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a month agoChelsea boss Lampard pleased with 2-goal Batshuayi: We need him

first_imgChelsea boss Lampard pleased with 2-goal Batshuayi: We need himby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Frank Lampard was pleased with striker Michy Batshuayi for his two goals in their Carabao Cup win over Grimsby.The Blues ran out 7-1 winners to set up a round of 16 tie with Manchester United.Lampard said, “He has worked hard and trained well. He came on at Wolves and made an impact, came on against Liverpool and nearly made an impact and that is great for me when you give a message and someone shows they can train daily and improve there. “Michy has talent, he can hold the ball up and use both feet and can score goals, and he is important for us. He got his chance and scored goals tonight which is good because we need options up front.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Philly Shipyard Wins NonBinding Order for MR Pair

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Philly Shipyard U.S.-based shipbuilder Philly Shipyard seems to have broken the dry spell having secured a non-binding order for the construction of two 50,000 dwt tankers.Specifically, announcing its second quarter results, the shipbuilder said that it had signed a non-binding term sheet for the construction and sale of two newbuild Jones Act Medium Range (MR) product tankers with an undisclosed customer.The two ships, if confirmed, are scheduled for delivery in Q4 2020 and Q1 2021 respectively. Their design would be similar to the yard’s MT-50 class product tankers, with the main engines upgraded from Tier II to Tier III compliant. In order to support the delivery timetable, Philly Shipyard has initiated preliminary design work for the vessels.The sealing of the contract is subject to, among other things, securing commitments for charters.The contract breaks a protracted lack of orders which resulted in layoffs and idling of the company’s facilities as a means of adjusting its business operations.Since the beginning of 2018, Philly Shipyard has laid off approximately 25 percent of its employees.The company is currently building two containerships for Matson, which were 84 pct complete as of June 30. One of the boxships, Daniel K. Inouye, was christened at the end of June and, when delivered, it will be the largest containership ever built in the United States.Philly Shipyard booked a net loss of  USD 2 million for the second quarter of 2018,  compared to net income of USD 2.2 million for Q2 2017. Net loss for the first six months of 2018 was USD 5.6 million compared to net income of USD 19.4 million in the same period of 2017.“Securing contracts for new vessels is the key to Philly Shipyard’s long-term future and ultimate return to sustained profitability, but will not materially improve its near-term forecast. Due to the under-recovery of the costs mentioned above, Philly Shipyard expects it will suffer significant losses in 2018 and 2019, even if the shipyard receives orders for new vessels,” the company said.The shipbuilder is seeking orders outside its conventional portfolio including in the fishing, offshore wind and cable laying sectors.last_img read more

BC drug store apologizes for following Indigenous teens

first_imgKathleen Martens APTN NewsRexall PharmaPlus has apologized after two Indigenous teenagers say they were made to feel like thieves in its Comox Centre Mall store last weekend in British Columbia.The apology came after the mother of one teen sent an email to the company’s head office about how her 15-year-old daughter and 17-year-old friend say they were treated.“I’m impressed with Rexall’s response,” Carla Voyageur said of a promise by a senior manager to visit the store, speak to employees, and provide “sensitivity training.”Voyageur said a “rude” female manager at the Rexall told them they were under surveillance.Before that, at a different store, a male employee asked to see their hands were empty before they left the store.Her daughter’s friend vented her frustrations on social media.“Is this how native women are treated??” the teen wrote. “As if we are thiefs and want to attempt to steal at one store – which we were NOT.”Voyageur said the girls told her they were followed, stared at and made to feel badly about themselves while browsing makeup at the stores.The teen added in her post: “I doubt you’d have treated two non-Indigenous people with such disrespect.”Voyageur said her family moved to Vancouver Island a few months ago from Manitoba. She said they have now received warnings about “racism in the Comox Valley.”A spokesman for Rexall confirmed receiving the mother’s complaint.“On behalf of Rexall, we sincerely apologize for this unfortunate situation,” spokesman Derek Tupling said in an email to APTN News.“We take every complaint very seriously, and following a thorough review of the circumstances, this situation should have been handled differently…The store manager will also be reaching out to both individuals directly and inviting them back to the store to apologize in person.”Voyageur said the incident generated a family discussion about how the girls behaved in the store and what kind of customer service they should expect. She said they told her this never happens when they are with “non-Aboriginal friends.”Voyageur noted complaints were made to both stores but only Rexall responded.“These are responsible, goal-oriented teenagers,” she said. “I’m sorry this happened to them and for them.”kmartens@aptn.calast_img read more

