales, Canada, Metso. “We are proud of this partnership and committed to working with the QIO team to deliver a successful project ”Life Cycle Services (LCS) takes the entire range of services Metso provides and bundles them into tailored packages, ranging from the basics to more complete solutions, depending on the customer’s needs. Packages are equipped to cover a single-event shutdown or span multiple years, measured against strict key performance indicators (KPI).last_img read more

Serbian coach Bošković before Netherlands I would rather play with Sweden…

The silver medal team from the last World Championship 2013, Serbia, showed progress during the Preliminary Round matches in Group A in Herning despite fourth place at the end. Handball community in Serbia and media gave up hands from the team since four best players Andrea Lekic, Sanja Damnjanovic, Katarina Tomasevic and Dragana Cvijic decided to boycott NT head-coach Saša Bošković.Serbian Handball Federation supported coach in this “war”, so Serbia went to Denmark without high expectations, but with hidden motive to qualify for the Olympic qualification for Rio. However, what is the truth, will be known soon, after 60 minutes of battle against Netherlands (tonight 20.45 hrs).-I would rather play with Sweden than Dutch girls, but we are ready for them also. We past one task, now, we are going for the main one. We are step away from the dream, qualifications for Rio. The Netherlands has a lot of good players. All of them playing in the TOP European teams, but we can give them a fight and to find solution for all what expect us – said Saša Bošković. ← Previous Story Montenegrian queens let by wonderkid Jauković put Herning on silence Next Story → Onesta calls French stars for EHF EURO 2016! Saša Bošković read more

Crysis 2 new multiplayer trailer released

first_imgFor Xbox fans eager to get hold of the sequel to one of the most technically advanced PC games of this era, you will be pleased to hear that EA have released a new multiplayer trailer for Crysis 2 which is expected to release in March of this year.The trailer showcases the lush graphics and power-ups that you have at your disposal via your Nanosuit, and it does look amazing I have to say.As for the back story, the year is 2023, terrifying alien invaders stalk the New York City streets. Only you can prevail, wielding the supersoldier enhancements of the Nanosuit 2. The information of the official EA Crysis 2 site says we’ll be getting 6 new gameplay modes including Armor mode (heavy weapons use) and Stealth mode (traps and sniping).  There’s around 12 New York city locations, 4 classes + 5 custom classes, a total of 50 multiplayer rank and 20 or so Nanosuit modules.That’s all arriving in March, though, for now just enjoy the new multiplayer footage:Read more at Team Xboxlast_img read more

Moment of silence for Stoneman Douglas victims 17 days after shooting

first_img(WSVN) – A moment of silence is scheduled, Saturday, to honor the 17 lives lost in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.Gov. Rick Scott has invited all Floridians to join him for a moment of silence at 3 p.m. — 17 days after the shooting.Scott also declared Feb. 14 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Remembrance Day.Students wrapped up their week on campus, Friday, attending another half-day session.The last few days have been spent giving students and staff access to counseling in the wake of the shooting.They’ll be on a modified schedule Monday and Tuesday as well, with dismissal at 12:40 p.m.The regular class schedule will resume Wednesday with the regular 2:40 p.m. dismissal. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

KPB Awarded Distinguished Budget Award

first_imgAt the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting on February 20, Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce presented Harbaugh with the award: “When a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award is granted to an entity, a Certificate of Recognition for Budget Presentation is also presented to the individual(s) or department designated as being primarily responsible for having achieved the award.” The Distinguished Budget Presentation Award was presented to the Kenai Peninsula Finance Director Brandi R. Harbaugh. Budget documents must be rated “proficient” in all four categories, and in the fourteen mandatory criteria within those categories, to receive the award. There are over I ,600 participants in the Budget Awards Program. The most recent Budget Award recipients, along with their corresponding budget documents, are posted quarterly on GFOA’s website.center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Last updated on February 22nd, 2018 at 05:41 amThe Kenai Peninsula Borough has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the current budget from Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). There are four guidelines that are used to assess how well an entity’s budget serves as:a policy documenta financial planan operations guidea communications devicelast_img read more