Australia lose a World Cup semi-final for the first time in history

first_imgAustralia will have to hand over their fifth World Cup trophy to either England or New Zealand on July 14 after they crashed out of the tournament on Thursday. England crushed the defending champions by 8 wickets at Edgbaston to set up the final against the Kiwis at Lord’s on Sunday.The loss meant Australia suffered their first defeat in a World Cup semi-final in eight matches. They had won in 1975, 1987, 1996, 2003, 2007 and 2015 while the 1999 semi-final against South Africa had ended in a tie.The Aussies have lifted the trophy on five occasions in 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2015.England meanwhile, will be playing their first 50-over World Cup final after 27 years after the 1992 edition in which they had lost to Pakistan in the summit clash. Before that England had played the finals in 1979 and 1987.The unbeaten streak ends at 7For the first time in history, Australia have lost a men’s World Cup semi-final.#CWC19 | #AUSvENG pic.twitter.com/Bj1MwCXxdUCricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 11, 2019New Zealand on the other hand, have played eight semi-finals as well but managed to reach the final twice only. They were the finalists in 2015 but lost the game against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.The final on Sunday will be the fourth instance when two sides, who had previously never won the World Cup, will be facing each other after 1975 (West Indies vs Australia), 1987 (Australia vs England) and 1992 (Pakistan vs England).If England beat New Zealand in the summit clash, then they will become the third nation after India and Australia to lift the trophy on home soil. India was the first team to achieve the feat in 2011 while Australia replicated it in 2015.advertisementEngland’s final appearance will be their sixth in an ICC ODI tournament, drawing them level with West Indies in third place. Australia have played 9 finals of ICC ODI tournaments while India have featured in 7. New Zealand are tied in fourth place with Sri Lanka with four final appearances.England on Thursday outclassed Australia in all three departments and won by 8 wickets in a completely one-sided clash at Edgbaston to enter the World Cup final for the fourth time.Chasing a paltry total of 223, England rode on Jason Roy’s swashbuckling 85 off 119 balls to chase down the total with 107 balls to spare. The victory margin is the fourth-biggest in terms of balls to spare.Also Read | World Cup 2019: England crush defending champions Australia, set up final vs New ZealandAlso Read | Whoever beats India will win World Cup. Michael Vaughan’s prediction will only be partly correctAlso Read | Mitchell Starc breaks Glenn McGrath’s 12-year World Cup record with 27th wicketlast_img read more

Odds Are a-Changin’

first_imgNCAA Football: Oklahoma State at TexasPhoto Attribution: US PresswireWell this is certainly interesting. When I wrote my early season odds to win the Big 12 post a month ago, OSU was 18-1 to win the Big 12. I thought that was a little bit high and that there was a lot of value in them at that spot.I looked again yesterday and OSU is 8-1.In fact here’s how the entire Big 12 has changed since July 17.[table id=18 /]OSU claims the biggest increase in odds and Iowa State, Kansas State, and TCU experienced the biggest drop.Frankly, I never really understood why TCU was ahead of OSU and West Virginia to begin with.OSU though, I can’t say I understand the massive jump either. What happened between July 17th and now to justify the change? Was it all the glowing articles on Wes Lunt? Maybe, but is that enough to make them a frontrunner in a crowded front of the race?We’ll see, I liked 18-1 much better though.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Emery defends ‘tactical’ Ozil substitution

first_imgArsenal boss Unai Emery has defended his decision to replace Mesut Ozil with Alex Iwobi at half-time during the Gunners’ 1-1 draw at Brighton, insisting it was a ‘tactical’ choice.The north London side went 1-0 up after a fine finish from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang but conceded before half-time as the Seagulls broke from defending a corner, with a Stephan Lichtsteiner mistake aiding their cause.Ozil, who has often been dropped entirely for away games, was hooked at the break and the Gunners produced a tepid second-half display as they were unable to force a winner.​ Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘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? But Emery insists that the introduction of Iwobi for the German was a tactically-motivated decision.”It is one decision tactically, and also the decision is because we have [done] it before because we have a lot of matches away when it tactically changes something, not for the player but for the team,” Emery told a press conference.The former Paris Saint-Germain and Sevilla boss has become renowned for his early substitutions, with Arsenal often winning games in the second half after a poor first period.”A lot of the matches when we play in the second half, for example, with Iwobi, it helps us with a different situation tactically and helps us to win the matches. In other matches, when we changed for the second half we took the performance to go to win.”Yesterday [against Brighton], my intention was the same, it is tactically to change one player for another and with our analysis before that in other matches, in the second-half sessions is the reason I do that.”But for me, it is only tactically and not [down to the] player, and for me, every player is the same. Sometimes I change Aubameyang, sometimes I change Lacazette and sometimes I change Matteo – it happens to every player and sometimes the result is good and the other times it doesn’t give us the result on the pitch. But the decision is only tactical.”Aaron Ramsey Arsenal 2018-19Emery also commented on the playing time of Aaron Ramsey, who has been linked with Juventus, Inter and PSG as his contract runs down.”For me, the most important thing for every player is for their focus to be here. They have their individual situations or circumstances in their contract in their present and in their future, but my present, my future is here in Arsenal.”They show me the focus for us and I think it’s not easy for Aaron, but I spoke with him and we need his performances for us. He played yesterday with a good spirit like I want and he helped us, not to win but he was working well. I am happy.”I need this focus also from him to us, to help us to go to Liverpool on Saturday and then to Fulham. His future is only for him and for his agent. Above all, I want and he should have, his focus for helping us.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Party like it’s 1933? Check out “The Best Cocktail Shaker Since Prohibition”