Messi Doesnt Cross That Much Nor Should He

In an article published Wednesday — “Was Lionel Messi Tired?” — we proposed that Messi’s sometimes-criticized “work rate” — the fact that he appears to cover less distance on the field per minute than just about any non-goalkeeper — might actually be an important part of what makes him as good as he is.It’s a counterintuitive possibility and would fly in the face of conventional wisdom, as well as decades of soccer coaching. But at the very least, it deserves to be considered.And this wouldn’t be the first time the conventional wisdom seemed lacking with regard to Messi.For example, Messi hardly ever uses “crossing passes” to set up other players. Such passes have traditionally been considered a cornerstone of soccer offense, and empirically they’re still the dominant method of delivering the ball into the penalty area. In the Opta play-by-play data set, about 42 percent of such deliveries are crosses, yet Messi has eschewed them as far back as our data goes (his comparable rate is less than 10 percent).Meanwhile, recent research suggests that crossing passes aren’t as good as people have long thought. Cursory analysis supports those findings: Non-cross passes into the penalty area seem to lead to goals slightly more often than crosses.But even if we assume the balance between crosses and not crosses was optimal, there would seem to be an even better reason why Messi doesn’t use them: comparative advantage. Although he’s good and productive when he uses crosses, he’s even better when he doesn’t. The following chart compares regular open-play (non-set-piece) passes into the penalty area by Messi and by everyone, from crosses and not-crosses:There’s this thing that everyone does that’s supposedly super-important. Except that it’s not as good as people think it is. And though Messi’s good at it, he’s better at something else. So he does that instead.Just how rare is it to cross so little?This sort of thing is style-dependent. Barcelona runs a more possession-based offense (crosses are the favored technique of the up-down, attacking-style soccer traditionally favored by England), yet Barca players other than Messi use crosses to deliver to the penalty area about 30 percent of the time — much, much closer to the 42 percent average of teams in the big five soccer leagues than to Messi’s rate.Messi also plays in the center above the box, which means he’s in position to cross less often. But this is true of many players, and Messi makes more non-cross passes and fewer cross passes (relatively) than anyone (including even midfielders):Much like how Messi “takes on” more defenders than anyone — because he’s better at it than anyone — on non-cross passes into the penalty area, Messi has an edge he likes, so he hammers it and hammers it and hammers it. read more

