Watch: MS Dhoni and Ziva share ‘besan ka laddoo’

first_imgMahendra Singh Dhoni is a ‘supercool’ dad and when not playing cricket the wicketkeeper-batsman spends his time with family.The latest video on Dhoni’s Instagram page shows the great camaraderie between him and his daughter, Ziva.After thrashing Australia in the ODI series 4-1 and drawing the Twenty20 international series 1-1, the Indian players are on a break until the New Zealand series.Earlier this month, Dhoni hosted the Indian team at his residence in Ranchi after the hosts outclassed the Aussies in the first T20I.India skipper Virat Kohli spent time with Dhoni’s two-year-old daughter and posted a video on Twitter.”My reunion with Ziva. What a blessing it is to be around pure innocence,” Kohli wrote.My reunion with Ziva. What a blessing it is to be around pure innocence �??�❤ Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) October 8, 2017India have named a strong 15-member squad to face New Zealand in the three-match ODI series starting October 22 in Mumbai. After the ODIs, the two sides will also play three Twenty20 internationals.last_img read more

Inter Milan draw at Juventus 0-0 to stay unbeaten atop Serie A

first_imgInter Milan survived its toughest test yet as they drew at Juventus 0-0 to stay unbeaten and on top of Serie A on Saturday.Inter barely sighted the goal, and Samir Handanovic was certainly the busier of the two goalkeepers in the Derby d’Italia.Wojciech Szczesny stepped in for the injured Gianluigi Buffon but he was mainly a spectator between the posts for Juventus.”Having taken away a point without conceding a goal is good,” Inter coach Luciano Spalletti said.”But everything we have got up until now we have earned and we need to keep that in our heads. Instead, we had a bit of fear, as if we didn’t deserve to be here, as if some of them still don’t believe how much they have grown.”Tonight we could have done something more, we weren’t as determined as we have been in other situations: In some moments it seemed as if we were happy to sit back, as if just having the ball was enough. Instead we should have been more fervent in trying to do more.”Mario Mandzukic hit the crossbar and Juventus remained third, two points behind Inter and level with Napoli, which hosts Fiorentina on Sunday.It was the first time Juventus has failed to score in 45 Serie A matches.”The lads should be congratulated, they had a good game without ever conceding a shot on target,” Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said. “It wasn’t easy because Inter is a compact team, with good technical quality. We only lacked a goal.advertisement”Inter can fight right to the end, it can fight for the title as can Juventus. I feel my team isn’t very good yet, as I would want it to be, but we were coming from a week in which we had to play to progress in the Champions League and from the win in Napoli.”2 punti persi sta sera per la @juventusfc c e ci sar finoallafine2 points de perdus ce soir, mais beaucoup despoir pour la suite #forzajuve #finoallafine ????´ MBenatia5 (@MedhiBenatia) December 9, 2017Juventus could have taken the lead with less than 10 minutes to go but Handanovic parried Mandzukic’s effort and the Croatia striker’s header on the rebound was cleared off the line by Miranda.Ivan Perisic scored a hat trick as Inter beat Chievo Verona 5-0 last weekend but he almost netted at the wrong end in Turin. Gonzalo Higuain sent in a ball over the top to Cuadrado and Perisic’s header forced Handanovic to fingertip it over the bar.Paulo Dybala, who surprisingly started on the Juventus bench, was brought on for the final 15 minutes but had little impact.What was effective was the oft-criticized Juventus defense, which stifled Inter captain Mauro Icardi, who had 16 goals from his previous 15 matches.BIZARRE GOALCagliari recovered from two goals down to draw at high-flying Sampdoria 2-2 thanks in part to a bizarre goal from Diego Farias.Unlucky Cagliari lost four players to injury before halftime, including goalkeeper Rafael during the warmup.Belli. Bellissimi. ??? #JuveInter ???? JuventusFC (@juventusfc) December 9, 2017It was also 2-0 down at the break because of Fabio Quagliarella, who was set up both times by Gaston Ramirez.However, Cagliari pulled one back 11 minutes after the interval when a clearance from Samp goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano ricocheted off the back of an oblivious Farias and into the back of the net.Leonardo Pavoletti leveled four minutes later.Cagliari moved seven points clear of the relegation zone, while Sampdoria remained sixth.last_img read more