first_img 6 Essential Scotch Cocktails That You Need to Know 7 Fall Cocktail Recipes to Enjoy With Cooler Weather Editors’ Recommendations 10 Classic Vodka Cocktail Recipes You Can Mix at Home There’s a new lady in your life and she’s coming over. You know she loves a good cocktail. You’re trying to woo her, to show her that you’re the kind of guy she should be with, so you decide to pull out all the stops and look up some fancy cocktails. The only problem, you realize, is that your cocktail shaker is from your frat boy days at State and the moment you go to shake it, you’re drenched in a fine spray of Aperol, simple syrup, and top shelf liquor. That may have been cool when the boys were coming over for a night of beer pong and Jäger bombs, but not now.Enter Shaker 33, the first real improvement on the cocktail shaker since 1933.Founded by Scott Tavenner and created by Michael Liebowitz, Shaker 33 is a cocktail shaker that takes a classic design and makes it better. We were sent a prototype shaker form Shaker 33 to see if this was true and, damn, were they right.Related: Celebrate Summer with Tanqueray BloomsburySome of the highlights of our time with Shaker 33 included:The lid didn’t fly off by accident and it didn’t get stuck on there, either.Shaker 33 uses a special integrated ice strainer, which allowed for both quick pours and a slower, finely strained pour.It was easy to clean up and dishwasher safe.It was shatterproof, which came in handy after a cocktail or six.For those still going, okay, that’s cool, but what else is there…It’s BPA-free.It’s made in the USA. (And, really, what else do you need?)Shaker 33 is currently running their Kickstarter campaign and are currently about halfway to their goal with a little over three weeks to go. For as little as $25, you can get your very own Shaker 33. Not only will it step your cocktail game up, but it’ll do it without breaking the bank.Check out Shaker 33 on Kickstarter and get in on the ground floor of this home cocktail revolution. Stirred or Shaken? How to Make a Perfect Vodka Martini If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? last_img read more

Wartsila Reveals Strong Demand for Its Aquarius UV BWMS

first_imgzoomWärtsilä Aquarius UV BWMS; Image Courtesy: Wärtsilä The technology group Wärtsilä secured 13 contracts for its Aquarius UV Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) to global shipping operators in the fourth quarter of 2018.Wärtsilä said that the systems have been ordered for ships being built at yards in China, including a RoRo ferry, two RoPax, six tankers and four container vessels. Ship owners are also increasingly requesting quotations for their existing sailing fleet, the company added.The demand for BWMSs is rising as owners work to make their vessels compliant with the Ballast Water Management Convention regulations that entered into force in September 2017 for all new build vessels. The convention aims at preventing the spread of harmful aquatic organisms from one region to another, and at halting damage to the marine environment from ballast water discharge.For a vessel to be compliant with the IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention, owners have to install a BWMS at the next special survey of the vessel after September 8, 2019. This essentially gives a five-year window for retrofits between September 2019 and September 2024, depending on when the special survey is due.“This continued strong demand is a very positive verification of the efficiency, reliability, and robustness of the Wärtsilä Aquarius systems. Owners around the world recognise the fact that our BWMS solutions, which are backed by Wärtsilä’s extensive global service support network, provide assurance that their vessels can fully comply with the regulations, even with varying levels of water quality,” says Arto Lehtinen, Director, Water and Waste, Wärtsilä Marine.The Wärtsilä Aquarius UV (Ultra-Violet) BWMS has been submitted for US Coastguard (USCG) Type Approval. This follows the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Type Approval granted in 2012. The company’s alternative BWMS technology, the Wärtsilä Aquarius EC (Electro-Chlorination), was granted USCG Type Approval in August 2018, and IMO Type Approval in 2013.last_img read more

Trudeau formally announces hell run again in next years election

first_imgMONTREAL – Justin Trudeau will run again in the 2019 federal election.The Liberal leader formally announced his nomination at a party event Sunday in his Montreal riding of Papineau.The partisan crowd cheered as Trudeau reaffirmed his belief in what he called “positive politics,” and took jabs at Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, whom he accused of exploiting fear and division.The Liberal leader also promised to tackle a number of challenges that include protecting Canada’s oceans, raising the standard of living for Indigenous Peoples and narrowing the gap between rich and poor.Trudeau was first elected to represent Papineau in 2008, and was re-elected in 2011 and 2015.The riding has been held by the Liberals for almost all of the last 50 years, with the exception of 2006 to 2008 when it was held by the Bloc Quebecois.last_img read more

