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Blackhawks Beat The Devils, 3-2

first_imgNEWARK, N.J. — New Jersey Devils rookie Keith Kinkaid has never been a fan of the shootout, and that was long before he faced Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane in his first NHL start.Toews and Kane scored on the Blackhawks’ first two chances, and Chicago rallied late and earned its seventh straight victory, 3-2 over the Devils on Dec. 9.“They are top guys in the NHL,” Kinkaid said after his outstanding 37-save performance ended in a loss. “Obviously I was a little too far out on the Toews one, I wanted to get the leg out, and then Kane has a great set of hands. You never know what he is going to do.”Chicago had to work to get the best of the 25-year old Kinkaid, who was called up from Albany earlier Dec. 9 with the Devils playing the second game of a back-to-back set.New Jersey had the better of play for almost the first 25 minutes before the Blackhawks started showing why they are one of the NHL’s top teams.“Early on, he was playing pretty well,” Toews said of Kinkaid. “We threw some shots at him and I think, if anything, we built his confidence up a little bit throughout the game. Nowadays, even backups are strong, and you have to make their job as tough as you can.”Bryan Bickell and Duncan Keith had goals in regulation for Chicago, whose winning streak matches the NHL high for this season. Scott Darling made 22 saves, including two stops in the shootout.Jordin Tootoo and Stephen Gionta scored for New Jersey. Steve Bernier added two assists for the Devils, who were trying for back to back wins for the first time in almost a month.Darling made a glove save on Martin Havlat to start the shootout, and Toews easily beat Kinkaid with a backhander. After Darling made a pad save on Jaromir Jagr, Kane skated in on Kinkaid, danced in front of him, and slid the puck into the net for the Blackhawks’ fourth win in four shootouts.“You want to get the win for the team, so it’s a little tough,” Kinkaid said. “I hate the shootout anyway, so they are big points, and we are fortunate to get one.Chicago had tied it with 3:13 left in regulation when defenseman Duncan Keith put the rebound of Marian Hossa’s shot into an open net. The play developed after the Blackhawks kept the puck in the Devils zone, and Toews found Hossa for a good shot in close.“Give him some credit,” Keith said of Kinkaid. “He played big for his first game. We just played a patient game. I don’t think it was our best game, but we hung in there until the end and we were able to do it in the shootout.”It appeared that Gionta’s goal on a baseball swing at 2:31 of the third period was going to be the winner.Defenseman Damon Severson took a shot from the right point that Darling stopped. Blackhawks defenseman Klas Dahlbeck used his glove to swat the rebound away, but Gionta lined it right into the net.Havlat nearly gave the Devils a two-goal lead later in the period but his breakaway drive hit off the post and crossbar with 9:30 left.Kinkaid had stopped Patrick Sharp on a breakaway just about 30 seconds before Gionta’s second goal of the season.Chicago was a little off its game in the first period, but it dominated the second, outshooting New Jersey 17-7. Bickell got the only goal with a shot from the right circle after he carried the puck into the Devils zone leading a 3-on-1 break.Sharp, playing for the first time since Nov. 4 because of a lower-body injury, got the only assist on the play set up by a Devils turnover.New Jersey’s goal also was the result of a turnover. Tootoo scored from the same circle as Bickell after taking a pass from Bernier.(TOM CANAVAN, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Candreva: Italy criticism was excessive

first_imgItaly Candreva: Italy criticism was excessive after Spain loss Ben Spratt Last updated 2 years ago 07:09 9/6/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) AntonioCandreva - cropped Getty Images Italy Italy v Israel Israel WC Qualification Europe World Cup Spain v Italy Spain Italy did not deserve the weight of criticism levelled at them after losing to Spain, according to the midfielder. Antonio Candreva believes the criticism Italy received after their defeat in Spain was “excessive” as the Azzurri returned to winning ways against Israel.Candreva and Inter 9/1 for Serie A titleItaly look certain to require a play-off to qualify for next year’s World Cup in Russia, having fallen behind Spain in Group G following a one-sided 3-0 loss in Madrid. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina But Ciro Immobile’s sixth goal of the campaign ensured a 1-0 victory against Israel on Tuesday – all but securing a top-two place – and midfielder Candreva feels Italy deserve more respect for their work in the past year.”We needed a victory, we got it and I thought it was a positive performance that was consistent with the work we’ve done in the last year,” the Inter star said.”Criticism is part of the job, but we are a solid group and some of it was excessive. I think the Azzurri have done good things this year.| #Candreva : “These are games where you need to score early. It became easier after our goal.” #ItalyIsrael  1-0— Italy (@azzurri) September 5, 2017 “The defeat in Madrid was painful for us more than anyone – we were not expecting it and we have learned from our mistakes.”And team-mate Davide Zappacosta added that the Spain game offered Italy a reality check: “The game in Madrid made us realise many things.”We have to be a compact side, to fight for every ball and harass every opponent.”This sort of match [against Israel] is even more difficult as the opposition locks down all the space and make it hard for you.”last_img read more

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Agree with Sourav Ganguly, India need to pick a core group for all formats: Ajinkya Rahane

first_imgAgree with Sourav Ganguly, India need to pick a core group for all formats: Ajinkya RahaneSpeaking to India Today, senior India batsman Ajinkya Rahane said that players need to be consistently backed at the international level and that a core group will only benefit the team.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiAugust 10, 2019UPDATED: August 10, 2019 16:12 IST Ajinkya Rahane was left out of India’s ODI and T20I squads in the ongoing tour of West Indies (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRahane said a core group of players for all 3 formats will only benefit the teamRahane last played limited-overs cricket for India in February 2018I know, if one can play Test cricket perfectly, he can fit into any format: Rahane to India TodayIndia’s Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane has said he believes a good Test player can easily adapt to 50-overs and T20 cricket while insisting on the need for the senior national team to pick a core group across formats.Ajinkya Rahane, speaking to TVTN News Director Rahul Kanwal for India Today’s Jab We Met, said that he endorses Sourav Ganguly’s views on picking more all-format players for India cricket team.Rahane’s comments come after Ganguly said time had come for the selectors to pick a few players and give them opportunities to consistently play all three formats at the international level. The former India captain had expressed surprise at the absence of Ajinkya Rahane and Shubman Gill from India’s limited-overs squads for the ongoing tour of West Indies.Taking to Twitter last month, Ganguly had said: “There are many in the squad who can play all formats ..surprised not to see shubman gill ..Rahane in the one day squad..(sic).”Time has come for Indian selectors to pick same players in all formats of the game for rhythm and confidence.. too few are playing in all formats ..great teams had consistent players ..it’s not about making all happy but picking the best for the country and be consistent.”Good to have a core group: RahaneRahane insisted that players tend to become more confident if they get the backing of the team to play multiple formats and opined that players tend to find it difficult to ajust on return from a 3 to 4-month absence from international cricket.advertisement”It’s very important to be consistent. It’s good to have a core group. Dada had talked about the importance of having a core group across the 3 different formats. I always believed in that. When you have consistency, players tend to become more confident,” Ajinkya Rahane said.”If you have the same core group, it gives the players confidence and belief that the team is backing them. It’s definitely good for the team,” the India star added.”When you’re playing ODI cricket and Test cricket consistently for a few months, you can easily get to know how to adapt and take your game forward. It becomes a different ball game when you’re not playing for 3-4 months at the international formats.”If one can play Test cricket well, he can fit into any format: RahaneRahane, meanwhile, insisted that his approach to the game is unique and added that the selectors need to be consistent when it comes to backing a player at the highest level.”I think my approach is different from the current generation players’ approach. But, I always focus on evolving with the game. You can be stranded behind. I think even Test matches run rate is become important. So you have to play your shots. I know, if one can play Test cricket well, he can fit into any format,” Rahane added.”If your technique is solid, you can easily adapt to to 50-over and T20I cricket. If you’re coming from T20I cricket to Tests, it can be a bit challenging when it comes to controlling shots,”I have always believed in consistency. Consistency is key. If you’re backing a player, you need to be consistent with him.”Rahane, who shone in his maiden county stint for Hampshire in May and July will return to the international fold when India begin their World Test Championship campaign in the West Indies later this month. Rahane has been named as the vice-captain for the 2-Test series, starting August 22.Also Read | Rahkeem Cornwall: Tall and imposing West Indies all-rounder set to face India in Test seriesAlso Read | No Chris Gayle for West Indies in Test series vs IndiaAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Ajinkya RahaneFollow India national cricket teamFollow World Test ChampionshipFollow India tour of West Indies 2019last_img read more