Khawaja and Zampa help Australia to win over India in third ODI

first_img Australia beat India by 32 runs in third one-day international – as it happened Share on Messenger Share on WhatsApp Support The Guardian Share on Pinterest The Spin: sign up and get our weekly cricket email. Cricket Adam Zampa spun Australia to a 32-run victory in the third one-day international in Ranchi, where not even a century from the masterful chaser Virat Kohli was enough to get India home.Written off as World Cup contenders and down 2-0 in the five-match series, Australia responded with arguably their best one-day performance under coach Justin Langer as his side recorded their first ODI victory outside Australia since they triumphed in Bangalore in September 2017.Aaron Finch returned to form and Usman Khawaja posted his maiden ODI hundred as Australia finished on 313 for 5, their biggest total since amassing 334 for 5 during that same match in Bangalore. Topics Australia cricket team India cricket team Share on LinkedIn Australia sport Glenn Maxwell created a caught-behind chance when Kohli was on 98, which would have denied the superstar a ninth ODI hundred in chases in excess of 300. Kohli, out when he skipped down the pitch and was clean bowled attempting to clip the ball to the leg side, could hardly believe the series of events.India’s victory equation was 95 off 75 balls when Kohli departed. Vijay Shankar and Ravindra Jadeja put together a 32-run stand but the tourists kept their cool, with the former going down swinging at Nathan Lyon before the required run-rate got out of hand.The series continues in Chandigarh on Sunday before wrapping up in Delhi on Wednesday.The visitors could easily have posted a far more intimidating target. Khawaja’s mistimed pull shot triggered a collapse of four for 24 that also featured the dismissals of Maxwell, who was promoted to first drop and scored a quick-fire 47, Shaun Marsh and Peter Handscomb. … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Reuse this content Share via Email match reports Read more Since you’re here… Finch (93) and Khawaja (104) laid the platform for an even bigger total in their 193-run opening stand, which spanned 191 balls and was almost double Australia’s previous highest opening partnership during David Warner’s suspension.Kohli, fresh from his match-winning hundred in Nagpur on Tuesday, responded with a sparkling knock of 123 that came off just 95 balls.Zampa made the crucial breakthrough, dismissing the captain for a third time on tour, and also removed MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav.India were all out for 281 in 48.2 overs, with Pat Cummins and the recalled paceman Jhye Richardson also playing pivotal roles with the ball.Cummins starred with the new ball to help reduce India to 27 for 3 then Zampa claimed the all-important scalp of Dhoni to make it 86 for 4, silencing a sold-out crowd that came to see what is expected to be the wicketkeeper’s final international game in his hometown.Kohli’s class and composure came to the fore as he wrestled momentum back from the visitors with his 41st ODI century.The challenge for Australia was simple yet mindbogglingly difficult. They needed to find a way to remove Kohli, whose batting average in ODI chases is now an outrageous 68.71 (with 25 tons), or lose the series.last_img read more

