Paints, pesticides, and other consumer products now add as much to air pollution as cars

first_img Paints, pesticides, and other consumer products now add as much to air pollution as cars By Roni DenglerFeb. 15, 2018 , 2:00 PM iStock.com/MattGush center_img AUSTIN—Cars are no longer the top contributor to urban air pollution. That’s the conclusion of a new study presented here at the annual meeting of AAAS, which publishes Science, that finds pesticides, paints, adhesives, and other consumer and industrial products add about as much to air pollution as transportation does. For the new work, researchers examined volatile organic compounds (VOCs). VOCs react with air to create ozone and, separately, produce fine particulate matter, which contributes to haze. Both of these air pollutants are health hazards and contribute to respiratory diseases, particularly in urban areas where emissions tend to be highest. Emissions from cars and other automobiles have long been considered the major contributor to these kinds of air pollutants. But the new work, which examined the chemical productions statistics from industrial and government agencies, found pesticides, coatings, inks, adhesives, and personal care products such as perfumes produce more than double the emissions of cars. That means U.S. inventories underestimate VOC emissions from these products by as much as a factor of three while overestimating car VOC emissions by 40%, researchers also report today in Science. Because most people use the products that make VOCs indoors, the researchers also compared emissions from residential and commercial buildings to outdoor measurements in Los Angeles, California. They found the concentration of emission compounds indoors was seven times higher than in ambient air. That means air pollution is increasingly from consumer and industrial products rather than from the transportation sector. 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Thiago Motta demands Genoa goals

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Genoa boss Thiago Motta expects his midfielders to chip in with goals in the wake of Christian Kouame’s injury and has a very different approach to SPAL. The Grifone visit SPAL on Monday at 19.45 GMT, click here for a match preview. “Kouame’s injury should act as motivation for the whole team, not just in the attacking department. I expect goals from midfielders and defenders. Games are just not won by strikers,” said the coach in his press conference. Motta graduated through the Barcelona youth set-up, and wants Genoa a style similiar to that of the Catalans. “Every coach has a style of play he strongly believes in. Possession of the ball is a means to try and win the game, not to appease the fans or to be comfortable. Sometimes you win with less of the ball, and other times you win without a lot of it. “SPAL run a lot, but they are convinced of their own ideas, they know what they want to do. It’s the victory of [Leonardo] Semplici. It will be a very competitive game against SPAL tomorrow night.” Genoa put in a positive display against Napoli before the international break, and Motta wants that to continue. “Lets start from the Napoli game without thinking too much of our opponent, because I can only control what is in our capabilities. I ask the lads for the absolute maximum, in the end all that counts is the result.”last_img read more

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Second serious knee injury rules out Liverpool’s Danny Ings for the season

first_imgLiverpool striker Danny Ings has been ruled out for the rest of the season with the second serious knee injury of his career, the Premier League club said on Wednesday.The 24-year-old was injured making a tackle in the 2-1 League Cup fourth round victory over Tottenham Hotspur last week and needs surgery on a damaged cartilage in his right knee.He will be sidelined for seven to nine months after having surgery on Wednesday. (League Cup: Sturridge brace helps Liverpool down Spurs, Arsenal through)”To say we are gutted would be an understatement; he is such a great boy and has worked so hard that he deserves better luck than this,” Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said on the club’s website (www.liverpoolfc.com).”It is typical of Danny’s personality, on and off the pitch, that he picked up this injury to his knee when courageously trying to win the ball back for his team by making a tackle.” (Liverpool ready to challenge under Juergen Klopp: Sir Alex Ferguson)Ings, who was returning to full fitness and had made two substitute appearances this season, missed most of last term after damaging the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in his first training session under Klopp. (Fluent Liverpool beat West Brom but miss out on top spot)Liverpool rejected several offers for Ings in the close season after he had returned ahead of schedule as a substitute against West Bromwich Albion in their final game last term.last_img read more