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St Petersburg, Munich and Wembley stadium to host Champions League finals from 2021

first_imgSt Petersburg, Munich and Wembley stadium to host Champions League finals from 2021Istanbul in Turkey is already scheduled as the host of this season’s Champions League final on May 30 at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium and UEFA has gone for tried and tested venues for the next three editions.advertisement india today digital September 25, 2019UPDATED: September 25, 2019 09:33 IST Reuters PhotoHIGHLIGHTSSt Petersburg, Munich and Wembley Stadium will host the UCL finals in 2021, 2022 and 2023Seville will host the 2021 UEFA Europa League final while Belfast in Northern Ireland will host that year’s Super CupIstanbul in Turkey is already scheduled as the host of this season’s Champions League final on May 30 at the Ataturk Olympic StadiumSt Petersburg, Munich and Wembley Stadium in London will host the three Champions League finals from 2021, European football’s governing body UEFA said on Tuesday.UEFA also announced that it would expand the size of the top divisions in the Nations League, while its new third tier club competition, due to start in 2021, would be known as the UEFA Europa Conference League.Istanbul in Turkey is already scheduled as the host of this season’s Champions League final on May 30 at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium and UEFA has gone for tried and tested venues for the next three editions.The 2021 final will be the second to be staged in Russia after Moscow hosted Manchester United’s penalty shootout win against Chelsea at the Luzhniki Stadium in 2008.St Petersburg’s venue hosted World Cup games last year and is also a host for the Euro 2020 tournament.Munich hosted Chelsea’s victory over home side Bayern in 2012 while Wembley will take charge of Europe’s premier club final for the eighth time.Wembley will in 2023 celebrate the 100th year since the opening of the original stadium in London.Spanish city Seville will host the 2021 UEFA Europa League final while Belfast in Northern Ireland will host that year’s Super Cup.UEFA said its new Europa Conference League will be based on regional conferences and the first edition in 2021 would feature 32 clubs.The aim of the league is to allow more countries and clubs to be involved in continental competition.The second edition of the Nations League, due to start in September 2020, will see the top divisions expanded in size.advertisementInstead of 12 teams playing in four groups of three, there will be 16 teams in Leagues A, B and C, playing in groups of four.The teams are allocated to leagues based on their overall rankings, a move that is likely to save some of the teams who were facing relegation from their leagues after the 2018/19 competition.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow UEFA Champions LeagueFollow UEFA Europa League Nextlast_img read more

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Cabinet Signs Off on Measures to Advance IMF Negotiations

first_img The Cabinet has signed off on a number of measures that are required to advance Jamaica’s negotiations with the IMF. Story Highlights The Minister said the debt reduction programme will begin by increasing the primary surplus for the next fiscal year. Coming out of its three-day retreat, the Cabinet has signed off on a number of measures that are required to advance Jamaica’s negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), towards a satisfactory conclusion.Finance and Planning Minister, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips, told a post Cabinet press briefing at the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) on January 14, that the technical negotiating team will now be able to return to the bargaining table with the IMF for what should be the final round of negotiations.Dr. Phillips reported that the most critical of the measures unanimously agreed on by Cabinet, is a programme to reduce the country’s debt stock, which presently stands at $1.7 trillion.The Minister said the debt reduction programme will begin by increasing the primary surplus for the next fiscal year from the originally planned 6.3 per cent to 7.5 per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). This level of primary surplus will be maintained through the entire period of the programme up to 2016/17, he said.Dr. Phillips further added that the targeted reductions will require a combination of measures, including taxes, wage restraint, a prioritization of expenditures and divestment of public assets. He stated that a firm commitment on wage restraint in the public sector is likely to be a prior action requirement of the IMF programme.“It is clear that these measures will require sacrifice from all sectors of the society. However, that is the price we all have to pay if we are to achieve macro-economic stability, which is necessary for growth and for job creation,” the Minister said.He pointed out that the Cabinet has insisted that the burden be equitably shared and as far as possible, the most vulnerable in the society must be protected, noting that the final medium term economic and financial policy statement will include a specified floor for social expenditures, as part of the overall programme.“We are going to commit, as part of the programme, that there will be a minimum, not maximum, level of expenditure on social programmes, including PATH, educational assistance and health services…,” Dr. Phillips said.The Minister reiterated that the negotiations with the IMF cannot be carried out in the public domain because of their sensitive nature, but promised a full report as soon as there is clearance on both sides.The press briefing saw representation from several Senior Cabinet Ministers as well as government technocrats who attended the retreat from January 10-12. The technical negotiating team will now be able to return to the bargaining table with the IMF.last_img read more

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Nicaragua Seeks EU Support on Canal Construction

first_imgzoom Nicaragua’s Secretary for National Policy, Paul Oquist has submitted the project for construction of inter-oceanic Nicaragua Grand Canal, to the institutions of the European Union.  Nicaragua is seeking both financial and political support from the EU members, as it struggles to emerge from poverty and achieve economic independence.According to Oquist, the move is aimed at seeking technological expertise in building the canal from countries like the Netherlands and Denmark during the 2015-2020 construction period, especially with respect to meeting high environmental and social responsibility standards, local media report.Nicaraguan Ambassador in Brussels, Lautaro Sandino, said that the project has been presented to the EU partners as the Union pushes projects aimed at boosting international trade development cooperation.In August 2014, Oquist visited Deltares, an independent Dutch institute for applied research in the field of water, subsurface and infrastructure to talk about feasibility studies for the project.Tenders for major infrastructural projects are expected to be launched in September, according to Oquist, who is also the Executive Secretary of the Commission of the Nicaraguan Grand Interoceanic Canal.The construction of the a 172-mile waterway canal, three times longer than the Panama Canal, started on December 22.The construction is being carried out  by Hong Kong-based HK Nicaragua Canal Development Investment Co Ltd (HKND Group).The commencement was marked by starting works on a road at the mouth of the Brito River, needed for heavy machinery to access the site where the Canal’s Pacific coast port will be built.This USD 50 billion project is expected to be completed by 2020.Nicaraguans have repeatedly expressed their dissatisfaction with the canal project amid fears over the effect of the canal to local freshwater resources and the environment.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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Fentanyl Seized at Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility

first_imgFentanyl was seized recently during a routine search at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Halifax. A package with unknown contents was found while conducting a search upon admission on Feb. 9. The package was turned over to Halifax Regional Police and sent to Health Canada for testing. The results, received on May 4 confirmed the presence of fentanyl. This is the first confirmed case of fentanyl at a provincial Correctional Facility in Nova Scotia. The Halifax Regional Police are continuing to investigate the incident. Nova Scotians are reminded that the illegal consumption of opioids, including fentanyl, can be lethal. If you are going to use street drugs of any kind, do not use alone, always carry naloxone and if someone is in distress, call 911. Correctional Services recently purchased five body scanners to help protect inmates and staff from drugs, weapons and other contraband. The installation of the body scanners is being completed and will soon be operational. For more information go to, https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20180202003 . For more information about the Nova Scotia Opioid Use and Overdose Framework, please visit: www.novascotia.ca/opioid .last_img read more