Jon Bon Jovi Whats On The Table For The Hungry

first_imgOn Saturday, August 25, Top Chef and restaurateur Tom Colicchio and his wife filmmaker Lori Silverbush, rocker Jon Bon Jovi his wife Dorothea Hurley, Susan Burden, and philanthropist Avis Richards and Marathon hedge fund co-founder Bruce Richards hosted the 2nd annual “What’s on the Table?”, an event to benefit the anti-hunger programs of the United Way of New York City.Over $200,000 was raised to benefit UWNYC’s work to reduce hunger and provide more nutritious food for struggling children, families and seniors.In addition to Colicchio and Bon Jovi, guests included chef Katie Lee, supermodel Hilary Rhoda, CNN anchor Alina Cho, Estee Lauder head John Demsey, Dan Abrams, actress Natasha Bell, Royal Pains actor Rupak Ginn, Bloomberg TV host Matt Miller, Dayssi and Paul Olarte de Kanavos, Duane Hampton, Louise Grunwald, Esther Newberg, Charmaine and Carter Burden, and Stephanie Hirsch. United Way of New York City’s Jennifer Jones Austin, Senior Vice-President for Community Investment and Kevin Taylor, Senior Vice President for Institutional Advancement were also in attendance.Held at the Southampton home of Avis and Bruce Richards, “What’s on the Table?” emphasized the need not only to help the hungry in New York City access to food in times of emergency but to ensure that food they receive is fresh and nutritious. In keeping with the theme, guests dined on culinary delights from five of Tom Colicchio’s restaurants. Chefs from Colicchio and Sons, Craft, Riverpark, Craftsteak and Topping Rose each offered two dishes featuring a local, in-season ingredient. These included zucchini (ricotta stuffed and fried zucchini blossoms), corn (corn chowder), and raspberries (raspberry cobbler), among others.In their speeches, Colicchio, Bon Jovi, both Richards, and Ms. Silverbush – director of the forthcoming documentary about hunger titled “A Place at the Table” – stressed the critical nature of the issue hunger in America. One startling statistic revealed is that 1 in 5 children go hungry daily in the United States. Guests were encouraged to call their Congressional representatives to protect funding in the Farm Bill for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which puts healthy food on the table for 46 million Americans each month.100% of the evening’s net proceeds went to the United Way’s campaign to significantly reduce hunger in New York City. A portion of the funds raised came from an exciting auction presided over by Cate Smit, who sold a surprise item: a private dinner cooked by Tom Colicchio with a performance by Jon Bon Jovi at the bidder’s home. It went for $40,000.last_img read more

UNbacked project to provide tourism management skills in Africa and Asia

The project, which is backed by the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), will provide vocational tourism training in Benin, Cambodia, Ghana, Mali, Mozambique, Nepal and Vietnam – countries where tourism is increasingly a leading source of jobs and economic growth.It will be implemented by the SNV Netherlands Development Organisation with €2 million ($2.87 million) in funding from the European Union.Workers and entrepreneurs participating in the High Impact Tourism Training (HITT) initiative will receive practical tourism training in major working areas to improve their technical and management skills, increase their income potential and enhance their resilience in the event of crises in the sector.Participants will also benefit from links established through the project with the mainstream tourism sector, which will open opportunities for entrepreneurs and workers.Each of the seven pilot countries is home to one or more of UNWTO’s Sustainable Tourism – Eliminating Poverty (ST-EP) and/or technical cooperation projects which aim to reduce poverty through sustainable forms of tourism.Local communities involved in those projects will directly benefit from HITT, which will be implemented through an alliance involving national and local governments, syndicates, technical and vocational education and training providers, and the private sector.Tourism is one of the world’s largest job creators and currently accounts for one in every 12 jobs globally, according to UNWTO. The training project is largely directed towards the most vulnerable groups, such as rural communities, youth and women, who have high levels of unemployment. 22 August 2011Some 8,000 tourism workers and entrepreneurs from developing countries in Africa and Asia will benefit from a training project supported by the United Nations and implemented by an international development organization based in the Netherlands. read more

Ministers at UN meeting pledge to ensure action on sustainable development

Environment ministers from across the world today made a commitment to ensure that the United Nations conference on sustainable development in Brazil later this year succeeds in developing concrete actions to address pressing global environmental challenges.The ministers, who make up the Governing Council of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), which is marking its 40th anniversary this year, said the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) to be held in Rio de Janeiro will be “a unique opportunity to address the economic, social and environmental challenges in the context of sustainable development.”In a statement at the end of the three-day annual meeting of the Governing Council at UNEP headquarters in Nairobi, the ministers noted that many of the environmental challenges highlighted at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 are fast becoming reality as a result of climate change, the loss of biodiversity and fisheries to deforestation and the decline in productive and healthy soils.Summarizing discussions at the conference, the current President of the UNEP Governing Council, Federico Ramos de Armas, Spain’s State Secretary of the Ministry of the Environment, said debate focused on the theme of the green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication, as well as institutional framework for sustainable development.The green economy was widely viewed by the ministers and delegates as a way to achieve sustainable development, poverty eradication and the creation of decent jobs “by increasing resource efficiency, supporting the shift to sustainable consumption and production patterns and facilitating low-carbon development,” he said.There was also a high level of support for strengthening UNEP’s mandate, authority and financial resources. More than 100 countries, including members of the African Union and the European Union, have backed a proposal to upgrade UNEP to a fully-fledged specialized agency of the UN as part of the Rio+20 outcomes.“The world’s ministers responsible for the environment have sent a clear signal to the Rio+20 summit – namely that there needs to be an urgent focus on scaling up implementation of sustainable development and that bold, transformative decisions need to be taken in four months’ time in Brazil,” said Achim Steiner, UNEP’s Executive Director. 22 February 2012Environment ministers from across the world today made a commitment to ensure that the United Nations conference on sustainable development in Brazil later this year succeeds in developing concrete actions to address pressing global environmental challenges. read more