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SPO-IPL-LEE(SPB1)

first_imgBrett Lee calls Shivam Mavi future of Indian bowlingMumbai, May 5 (PTI) Former Australian pacer Brett Lee has heaped praise on rookie Kolkata Knight Riders fast bowler Shivam Mavi, saying he is the future of Indian bowling.Mavi, who was part of the World Cup-winning U-19 team led by Prithvi Shaw, had impressed everyone with his performance.Now, he is part of the Kolkata Knight Riders in the ongoing Indian Premier League and has taken three wickets in seven games so far.”I think Mavi has got everything. His actions are beautiful and he packs himself as a fully furnished bowler.”With youngsters like Mavi, its extremely important to play with confidence, enjoying the spirit of the game,” Lee, a Star Sports Select Dugout expert, was quoted as saying in a media release.”He knows what he is doing and it looks like he really enjoys his cricket. I think Mavi for me is the future for Indian bowlers,” added Lee, who in his prime troubled even top-notch batsmen with his pace.KKR, currently on the third spot, lock horns with defending champions Mumbai Indians in a thrilling IPL contest tomorrow at the Wankhede Stadium here. PTI NRB NRB NRBlast_img read more

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PIOJ Reports 1.1 Per Cent Growth for October to December

first_img The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) is reporting that the country recorded its strongest quarterly growth out-turn for the 2017 calendar year at an estimated 1.1 per cent, between October and December. Story Highlights Dr. Henry said the out-turn for the December quarter resulted from estimated growth of 1.2 and one per cent in the goods producing and services industries, respectively. Data show that stopover arrivals from the US increased by 14.3 per cent during the review period to 368,962 persons; arrivals from Canada were up 12.6 per cent to 111,482 persons; while stopover arrivals from Europe increased by 9.2 per cent to 86,576 persons. The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) is reporting that the country recorded its strongest quarterly growth out-turn for the 2017 calendar year at an estimated 1.1 per cent, between October and December.This follows 0.8 per cent for the July to September quarter, Director General, Dr, Wayne Henry, has said.He was speaking at the PIOJ’s quarterly media briefing at the Institute’s New Kingston head office on Tuesday, February 13.Dr. Henry said the out-turn for the December quarter resulted from estimated growth of 1.2 and one per cent in the goods producing and services industries, respectively.He told journalists that the service industry’s out-turn was driven by an estimated 15 per cent expansion in mining and quarrying, and one per cent in construction.The growth in mining and quarrying reflected higher crude bauxite and alumina production of 45.6 per cent and 11.6 per cent, respectively.Dr. Henry noted that the increase in alumina production mainly reflected the resumption of operations at the JISCO Alpart refinery in Nain, St. Elizabeth.Dr. Henry said the construction industry was supported by an increase in the value of National Housing Trust (NHT) mortgages provided as well as ongoing work on housing developments.These outcomes, he pointed out, far outweighed the contractions recorded in agriculture, forestry and fishing; and manufacturing, which declined by one per cent and 0.2 per cent respectively.The Director General noted that agriculture was constrained by above-normal rainfall during and prior to the review period.“This adversely impacted agricultural output, both with respect to hindering the recovery efforts of crops requiring a longer maturation period, as well as short-term crops, for which replanting was impeded. Information from the climate branch of the Met Service indicated that cumulative rainfall during the period January to November 2017 was 121 per cent of the 30-year mean,” he informed.Dr. Henry said, conversely, all sectors under the services industry grew, noting that hotels and restaurants led the way with an estimated 5.7 per cent.The out-turns for the other sectors saw transport, storage and communication growing by an estimated 1.2 per cent; finance and insurance services – one per cent; wholesale and retail trade, repair and installation of machinery; electricity and water supply – 0.3 per cent; and real estate, renting and business services – 0.1 per cent.Dr. Henry indicated that the out-turn for hotels and restaurants was influenced by an estimated 13.7 per cent increase in visitor arrivals from the United States, Canada and Europe.Data show that stopover arrivals from the US increased by 14.3 per cent during the review period to 368,962 persons; arrivals from Canada were up 12.6 per cent to 111,482 persons; while stopover arrivals from Europe increased by 9.2 per cent to 86,576 persons.The Director General further advised that cruise-passenger arrivals increased by 37.3 per cent, while total visitor expenditure was US$752.8 million, an increase of 17.7 per cent.Preliminary data for January 2018 show a 6.8 per cent increase in stopover arrivals and 21.3 per cent for cruise passengers.The 2017 calendar year growth out-turn is estimated at 0.5 per cent, representing the fifth consecutive year of economic growth recorded by Jamaica.The services industry is estimated to have grown by 0.8 per cent, to outweigh the 0.7 per cent contraction in the goods producing industry.“Industries recording the strongest growth during the year were hotels and restaurants, up 3.9 per cent; manufacturing, up 1.6 per cent; and construction, up one per cent,” Dr. Henry told journalists.He noted that the economic out-turn for the January to March 2018 quarter is “positive” based on the anticipated continued strengthening of activities in both the goods producing and services industries.“In light of (this), we expect real GDP (gross domestic product) for the January to March 2018 quarter to grow within the range of one to two per cent. The growth in real GDP for fiscal year 2017/18 is projected to fall within the range of 0.5 per cent to 1.5 per cent,” he pointed out.last_img read more