Pogba & Zlatan give Man Utd fitness boost

first_imgPaul Pogba Boost for Man Utd as Pogba and Ibrahimovic both train ahead of Sevilla tie Peter Hanson Last updated 1 year ago 22:35 2/20/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Zlatan Ibrahimovic Paul Pogba Getty Images Paul Pogba Zlatan Ibrahimović Manchester United Sevilla v Manchester United Sevilla UEFA Champions League José Mourinho The France international midfielder missed the win over Huddersfield due to illness, while Ibrahimovic has been absent since December Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic were both involved in Manchester United training on Tuesday as they prepare to face Sevilla in the Champions League last 16.France star Pogba was struck down by a mystery illness ahead of the Red Devils’ FA Cup win over Huddersfield Town last weekend.However, the midfielder was reported to have trained on Sunday and was again involved with the rest of the team as they completed final preparations to face the Spanish side in Wednesday’s away first leg. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player It remains to be seen if Pogba will start with his form and relationship with manager Jose Mourinho under intense scrutiny, although the manager slammed reports of a falling out with his player as “lies” before the meeting with Huddersfield.The Red Devils boss told reporters: “When you say ‘a lot of speculation’ you should say a lot of lies. Because I accept and Paul accepts that he has not been playing well in the last few matches. But that’s all.“It is my problem, it is the player’s problem. A big lie that our relationship is not good, a big lie that we don’t communicate, a big lie that we don’t agree with his positions and his involvement in the dynamic of the team“So, be objective and say what we all know: in the last couple of matches he didn’t play well. Period. End of story. Now, it’s my problem and Paul’s problem to deal with it and try to improve his performance level.”Ibrahimovic was also involved at Carrington, the Swedish legend having not featured since the 2-2 draw against Burnley on December 26 as he works his way towards full fitness following a serious knee injury sustained in April.Ander Herrera, Antonio Valencia and Marcus Rashford, who all missed the Huddersfield game, were also present at training.last_img read more

15 days agoReal Madrid attacker Bale: I’m not angry

first_imgReal Madrid attacker Bale: I’m not angryby Carlos Volcano15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid attacker Gareth Bale insists there’s nothing wrong with his motivation.Yesterday with the Wales squad, Bale responded to claims about his state of mind at Real Madrid.’Fury and confusion’ was how Guillem Balague described the Welshman’s feelings about the ‘unjust’ way he is being treated in the Spanish capital. But the captain gave his views directly.”I think you play with a lot of emotion,” he began. “Obviously anger comes into it, but I’m just trying to play football and enjoy it as much as I can and give my best, whether I am here or at Real Madrid.”Whenever I go on to the pitch I try and give 100%, as much as I can, to help the team. I’ll continue to do that. I haven’t got anything to clear my mind about.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Ramos welcomes ‘world-class’ Hazard to Real Madrid

first_imgReal Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has hailed Eden Hazard as a “world-class player” who will strengthen the team.The Belgian attacker brought an end to over a year’s worth of speculation when he joined the Spanish giants from Chelsea in a €100 million (£88m/$112m) deal this week, signing a five-year contract.Madrid have been in search of a new star to bolster their attacking line after selling Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus last summer and two-time Premier League winner Hazard is expected to fill the role. 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? Ramos is excited to welcome the 28-year-old to the Santiago Bernabeu, as he believes his club have added another top quality player to their squad.Asked if he is excited to play with Hazard next season, Ramos joked reporters: “He is coming to play with us, we were already here, right? I’m happy.”I think it’s a great signing. He is a world-class player. It is good to reinforce the squad.”Ramos’ own future became the subject of speculation as well recently when it was reported that he had notified coach Zinedine Zidane and president Florentino Perez of his desire to leave the club amid interest from a club in China.But the 33-year-old confirmed he wants to stay in the Spanish capital until the end of his career.And the World Cup winner is happy to have put the uncertainty behind him.”I had to go out to give the press conference. I think it was the best for everyone. The important thing was to turn the page and not talk about it any more,” he said. “The goal is achieved. I am very happy in Real Madrid and playing for the national team is not a relief but a source of pride.”When you have been injured, you really value what you do not have. I live it as if it were the last time. It’s all very well.”Currently on international duty with Spain, Ramos is in action on Monday as his side face Sweden in Euro 2020 qualifying, a day before Hazard and his Belgium team-mates line up against Scotland.last_img read more

NorSea Group Signs Service Contract

first_imgzoom NorSea Group has signed a nationwide contract with a consortium of operating companies for the delivery of base and logistics services.The contract came into force in January 2014 and has a duration of three years, plus options for up to 6 years.The companies in the consortium have an extensive drilling program of at least 18 wells scattered around on the Norwegian shelf. Together they have contracted the semi-submersible rig, Borgland Dolphin, to perform the drilling operations.NorSea Group is responsible for providing supply services to the rig and related base services such as transportation, warehousing, customs clearance and waste management. The contract gives the companies the opportunity to utilize all of NorSea Group’s nine supply bases along the Norwegian coast in this drilling campaign.“We are very excited about this contract award. This is another confirmation that we have managed to develop attractive logistics solutions to the Norwegian oil and gas industry”, says Lars Haug, COO of NorSea Group. The companies in the consortium are: Wintershall Norway AS, Tullow Oil Norway AS, Suncor Energy Norway AS and E.ON E&P Norway AS. Expected start of the first well is the end of the first quarter. 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Print Close Wilhelmsen, February 20, 2014 My locationlast_img read more