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Brock labour studies profs launch two new books

By: Carmela PatriasDespite acute labour shortages during the Second World War, Canadian employers – with the complicity of state officials – discriminated against workers of African, Asian, and Eastern and Southern European origin, excluding them from both white collar and skilled jobs. Jobs and Justice argues that, while the war intensified hostility and suspicion toward minority workers, the urgent need for their contributions and the egalitarian rhetoric used to mobilize the war effort also created an opportunity for minority activists and their English Canadian allies to challenge discrimination. A couple of Brock professors associated with the Centre for Labour Studies at the University are launching two new books.One of them looks at various important labour struggles in the Niagara region, and the other examines employment discrimination during wartime Canada, 1939-1945.Carmela Patrias (professor, History and Labour Studies) and Larry Savage (associate professor, Political Science and Labour Studies) will launch the books at an event happening at the Niagara Artists Centre (354 St. Paul St.) in downtown St. Catharines on Thursday, June 14 at 7 p.m.The book launch will feature short talks by both authors.This public event is free and copies of both books will be available for purchase.Union Power: Solidarity and Struggle in Niagara By: Carmela Patrias and Larry SavageFrom factory workers in Welland to retail workers in St. Catharines, from hospitality workers in Niagara Falls to migrant farm workers in Niagara-On-The-Lake, Union Power showcases the role of working people in the Niagara region. Charting the development of the region’s labour movement from the early nineteenth century to the present, Patrias and Savage illustrate how workers from this highly diversified economy struggled to improve their lives both inside and outside the workplace.–Jobs and Justice: Fighting Discrimination in Wartime Canada, 1939-1945 read more

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Malaysia UN chief encourages dialogue to peacefully resolve situation in Sabah

According to media reports, Malaysian troops are searching houses and terrain for armed members of a Filipino clan embroiled in a three-week conflict in Sabah on Borneo island. Related violence has reportedly left eight members of the Malaysian security forces and 19 clan members dead.“The Secretary-General is closely following the situation in Sabah,” said a statement issued by his spokesperson. “He urges an end to the violence and encourages dialogue among all the parties for a peaceful resolution of the situation.” Mr. Ban also expressed concern about the impact this situation may have on the civilian population, including migrants in the region. “He urges all parties to facilitate delivery of humanitarian assistance and act in full respect of international human rights norms and standards,” said the statement. read more

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Justice for Darfurs victims mired in political expediency – ICC prosecutor

“What have we achieved in concrete terms? Have we lived up to the expectations of Darfur’s victims? Sadly, the intellectually honest answer is a resounding ‘no,’” Fatou Bensouda said as she began her briefing to the Council with a look back over the nearly 10 years since it had referred the situation in Darfur to the Hague-based Court.Finding no cause for celebration, especially since no steps have been taken regarding the arrest and surrender of a number of high profile indictees, including Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir, she said, the “sad reality is that action from this Council has not been forthcoming when it mattered most for Darfur’s victims.”And while the ICC may have significantly contributed to raising awareness about the massive and systematic crimes committed in Darfur, the Court’s best contribution to ending impunity through a judicial process that independently, fairly and impartially assess the evidence and determines guilt or innocence has yet to be achieved. Indeed, continued Ms. Bensouda: “The ICC’s judicial process cannot take place without arrests. Darfur suspects remain at large and no meaningful steps have been taken to apprehend them and bring them to justice.” “Today we are in the same position as we were in 2007”, she said, following the Council’s “much-lauded” referral of the case to the Court and the issuance of arrest warrants for Ahmad Harun and Ali Kushayb, and, subsequently, President Bashir, who continues to travel in defiance of the warrants, including to States party to the Court’s founding Rome Statute. “This reflects badly, not just on the international justice system of which the ICC is only a part, but it also greatly undermines the credibility of this Council as an instrument of international peace and security,” said Ms. Bensouda, adding that it is high time for Sudan’s ongoing defiance of Security Council resolutions to be matched by the Council’s decisive action. Darfur’s victims are looking to the Council for answers to critical questions, she continued: For how much longer will legality and accountability be sacrificed at the altar of political expediency?; and What amount of suffering should Darfur’s victims endure for this Council to act decisively on the situation in Darfur?Drawing the Council’s attention to another important issue, she said recent allegations that reporting of the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has been subject to manipulation, with the intentional effect of covering up crimes committed by the Sudanese Government, “should be a matter of concern for us all.”Those allegations call for thorough, independent and public enquiry, Ms. Bensouda said, noting that while the responsibility for this manipulation may lie with a handful of individuals, it impugns the credibility of the Mission as a whole and deprives advocates of peace and justice of an essential tool for evaluating the ever evolving situation in Darfur.“Victims in Darfur and the peacekeepers who have sacrificed their lives deserve better. We all do,” she declared, expressing the hope that the Council and the wider UN take immediate and concrete steps to establish the full facts and take appropriate action if the allegations prove to be well-founded.As for the current situation on the ground in Darfur, she expressed “deep concern” over the increasing violence and the immense number of people who continue to be displaced. “I likewise deplore the increasing constraints placed on those who are trying to aid the displaced…the deliberate obstruction of humanitarian aid must end.”Equally concerning is the on-going patterns of aerial bombardments and armed attacks on civilian populations by militia/Janjaweed, and in particular, the involvement of the newest iteration of the Janjaweed, the Rapid Support Forces, led by Mohamed Hamdan. “It is particularly disturbing that in February this year, the Rapid Support Forces shifted their operations from North Kordofan to Darfur,” noted Ms. Bensouda, stressing that her Office’s factual indicators seem to illustrate a similar pattern of indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks against civilians by the Rapid Support Forces. In all of the reported attacks, crimes against civilians were allegedly committed from the end of February, onwards, coinciding with the deployment of the Rapid Support Forces to Darfur. Overall, she called for a dramatic shift in the Council’s approach to arresting Darfur suspects, especially since the Sudanese Government “has consistently failed” to carry out its primary responsibility to implement the outstanding arrest warrants. I believe that concerted efforts to promote cooperation with the Court may fill the gap,” she said, calling on States and the Council to find creative ways to supports “those amongst them that may be most vulnerable” to planned visits by President Bashir or other indictees. read more

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Ohio State wrestling gears up for Big Ten and NCAA Championships