Urban Meyer Were not at the point that we can start overlooking

The No. 8 Ohio State Buckeyes (6-0) will open divisional play this weekend, when they travel to Bloomington, Ind., to face the Indiana Hoosiers (2-3). First-year coach Urban Meyer talked about the upcoming challenge the Hoosiers might present, last weekend’s game against Nebraska and recruiting at the weekly Big Ten football coaches’ teleconference Tuesday. Looking past the Hoosiers? After back-to-back wins against ranked opponents, including a 63-38 drubbing of then-No. 21 Nebraska last weekend, the Buckeyes seem to be a confident bunch. But are they too confident? Meyer said it’s important for his team to realize there is plenty of football to be played before they can be considered a great team. “These kids are 6-0 and a lot of people are telling them how good they are,” Meyer said. “Quite honestly, we have a long way to go.” It is something that, arguably, happens every year in college football. Teams can win a big game against a ranked team, ride that high all week, and then lose to an inferior opponent that they underestimate a week later. Meyer said, however, that he is not concerned with his team’s focus as they prepare for an Indiana team that has lost its last three games. “We’re not at the point that we can start overlooking anybody,” Meyer said. “I’m concerned about execution and stopping them, not overlooking them.” Last week’s win bodes well for the future Last Saturday’s win against Nebraska could have major implications on the OSU football program for years to come. Meyer wasn’t able to give an exact number of recruits in attendance, but said that “there were a lot” of prospective Buckeyes in the Horseshoe last Saturday. Meyer also said the atmosphere in the stadium during the Buckeyes’ blowout left an impression of some of the nation’s elite high school prospects. “It’s a little risky sometimes to have a bunch of recruits come in on a big game, because if you fail and you lose, it’s miserable,” Meyer said. “The atmosphere was tremendous. The way we won in the second half, that was very critical for recruiting.” Miller, the Heisman Hopeful? As one of college football’s leaders in rushing yards per game, and the quarterback of the Big Ten’s only unbeaten team, sophomore Braxton Miller is gaining hype as a Heisman Trophy contender. “He’s one of the best players in the college game,” said Indiana coach Kevin Wilson. Wilson did say that, “there are better players out there,” but pointed out that the sophomore quarterback will only improve as he grows into Meyer’s system. “He’s young,” Wilson said. “Knowing a little bit about him, and knowing the coach that he’s got, he will get better and better. You’re not seeing the best of him.” A key component in winning the Heisman Trophy is having big games on big stages against ranked opponents. Miller might have done that last Saturday, rushing for a career-high 186 yards and scoring two touchdowns in a win against Nebraska. Nebraska coach Bo Pelini, however, was not willing to anoint Miller as a favorite for college football’s most prestigious individual award. “That’s up to you guys,” Pelini said. read more

17 former Ohio State football players set to take part in Pro

Christian Bryant, safety C.J. Barnett, safety Kenny Guiton, quarterback Corey “Pitt” Brown, safety Bradley Roby, cornerback Jordan Hall, running back Andrew Norwell, offensive lineman Jack Mewhort, offensive lineman Corey “Philly” Brown, wide receiver Marcus Hall, offensive lineman Chris Fields, wide receiver Former quarterback Kenny Guiton (13) celebrates a touchdown with former wide receiver Chris Fields (80) and former center Corey Linsley (71) during a game against California Sept. 14, at California Memorial Stadium. OSU won, 52-34.Credit: Eric Seger / Sports editorOhio State is set to hold its Pro Day Friday, and a total of 17 former Buckeyes are on the docket to show their skills.Per an OSU press release, 69 NFL scouts and team personnel are scheduled to attend the Pro Day at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center to get a look at the former Buckeyes — 16 of which were part of last season’s 12-2 squad.The one player who wasn’t on the team last year is Etienne Sabino, a linebacker who played for OSU from 2008-12. Sabino went undrafted in the 2013 NFL Draft, and last played professionally with the New York Giants where he signed April 27 as an unrestricted free agent.According to the release, the NFL allows players to participate in pro days a year after leaving the school.OSU’s Pro Day is likely the final chance former Buckeyes will get to make an impression on NFL teams before the 2014 NFL Draft begins May 8.Below is list of the players scheduled to compete at Pro Day, although the events each will be participating in is unknown: George Makradis, long snapper Etienne Sabino, linebackerRyan Shazier, linebacker Drew Basil, kicker Carlos Hyde, running back Corey Linsley, offensive lineman read more

Football Urban Meyer says Ryan Day turned down SEC head coaching job

Co-offensive coordinator Ryan Day prior to the Ohio State- Oklahoma game on Sep. 9. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorOhio State co-offensive coordinator Ryan Day will likely be the next Urban Meyer assistant coach to be hired elsewhere as a head coach. It just won’t happen this year.Meyer said Wednesday during his press conference on Early Signing Day that Day turned down an offer to be a head coach at a program in the Southeastern Conference.“Coach Day had the opportunity to potentially be a head coach in the SEC and decided to stay at Ohio State,” Meyer said. “He’s done a phenomenal job for us. There have been other coaches on our staff have opportunities to move on and they haven’t, so this coaching staff is very strong right now.”Day was hired last January and inked a two-year contract with Ohio State. He was paid a base salary of $400,000 this season, but that will increase to $800,000 next season.There were a total of six SEC head coach positions open this offseason. Mississippi State, Texas A&M, Florida, Tennessee, Arkansas and Ole Miss have all filled those positions. It’s unclear which one of those positions offered the job to Day.Day told reporters in the locker room after the Big Ten championship game that he had not been contacted by another school for another job at that point.Day, also the quarterbacks coach, was largely responsible for a turnaround of the Ohio State offense in 2017. The Buckeyes averaged the fifth-most points per game in the country with 42.5 and the passing offense ranked 28th in 2017 with an average of 274.2 yards compared to 81st in 2016 with 213.9 yards. read more