Hurricane bowl season has Gamecocks Hokies still playing

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Hurricane Florence and the looming bowl season have South Carolina and Virginia Tech closing their football seasons against teams that were never on their schedule.Both schools cancelled games on Sept. 15 because of the Category 4 storm heading for the Virginia and Carolina coastlines.Now they’ve scheduled replacement games.The Gamecocks (6-5) will host Akron (4-7) looking to improve their bowl standing, while the Hokies (5-6) play at home against Marshall (8-3) — a game they scheduled in hopes of becoming bowl eligible.In an odd twist, the Gamecocks were scheduled to play Marshall on Sept. 15 while the Hokies were supposed to play East Carolina.Akron has no problem being a substitute — it’s good experience and pays well.The Zips are being paid $1.3 million.“We needed the game, in part, because of our athletic budget,” said Akron coach Terry Bowden, whose team’s scheduled season-opening contest at Nebraska on Sept. 1 was cancelled because of strong storms and lighting.South Carolina could have kept Marshall on the schedule but coach Will Muschamp did not want to give up the team’s Oct. 20 off day smack in the middle of the season, and the Gamecocks couldn’t commit to Dec. 1 until they were eliminated from contention in the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division race.Gamecocks administrators stayed in touch with Marshall, which had championship game hopes of its own in Conference USA. But as time closed in to book the field for a game, South Carolina athletic director Ray Tanner got Akron to agree to the game.Now Marshall is headed to Blacksburg to take on Virginia Tech.The Hokies kept their chances alive for a 26th straight bowl trip (the longest in the nation now that Florida State’s 36-game run ended this season) with a 34-31 OT win over rival Virginia last week.Virginia Tech did not announce the Marshall game until Nov. 18 after the Thundering Herd missed out on their conference title game. Marshall will get $300,000 and future scheduling considerations from Virginia Tech.Marshall would’ve gotten $100,000 for their willingness to play the what-if game — had the Hokies lost to Virginia and were eliminated from bowl consideration there would be no game this weekend.Florence churned through the Atlantic Ocean about three months ago and grew to Category 4 strength. Its path was unpredictable until it finally made landfall in southeastern North Carolina and trekked through South Carolina. The storm was blamed for 53 deaths.Both Williams-Brice Stadium in South Carolina and Lane Stadium in Blacksburg, Virginia, stayed dark that Saturday. Soon after, athletic directors and administrators began planning for makeup contests.Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente thanked AD Whit Babcock for arranging the game in difficult circumstances.“For him to get this done and us to have this opportunity, we’re excited about it,” Fuente said.The Hokies were joyous after defeating the highly favoured Cavaliers. Fuente said it was important for his players to settle their emotions and get back to work if they want to play in a bowl.“We’ve certainly handled a lot of disappointment,” Fuetne said. “Now let’s handle some celebration and people patting us on the back and let’s get ready for this next game.”Said South Carolina’s Muschamp: “We’ve got an extra week of the season.”Not everyone does.Two games that were called off as Florence approached — West Virginia at North Carolina State and UCF at North Carolina — were not made up. The Mountaineers, Wolfpack and Tar Heels each played 11 regular-season games. No. 7 UCF takes on Memphis for the American Athletic Conference championship on Saturday.The only other non-championship Power Five contest scheduled Saturday is No. 24 Iowa State hosting Drake, an in-state school whose football program does not offer scholarships. The Cyclones had their season opener with South Dakota State cancelled because of lightning and strong storms.___AP Sports Writer Hank Kurz in Richmond, Virginia, contributed to this report.___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and http://www.twitter.com/AP_Top25Pete Iacobelli, The Associated Press read more

By the numbers Ohio States dramatic overtime victory over Wisconsin

OSU redshirt junior cornerback Gareon Conley (8) and OSU redshirt sophomore cornerback Marshon Lattimore (2) celebrate Conley’s first half interception during the Buckeyes game against the Badgers on Oct. 15. The Buckeyes won 30-23 in overtime. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorThen-No. 8 Wisconsin gave the No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes their hardest test of the season on Saturday, leading by 10 at half and by three late in the fourth quarter before OSU came out victorious in overtime, 30-23.The two teams met for the first matchup since OSU demolished the Badgers 59-0 in the 2014 Big Ten Championship Game. The Badgers defense diminished OSU’s hurry-up offense in the first half, while Wisconsin’s power running game rolled through the Buckeyes’ normally dominant defense.  Wisconsin took a 16-6 lead going into halftime, putting the second-ranked Buckeyes in unfamiliar territory.The Badgers have played OSU tough in Madison in past years, even upsetting a top-ranked OSU in 2010, and falling in overtime to a sixth-ranked Buckeyes team in 2012. Wisconsin had all the momentum as the second half kicked off.  However, OSU coach Urban Meyer had some key defensive adjustments, and held the Badgers to a measly 11 offensive yards in the third quarter as the Buckeyes scored twice to take the lead 20-16.  The Badgers, then, moved the ball quickly down the field as they retook the lead, 23-20 in the fourth quarter. OSU senior kicker Tyler Durbin hit a field goal with 3:57 left in the quarter to tie the game at 23, which was enough to send the game into overtime for the second meeting in a row between these two teams in Madison.OSU redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett, who struggled for most of the first half, went 4-for-4 with the game-winning touchdown pass to redshirt sophomore wide receiver Noah Brown in overtime.  The Buckeye defense then held Wisconsin on its possession holding out for the 30-23 win over the Badgers.  For the game, Barrett had 226 yards passing on 17-of-29 attempts with a touchdown and an interception and added 92 yards and two touchdowns on the ground.  Wisconsin senior running back Corey Clement had a career game for the Badgers, gaining 164 rushing yards on 25 carries. Redshirt freshmen quarterback Alex Hornibrook added 214 yards on 16-of-28 attempts with a touchdown and an interception.By The Numbers3-3: In the Buckeyes last six trips to Madison, they have won only three times, including two overtime wins.  The Badgers knocked off a No. 1, No. 3 and 18th-ranked OSU team in their three wins.89: Barrett scored his 89th career touchdown in overtime, setting the school record for most touchdowns accounted for.  The previous record was held by Braxton Miller, with 88.0: The Badgers’ defense have not allowed a touchdown in the first quarter through six games.6: The Badgers held OSU to only 6 points in the first half, which was the fewest points scored by Ohio State in the first half since Meyer joined the program in 2012. read more