Ohio State wrestling coach Tom Ryan said he gets the sense that this season, his team is doing big things. “Despite the fact that we’ve got so many young people on the team, I think there’s great leadership and a great sense of this group leaving a legacy here,” Ryan said. Having started seven freshmen for most of the year, the No. 6 Buckeyes’ resume suggests the team has gone above and beyond the expectations of many. After storming out of the gate at 7-0, the Buckeyes dropped back-to-back road contests against Nebraska and then Minnesota. About two weeks later, the Buckeyes toppled then-No. 2 Iowa, 21-9, in their first win against the Hawkeyes since 1966. Some even called it their biggest dual win in school history. Just nine days after the Iowa match, defending national champion, Penn State, hammered OSU, 34-9, in State College, Pa. OSU then responded with wins against then-No. 12 Michigan and Michigan State to close the Big Ten regular season. While the mission of winning a Big Ten regular season championship was unsuccessful for OSU (11-3, 5-3 Big Ten), Ryan said there’s still a lot of wrestling left. “Men in this sport that have left a legacy shine in March,” he said. “And we’re still three weeks away from March.” What Ryan is referring to are the Big Ten and NCAA Championships, which begin in early March and last through much of the month. Before that, the Buckeyes’ attention is solely focused on this weekend when they will travel to Stillwater, Okla., for the Stillwater Regional of the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals. OSU, which drew the No. 3 seed in the region, is set to wrestle No. 6 seed Boise State on Feb. 12. “I think the big thing that Boise State presents for us is that they have a couple of really good individuals,” he said. Perhaps most importantly against Boise State, Ryan stressed how critical it was for 165-pound freshman Derek Garcia to wrestle his best heading into the postseason in order to hopefully qualify for the NCAA Tournament which is selective in what wrestlers it takes. “Every single match for Derek Garcia’s critical to make sure we bring ten (wrestlers) to the national tournament. Because I do believe he can do something there,” he said. OSU is at full strength with all of their starters rested and ready to go. At least, Ryan said, as much as they can be in mid-February of the season. The winner of OSU’s dual against Boise State wrestles No. 2 seed Nebraska, who handed the Buckeyes their first loss back on Jan. 6. One-hundred-eighty-four-pound redshirt junior C.J. Magrum said that while there will be no looking past Boise State, he’s excited at the prospect of a rematch. “We’re kind of upset we didn’t get the second seed (in the Stillwater region) but at the same time, we’ll never wrestle Nebraska as worse we did the first time we wrestled them,” he said. OSU lost, 18-16, as a result of bonus points in the first match up. “Lightning’s not going to strike twice,” Magrum said. “We’re pretty confident going into the match that we should take care of them.” One-hundred-thirty-three-pound redshirt freshman Logan Stieber agreed. “Last time we didn’t wrestle well, and they kind of kicked our butts,” he said. Ryan said he understands the challenge at hand. “We’re going to see two teams that, based on their season, you might say, should beat us,” he said. But that doesn’t stop him from liking the matchups each team presents. He still gets the sense this is a team that’s doing big things, he said. “This group wants to win it,” Ryan said. “We’ll see how bad they want to win it on Sunday.” read more

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5 plays that mattered – Ohio State versus Michigan

Ohio State freshman running back J.K. Dobbins (2) runs the ball in the third quarter of the game against Michigan on Nov. 25 in Ann Arbor. Ohio State won 31-20. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThe Game lived up to the hype.No. 9 Ohio State (10-2, 8-1 Big Ten) came back from a 14-point deficit Saturday and defeated archrival Michigan (8-4, 5-4 Big Ten) 31-20 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, behind the play of backup quarterback Dwayne Haskins, after J.T. Barrett left with a knee injury in the third quarter.Down the stretch, the Buckeyes made the plays they needed to make to keep their College Football Playoff hopes alive before heading into the Big Ten championship game against No. 5 Wisconsin next week.Here are the five plays that mattered most in Ohio State’s victory against Michigan.Austin Mack third-down catchHaskins likely won’t make a bigger throw this year for Ohio State. After two straight false-start penalties set the Buckeyes back to their own 47-yard line for a third-and-13 play, Haskins delivered a 27-yard strike to sophomore wideout Austin Mack for a first down at the Michigan 26. With 3:06 remaining in the third quarter, the catch gave Ohio State’s offense a much needed jolt, following the departure of Barrett. It was Mack’s only reception of the game. It also resembled a similar grab by Anthony Gonzalez in Michigan Stadium in 2005 that helped Ohio State seal a win.Haskins 22-yard runTwo plays after Mack’s grab, Haskins continued to will the Ohio State offense down the field. With no one open, and a little help on a no-call hold from right guard Demetrius Knox, Haskins stepped up from the pressure and ran 22 yards to the Michigan 1-yard line with 2:01 left in the third quarter.Haskins isn’t the most mobile quarterback in college football, but he made a few plays with his feet that will please the offensive coaching staff. That run paved the way for J.K. Dobbins’ 1-yard go-ahead score on the next play.Dobbins big run for 35 yardsThe freshman running back had just six carries in the first half. His workload increased to nine carries in the second half, and no rush was more significant than a 35-yard run with less than three minutes remaining in the game.Billy Price pulled from his center position and took Michigan linebacker Devin Bush out of the play, opening a hole for Dobbins to get to the next level. The run took Ohio State down to the Michigan 31-yard line and set up the game-sealing touchdown run from redshirt sophomore running back Mike Weber two plays later.Dobbins’ breakaway ability was seen a couple times Saturday, but when the Buckeyes needed a drive to put away the Wolverines, Dobbins promptly answered the call for his signature moment in his first year in the rivalry.Blocked PAT with 7:07 remainingOhio State ended up winning by double digits, but at the time, it seemed this play swung the momentum Ohio State’s way just after allowing a Michigan go-ahead touchdown.Cornerback Denzel Ward came off the left edge of the Michigan line on the point-after attempt and blocked the kick with 7:07 left in the third quarter. Once Ohio State scored on the next drive, Michigan failed to get anything going on offense.After Ward blocked the PAT, Michigan gained just 44 yards combined on its next three drives before Weber put the game out of reach.Jordan Fuller interceptionMichigan quarterback John O’Korn had open receivers for much of the game, but was often inaccurate. With 2:47 remaining in the fourth quarter, O’Korn threw his worst pass of the game, right into the hands of Ohio State safety Jordan Fuller.The intended receiver looked to be wide receiver Kekoa Crawford, but O’Korn threw for a post route while Crawford cut into the field rather than breaking long. Fuller was playing centerfield and hauled in the momentous pick with ease.This was Michigan’s breaking point. Before the drive began, Ohio State kicker Sean Nuernberger missed a field goal that would’ve put the Buckeyes up seven. The Wolverines had their opportunity, but O’Korn’s poor throw put an end to any hope Michigan had at coming back. read more

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Duke and Duchess of Sussex given long list of baby names by family and