Kane targets UEFA Nations League trophy

first_imgHarry Kane has urged his England teammates to win the UEFA Nations League in the bid to end their trophy drought after reaching the semifinals next summer.The Three Lions came from behind to beat World Cup runners-up Croatia 2-1 at Wembley, a result that saw Gareth Southgate’s side progress to a four-team mini-tournament in Portugal and relegated their opponents.“It’s definitely an opportunity for us,” Kane told ESPN. “It’s another semifinal, two wins away from winning a trophy, so whoever we play will be a tough game when you look at the other groups.“We are going to have to beat another top nation, but we have shown we can do it.“It is a great feeling, I said the other day, nobody really knows how big this competition is going to become, you don’t really get many opportunities to win a tournament in an England shirt, so we have got to try and take full advantage of that. And it’s another semifinal for the fans to look forward to as well.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“We are professionals, we want to win everything we do, whether it is a new tournament or an old tournament we want to win. It’s a chance to win a trophy in an England shirt so we are going to try and do that.”Kane highlighted the Wembley crowd was a major factor in spurring them on to victory.“It’s incredible, I’ve never seen Wembley like this in an England shirt,” he said. “We want to make everyone proud. I know they’ll enjoy this one.“We felt the crowd. We felt their presence. That’s what we need everywhere we go. It felt good. The lads stuck at it, we showed our character, stayed calm and deserved to win.”last_img read more

PE investors see investment opportunity in Indias troubled steel sector

first_imgAs India’s domestic steelmakers deal with costly loans and low profitability from a production glut in the world markets, private equity (PE) players and other investors are seeing investment opportunity in the troubled sector.Sources told Bloomberg that as lenders consider to convert their debt into equity, investors believe the time is ripe for equity acquisition of these hard-pressed steel makers. Also, with India’s economy poised to grow at 7.75 percent this fiscal, investors feel their bets are well timed.With nearly one third of $46 billion bank loans turning sour in fiscal 2016, the country’s steel industry is the worst of all the 16 sectors monitored by the Reserve Bank of India for bad loans. Its stressed asset ratio is at a 16-year high of 11.5 per cent of the outstanding lending as of March end.Though no deal size or structure has been explicitly stated, the news outlet reported that PE firms namely the KKR & Co and Aion Capital Partners were scouting for equity investments. Aion, the source confirmed,  was on the look out for stakes in India’s ferrous and non ferrous metal companies.Their target so far are billionaire Lakshmi Mittal-backed Uttam Galva Steels and Bhushan Steel, while Aion is also eyeing a stake in Electrosteel Steels. Bloomberg data revealed that the three firms alone had a combined debt of nearly $ 8.3 billion.Local units of global credit rating agencies have cut both Uttam Galva Steels and Bhushan steels’ ratings to lowest. While Uttam is slated to be in dafult or to go default soon, Bhushan Steel since October 2015 has deteriorated in its financial risk profile and delayed its debt servicing.The report highlighted that a few asset management companies and investors were also seeking joint ventures with lender banks to invest in the country’s stressed assets. It noted, Brookfield Asset Management Inc. was in talks with India’s biggest lender, State Bank of India on such investments.last_img read more