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Education Ministry Committed to Resolving the Sector’s Issues

first_img“So even as we recognize the efforts being promoted, teaching as a valuable profession must be in the collective effort of all stakeholders in education,” Dr. McLean further said. Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Dr. Grace McLean, says the Ministry remains committed to resolving issues within the sector. She notes that matters arising in 2019, such as those related to the Primary Exit Profile (PEP), have been identified and are being addressed through remedial interventions and other initiatives. Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Dr. Grace McLean, says the Ministry remains committed to resolving issues within the sector.She notes that matters arising in 2019, such as those related to the Primary Exit Profile (PEP), have been identified and are being addressed through remedial interventions and other initiatives.This, Dr. McLean adds, in an effort to facilitate the seamless development of the education system and citizenry.“I, therefore, take this opportunity to assure the wider Jamaica and the Jamaica Teachers Association (JTA), that the Ministry is committed to continuous service, support and consolation, as we ensure that whatever we are doing, it is in the best interest of our children,” she added.Dr. McLean was speaking at a service at Mount Ward Methodist Church in Ramble, Hanover, on Sunday, May 5, to mark the start of the JTA’s observance of ‘Education Week 2019’, from May 5 to 9.Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) President, Dr. Garth Anderson, speaking at a service at Mount Ward Methodist Church in Ramble, Hanover, on Sunday (May 5), to mark the start of the JTA’s ‘Education Week 2019’.She also lauded the JTA for implementing various education initiatives to support students’ cognitive development.“I urge you to continue being beacons of hope for our children, even as we grapple with our personal and institutional challenges. Our aim at the Ministry is to mobilize support for our educators, to ensure that we continue to meet the educational needs of future generations,” Dr. McLean said.She added that teachers along with parents and church leaders are among the first channels through which knowledge is introduced to children.Members of the congregation at a service at Mount Ward Methodist Church in Ramble, Hanover, on Sunday (May 5), to mark the start of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association’s (JTA) ‘Education Week 2019’.center_img  This, Dr. McLean adds, in an effort to facilitate the seamless development of the education system and citizenry. Story Highlightslast_img read more

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Commentaires de lindustrie invités au sujet de la stratégie sur le tourisme