Crushing a leaf of Strawberry Gum, a type of Eucalyptus, he encouraged the royal visitors to smell it.“Is that what Koalas eat in the Bush?” asked the Duke. “Yes, but we can’t eat it in the same way,” said Mr Hampton, explaining how oils from the plant are used to flavour marinades, fish dishes and even ice cream.The couple were presented with Charcoal Lane aprons for the “touch, taste and smell” experience, but did not wear them.“We are here to support young Aboriginal people into the workforce, with a view that when they leave this place, there is going to be long-term employment for them,” said Mr Hampton. “I’m not going to turn everyone that comes here into a chef, but if they leave here with a work ethic, it’s a win for us.”Charcoal Lane employs 23 young people for 15 hours a week as they work towards hospitality qualifications.Troy Crellin, programme manager, said that in 10 years, the organisation had helped some 250 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders into work. The 28-year-old said: “As soon as I introduced my daughter to Harry he said ‘that’s a great name’.“Maybe they will choose it for their own child which would be fun. Prince Harry meets members of This Girl CanCredit:Reuters The day included a number of causes close to the royal couple’s hearts, including youth leadership and sustainability. They met members of the This Girl Can empowerment campaign, which encourages everyday women to get active however, wherever and whenever they want without being judged, watched demonstrations of sports including netball, yoga, boxercise, cricket, cycling and Zumba.The Duchess appeared to enjoy the fitness display, which was accompanied by high-energy soundtrack by DJ Yo Mafia, and was even convinced to throw an Australian Football League ball. “I’m not sure I will be good,” she laughed, as she nervously threw the ball to one of the women. “I’m not sure I did it right!” Sabrin Nyawela, 20, a student teacher and This Girl Can ambassador originally from South Sudan, also spoke to the duchess.”She was talking about how she loved the whole vibe of This Girl Can. She enjoyed being around women who want to make a change.”She described her as a “role model” and added: “She was really engaged. She has done a lot of work in the background with women’s empowerment and it was good to see her coming along and seeing people in local communities making a change.”Chargrilled kangaroo and Tasmanian pepperThe Duchess, a self-confessed foodie, was in her element as she and the Duke enjoyed a taste of Australia at Charcoal Lane, a social enterprise restaurant in Melbourne’s trendy Fitzroy suburb.At a private lunch, the royal couple enjoyed a shared entree of mushroom and quinoa nest and chargrilled kangaroo and main courses of wild boar, saffron risotto and barramundi. Prince Harry and Meghan meet children at Albert Park Primary School One of the cuddly toys on displayCredit:Scott Barbour/Getty Images The Duke told her: “There is always going to be one bad teacher that you remember – we need more good teachers.”Duchess is given first tiara on Australia tourThe Duchess of Sussex has been given plenty of flowers since she arrived in Australia. But today she was given her first tiara.It was presented by six year old Annie, a pupil at Albert Park primary school in Melbourne.Annie was one of 600 cheering children who greeted the duke and duchess as they came to see how the school is cutting waste and growing vegetables as part of a sustainability programme.The Duke spotted Annie, who was holding a bunch of flowers as well as a toy tiara, and knelt down and said: “Lily of the valley – is that right?” Then, gesturing to the Duchess, he said: “Are they for her?”The Duchess, who was wearing a dress by Club Monaco, came over and said: “Oh my goodness, thank you. Those are amazing!” The Duke and Duchess of Sussex leave the crowds to attend a reception hosted by the governor of VictoriaCredit:Samir Hussein/WireImage Ella Burns, a 12-year-old pupil from Albert Park primary school, said: “She said that she hadn’t thought of one as it was still quite early.”The Duchess was also asked by Ella what she liked doing in her spare time. She replied that she “didn’t have much spare time” but when she does, she enjoys “relaxing and watching TV shows”.The Duchess faltered when asked what her favourite show was, replying: “There’s heaps, I can’t think of a specific one.” “And if I may speak personally, we are all in this together – because asking for help was one of the best decisions I ever made.“You will be continually amazed how your life changes for the better once you put your hand up. It’s not easy and there are no quick fixes, but it’s about being the best version of yourself for you and for those around you.” The Duchess of Sussex throws an Australian Rules football during a reception in Melbourne Cuddly toys and baby namesThe Duke and Duchess of Sussex were greeted by thousands of chanting fans in Melbourne on Thursday, as children skipped school to see them and infants provided baby name inspiration. Locals gathered in the Royal Botanical Gardens in the city from as early as 5am to catch a glimpse of the royal couple during their whistle stop visit.The day holds particular significance for both Duke and Duchess as they visit projects throughout the city that align with their goals on the tour, of encompassing the work of youth leadership, sustainability and meeting marginalised groups in society. The Duke Duchess of Sussex meet lifeguards at South Melbourne Beach Before the meal, they visited the kitchen, where Greg Hampton, the executive chef, told the Duke and Duchess: “Welcome, we are so happy to have you here.”Gesturing at the sparkling surfaces, Harry said: “You’ve got a very clean kitchen – is it always this clean? Especially clean today?”Meghan slipped off her Martin Grant trench coat in the warm room before Mr Hampton talked the couple through an array of unusual herbs and aromatic spices, getting them to smell and taste them. Jerril Rechter, CEO of VicHealth who showed the Duchess around the event, said: “She was really impressed by the diversity of activity we had here today, and especially the sense of camaraderie between the women. “She did pass an AFL football. She did a handball. That’s a pretty incredible thing for anybody to do. “She had not seen an AFL football before Howard, the governor’s husband, explained to her what it was like – the weight of it is a little bit different, and that you handball it, you don’t pass it.” The Duke and Duchess of Sussex leave the crowds to attend a reception hosted by the governor of Victoria At the vegetable patch, which included marigolds, peas, lettuce and alfalfa, Emma Cafferkey and Finn McClenaghan, both 12, showed them how to mulch. “The mulch is made out of sugar that has been shredded. You have to remember with the mulch not to put it on top of the plants.”After they left he said: “They said we were very well educated and that we knew a lot about this kind of stuff.”As they left, one little boy told the Duke: “You remind me of my uncle.” The Duke replied: “Is that a good thing? Is it because I’ve got a ginger beard?”Duke of Sussex raises concerns about ‘fast fashion’The Duke of Sussex has spoken of his concerns about the environmental impact of “fast fashion” today as he and the Duchess hit the beach in Melbourne.Harry and Meghan, who had changed into a navy Club Moncao dress and flat shoes, visited South Melbourne beach, where they joined volunteers and schoolchildren from the local Beach Patrol programme, where they heard about their efforts to keep the local beaches litter- free and reduce the impact on the marine environment.The couple met a group of local school children from Albert Park Primary and Albert Park College, who have been carrying out “beach cleans” for several months as part of a school programme, the “Clean Beach Patrol.”  The Duchess of Sussex throws an Australian Rules football during a reception in MelbourneCredit:Julian Smith/AFP “The first time I tasted one I thought I was having an allergic reaction because the heat creeps up on you. I don’t want to freak her out.” “My dad is from Yorkshire in England and I really love Harry and Meghan so after I promised to make a flag to give to them my mum said she would take me.” The Duchess of Sussex gets to grips with an Australian Rules football during a visit to MelbourneCredit:Reuters Newsletter Promotion – Royal Appointment – in article Prince Harry meets members of This Girl Can “Meghan was right behind him and was playfully tickling her toes and said how sweet it was that I’d brought her out today.” Once again, the couple abandoned their strict scheduling to enable them to meet as many fans as possible on their first engagement before they were received by the Governor of Victoria.Stay up to date with everything happening in the Royal family through our weekly newsletter, Your Royal Appointment. Sign up here.  The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on South Melbourne Beach on Thursday The Duke and Duchess get to touch, taste and smell native herbs and spices during a visit to the Mission Australia restaurant Meanwhile, Lola Marinis, 12, from Middlepark Primary School, sat near the Duke.  He asked what job she wanted to do and she replied that she wanted to be a teacher.  Father-to-be, the Duke of Sussex, is greeted by a baby among the crowdCredit:Getty Images The Duke and Duchess get to touch, taste and smell native herbs and spices during a visit to the Mission Australia restaurantCredit:Phil Noble/Reuters The Duke Duchess of Sussex meet lifeguards at South Melbourne BeachCredit:Scott Barbour /Getty The Duchess of Sussex speaks to members of the public as she arrives at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne Harry and Meghan then did a “mini-walkabout”, greeting dozens of excited schoolchildren who had lined up on the beach to meet them. Among them was Amelia Marcom, 12, from St Kilda Primary school:  “I gave Meghan flowers, a picture of her and Harry I’d drawn for them and some t-shirts for the baby. She said she loved them.”Before leaving the beach, the couple strolled hand in hand down to the shoreline, to meet a group of lifeguards from Australia Surf Lifeguards. Sebastian Top, 20, a lifeguard for more than four years, asked Meghan, “Are you going to swim today?”  “Maybe not today,” she laughed. Harry pointed to a group of around 30 people who had waded into the sea from the beach to get a better view of them:  “If we try and swim, I think they might be a bit of a hazard.”Duchess tries Australian rules football – but says: ‘I’m not sure I did it right!’The Duchess of Sussex unleashed her inner Australian after being persuaded to join in some Aussie Rules football and tucking into chargrilled kangaroo for lunch in Melbourne.On the third day of their Australian tour, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were greeted by crowds bearing cuddly toys and baby names as they embarked on a walkabout at the city’s Royal Botanical Gardens on Thursday. The children showed them bags full of plastic cups, bottles and straws they had collected, which are then analysed for environmental impact.Speaking to Albert Park College student, Ashley Soja, 14, Harry said: “There is literally plastic everywhere. And, you know, microplastics are a real problem, especially the microplastics from fast-fashion. Did you know that’s one of the biggest culprits?”Bonnie Sheppard, 15, another Albert Park College student, said:  “Meghan was really interested in the effect of microplastics. I told her that there are more microplastics in the ocean than stars in the Milky Way, which she was surprised by.”“It’s amazing what you guys are doing,” said Meghan.  “Well done, you’re doing a really great job. Keep it up.” Father-to-be, the Duke of Sussex, is greeted by a baby among the crowd The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been given a “long list” of potential baby names suggested by friends and family.The royal couple, who are expecting their first child in the spring, told curious children in Australia they are “going to sit down and have a look at” the options.During a trip on the Melbourne tram, the Duke and Duchess were interrogated by schoolchildren who spent the  journey of just a few minutes asking them about their plans for parenthood.Charlie Wolf, a 12-year-old pupil from Middle Park primary school, asked if the couple had any names for their unborn baby.The children said the Duchess replied with: “We’ve been given a long list of names from everyone, we’re going to sit down and have a look at them.” The Duke and Duchess’s visit to the restaurant began after they admired a mural outside created by Gunnai and Waradgerie man Robert Young to honour the building and the area’s indigenous heritage.Prince Harry praised for mental health workThe Duke of Sussex has spoken on his fears for young men struggling with their mental health “without even realising”.The Duke, who a day earlier delivered a speech about the problem of depression and suicide in rural Australia, spent time with representatives of The Man Cave, which helps teenage boys with the mental health and was founded by one of the Queen’s Young Leaders.Hailing him as “the right role model” for men and boys, the charity’s chief executive, Hunter Johnson, said: “We really need more global leaders like Harry.” “He’s a positive, glass half-full person and has an incredible influence on the younger generation. He is the right role model for young men and boys today.” The Duchess of Sussex speaks to members of the public as she arrives at the Royal Botanic Gardens in MelbourneCredit:Phil Noble/Getty The Duchess greeted Mr Johnson by saying “there’s a familiar face”, after meeting him at Buckingham Palace earlier this year. The conversation quickly turned to Prince Harry’s speech in Dubbo on Wednesday, where he delivered an emotional message to Australian farmers and opened up about depression and mental health issues.“So many young men are suffering from these problems without even realising,” Harry said.In the speech, he had told an audience: “You need to know that part of being strong and tough is having the courage to ask for help when you need it. You must not silently suffer. You are all in this together. Meghan sniffs a Strawberry Gum leafCredit:Phil Noble/Reuters The Duke and Duchess of Sussex talk to students from Albert Park Primary School while riding a tram in MelbourneCredit:Chris Jackson /Getty Meghan sniffs a Strawberry Gum leaf Also representing Man Cave was 14-year-old Rupert Grant, a student from Melbourne Grammar School who had been involved with Man Cave programme through his school after experiencing a “tough time” in school.After explaining how the programme had made an impact on life for him and his friends, Meghan remarked, “You’re quite the spokesman!”“We really need more global leaders like Harry,” Mr Johnson said later. “There is a change happening amongst men now, a focus on healthy masculinity and having his support is a real badge of honour.“I thanked Harry for his role modelling and leadership – and we spoke about his incredible words in Dubbo. When I said that the Duchess looked up at him proudly.“It’s important that as men we address these issues, that we’re not afraid to take the mask off and open up. To have started that conversation in Dubbo yesterday was powerful. The Duchess of Sussex gets to grips with an Australian Rules football during a visit to Melbourne The Duke and Duchess meet a familiar face in the form of Hunter Johnson, chief executive of Man CaveCredit:PA Despite the royal couple arriving 20 minutes late for their first engagement of the day, having struggled with traffic from the airport, the crowd of about 5,000 showed no sign of running out of enthusiasm.Rhys Pratt, eight, from Melbourne begged his mother Naomi to allow him to take the day off school he even diligently made a flag bearing the colours of the the county of Sussex. Rhys said: “I wanted to come here so badly but my mum said I had to go to school. One of the cuddly toys on display Locals waited from as early as 5am in a bid to catch a glimpse of the royal couple as they headed to Victoria as part of their 16-day tour, which will also take in New Zealand, Fiji, and Tonga.Harry and Meghan, who was wearing a navy blue dress by Australian brand Dion Lee with a camel-coloured trench coat and black stilettos, were met by a crowd nearing 5,000 and abandoned their strict scheduling to meet royal fans for 25 minutes. “A lot of these ingredients have been here for thousands of years. Our fruits are the same as fruits thousands of years ago,” he said.Showing them a finger lime, he squeezed out the fleshy contents, explaining: “It comes out like caviar.”“Oh my goodness, that’s incredible,” said the Duchess.But he warned the couple that the Tasmanian pepper came with a kick, adding: “I don’t want to freak you out!”Speaking ahead of their arrival, he had said: “I would hesitate to offer her (the Duchess ) the pepper, because they are quite hot. It was prepared by young chefs being trained by the Mission Australia programme, which assists young indigenous Australians into employment, in many cases giving them a fresh start in life. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex talk to students from Albert Park Primary School while riding a tram in Melbourne The couple met the school’s “waste warriors”, dressed up in cape and masks, and met some sustainability leaders who showed them their “nude food” lunch boxes, without any plastic wrapping.At the school wormery the duke was invited to name their pet snail. “Speedy?” he suggested. The Duke told the schoolboy his creation was “cool” and thanked him for coming to meet him.Rhys said: “Everybody in Melbourne loves Harry and Meghan and all my friends will be so jealous I got to meet them.”The popularity of royal couple among Australians has been in no doubt since they landed on Monday. Just hours later they shared the news that they were expecting their first child, due to be born in the Spring.Their engagement with local communities has been the focus of front page editorials and hours of television news reel, with locals showing their support in their hundreds and thousands wherever the opportunity presents itself.After spending 25 minutes talking to well-wishers and taking an array of gifts including cuddly toys, flags, newspaper cuttings and handmade trinkets, the Duke and Duchess stopped to play with five and a half month old Harriet Bonaddido and talk to her mum, Jessica. Carlo Foster, 12, an Albert Park Primary pupil, showed Harry and Meghan bags full of plastic cups, beakers and bottles he has collected.  Harry said: “Another worrying thing I’m hearing is some people trying to claim things like these are actually habitats for fish and turtles.  Don’t ever let anyone convince you of that.”The couple also spoke to Melisand Box, 14, from Albert Park College, who had a bag filled with plastic straws.  She said:  “Harry told us to spread the message about whether people really need to use straws at all, and if they do, to use bamboo or metal straws.” The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on South Melbourne Beach on ThursdayCredit:Tim Rooke/Rex Prince Harry and Meghan meet children at Albert Park Primary SchoolCredit:AP The Duke and Duchess meet a familiar face in the form of Hunter Johnson, chief executive of Man Cave Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? 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Tsubaki linear actuators ideal for bulk handling