JSW Steel net profit rises exponentially in June quarter Sajjan Jindal firm

first_imgJSW Steel posted an exponential growth in consolidated net profit to Rs. 1,109 crore for the first quarter (Q1) ended June aided by cost reduction and higher volume sales. The rise in the Sajjan Jindal-owned company’s net profit marks a 52-fold increase from Rs. 21 crore in the year-ago period. Costs fell 11.26 percent to Rs. 10,447 crore in Q1 from Rs. 11,773 crore in the June 2015 quarter, the company said in a statement on Wednesday. Revenue from operations rose marginally to Rs. 12,720 crore from Rs. 12,447 crore during the corresponding period last year. In volume terms, the company sold 3.34 million tonnes steel, 8 percent more from 3.11 million tonnes in the first quarter ended June 2015. “The blast furnace at Dolvi and Vijayanagar, which were re-commissioned in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016 after capacity expansion, achieved commercial operations with effect from May 1, 2016. The installed capacity of the company has increased from 14.3 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) to 18 mtpa,” JSW Steel said in its regulatory filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).Bleak global outlookThe company said globally, the steel sector continues to face the twin challenges of excess capacity and lower demand.”Global steel capacity utilization in June 2016 jumped to 71.8%. With surge in production not being supported by underlying demand, prices started declining May onwards, but of late they have firmed up again mainly on restocking demand led by infrastructure and construction sectors in China.”However the global steel industry continues to face headwinds of weak demand and overcapacity. Exports from steel-surplus countries (like China, Korea and Japan) continue to increase. In the absence of effective tariff measures, South East Asia, Middle East, Africa and Europe continue to see surge in imports whereas the US is able to clampdown imports with imposition of trade remedial measures.”Similar trends in India”In India also, steel production ramp-up was ahead of expected demand pick-up – crude steel production increased by 4.8%YoY in 1QFY17 whereas apparent finished steel consumption grew by only 0.4% due to sluggish demand conditions. At the same time, steel imports remained at elevated levels.”Cheap imports cause for concern”More than 50% of current imports are happening at prices below MIP levels for the respective product category. Therefore, widening of MIP scope, effective implementation, monitoring and extension of MIP provisions is imperative for the health of the steel industry.”Fund-raising plansLast week, JSW Steel said it was planning to raise about Rs. 5,032 crore ($750 million) from global investors. According to media reports published last month, JSW had was planning to participate in the upcoming auction of iron ore mines in Karnataka and other states in order to ensure access to raw materials.Besides, the steel-maker had said it would approach shareholders to raise $2 billion from global markets to drive its long-term capital expenditure and loan refinancing initiatives.Stock priceThe JSW Steel stock was trading at began trading at Rs. 1, 723 at around 9:20 am on Thursday, down 0.87 percent from its previous close on the BSE.last_img read more

Search For Motive In Austin Bombings Continues US Attorney Says

first_img Share JORGE SANHUEZA-LYON / KUTU.S. Attorney John Bash and other federal and local law enforcement officials provide an update into the Austin serial bombings investigation.A judge has dismissed a complaint against confessed Austin bomber Mark Conditt now that his body has been identified and released to his family, U.S. Attorney John Bash said today. The investigation into a motive is ongoing, he added.At an afternoon news conference with other law enforcement officials, Bash said there is no other suspect in last month’s bombings, which killed two people and seriously injured four others.“We are looking through very voluminous computer records to examine his intent and motivations,” Bash said, “and so there is still an ongoing investigation, and we do urge the public to remain vigilant about suspicious packages and to contact the APD if you notice a suspicious package.”He said there’s no reason to believe any additional bombs will be found, however. U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Lane unsealed an affidavit earlier Monday for an arrest warrant for Conditt, who killed himself in a car along I-35 in Round Rock as a SWAT team closed in on him March 21. The affidavit says all six bombs had elements in common, including shrapnel and the same type of battery holder bought by someone who appears to be Conditt using a credit card that belonged to him.It also says surveillance video shows a man who appears to be Conditt buying a “Drive Like Your Kids Here” sign like one used to conceal a bomb that injured two people in the Travis Country neighborhood. In the same transaction, the man bought gloves consistent with those worn by the person who sent two packages later revealed to contain bombs from a Sunset Valley FedEx store.  FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs said authorities were weighing the public’s desire to know what was on the bomber’s recorded confession against public safety concerns.“We are concerned that it could inspire other people to do other acts,” he said. “The subject in the audio confession says a number of statements that concern us and we just don’t want that to live forever on the Internet.”last_img read more