Donald Trump denies report he wanted to nuke hurricanes

first_imgWashington: US President Donald Trump on Monday denied an Axios report that he wanted to drop nuclear bombs on hurricanes before they made landfall in the United States, calling it “ridiculous”. During a briefing, Trump asked if it would be possible to disrupt hurricanes forming off the coast of Africa by dropping a nuclear bomb in the eye of the storm, a report on the Axios website said on Sunday. According to an anonymous source, the news website said that attendees left the hurricane briefing thinking, “What do we do with this?” Axios did not say when this conversation took place. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USBut Trump slammed the story, calling it “fake news,” in his latest swipe at the media. “The story by Axios that President Trump wanted to blow up large hurricanes with nuclear weapons prior to reaching shore is ridiculous. I never said this. Just more FAKE NEWS!” he tweeted. The White House declined to comment on the report earlier, but Axios quoted a senior administration official as saying Trump’s “objective is not bad.” Axios said the president had previously made a similar suggestion in a 2017 conversation, asking a senior official whether the administration should bomb hurricanes to prevent them making landfall. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsTrump did not specify in 2017 that nuclear bombs be used. The idea of bombing hurricanes is not a new one — and was originally proposed by a government scientist in the 1950s under President Dwight Eisenhower. Since then it has continued to pop up, even though scientists agree it would not work. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has a page dedicated to the concept. “During each hurricane season, there always appear suggestions that one should simply use nuclear weapons to try and destroy the storms,” the NOAA said. Not only would a bomb not alter a storm, the winds would quickly spread radioactive fallout over nearby land, NOAA added. “Needless to say, this is not a good idea,” said NOAA. The US is regularly pummeled by hurricanes. In 2017 one named Harvey became the strongest hurricane to make landfall in 12 years.last_img read more

Arvind Kejriwal announces special campaign against dengue

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday announced a special campaign against dengue that will involve wide participation of people in preventing spread of mosquito-borne diseases. Kejriwal said he himself along with his ministers and government officials will help check mosquito breeding. “I appeal to Delhi residents to give ten minutes every Sunday from September 1 till November 15, in ensuring there is no stagnant water in their houses or surroundings, which causes breeding of dengue carrier mosquito,” Kejriwal said at a press conference. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder The chief minister said efforts like establishing Mohalla Clinics and fever clinics have led to 80 per cent decrease in dengue and Chikungunya cases in the past four years. “We are trying hard to ensure that this year there will be no deaths due to dengue and chikungunya. “The Delhi government undertakes various measures to tackle the outbreak of these diseases like establishing nearly 500 fever clinics and equipping all Mohalla Clinics. The Mohalla Clinics play a crucial role in controlling the diseases,” he said. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings The government will ensure participation of school children, resident welfare associations, government employees and other stakeholders in the campaign, he said. Announcing the campaign titled ’10 Weeks, 10 AM 10 minute every Sunday, War against Dengue’, Kejriwal hoped it will be a big success with the participation of people similar to the odd-even road rationing scheme against air pollution. The Chief Minister said he himself as well as his ministers also will participate in the campaign by inspecting his residence to check that there is no stagnant water or any of the sources where mosquitoes can breed. Every Sunday, we need to ensure that flower pots, coolers and other places are free of stagnant water, by checking them and if required adding preventives to stop breeding,” he said. Dengue virus is carried by female mosquitoes of Aedes aegypti species that breed in clean stagnant water. Kejriwal claimed “unprecedented” improvement in the health infrastructure in Delhi under the AAP government. “In 2015 in the very first year itself, our government increased the health budget to 14 per cent. It has been increased to Rs 7,800 crore in the current financial year,” he said. In 2018, a total of 2,798 cases of dengue were reported in Delhi, which was much lower than the cases reported during 2015 (15,867 cases) and recorded approximately 80 percent decrease in the diseases as compared to 2015, he said.last_img read more