first_imgSolid and bulk handling represent a demanding industrial environment where plant and machinery must be robust and reliable. In bulk-handling machinery, the most fragile parts used to be the drive mechanisms that open and close gates, diverters and valves. Machinery designers had to go to great lengths to protect these from impacts and dust ingress.A standard solution within the industry for delivering linear movement has been hydraulic cylinders – these are able to transmit heavy loads and have relatively few moving parts which make them more reliable. However, they do have several drawbacks which can make them cumbersome to install. The hydraulic cylinders have to be supported with a power pack which consists of pump, motor, oil tank, regulators, filters etc. – all of which are then connected by piping to a control system. This creates additional expense and also requires a frequent regular maintenance schedule to prevent problems such as oil leak contamination particularly where food stuffs are handled.Tsubaki offers an alternative that provides a linear drive mechanism which can withstand the rigours of the bulk-handling environment. It is also easy to specify, easy to fit, requires little maintenance and is so versatile that it can be used in many configurations.Linear actuators, such as the Power Cylinder range from Tsubakimoto Europe, are sealed, one-piece actuators that combine an electric motor and a ball screw. The motor drives the actuator mechanism via gears, which serve to step down the motor speed to the operating speed and enlarge power. It is also a standard to fit Power Cylinders with a simple overload protection device and with a brake that is automatically applied when the motor stops, thus holding the load safely in a fixed position.Outwardly, they are designed to be robust and to have a high level of protection against ingress of dust, dirt and other contaminants. They may also include integral wiring, lubrication, end-stops and other elements to create a plug and play unit that can be fitted with a minimum of fuss, yet ensure a long and reliable running life. Furthermore, they are likely to include a means for easy mounting of position sensors so that they can be easily integrated into an existing control system.The Tsubaki Power Cylinder range is ideal for the rigours of bulk handling with great performance across many different sizes. For instance, the available thrust ranges from 0.25 to 882 kN, stroke lengths are offered from 50 to 2,000 mm and speeds vary from 8 to 333 mm/sec. They can be fitted with different types of motor to suit each application, including induction, stepper and servo motors.In use, a power cylinder provides forwards and backwards’ linear motion up to a defined maximum stroke. This can be refined by fitting the cylinder with position sensors that have the capacity to stop at set-points along the stroke; alternatively an encoder can be used to give the ability to stop at any selected point.Introducing electro-mechanical linear actuators to a design in place of more traditional hydraulic systems can provide a number of benefits. The self contained nature of these powerful components eliminates the potential for oil leaks, improving reliability and reducing maintenance time. The Tsubaki Power Cylinder range is extremely varied to cope with most industry requirements. To ensure that operation is both reliable and efficient it’s important that the correct size is selected, with load and stroke requirements taken into consideration.When specifying linear actuators, it is important to consider the need of options, such as anti-rotation, potentiometers, encoders and other sensors, bellows to protect against dust and water ingress as well as mounting and fixing options. These decisions can be straightforward, but Tsubaki engineers are always available to carry out site visits or consult during design stages to offer any support that may be required.Tsubaki Power Cylinders are easy to specify and provide a robust and reliable drive mechanism that is suitable for even the most demanding of bulk handling situations. This compares to the alternative of designing and building a complete hydraulic system that requires careful installation and commissioning, consideration for protecting the relatively delicate hydraulic drive cylinder and provision for addressing potential oil leaks and any subsequent contamination.The picture shows a Tsubaki power cylinder used to open and close a chute flop gate in an Australian mine.last_img read more