Nonprofit Helps DCArea Teen Moms Finish College

first_imgIn the middle of studying for final exams, 21-year-old Sheila Best recently got into a physical altercation with her daughter’s father. The incident caused her to move out of the home they shared.That was one of her most difficult periods at Trinity Washington University, located in Northeast D.C., where she studied business administration and finance since 2014.Sheila Best, a Generation Hope scholar, and her sponsor Megan Bleil … (Photo courtesy of Generation Hope)Instead of giving up, Best turned to her mentor. “Without her help and her being there for me, I don’t think I would have finished that semester strong,” Best told the AFRO.Megan Bleil was matched as Best’s mentor in 2014, as part of Generation Hope — a nonprofit that bills itself as the only community-based nonprofit organization solely focused on college completion for teen parents in the D.C. area.Generation Hope was founded in 2010 by Nicole Lewis. “Given my own experience as a teen mom in college, I was really interested in helping other teen parents get their degrees and complete their education,” Lewis told the AFRO.Lewis became pregnant when she was a senior in high school in Virginia Beach, Va. “It was really hard for my parents and devastating for our family,” she said. “I ended up leaving home and living from place to place with my boyfriend at the time — sometimes that was on people’s couches, sometimes it was in the car in a high school parking lot.”While some friends, teachers, and relatives told Lewis that her opportunity to attend college had ended with the birth of her daughter, she persisted and attended the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. After four years, she graduated with her bachelor’s of arts degree in English. She continued her education at George Mason University, where she obtained a master’s degree in public policy. While she attended school friends and family offered to watch her daughter. She also said she qualified for grants to afford daycare.“College was really transformative, exposing me to different information, people, and experiences that I never would have been exposed to,” Lewis said. “Then obviously in terms of being able to get a job right out of college that paid well—I was able to put food on the table and a roof over my head and my daughter’s head.”As she embarked on her career, Lewis also began volunteering for mentoring organizations in the D.C. metro area. She found that there wasn’t an organization focused solely on helping teen parents graduate from college. She also knew that less than two percent of teen parents graduate from college by the age of 30, according to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.“Generation Hope really came from a gap in services out there—I realized that I had the skills, life experience and that I could launch this organization,” Lewis said.The crux of the program is mentorship. “Scholars” like Best are paired with “sponsors” like Bleil. They’re required to meet in person once per month and have check-ins every other week.Best and Bleil have taken six-year-old Aria to the zoo and the movies several times. They’ve also met at restaurants “to catch up on what’s new, accomplishments, conflicts in school, and to see how [Bliel] can be of assistance,” said Best, who became pregnant as a freshman at Spingarn High School in Northeast D.C.“Throughout the years, our relationship has gotten stronger because we got to know each other more and my daughter loves her so much,” Best continued.Generation Hope also provides tutoring services, hosts family-friendly events and offers financial assistance to participants, who are both male and female parents.Staffers also help with emergencies from transportation crises to domestic violence situations. “Our program staff is really there to help make sure they stay in school,” Lewis said.So far, 30 Generation Hope scholars have graduated from college. Twenty-four more, including Best, are slated to graduate in Spring 2018.“Every single degree is life changing and it means so much just to see one of our scholars walk across the graduation stage,” said Lewis.last_img read more