Two firsts for Zest on Twangiza project

first_imgThe Zest WEG Group is poised to commission the first total WEG control and automation solution sold to the African market at Banro’s Twangiza gold mine in the South Kivu province of the DRC. This fast track control and automation order was placed by Senet Projects towards the end of 2010 and incorporates another first for Zest, in that this is the first time that its innovative WEG SRW01 Smart Relays will be deployed on the African continent.The order includes fully containerised MCC’s supplied by Shaw Controls, also part of the Zest WEG Group, as well as WEG Variable Speed Drives (VSDs) and soft starters and an entire range of WEG LV switchgear. Significantly, all electric motors on this project were specified WEG.Zest Group Business Development Manager, David Claassen, says his company is particularly excited about this order because it is the first fully integrated WEG automation and control solution supplied on the African continent. “Senet Projects has shown an immense amount of faith in us, not only in terms of anticipated product performance, but also in regard to transporting all this equipment safely and on schedule to such an extremely remote site,” Claassen says. “The containerised MCC’s alone took eight weeks to reach the mine by road. Operating at 2,500 m above sea level, all this equipment needed to be correctly engineered and sized to operate optimally in such extreme conditions“We believe one of the key factors determining the placement of this order with us is our well established relationship with the client, our proven service and on time product delivery on various other projects.”Most of the control and automation is already installed at Twangiza and is being commissioned by an on-site crew comprising both Zest and Shaw Controls technicians.“Having a technical team from both Zest and Shaw Controls has allowed both companies to scale down their personnel requirements on this project and also narrows the risk to the client who is, in effect, dealing with one company,” Claassen comments.The WEG CFW-11 VSD with cutting edge technology for control of three phase induction motors was selected for the Twangiza installation. It can be used in a wide range of applications as it is designed for normal and heavy duty loads. The CFW11 carries various technology patents including vectrue technology (Quadratic V/F, sensorless and closed loop Vector control and VVW control) and optimal braking – (an alternative to the use of braking resistors for high inertia loads).“The beauty of the CFW-11 is that it can be used in both simple and sophisticated applications, owing to its broad range of functions and easy configuration, installation and operation,” Claassen says. “The CFW-11 presents excellent static and dynamic performance, precise torque and speed control, dynamic response, positioning precision and high overload capacity.”Further development of the CFW-11 includes the addition of the Safety Stop innovation in accordance with EN 954-1, category 3 which disables the PWM pulses of the IGBT’s in an emergency stop condition as well as a Real Time clock which is used for accurate date and time log of fault diagnostics.WEG soft starters have been designed to ensure the highest performance during starting and stopping induction motors. Starting methods include Voltage ramp, current ramp, current limit, pump control and torque control. Other features include a built-in bypass contactor which minimises heat losses and reduces panel size and cooling requirements, as well as various communication protocols (Profibus DP, DeviceNet, Modbus RTU). More than 200 innovative WEG SRW01 Smart Relays have been installed for the Twangiza project, making this gold plant the first operation in Africa to install the reliable low voltage electric motor management system with state-of-the-art technology and network communication capabilities. WEG SRW01 Smart Relays protect motors of high value and prevent extended downtime. What sets this technology apart in the marketplace is its ability to communicate with three different networks: ProfiBus DP, DeviceNet and ModBus-RTU. This advanced communication technology opens up a spectrum of previously impossible design options. Using plug-and-play technology, operators are able to change the communication protocol quickly and simply, while the system automatically recognises which protocol is in use.Advantages of the SRW01 Smart Relay include enhanced reliability of the protection system and operator safety in operation, supervision and maintenance. This cutting edge technology also reduces the amount of control wiring and motor control hardware usually associated with relays.Designed for the protection of high power electrical circuits, state-of-the-art ABW Air Circuit Breakers are part of the Twangiza installation. Features include a broad range of current adjustment and high short circuit interruption capacity. ABW air circuit breakers operate through a spring system, which can be manually charged through a front lever, or electrically through a motor. Remote operation is also possible via the closing and opening coils installed inside the circuit breaker. The closing coil is equipped with an “anti-pumping” electronic circuit, which prevents successive re-connections in a single command.WEG ACW Moulded Case Circuit Breakers are also being installed at Twangiza. Standard features include voltage and frequency rating, interrupting rating, continuous current rating and accessories. Common plug-in accessories simplify field installation, while cascading protection offers an economical approach by facilitating the use of downstream, low-cost, low-fault level breakers to offer savings in both the cost and size of equipment.last_img read more

Cannabis plants worth €160000 seized in Co Kerry

first_imgGARDAÍ INVESTIGATING the cultivation of cannabis in the Kerry region have seized cannabis plants with an estimated street value of €160,000.The plants were recovered in a planned search of a house in Rathmore, about 20 kilometres east of Killarney.Gardaí said around 200 plants were recovered, in faviour stages of maturity.The scene has been sealed off for a technical examination.No arrests have been made.last_img