SDX Energy Makes Fifth Gas Discovery in Morocco

Rabat – The British gas company SDX Energy continues to outperform expectations. The UK-based company announced on Friday, March 9, a new gas discovery at the SAH-2 well in Sebou only a few weeks after it made a new gas discovery in the Gharb basin. “The well was drilled to a depth of 1,304 meters and found porosity of 33 percent, exceeding the initial forecasts of the company,” said the company in an official statement. The well, SAH-2, is the fifth discovered by the company and one of the seven wells drilled as part of its nine-well campaign in Morocco. According to the company, the well will be tested before being connected to the existing infrastructure. An update on the results of the tests will be announced next April.“The drilling operations will proceed with the eighth well, dubbed LNB-1, located at Lalla Mimouna,” Ecofin Agency said in a statement.SDX was granted a four-month extension to July 22, 2018 at its Lalla Mimouna permit, allowing it sufficient time to evaluate the results of its exploration drilling campaign.SDX is an international oil and gas exploration, production, and development company, headquartered in London with a principal focus on North Africa. The exploration company entered the Moroccan market in January after acquiring Circle Oil’s shares in Morocco for USD 30 million. The British company is now endowed with an eight-year permit to drill for gas in the Gharb basin. In addition, the company successfully renewed their permits for the Gueddari Northwest, Gueddari South, Sidi Al Harati Southwest, and Ksiri Center sites. These permits will expire in 2019, 2020, 2023, and 2023, respectively. In total, SDX Energy obtained licenses for seven drilling sites from the National Office of Hydrocarbons and Mines, which holds 25 percent of working interests of SDX Energy’s activity in Morocco.SDX’s portfolio also includes high impact exploration opportunities in Egypt. The group has a 50 percent working interest in two producing assets located onshore in the Eastern Desert, adjacent to the Gulf of Suez. These producing assets are characterized by exceptionally low operating costs, making them particularly resilient in a low oil price environment. read more

Borella Police traffic OIC succumbs to injuries

The Officer in Charge (OIC) of the traffic division of the Borella Police, IP Sarathchandra, who was injured in a hit and run incident in Bambalapitiya last month, succumbed to his injuries in hospital.A Defender type jeep in which the son of a Parliamentarian was travelling, was involved in the accident. The son of United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Parliamentarian Mahindananda Aluthgamage and seven others were later arrested over the hit-and-run accident.However Mahindananda Aluthgamage’s son and seven others were later released on bail while the driver was remanded. (Colombo Gazette)

Security Council renews sanctions against those blocking peace in South Sudan

Unanimously adopting a new resolution, the Council also decided to extend, until 1 July, the mandate of the Panel of Experts overseeing the sanctions, with the intention of reviewing it and deciding, no later than 15 April, whether to renew it further.In a separate action, the Council issued a Presidential Statement read out by Ambassador Liu Jieyi of China, which holds the 15-member body’s presidency for the month of April, welcoming progress made on steps outlined in its 17 March presidential statement on the matter. They included implementation of the Juba security arrangements and the return of some members of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army in Opposition (SPLA-IO) to the capital.The Council nonetheless expressed regret that the steps set forth in the earlier text had not been fully met. It strongly urged all parties to complete them and to implement fully the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan. read more