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Google can now feature you yes you in its ads

first_imgSo your friends, family and others may see your Profile name and photo, and content like the reviews that you share or the ads that you +1’d. This only happens when you take an action (things like +1’ing, commenting or following) – and the only people who see it are the people that you’ve chosen to share that content with.One example it gives is that “your friends might see that you rated an album 4 stars on the band’s Google Play page. And the +1 you gave your favourite local bakery could be included in an ad that the bakery runs through Google.”These are called shared endorsements, and when it comes to shared endorsements in ads, you can turn this setting off.Users under 18 won’t see their actions appearing in ads or other endorsements.What do you think of these shared endorsements?Read: YouTube co-founder leaves first comment in 8 years… complaining about comments> IF YOU RECOGNISE someone familiar in a Google ad or recommendation from today, you might know them well.In fact, it might even be your own face staring back at you from the computer or mobile phone screen.That’s because the company has updated its terms of service, which now state that your profile name and photo might appear in Google products.However, you can control whether your image and name appear in ads via the shared endorsements setting.Google says in its explanation of the terms that it will take the names and photos from users of Google Plus, as well as information when you +1, comment, or follow.last_img read more

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Greece hedges its bets on young entrepreneurs

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Unemployment in Greece has been surging in recent months, with a rate hovering around 25 per cent, as austerity measures continue to put increased pressure on the fragile economy. Prime Minister Antonis Samaras does not have a lot of fiscal room to manoeuvre, but one area he says he’ll invest in is entrepreneurship. His government is dangling the offer of state support to fund business proposals in information technology, digital media, cellphone apps and agriculture. “There is an absolute need (for entrepreneurs) because unemployment is so high for young people and they see no chance of getting a job in the state administration, and the private sector is suffering,” says Elias Spirtounias, executive director of the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce. “Not all these businesses will succeed, but the mindset must change.” According to Mr Samaras, an unused building in Athens will be home to a startup hub, and the government is going to set up and provide the required infrastructure. Three ministers have been tasked with assisting the young entrepreneurs.last_img read more

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Comcasts Xfinity apparently suffers outages across US

first_img Sarah Tew/CNET Best Buy $155 at Google Express Share your voice 7 Sprint Internet Services Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) $299 at Amazon The Cheapskate Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Tags DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Chris Monroe/CNET Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Comcast’s Xfinity internet service is struggling in huge pockets of the US. Down Detector Comcast’s Xfinity is suffering nationwide outages, according to Down Detector and Twitter users, with the internet service down altogether or slowing right now. 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Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express $999 Angela Lang/CNET Tags See It Sarah Tew/CNET See It Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) damnit xfinity I was literally 5 minutes from the end of the second to last episode of big little lies and you had to do me like this pic.twitter.com/MKSUi73glg— Sarah Flourance (@BookishFeminist) August 6, 2019 See it 0 Comments $60 at Best Buy Read the AirPods review Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Sarah Tew/CNETcenter_img $999 Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. $210 at Best Buy What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express $59 at eBay Read Google Home Hub review Turo Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Read DJI Osmo Action preview Post a comment Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Boost Mobile See at Amazon Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Rylo $999 Read the Rylo camera preview JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) $999 Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. $520 at HP CNET may get a commission from retail offers. The first outages were reported around 1:40 a.m. ET, according to Engadget. Some people got text messages about routine system maintenance — these noted that the disruption was expected to end at 6 a.m. ET.  However, Down Detector’s chart suggested that the problems continued well into Tuesday morning.The company hasn’t made a general announcement yet, nor has it responded to requests for comment.Xfinity suffered a similar outage last summer, and ultimately linked those problems to fibre cable cuts.First published at 1:48 a.m. PT.Updated at 9:15 a.m. PT: Noted Down Detector’s chart results. Sarah Tew/CNET Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR See at Turo Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Apple iPhone XS Share your voice $6 at Tidal I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. See It Amazonlast_img read more

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Lobbying Efforts Galvanize Unalaska Hospital Project