Heres What Happened Today Wednesday

first_imgHere’s What Happened Today: Wednesday Brexit, a shooting in Dublin and the PSC had everyone talking today. 9,711 Views By Órla Ryan Sep 4th 2019, 9:09 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news.IRELAND Source: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ieThe Irish government said it will ramp up plans for a no-deal Brexit following what it sees as the “increasing risk” of such a scenario.A man is 40s is in a serious condition in hospital after being shot in his car in Lucan this afternoon.US Vice President Mike Pence departed Ireland after a two-day visit.Personal data relating to the Public Services Card will still be processed by the government despite the Data Protection Commission finding that there is no legal basis for it to do so outside of social welfare payments, it was confirmed.A man was arrested following a suspected arson attack outside a garda station in Co Louth last night. Monaghan County Councillor Hugh McElvaney lost his High Court bid aimed at preventing an ethics inquiry being conducted over comments he made while being secretly filmed by RTÉ’s Prime Time in 2015.The Iveagh Markets in Dublin 8 are “unsafe and in an advanced state of dereliction”, a Dublin City Council report found. WORLD Scottish Secretary Alister Jack, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove and Education Secretary Gavin Williamson listen during Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons today. Source: House of Commons/PA Wire/PA Images#UK: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson called for a general election to be held after MPs backed a bill to extend the Brexit deadline.#HONG KONG: Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing leader, announced she will permanently shelve a controversial extradition bill that sparked three months of pro-democracy protests which have plunged the city into crisis.#BAHAMAS: Hurricane Dorian claimed the lives of at least seven people after devastating parts of the Bahamas while en route to the United States. #US: Five people from the same family are among the more than 30 people presumed to have died in a fire aboard a scuba diving boat off the coast of California.#GERMANY: Former Real Madrid footballer Christoph Metzelder is under investigation for allegedly sharing images of child sexual abuse, German prosecutors confirmed.PARTING SHOT Source: TwitterSick of Brexit? You’re not the only one – #BrexitMeHole is trending on Twitter: read the tweets here.Comments are closed for legal reasons.  Short URLcenter_img Share8 Tweet Email Get our daily news round up: Wednesday 4 Sep 2019, 9:09 PM https://jrnl.ie/4796112 1 Comment last_img read more

Cautious reception for agedcare proposals

first_imgThe proposals by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd in regards aged care were cautiously received by two major Greek aged care providers, Fronditha Care and the Greek Orthodox Community of Sydney NSW. Mr Rudd’s plan is part of the government’s hospital and health reform package, specifically pledges an additional 5000 aged care places. His plan at a cost of $739 million over four years includes $32 million to establish one-stop-shops throughout Australia to help seniors and their families access information and assessment for aged care services; $300 million to provide low interest rate loans to support the development of 2,500 extra aged care places.A key element of the proposals is that the Federal government will take over responsibility for all aged care services as of July 2012. Currently the burden is shared between the Commonwealth and States who provide services as part of the Home and Community Care programs. “The Prime Minister’s announcement outlining the proposed aged care reforms is a significant step towards providing better care for our elderly,” CEO of Fronditha Care Penni Michael said. “Unfortunately what is missing from the proposal is consideration of the issues of choice, access and sustainability,” she added. Ms Michael explained that government funding does not compensate for the ever increasing cost of providing care each year thus rendering more difficult the provision of service at the same level. “For example, our costs go up by about 4 per cent each year, yet funding goes up around 2 per cent. This is simple mathematics; eventually we run out of money to deliver the same service and inevitably we look at ways to make it work.” For Fronditha Care a major concern still lies with funding structures around Community Aged Care Packages which entitle elderly people to live at home while receiving aged care services. “The Commonwealth has indicated its commitment to this program and more, much more, can be done to support our elderly to stay at home for as long as possible,” Ms Michael underscored. The President of the Greek Community of Sydney NSW, Harry Danalis expressed pessimism that the lack of aged care places is so high that Mr Rudd’s proposals will not adequately address the problem. He agreed with the CEO of Fronditha Care that aged care providers are faced with increased costs which are not matched by government funding. Additionally, Mr Danalis highlighted that the government does not provide enough funding for the building of new aged care facilities. “Mr Rudd’s plan is a positive initiative but it’s not enough,” Mr Danalis stressed. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Clinton Trump condemn Republican Party office firebombing

first_imgHILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a local Republican Party office in North Carolina was vandalized and set on fire in what a state GOP official called an act of “political terrorism.”A bottle filled with flammable liquid was thrown through the window of the Orange County Republican Party headquarters overnight, damaging the interior before burning out, according to a Sunday news release from the town of Hillsborough. The office was empty and no one was injured.Also, someone spray-painted “Nazi Republicans leave town or else” on a nearby wall.There were no new developments overnight in the investigation, Hillsborough Police Chief Duane Hampton said in an email Monday morning.The violent act in the key battleground state has been condemned by public figures across the political spectrum.A tweet from Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Sunday said the attack “is horrific and unacceptable. Very grateful that everyone is safe.” An hour later, Trump tweeted: “Animals representing Hillary Clinton and Dems in North Carolina just firebombed our office in Orange County because we are winning.”The North Carolina GOP tweeted thanks to both Clinton and Trump for their words of support.In tweets of their own, North Carolina’s Republican Gov. Pat McCrory and his Democratic challenger, state Attorney General Roy Cooper both described the violence as a threat to democracy.“I will use every resource as governor to assist local authorities in this investigation,” McCrory’s added, and Cooper’s said “the culprits must be caught and brought to justice.”last_img read more