first_imgLe gouvernement et l’industrie travaillent ensemble pour créer une stratégie sur le tourisme à long terme qui assurera la croissance économique et qui apportera des avantages pour l’industrie et la province. Avant de mettre au point la stratégie, le gouvernement provincial souhaite obtenir les commentaires des membres de l’industrie et des exploitants, ainsi que du public. « Grâce à notre partenariat avec l’industrie par l’entremise de l’Agence de tourisme de la Nouvelle-Écosse, nous établissons une nouvelle orientation pour le tourisme, a dit Percy Paris, ministre du Développement économique et rural et du Tourisme. Nous avons écouté les exploitants et les membres de l’industrie, et nous sommes maintenant à la dernière étape de l’élaboration d’une stratégie à long terme sur le tourisme qui permettra à la Nouvelle-Écosse d’atteindre son plein potentiel sur ce marché international très concurrentiel. » Un cadre stratégique sera présenté aux groupes de discussion à l’échelle de la province pendant l’été afin d’encourager les membres de l’industrie à soumettre leurs idées sur la nouvelle approche. Les discussions seront axées sur les rôles et les responsabilités du gouvernement et de l’industrie dans le futur. On invite les membres de l’industrie à soumettre leurs commentaires lors des groupes de discussions régionaux, en répondant au sondage en ligne ou en participant à des entrevues. Tous sont les bienvenus. Pour vous inscrire à un groupe de discussion, consultez le http://gov.ns.ca/econ/tourism (en anglais seulement). Des services en français seront offerts aux séances de Sydney et de Yarmouth. La version finale de la stratégie sur le tourisme à long terme sera présentée lors de la conférence annuelle de l’Association de l’industrie touristique de la Nouvelle-Écosse en novembre. Le conseil intérimaire de l’Agence de tourisme de la Nouvelle-Écosse élabore cette stratégie à long terme dans le cadre de son mandat visant à établir officiellement l’agence. Il procède également au recrutement d’un directeur général, à la nomination d’un premier conseil d’administration et à l’élaboration d’une charte.last_img read more

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Convicted fraudster dupes small town with reality TV show promises

first_img Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitter Advertisement Chris Robinson has claimed on social media sites, including Facebook, in posts like this one that he runs a show called Burger Wars. (Chris Robinson/Facebook)So when a man from B.C. claimed to be a big-time TV producer and made big promises, the business owners jumped at the chance.Town pitches inThey say Christopher Robinson told them that once they were accepted as contestants on the show, all they had to do was give him $500, and gather thousands more in “sponsorship” money to get the show off the ground.Soon the entire town was pitching in, hoping to put Dunnville on the map.The local paper even wrote up a glowing story about what the show would mean for the restaurant owners and the community. Here’s one of Chris Robinson’s many posts on Facebook about his show, Burger Wars, which he doesn’t actually own. (Chris Robinson/Facebook)On his Facebook page, Robinson claimed to have all the credentials and connections with all the right people. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Residents of a small Ontario town are still reeling after learning a man claiming to be a TV producer — promising to put mom-and-pop restaurants on a reality show — is actually a convicted fraudster who is wanted in B.C.If restaurant owners Julia Marchese and Debb Davies could have written the script for the show they thought they were going to be in, the ending would have been a lot different.The pair thought they were getting the opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to showcase their restaurants on a reality show called Burger Wars, which sees restaurants compete for the best burger in town. Both women hoped the show would boost business for them and tourism for Dunnville, Ont., a town of fewer than 6,000 people south of Hamilton. Two years ago Marchese opened Julia’s Bistro and Davies opened Debb’s Cuisine.“It’s a great little place, where [we] take care of each other. It’s about family and it’s about what we can do as a community to grow,” Davies says. Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

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Squamish RV park feud heating up

first_imgAPTN National NewsA man arrested after the Squamish First Nation seized control of his family’s business, is now claiming that the band council is acting out of personal interest.APTN National News reporter Rob Smith has the story from Vancouver.last_img

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Morocco CDG Begins Organizational Reengineering

first_imgRabat – La Caisse de Dépôt et de Gestion (CDG) has begun an organizational readjustment of its foresight pole, aligning with its new management platform.A reengineering of business processes and its information systems has enabled “CDG” to upgrade  its retirement factory. According to the Moroccan daily Al-Massaa newspaper, this upgrade is based on the highest standards of the global market.This initiative comes with the implementation of the “Oufoq 2015” (Horizon 2015) strategic plan, through which the CDG aims to play a major role in Moroccan development. It also seeks to make the company a reference manager in the Middle East and North Africa. The CDG foresight pole, therefore, acquires strategic levers to ensure effective management plans and current and future welfare funds for pension reform in Morocco.The administration will be responsible for managing CDG pension activity, leading the management processes, and representing funds and schemes managed vis-à-vis partners.Edited by  Katrina Bushko© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

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Colombian refugees in Ecuador receive small business aid from UN