Citroën display tells the DS story at SMMT

The latest exhibit on show at SMMT is a trio of the latest DS models from Citroën, along with a classic DS 23 Pallas from 1973, celebrating the UK launch of the DS5 in Spring 2012.The new DS5 appears alongside its sister models, DS3 and DS4. The exhibition at SMMT is the first time the DS5 has been on show to the public after it appeared at Top Gear Live last year.DS5 is the result of the Citroën C-SportLounge concept car, first presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2005. The interior design was inspired by an aeroplane cockpit, and full grain leather and aluminium appear throughout the cabin.The car will feature the the world’s first full diesel hybrid powertrain – PSA’s Hybrid4 – combining a 163bhp diesel engine plus a 37bhp electric motor, developing a total power output of 200bhp.Four powertrain modes allow the driver to choose between Auto, changing between engine and electric motor for optimum fuel consumption; Zero Emission Vehicle, using only the electric motor under 37.5mph; Four wheel drive, with the combustion engine powering the front wheels and electric powering the rear; and Sport, using a combination of both to provide a ‘boost’ effect. Despite the power available, the DS5 has a CO2 rating of just 99g/km, meaning that it is exempt from VED and available at low BIK tax rates.The story of the DS line goes back to the Paris Motor Show in 1955; the two letters spoken together in French as “Déesse”, meaning “goddess”. By the end of the first day 12,000 orders had been placed, rising to 80,000 by the final day of the show, creating a 15-month waiting list.The Citroën DS5 goes on sale to UK buyers in the Spring – more information is available at through the slideshow below to see all the photos from SMMT’s exhibition space.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Pioneering software developer to receive honorary degree

Anthony C. HearnA pioneering math software developer will receive an honorary degree at this year’s Fall Convocation.Anthony C. Hearn will be recognized for his outstanding contributions to the field of computer algebra. The degree will be bestowed at one of two ceremonies on Saturday, Oct. 16.“We are extremely pleased to be honouring Dr. Hearn for his groundbreaking contributions to the field of computer algebra,” President Jack Lightstone said.“The mathematical work of Brock researchers studying complex algebra that requires hours and sometimes days to compute on powerful computers has been aided for many years by Hearn’s software that he initially developed in the 1960s. The world-class research being carried out at our university with graduate students and top international colleagues is based upon computational investigations that would not be possible without the pioneering work of Hearn.”Hearn’s work has had a significant international impact on research in fundamental areas of mathematics, computer science and theoretical physics.Hearn is an adjunct staff member with the Santa Monica, Calif.-based RAND Corporation, a non-profit research institution that helps improve policy and decision-making, and the IDA Center for Computing Sciences in Bowie, Md.He is best known for his pioneering work in mathematical software development, particularly the algebraic computation program REDUCE, which was first developed in the 1960s. It is now used in more than a thousand scientific institutions throughout the world. REDUCE is an interactive system widely used for advanced algebraic computations of interest to mathematicians, scientists and engineers. It is designed to support calculations that are not feasible to do by hand.The honorary degree will be bestowed at the 10 a.m. ceremony on Oct. 16. For more information on Hearn’s achievements, read the Brock University media release. read more

Full Cummins range of Tier 4 Final engines on show at CONEXPO

first_imgCummins Inc has started production of 6-cylinder engines certified to meet US EPA Tier 4 Final regulations, equivalent standards in Canada and Stage IV in Europe. Engine production across a broad 142-503 kW output will increase during the course of the year as off-highway equipment manufacturers release machines ready to meet the near-zero emissions standards, that took effect on January 1, 2014. This latest generation of 6.7 to 15 litre Cummins engines will be featured in a wide range of Tier 4 Final construction machines, material handling equipment, power packs and cranes set to debut at CONEXPO 2014, being attended by IM and taking place from March 4-8 in Las Vegas.The Tier 4 Final engines provide the ability to transform machine performance, not just with ultra-clean operation, but with faster cycle times for increased productivity and reduced fuel use for lower operating costs. “CONEXPO takes place at an ideal time to showcase our Tier 4 Final technology with the capability to significantly enhance the performance of equipment,” said Hugh Foden, Executive Director – Cummins Off-Highway Business. “By making an early start with Tier 4 Final development, we were able to undertake our largest-ever field test and OEM installation program, extending to more than 70 machines operating under the most demanding duty cycles and challenging geographies, including high altitude, high humidity, extreme heat and cold. As a result, our field testing has validated that the Tier 4 Final engines achieve the same impressive levels of uptime availability and reliability as experienced by users of our proven Tier 4 Interim and Tier 3 engines.”Production of the QSB6.7 and QSL9 engines takes place at the Rocky Mount plant in the United States and at the Darlington plant in the UK, together with the Oyama plant in Japan. The QSX15 engine is built at the Jamestown plant in the US. The early production version of the all-new QSG12 engine is available for OEM installation work. Field test work is underway for the Cummins 4-cylinder engine range, with production of the QSF3.8 and QSB4.5 on schedule for January 2015, aligning with the emissions effect date for engines rated 56 -129 kW. During 2014, production volumes of the compact QSF2.8 will ramp up to meet the need for applications below 56 kW.last_img read more