Entrepreneur Pitches Fish Franks As Key to Recovery in St George

first_imgThe Aleutian Marketplace contest was designed to gather ideas and provide funding for new start-up businesses around the Bering Sea.As the competition heads into its second round, one winner is asking for extra support — and a chance to turn his recipe for success into the real thing.There’s an old saying when it comes to business: The best ones don’t just sell a product. They solve a problem.That’s what Unalaska-based Capt. Kristjan Laxfoss set out to do with his idea for a new kind of snack.“I really learned it from my mom when she was doing — we call it in Iceland ‘fish balls,’” Laxfoss says. “Well, that gets people here blushing. It’s called Captain K Fish Franks. But it’s just like a hot dog.”Instead of beef or pork, cheap white pollock from the Bering Sea is smoked and wrapped up in casing.Laxfoss thinks it could be a hit in countries like Japan, where there’s bigger demand for hot dogs and seafood on the menu.But more than a gap in dining options, Laxfoss says he’s trying to address a long-running problem in the Pribilof community of St. George.There’s been almost no economic activity on the island — even after the Aleutian Pribilof Island Community Development Association built a brand-new fish plant.“I come there and I see that new building and I ask them, ‘What are they doing with it? What’s in there?’ They said,’Nothing,’” according to Laxfoss. “The little wheels up here in the top start working and I say, ‘I’m going to see what I can do about that.’”He formulated a plan to turn the empty building into a factory and churn out fish franks. The concept took first place in the inaugural Aleutian Marketplace contest this January.Gary Chythlook helps run the competition for APICDA and the Aleut Corporation.“From the feedback that I received from a couple of the judges, they believed that it was an innovative idea, sustainable because of use of a local resource — pollock — and also with the ability to create jobs,” Chythlook says.For that, Laxfoss got a thousand-dollar check. Later in the year, judges will start evaluating detailed business plans – and the purse will increase to $20,000.But even if he won again, Laxfoss says it wouldn’t be enough to get started: “You’re gonna need forklifts, you’re gonna need freezer containers and all kinds of stuff — I would say between $1 and 2 million.”Laxfoss doesn’t have that kind of money. And neither does St. George. Since the island’s crab processor shut down about a decade ago, jobs have dried up and the population’s dropped to just 80 people.“We’re surrounded by seafoods,” says mayor Pat Pletnikoff. “Unfortunately, we just don’t have the ability to take advantage of those resources and so we look to APICDA to assist us in that regard.”As a community development quota group, APICDA is meant to take some of the wealth generated by the seafood industry and direct it back into towns along the Bering Sea.Seafood franks wouldn’t fix St. George overnight. But Laxfoss and Pletnikoff are making the argument that they’re worth some extra funding from the CDQ group.“We felt that it was important for the community because at the very least we’d get something going,” Pletnikoff says. “And certainly, it offers the prospect of expansion.”“We’re ready to do our part,” says Larry Cotter, the chief executive officer for APICDA. “But you know, it has to make sense and everybody’s got to step up to the plate.”Cotter says the organization hasn’t overlooked St. George or ruled out investment in local business. Building a new fish plant was supposed to be a step in that direction. But Cotter says there’s a reason why it’s never been filled.“The key to making St. George work is having a workable harbor,” Cotter says. “We currently don’t have that.”The facility is vulnerable to storms and tough to access — even in good weather. Getting the harbor back in shape would cost about $30 million.Cotter says APICDA can cover a third of that price tag, if the state and federal governments split the rest. With such a large deficit in Alaska’s budget, it’s not clear when the state could make that kind of commitment.For now, APICDA will continue looking for sources of funding to repair the harbor. But Kristjan Laxfoss wants to move forward without it.He says it’s possible to set up shop in St. George, as long he can find an investor willing to take the leap — and start feeding the island’s economy back to health, one frank at a time.last_img read more

Thousands March in DC in Honor of King

first_imgThousands of Blacks gathered in Washington, D.C. to send a message to President-elect Donald Trump by marching, a week before his inauguration, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King and to peaceably reject the incoming presidential administration.Thousands gathered in D.C. Jan. 14 to pay homage to the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to vocalize displeasure with the impending administration. (Photo by Rob Roberts)The National Action Network (NAN) led a coalition of civil rights groups and their followers to join forces for the “We Shall Not Be Moved” march on Jan. 14. The march was held to remind Trump and Congress that the fight for civil rights will not rest, to demand accountability from Trump and Congress and to honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.“We want this nation to understand that what has been fought for and gained that you’re going to need more than one election to turn it around,” the Rev. Al Sharpton told marchers.Diane White made her way to the march from Philadelphia to continue the fight from her generation and in honor of her deceased husband who attended the Million Man March.“We have to come together,” White told the AFRO, “and the way that they did it in the 60s was by organizing, by standing up marching, they didn’t go through violence.”One thing White wanted millennials to understand is that violence will not help Black people move forward.  “[The march] is really about the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and other heroes and sheroes that have struggled and fought for us to have the opportunities that we have today,” said Sen. Nina Turner (D – Ohio). “All of the Violence that African Americans have had to endure over the last two to five years is intense, it’s happening in our cities and we have to do something about it.”The annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Peace Walk took on an additional level of political and social importance, Jan. 16, with the upcoming inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump. Activists, organizers and attendees voiced concerns over how best to court peace and conflict resolution when entering a new political landscape that often appears hostile, fragmented, and anything but peaceful.“Young people in this nation learn from what they are shown, not what you tell them,” Ward 6 resident McKinley Clark told the AFRO.  “Coming off a particularly nasty and divisive election, we want our kids to know that those tenets of peace and helping our fellow man that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. exemplified still have value today.”The initial parade was started in 1972 by community activists Calvin and Wilhelmina Rolark and Keith Silver. Silver still spearheads the annual procession with the assistance of Calvin Rolark’s daughter, Denise Rolark Barnes. The parade was part of a national strategy, at that time, to urge U.S. Congress to make King’s birthday a national holiday. In 1983, President Ronald Reagan (R) signed legislation designating the third Monday in January as King’s holiday.“We have got to stop talking about what Trump or the nation is doing or not doing for us and do it for ourselves.  We don’t want handouts, but we do expect a level playing field,” Clark told the AFRO.  “My goal is to teach my grandsons the difference between the hard work you put in paying dues, and the institutionalized racism that may be keeping that hard work from yielding fruit long after dues have been paid.”last_img read more