There are some 45,000 registered Colombian refugees in Ecuador, and tens of thousands more who have fled conflict between the Government, rebels and paramilitary groups in their own country but have never contacted the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) or the authorities to seek asylum. Finding a job or starting a business are among the main obstacles they face in their quest to integrate. Even though it is legal to hire refugees, many employers still hesitate to take them on. “This was an ideal opportunity for refugees to show the representatives of financing institutions, micro-credit supporting agencies and other important actors in the financial market, that refugees are prepared and that they can be beneficiaries of their services,” said Jorge Caiza from Fundación Ambiente y Sociedad, a partner agency of UNHCR and co-organizer of the project. He added that most banks and financial institutions in Ecuador currently do not include refugees as beneficiaries, “but we hope that initiatives like these will help to break the myths and prejudices against them.” Prizes ranged from $1,300 to $700. Business ideas showcased included garment making, goods made from recycled material, a variety of restaurants, furniture construction, a small-scale chicken farm, a plumbing agency, handicrafts manufacture, and the fabrication of cleaning goods. UNHCR and the Ecuadorean Government estimate that at least 200,000 Colombians have fled to Ecuador over the past decade to escape the armed conflict in their homeland. An average of 800 Colombians a month request asylum, but an overwhelming majority do not approach UNHCR or government authorities and thus remain anonymous, undocumented and unable to access some of their basic rights as refugees. 17 January 2008The United Nations refugee agency has awarded cash grants to 16 small business ventures in Ecuador under an initiative to nurture the entrepreneurial talents of Colombian refugees and to help them become self-sufficient. read more

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Policemen injured 44 arrested following protest in Thambuttegama

At least four policemen were injured and 44 people were arrested following a protest in Thambuttegama today.The protesters marched along the streets blocking traffic along the Kurunegala-Anuradhapura road and vented their over a move to use water from the Rajanganaya Tank for a water project. At least five women were among those arrested. (Colombo Gazette) After a heated exchange of words with the Police the mob surrounded the Thambuttegama Police Station and attacked it with stones.The Police later used water cannons and tear gas to disperse the mob. read more

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Mens Basketball Ohio State ends finals week with home tilt against Appalachian