The 9 absolute worst people in the airport security queue

first_img Source: WordPress5. The incredibly slow peopleTHEM: Source: GiphyYOU: Source: cheezburger6. The people trying to bring something LUDICROUS through“Oh, this gift set of carving knives might get damaged in the hold. I’d better put it in hand baggage.” Source: Imgur Source: Tumblr7. The suitcase chancersThis gives you the rage even though it doesn’t affect you. WHO DO THEY THINK THEY ARE PUTTING THAT IN HAND BAGGAGE? Source: puptoes74 Source: cheezburger8. Anyone who tries to argue with the stupid rules Source: romana kleeAnd hold everyone up while they do so. Look, we all know the rules are stupid. But you just can’t bring your jar of expensive paté on the plane, and that’s final. Source: Celebquote9. And worst of all, the people who don’t move down while they put their million poxy items of clothing back onTHE QUEUE:MEANWHILE, THEM: Source: HuffingtonpostYOU: Source: Reactiongifs 9 intensely irritating rules you’re forced to follow when travelling by plane>13 people who fill you with rage when you’re taking a flight> 1. The people who have apparently never heard of airport security Source: PhotobucketAnd ignored the many, many written and audible warnings of what they can and can’t bring through. Source: Shutterstock2. And their close cousins, the people who wait til the VERY LAST MINUTE to do everythingDespite having been standing in the queue for 35 minutes or so. Source: Shutterstock Source: funnyjunk3. The queue pushers Source: rduta Source: BlogSpot4. The people having a loud conversation in the line about their GAS holiday anticslast_img read more

Enda Kenny will meet Donald Trump on the day the new travel

first_img 51 Comments Kenny is travelling to the US next week. Image: Leon Farrell Tuesday 7 Mar 2017, 9:19 AM Share250 Tweet Email By Rónán Duffy Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 11,225 Views center_img Kenny is travelling to the US next week. Enda Kenny will meet Donald Trump on the day the new travel ban comes in The ban comes into effect the day before St. Patrick’s Day. Short URL Image: Leon Farrell Mar 7th 2017, 9:19 AM TAOISEACH ENDA KENNY will meet US President Donald Trump on the day Trump’s new travel ban comes into effect.The US President signed a revised executive order yesterday banning entry visas from six Muslim-majority countries: Libya, Iran, Syria, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.The US president initially introduced the wide-ranging travel ban on 27 January for the six countries plus Iraq, but the order was blocked by judges within weeks.The revised ban says that the six countries were targeted because their screening and information capabilities could not meet US security requirements.The previous ban was enforced immediately and it caused travel chaos at US airport and numerous travellers being stuck in limbo.This revised ban will not come into effect until 16 March, the same day Kenny is scheduled to meet Trump in the White House.The timing is sure to add increased international media interest into the meeting of Trump and Kenny.The first travel ban led to calls for the Taoiseach to reconsider the usual protocol in visiting the White House for St. Patrick’s Day.Fine Gael said that the Taoiseach will attend the meeting with Trump and “will continue to act in the interest of Irish people”.As well as visiting Washington, Kenny is scheduled to visit Philadelphia, Boston, New York and Rhode Island.Read: Here’s what Irish parties think about Enda Kenny visiting Donald Trump in the White House >Read: Enda is off to Washington, but only a few ministers will get a Paddy’s Day trip >last_img read more