Apple Probably Didnt Mean to Highlight iOS 11 Bug in iPhone X

first_img Blink and you’ll miss the iOS 11 bug in Apple’s latest smartphone ad.The commercial, released on Friday, highlights the power of Face ID on iPhone X.But it also turns the spotlight on a notification flaw that’s been plaguing users for months.First spotted in November by 9to5Mac writer Benjamin Mayo, the glitch allows text to escape the expanding Face ID notification bubble.(For the uninitiated: Apple’s new technology hides the contents of notifications until the owner explicitly looks at and unlocks their device. So when someone sends a text, for example, the display simply reads “iMessage”; glance at the screen to reveal more details.)Mayo reported the almost imperceptible flaw to Cupertino “months ago.”Apple did not immediately respond to Geek’s request for comment.“I think it got closed as dupe [a duplicate file],” Mayo wrote in a Friday tweet. “I’m way more concerned that this was signed off for the commercial.”Not a typical headline-making error, this animation bug is one of many that have been piling up over the years.Tech expert Chris Pirillo has been documenting various iOS issues—from UI problems and vanishing docks to rotation issues and misaligned text in the App Store.“iOS has been performing in an inexplicably jarring manner since iOS 7,” Pirillo wrote in an open letter to chief Apple software engineer Craig Federighi. “Iterations don’t seem to help much, major or minor.“Let me put it to you this way: Had the first iPhone operated like I’ve seen the iPhone 7 operate, I would never have been a perennial purchaser,” he continued. “I never would have considered iOS a possibility.”Cupertino may finally be listening: According to The Verge, Tim Cook & Co. are reportedly delaying major operating system additions to focus on reliability and performance in iOS 12.Keep an eye on this summer’s Worldwide Developers Conference for more details on the next-gen software. Stay on target Apple Brings Contactless Student IDs to More UniversitiesCelebrate World Emoji Day With Diverse New Characters center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Panasonic hands control of home appliances to Android phones

first_img © 2012 Phys.Org More information: panasonic.co.jp/corp/news/offi … 21-9/en120821-9.html Citation: Panasonic hands control of home appliances to Android phones (2012, August 23) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-08-panasonic-home-appliances-android.html Home appliances get ‘smart’ at CES Panasonic plans to release first the refrigerator app next month and the other five appliances in October or later. Panasonic has no details on when the appliances with their apps will be available elsewhere than just Japan.The point of the launch is to enable Android users to remotely turn on or control any compatible home appliance. The six home appliances are air conditioner, refrigerator, washing/drying machine, body composition meter, activity meter and blood-pressure meter.Do consumers really want to go to lengths of checking and measuring exactitude in cooking, washing, and storing foods? Or will they see this as an added layer of complexity they can do without? Signs are that Panasonic is tapping further into the market base of people eager for smarter control and customization of home tasks for clean-energy and power-saving cost cuts. In June, Panasonic started its cloud services for a microwave oven and steam rice cooker. Owners take their Android smartphones to look for recipes and program cooking instructions.-In the new lineup, the benefits are promoted as being able to monitor energy savings and possibly cut energy costs. The washing machine app lets the user set the washing cycle with the smartphone. When the phone touches the machine, appropriate amounts of the detergent and softener calculated from the amount of laundry are displayed on the screen of the machine. When the user drops detergent in the machine, amounts are displayed on the screen.Refrigerator data displayed on a smartphone can check for power consumption efficiency. Collected data is sent to the server. Air conditioner users can control their air conditioners remotely from outside the home. The new service will also allow owners of Panasonic healthcare products to create graphs tracking their weight and calories consumed by everyday activities. The point is to make it easy to manage healthcare data. “Panasonic’s smart solutions are designed to make the user’s everyday life more comfortable, convenient and energy efficient,” said the company announcement released earlier this week.The appliances affected include Panasonic’s X Series room air conditioners, a top-mount refrigerator, drum-type washer-dryer ,body composition monitor, calorie meter and blood pressure monitor.The new air conditioners will also work with Apple’s iPhones as well as Android phones.center_img Explore further (Phys.org)—In a cloud-service announcement this week, Panasonic is placing the smartphone into the center of devices for cooking and washing in the home, to be used in conjunction with Panasonic compatible home appliances. The consumer electronics company has launched its own Panasonic Smart App to go to work in Japan. To use the software, it is necessary to become a member of the “Club Panasonic.” The Panasonic Smart App will allow Android smartphone owners hooking up the club to control their smart home appliances just by downloading the free app to their smartphones. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more