Ohio State redshirt senior forward Keita Bates-Diop (33) guards a Michigan player on an inbound play in the first half in the game against Michigan on Dec. 4. Ohio State won 71-62. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorOne day after finals have ended for students at Ohio State, the men’s basketball team (8-3, 2-0 Big Ten) plays host to Appalachian State (5-6) for both teams’ first game in a week. The Buckeyes are coming off a dominant 97-62 victory against William & Mary in their first matchup since returning to their nonconference schedule. Here is a rundown of what to expect in Ohio State’s 6 p.m. matchup against Appalachian State Saturday.Projected StartersAppalachian State:G — Ronshad Shabazz — Junior, 6-foot-5, 217 lbs., 21.8 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 3.5 apgG — Justin Forrest — Freshman, 6-foot-2, 195 lbs., 16.8 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 2.5 apgF — Tyrell Johnson — Junior, 6-foot-8, 205 lbs., 8.7 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 0.9 apgF — Griffin Kinney — Senior, 6-foot-8, 240 lbs., 11.0 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 0.9 apgF — Isaac Johnson — Sophomore, 6-foot-9, 212 lbs., 6.8 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 1.4 apgOhio State:G — C.J. Jackson — Junior, 6-foot-1, 175 lbs., 13.5 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 4.0 apgG — Kam Williams — Redshirt senior, 6-foot-2, 185 lbs., 6.9 ppg, 1.5 rpg, 0.5 apgF — Keita Bates-Diop — Redshirt junior, 6-foot-7, 235 lbs., 18.3 ppg, 9.5 rpg, 1.5 apgF — Jae’Sean Tate — Senior, 6-foot-4, 230 lbs., 12.8 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 3.0 apgC — Kaleb Wesson — Freshman, 6-foot-9, 270 lbs., 12.2 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 0.8 apgScouting Appalachian StateThe Mountaineers have been one of the more prolific offenses in college basketball to this point in the year. They are 18th in both points per game at 87.6 and 3-pointers made per game with 10.6.The bulk of the Mountaineers’ offense has run through its starting point guard, Ronshad Shabazz. He will be the only player in this game with a points per game average of more than 20.“[Shabazz’s] a lefty that can score at every level,” Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann said. “He’s an older kid. Strong, built a little bit like [Ohio State forward Jae’Sean Tate] and can do it all in terms of scoring and facilitating for his team.But according to Ken Pomeroy, much of that has to do with the type of opponents they have played. They have faced off against the 166th-best defensive schedule to this point, and thus their adjusted offense is only 124th-best in the nation. While the offensive success might be in question, the Mountaineers’ ability to rebound well and outplay their opponents on the inside has been a standout feature of their season. They are tied for 27th in the nation, averaging 8.3 more rebounds per game than their opponents. Appalachian State is not an exceptionally tall team. According to KenPom, it is only the 64th-tallest team in the nation. But the Mountaineers hold a significant weight advantage over many of their opponents. They have four starters that weigh in at more than 200 pounds compared to just three for Ohio State.“Depth and size across the board, really maybe in some ways, as good a positional size as we’ve seen in terms of bigger guards, bigger wings. They’re certainly bigger than us at those guard and wing spots,” Holtmann said. “They’re a tough, physical, veteran team that’s going to play exceptionally hard and I’m interested to see how we’ll respond after kind of a week of final exams and you’re always concerned about any game, but certainly concerned about the game after finals.”Avoiding the upsetOn paper, Ohio State should handle its business against Appalachian State. Ohio State has appeared the more dominant team against stronger teams and seems to have more on-court talent than the Mountaineers. But with finals week having just taken place, a week away from action and knowing they are playing against a weaker opponent, this could set the stage for a potential upset. Holtmann — citing a similar opponent in the University of Texas Arlington, who beat Ohio State in 2015 — said the Buckeyes are aware of the importance of not overlooking opponents like Appalachian State since that loss. He added that veterans on the team will be leaned on to keep a younger team focused on the matchup. “What I rely on and lean on in those situations is our older guys who’ve been through it. Because young guys don’t know,” Holtmann said. “They just don’t know. It’s not their fault, but freshman have no idea how good players are at all levels of college basketball.”Holtmann said that while he brought up the concept of losing to a heavy underdog if overlooking them, he is letting his veterans who were on the team that lost to UT Arlington — Bates-Diop and Tate — handle how much the team reflects on that loss. Those two veterans both said that loss was the reason Ohio State failed to make the NCAA Tournament that year.“They’re important games, and sometimes they can make or break you when it comes to March,” Tate said. “The only thing that me and Keita as older guys can do is learn our lesson that time and only that time, and just try to prepare the younger guys on the team who haven’t been in this situation.”Health UpdatesBoth sophomore center Micah Potter and freshman forward Kyle Young were absent from the team’s win against William & Mary, but they both practiced Thursday, Holtmann said. He said the two will be gametime decisions. Young and Potter are dealing with ankle injuries. read more

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MBE Minerals focus on support for optimal performance

first_imgWith mining operations remaining under pressure to optimise plants, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers must be more dynamic and focused in terms of their overall market offering. This is the message from Johannes Kottmann, Managing Director of MBE Minerals SA, who says that the company’s strong relationship with and understanding of its customers’ operations allows it to provide optimum value support and services, all of which is aimed at ensuring that operations perform optimally.MBE Minerals’ support options are customised to suit specific customer requirements and can range from basic maintenance contracts, which would typically include on-site service personnel, and can extend to consignment stock facilities and progress right up to comprehensive Service Level Agreements (SLAs). At this level, support is provided through fully fledged regional service centres capable of undertaking ongoing equipment condition monitoring, maintenance and service support.Customers are able to leverage the expertise and in-depth experience MBE Minerals SA has acquired across the full spectrum of services to a large footprint of customers. “With an OEM supporting the equipment in the plant directly, it is possible to implement efficiency improvements as a result of ongoing input and interaction with the plant personnel. In addition to this, training is undertaken that benefits the plant personnel both in terms of operator needs and maintenance,” Kottmann says.The maintenance of equipment in mineral processing plants is equally as important as its optimum functioning and a multi-disciplined approach needs to be instituted when designing a plant. Kottmann maintains that OEMs should be tasked with the continued and consistent maintenance of equipment in the plant to ensure that it is carried out cost effectively and downtime is reduced.“We have seen a trend developing within the industry whereby customers are moving away from maintaining plants in-house to an SLA or life-cycle contract with the OEM. This implies that the manufacturer is not only selling a piece of equipment but is also supplying the customer with a comprehensive maintenance plan,” Kottmann explains.“Coupled with this is the importance of the OEM’s location in relation to its customer’s operations, and we currently operate a fully-fledged service centre in Kathu in the Northern Cape to cater for these iron ore and manganese operations and in Middleburg to service various customers in the coalfields,” Kottmann says. As a result, the MBE Minerals teams have developed first-hand knowledge of how its equipment is operating within the various plants, enabling application-specific design improvements that result in an enhancement in the operational life and efficiency of the equipment.“Our locality in close proximity to our customers also allows us to provide a rapid response technical assistance and maintenance service. We maintain a substantial stockholding of requisite parts as determined by the customer base’s needs and we can offer both on- and off-site service. From an OEM perspective, we will ensure that the correct parts are installed according to specification, and that the equipment operates within its design limits, to ensure maximised throughput and minimised downtime,” Kottmann concluded.last_img read more