first_imgTribal and federal officials say the plan to build a regional hospital for the Southwest in Unalaska is closer than ever to reality.Download AudioFor most locals, the idea of a full-size hospital in Unalaska has always been little more than a pipe dream. But not for Tom Robinson of the Qawalangin Tribe. He’s been trying to make the hospital happen for more than five years.Unalaska’s Bureau of Indian Affairs hospital was bombed by the Japanese during World War II. (Courtesy: National Library of Medicine)“We noticed that we really needed a medical facility in Unalaska,” Robinson says. “And with the course of events of losing some of our elder a couple years ago, the [Qawalangin] tribe really pressed the issue.”They teamed up with their tribal health provider, the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association, to put new energy into lobbying for a hospital. Now, the APIA’s primary care services administrator, Jessica Mata-Rukovishnikoff, says that work is paying off.“It is definitely the closest we’ve been in all the years since we first started the project in 2008,” she says.That’s thanks in part to Alaska Sen. Mark Begich. He’s lobbying for up to about $100 million in federal funds for the project. Mata-Rukovishnikoff says the APIA would be happy to see even part of that sum, and they’re asking local groups to chip in, too.“They’re more likely to see and pass and give money based on support from the community,” she says. That includes more than just tribal stakeholders. The hospital will be designed to serve everyone in the region — locals, veterans, fishermen and other industry workers and tribe members.So the APIA is casting a wide net to look for funding. Meanwhile, other details of the project are still coming together. There’s no location for the hospital in Unalaska yet. And housing for its 200 or so expected employees is still up in the air.In terms of services: Mata-Rukovishnikoff couldn’t say yet how many beds the hospital would have. But she says it should offer a 24-hour emergency room, basic surgeries and a range of specialists.She’s also hoping they can provide prenatal and maternity care. That would mean expectant moms wouldn’t have to spend weeks in Anchorage when it was time to give birth, which, she says, “would be something of a major accomplishment.”For outpatient services, the new facility would absorb Unalaska’s two existing clinics — the APIA’s Ounalashka Wellness Center, and the Iliuliuk Family & Health Services community clinic.IFHS director Eileen Conlon-Scott expects to move all her staff, services and grant funding over to the new hospital. The clinic’s current building might become an administrative office.Scott says the merger would be a big step forward.“We have people that don’t get health care services because they can’t afford to fly off the island,” she says. “[At IFHS], we’re trying to bring consultants to the island at least to get an initial check-up by a specialist, but to have some of these specialists here the whole time — it’s much better for our community.”For Tom Robinson of the Qawalangin Tribe, flying to Anchorage for routine care has been the norm for far too long.“If you look at what the locals in the region have to go through to get primary care — it’s very tough,” he says. “And this’ll also serve our elder — can you imagine the stress that our elder have to go through to travel to get primary care?”Robinson says the hospital would serve about 2,000 tribal members, and as many as 10,000 Aleutian, Pribilof and Southwest residents in total.It would also make good on a decades-old loss — by replacing the native hospital destroyed in Unalaska during World War II.“Our hospital was bombed by the Japanese … and then burnt down by the military. And thereafter, it was never rebuilt,” Robinson says. “Really, there wasn’t any effort put back into — or there wasn’t the initiative to have it rebuilt until recently.”Even if everything goes according to plan, Unalaska won’t see its new hospital until about 2018 — and Robinson is confident it’s going to happen. The tribe has already started doing community outreach in Unalaska. They’re planning on more as they start looking at locations for the hospital later this year.last_img read more

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AntiMacron protests turn violent in Paris

first_imgA demonstrator throws a bottle containing yellow painting at riot police officers during a protest of Yellow vests (Gilets jaunes) against rising oil prices and living costs on the Champs Elysees in Paris, on 1 December. Photo: AFPAnti-government protesters torched dozens of cars and set fire to storefronts during daylong clashes with riot police across central Paris on Saturday, as thousands took part in fresh “yellow vest” protests against high fuel taxes.Officers responded with tear gas after being targeted by protesters hurling rocks and other projectiles on the third weekend of demonstrations which have morphed into a broader rebuke of French president Emmanuel Macron.Smoke engulfed several shopping districts as the violence spread from the Arc de Triomphe, where crowds had gathered earlier hoping to march down the Champs-Elysees.While several dozens were allowed into the avenue after an ID check and search, many others — some wearing gas masks or ski goggles — remained behind and fought police manning barricades and water cannons.Protesters then led police on cat-and-mouse chases through other parts of the capital, setting cars and construction equipment alight and smashing windows.An assault rifle was stolen from a police vehicle, a source told AFP, though it was unclear if it was loaded.One person was in a critical condition after protesters pulled down one of the huge iron gates of the Tuileries garden facing the famed Louvre museum, crushing several people.”Those responsible for this violence don’t want change or improvement, they want chaos,” president Emmanuel Macron said in Buenos Aires where he was attending the G20 summit.Macron added that he had convened a meeting with prime minister Edouard Philippe, interior minister Christophe Castaner and other top officials in Paris on Sunday after his return from Argentina.”No cause justifies that authorities are attacked, that businesses are plundered, that passers-by or journalists are threatened or that the Arc de Triomphe is defiled,” he said.Philippe said the violence was “incredibly shocking” during a visit evening to a police barracks on Saturday evening.Authorities said at least 287 people were arrested in Paris and 110 injured, including 17 of the 5,000 police officers mobilised for the protests. Nearly 190 fires were put out and six buildings were set alight, the interior ministry said.Idiots who come to fightAn estimated 75,000 demonstrators, most of them peaceful, were counted across the country in the afternoon, the interior ministry said.The number was well below the first day of protests on November 17, which attracted around 282,000 people, and also down from the 106,000 who turned out last Saturday.Acrid plumes of smoke and tear gas, however, were testament to the escalation in violence in Paris, to the consternation of many of the “yellow vests”, so-called for the high-visibility jackets they wear.Along the opulent Avenue Foch near the Arc de Triomphe, home to embassies and luxury residences, protesters ripped out benches to form a blockade, one person waving a skull-and-bones pirate flag.Interior minister Castaner attributed the violence to “specialists in sowing conflict, specialists in destruction”.He did not rule out imposing a state of emergency — a demand made by the police union Alliance — declaring: “Nothing is taboo for me. I am prepared to examine everything.””We’re a peaceful movement, but we’re disorganised — it’s a mess because we don’t have a leader,” said Dan Lodi, a 68-year-old pensioner on the Champs-Elysees.”You always have some idiots who come to fight, but they don’t represent us at all.”Macron has to listenStores and restaurants along the Champs-Elysees as well as surrounding streets had boarded up windows, anticipating a repeat of the clashes last Saturday which Macron compared to “war scenes”.Chantal, a 61-year-old pensioner, said she was avoiding the “hooligans” but was determined to send Macron a message on the rising costs of living.”He has to come down off his pedestal,” she said under rain in the Champs-Elysees. “Every month I have to dip into my savings.”The “yellow vest” movement erupted on social media in October and has since become a wider protest against Macron, who is accused of failing to recognise the rising cost of living that has left many struggling.The countrywide protests have included many pensioners and have been most active in small urban and rural areas where demonstrators blocked roads, closed motorway toll booths, and even walled up the entrance to tax offices.Two people have died and dozens have been injured in the rallies, which opinion polls suggest still attract the support of two out of three French people.Attempts by the government to negotiate with the grassroots movement have failed, in large part because representatives have insisted on public talks broadcast on TV.Macron has sought to douse the anger by promising three months of nationwide talks on how best to transform France into a low-carbon economy without penalising the poor.He also vowed to slow the rate of increase in fuel taxes if international oil prices rise too rapidly but only after a tax hike due in January.last_img read more

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Rise of the Tomb Raider Collectors Edition includes statue costs 150

first_imgWhen Rise of the Tomb Raider arrives on November 10 you’ll be able to go out and buy a copy for around $60. However, Crystal Dynamics would much rather you spend $150 and bag yourself the Collector’s Edition complete with a very nice looking Lara Croft statue.Asking someone to pay $150 for a game needs to be backed up with some serious swag in the box. Crystal Dynamics may have achieved that for Tomb Raider fans. The Rise of the Tomb Raider Collector’s Edition includes the following items:A physical copy of the game in a standard Xbox One case.A 12-inch Lara Croft statue of her “searching for answers on her first Tomb Raiding Expedition.”A replica of the leather journal she uses in the game.A replica of Lara’s Jade Necklace and pendant that classes as her first archeological find along with a small bag to keep them in.A collectible steel case the retail game box fits insideAn outer case made to look like a wooden box that everything else in the Collector’s Edition fits inside.What’s nice to see for a change is all the collector’s items are real, physical objects. There are no in-game extras that aren’t really worth that much to a true fan and collector of Tomb Raider “stuff.”The Collector’s Edition is being made available as a pre-sale item only (and only for US gamers), suggesting that if you don’t pre-order one soon, you won’t be able to get one. We all saw how that worked out for Fallout fans who turned up late to pre-order Fallout 4.Of course, the obvious question to ask now is will the PS4 release of the game get the same treatment? It doesn’t seem that likely considering we will be kept waiting a year for its release. By then the Xbox One version will be selling at a heavily discounted price and the desire for a collector’s edition will surely be diluted at best. But I hope I am proved wrong for the sake of Tomb Raider fans who don’t own an Xbox One.last_img read more