Bits n Pieces Burgers fuel charity bike ride

first_imgTheir hunger to give back rivals their hunger for burgers.Two longtime friends are training for a 48-mile charity bike ride on July 19, where they plan to stop at every Burgerville — and there are 11 — in Clark County.The plan started as an ongoing joke between 31-year-olds Matt Wastradowski and Dusty Hartshorn, who realized they shared a love for the local fast-food chain after meeting in 2002, when they worked at the former Fred Meyer on Fourth Plain Boulevard.“For the longest time we’ve joked about going to every Burgerville in Clark County in one day,” said Wastradowski, a former Columbian staffer. “We realized it was doable.”But that wasn’t enough for the pair. They wanted the trip to mean something more than an excuse to nosh on pepper bacon cheeseburgers and Walla Walla sweet onion rings. Wastradowski bought a bike earlier this year to prepare for the annual Bike MS Willamette Valley ride in August, so he and Hartshorn decided they would turn their Burgerville journey into a charity ride to raise money for the Oregon and Southwest Washington chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.They’ll still be chowing down, of course.“Up until last weekend, I’ve never ridden a bike more than 8 miles in a day,” Wastradowski said. “It’ll be a challenge for me. This is unlike anything I’ve ever done and I couldn’t be more excited for it.”last_img read more

9 Wilmington Teens In Church Youth Group Raise 26K To Provide Cleft

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — On Monday, April 22, 2019, the Parish of the Transfiguration’s Youth Group presented Krysta Mochi, a representative from Smile Train, with a check for $5,250. With a five-time match program offered by Smile Train supporting companies, this donation totaled $26,250.Smile Train, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, is an organization that provides free cleft lip and cleft palate surgery to children in 85 countries. These impairments make it difficult for children to eat, speak, hear and causes isolation, depression, abandonment and sometimes death.The money raised by the Youth Group will pay for surgeries that will transfigure 105 children’s lives.The Parish of the Transfiguration of Wilmington and South Tewksbury’s (made up of St. Dorothy and St. Thomas Churches) Youth Group is a part of the Faith Formation program under the direction of Deborah Casey. It is comprised of five seniors and four juniors, who were confirmed in the church’s Faith Formation program. The Youth Group is run by Diane Garrity and its members include: Nathan Curdo, Stevie Daley, Mike Fiorenza, Emma Garrity, Julia McLaughlin, Ben and Ryan Packer, Anna Rideout and Chris Stokes all of Wilmington.The Youth Group raised the money by using proceeds from three of their fundraising events combined with donations from the group’s family and friends over the last four months. Contributions were also received from many Faith Formation families and catechists. In addition, the Rotary Interact Group, Rotary Club of Wilmington and the Wilmington Sons of Italy and members of the Tewksbury Sport Club also made generous contributions.“It was heartwarming to see our Faith Formation students get excited when they dropped their dollars and change into our collection jugs and then put a smiley face on our tote board. The team members and students were all thrilled when we announced we had reached our goal and that they were a part of this life-changing accomplishment” said Diane Garrity. “I am very grateful to my youth group for their efforts on behalf of Smile Train and I am blessed to be working with my wonderful colleagues Deb Casey and Jean Jordan, for their continued support with our endeavors.”This effort was part of an Almsgiving project by the Youth Group and Faith Formation students during the Lenten season. This Lent, the teenagers dedicated their time, talents and personal donations for this fundraising campaign.“Our original goal was $2,500 but with the generosity and support of our parish community, we were able to more than double our goal! I am very proud of my ‘Team Transfigure’ who have made a positive impact in over 100 children’s lives,” added Garrity.Front Row (L to R): Ryan Packer, Julia McLaughlin, Ben Packer, Diane Garrity, Krysta Mochi (Smile Train), Nathan Curdo and Emma Garrity. Back Row (L to R): Mike Fiorenza, Chris Stokes, Stevie Daley and Anna Rideout.(NOTE: The above press release & photo is from The Parish of the Transfiguration’s Youth Group.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedFebruary Fun Fest Fundraiser For Grades 1-8 Set For Feb. 19 At Villanova HallIn “Community”2 Children Baptized At The Parish Of The TransfigurationIn “Community”4 Children Baptized At The Parish Of The TransfigurationIn “Community”last_img read more