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Isabel Blanco signs for HK Larvik

← Previous Story Conflict in the Danish female team Next Story → Vive Targi Kielce lost match in Poland after 23 months! HK Larvik handballIsabel BlancoNorwegian handball Last five seasons in the T-shirts of Danish FC Midtjylland Håndbold (former Ikast), Norwegian line player, Isabel Blanco (32) signed a contract with Norwegian champion and EHF CL semifinalist,  HK Larvik. She was part of the Gold medals squads at the EHF EURO 2004 and 2008. From 2004 to 2006 she played for Aalborg and before that, four more seasons she spent in Ikast (2000-2004), where she became an international star. read more

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Ricardo – fruit of beach handball love to meet his father

← Previous Story VELUX EHF CL TOP 8 DRAW on Tuesday Next Story → MOZZART IS INJURED: The end for Ivano Balic? Beach handballEHFricardo His name is Ricardo. He is almost 5 years old and he has never met his father. Anyway, is mother is convinced that World Beach Handball Championship that will be held next July in Recife, Brazil will be perfect scenario for first familiar gathering.Ricardo is fruit of the summer love affair of young nice girl player of Southamerican national team that participated on Beach Handball WC in Cadiz 2008 and European player that was there as the member of his national team.Maybe it will be shock for young handsome player, because after championship in Spain two youngsters lost contact, so almost for sure he don’t know about his young son. Father’s national team will play in Brasil in July…Will he be in the team, that is something that no one knows, but Ricardo and his mather will come to Recife and wait for their first familiar meeting. Hopely, this beach handball story will have happy end. read more

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Ghanaian midfielder reveals he is tired of loan moves

first_imgGhanaian international midfielder Bernard Mensah has revealed his frustrations over his several loan spells away from parent club, Atletico Madrid.The 24-year-old is currently on loan at Kayserispor, his fourth loan spell since joining the Los Colcheneros from Portuguese club Vitoria Guimaraes in 2015.Mensah had high hopes when he made his €8 million move to the Spanish capital, but he has found himself moving from one club to another on separate loan deals and admits that it has affected him.“I don’t particularly like the idea of being on loan because I think it makes a player uncertain and puts too much pressure on them,” he said, according to ESPN.“It is always better if you have a long-term deal with a club and can grow without having to worry about what happens to you next season.”Afriyie Acquah asks for patience Taimoor Khan – July 23, 2019 While Ghana disappointed at the African Cup of Nations, Acquah has asked fans to give the national team some time.Ghana midfielder, Afrieye Acquah says…“When you are on loan, one or two bad games or a spell on the bench means you are almost certainly on your way to another loan spell, and that is not good for the development of a player.”“I didn’t play enough at Getafe and when I returned to Portugal, but I knew I could just not give up,” he continued.“Kasimpasa was really good for me, and Kayserispor have allowed me to get better because I play, which is what every player wants.”Kayserispor next face host Sivasspor at their home ground, the Kadir Has Stadium, in their 10th game of the Turkish Superlig season.last_img read more

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Ludi Lin negotiating to play Liu Kang in 2021 liveaction Mortal Kombat

first_img(WSVN) – Ludi Lin is in negotiations with New Line Cinema to play Liu Kang in the live-action “Mortal Kombat” movie.Lin was in an episode of “Black Mirror,” and he played a fighting character in a “Mortal Kombat” inspired video game.Kang is one of the seven original characters introduced in the first “Mortal Kombat” game.The plot for the new reboot remains unknown.The film is set to be released on March 5, 2021.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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The Unusual Story of How CMPs Weitzner Ended Up at Rival Ziff

first_imgThe departure of CMP Technology’s former CEO Steve Weitzner to competing publisher Ziff Davis Enterprise as chairman and CEO has some in the industry scratching their heads. It was only two months ago that Weitzner was named head of international M&A and business development for CMP’s parent company, United Kingdom-based United Business Media. That left UBM CEO David Levin running CMP Technology in the interim (which continues).”It’s unbelievable that CMP let their former CEO walk directly to their major competition,” one industry observer tells FOLIO:. “You never see this. The fact that they didn’t protect their business implies that he didn’t have a non-compete. If he didn’t have a non-compete, he also didn’t have a non-solicit. They often go hand-in-hand. Who’s to say he’s not prevented from soliciting the best talent from CMP? That’s bad management.”What happened, one observer said, was that when Weitzner’s predecessor, Gary Marshall, left the company in 2005, Weitzner took over as CEO without a contract. When he was shifted out of the CEO post, he began negotiating a separation agreement, and that process had apparently not concluded when Ziff came knocking, the source said. “They were offering a CEO the kind of agreement they give to junior editors,” the source said. “Every company has every right to replace a CEO, but do it in a classy way. Do it in a way that preserves the integrity of the office.” The source said the loss of Weitzner follows a pattern seen with other CMP executives. “This has led them to have egg on their face,” he said. “How they treated Steve is something that’s going to have an effect on the search for a replacement–Steve was doing a good job. People loved him.” Another observer noted that the move makes sense for Weitzner. “He gets to be the top guy at ZDE,” the source wrote in an e-mail to FOLIO:. “I’m sure CMP did not want him to go to ZDE, but when/if he is getting a chance to make some real money with a private equity employer, it is hard to counter.”A CMP spokeswoman declined to comment on Weitzner’s departure, including specific questions concerning a non-compete clause, other than to say the company “wishes him well.” Time for ChangeWeitzner himself declined to respond to direct questions about the nature of his departure, but he offered some insight as to why he decided to join ZDE. “I had a long and rewarding run at CMP, but it was time for a change,” Weitzner said in an e-mail. Weitzner joined CMP more than two decades ago, and served a number of roles including associate editor, COO and CEO. “This was an opportunity to take the lead at a company that has only recently emerged from a corporate parent. All of the ingredients are here–great people, products and a long tradition of winning. But, we also have the opportunity to create an entrepreneurial startup environment and several successful entrepreneurs are on our management team.”As CEO, Weitzner oversaw a dramatic restructuring at CMP Technology in which the company laid off 200 employees last June, either folded or converted a number of its print titles to online, and acquired additional digital products, effectively shifting its focus to digital media. CMP Technology this summer also acquired a number of informational Web sites, including HowMachinesWork.com, and purchased Semiconductor Insights, a media and consulting services company targeting the global semiconductor industry, for $26 million.ZDE, publisher of titles such as Baseline, CIO Insight and eWeek, was formed last June when Ziff Davis sold the group to Insight Venture Partners for $150 million. Weitzner says he is looking forward to further developing the company’s stable of live events, e-seminars and virtual trade shows. “Less well-known are the capabilities that ZDE has added through acquisition and merger over the last few years. Many marketers and advertisers will be aware of DevShed a leading network for software developers-but not everyone realizes that DevShed is an integral part of ZDE,” he wrote. Weitzner believes that ZDE’s Web Buyer’s Guide, an information source for IT buyers and a service demand generation system for marketers, will “sit at the center of the ZDE offering going forward.”last_img read more

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