Italian company to sell portable cold fusion plant deliverable next year

first_img Explore further Cold fusion, is of course, a theoretical means of harnessing enormous amounts of energy by fusing atoms together. Normal fusion is what powers the sun, but it of course, is very hot. Scientists have been working for years to come up with a way to cause fusion to come about in a way that doesn’t require a huge amount of heat—thus the name cold fusion. Unfortunately, to date, no one has been able to figure out a way to do it—no one but Rossi, that is, if his claims turn out to be true.Rumors of how ECAT’s plant works suggest it’s little more than a simple tube that utilizes an unknown nano-sized nickel type catalyst. When hydrogen is added, heat and perhaps copper, is produced. According to ECAT, the plant does nothing more than produce heated water and/or steam. Those that purchase the plant are free to attach it to a turbine to create electricity. The plant is small—just 20x20x1 centimeters, but each unit can be stacked. The company has put 106 of the units in a shipping container and all together they make up the ECAT 1MW Plant, selling for a cost of $1.5 million to anyone that wants and can afford one.Read more: Controversial energy-generating system lacking credibility: phys.org/news/2011-08-controversial-energy-generating-lacking-credibility-video.htmlRossi’s E-Cat gets first customers, but questions remain: phys.org/news/2011-11-rossi-e-cat-customers.htmlTests find Rossi’s E-Cat has an energy density at least 10 times higher than any conventional energy source: phys.org/news/2013-05-rossi-e- … -density-higher.html There have been various sightings of ECAT’s technology, in 2011 for example, a select group of scientists was invited to witness a prototype in action. Reports from the demonstration suggest the prototype was able to generate 470 kw before a system fault caused the test to be stopped. That was enough apparently, for DARPA, which has reportedly already preordered one of the plants.The portable plants are expected to be ready for delivery in approximately four months, which should end the mystery. If Rossi has succeeded where so many others have failed, he and his colleagues will be cheered and likely awarded a Nobel Prize. If the debut is a flop, however, it will be more than just an embarrassment to him and his company, it will be a very sad day for science and perhaps another indication that cold fusion, simply cannot be done. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Italian company to sell portable cold fusion plant deliverable next year (2013, November 28) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-11-italian-company-portable-cold-fusion.html (Phys.org) —Italian company Energy Catalyzer (shortened to ECAT) has announced that it is right now taking preorders for its ECAT 1MW portable cold fusion plant. Founded by Italian scientist Andrea Rossi, the plant has the scientific community shaking its collective head—it’s never been peer reviewed and neither Rossi nor anyone else at ECAT has ever published a single paper regarding cold fusion or describing how the plant works.center_img © 2013 Phys.org Rossi’s E-Cat gets first customers, but questions remain Credit: ECATlast_img read more

Rep Franz shares local workers day on the job

first_img Categories: News State Rep. Ray Franz, R-Onekama, was recently invited by Sara Piersma, a 10-year employee at Shop-n-Save, to share her work day as part of the “Take Your Legislator to Work” campaign during the October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month.  Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council has sponsored the campaign to celebrate the achievements of people with disabilities. At Shop-n-Save with Piersma, Franz was given a store tour, received tutoring in grocery scanning, proper bagging techniques and customer service. 28Oct Rep. Franz shares local worker’s day on the joblast_img read more

The Czech Republic has become the first country in

first_imgThe Czech Republic has become the first country in central and eastern Europe to complete digital switchover following the implementation of digital broadcasting at the Tlustá hora and Plostiny transmitters near the city of Zlin in south-eastern Moravia.Digital TV is now available to 99.6% of the Czech population, offering 11 TV and nine radio channels via three multiplexes. Transmission services providers Radiokomuikace has invested over CZK1 billion (€40 million) in 69 transmitters and 100 repeaters over the last four years. The completion of switchover sets the stage for the next phase of development, involving the implementation of DVB-T2 and the launch of HD services ahead of the London Olympics next year.last_img read more

Jacinto Roca The CEO and founder of WuakiTV Jaci

first_imgJacinto RocaThe CEO and founder of Wuaki.TV, Jacinto Roca, has been named executive officer at the SVoD platform’s parent company, Rakuten.This new role will see him coordinating Rakuten’s digital video operations in several regions, though he will remain as CEO of Wuaki, a spokesman confirmed.The expanded role will include strategically aligning the expanding Wuaki with San Francisco-based TV site Viki, and a Japanese VoD service called Showtime that offers Asian TV shows and movies.Roca founded Barcelona-based Wuaki in 2009 and sold it to Japanese internet firm Rakuten in 2012. The operation then expanded into seven territories, and will be in 12 European countries by year-end.Using a monthly subscription model, Wuaki offers TV and film programming from the major US studios and European distribution companies.Earlier this month, DTVE‘s sister title, TBI, reported Wuaki had hooked up with Paris-based media group Lagardère to launch a kids-focused SVOD service in France.last_img read more

Les Moonves US media giant CBS Corp has extended c

first_imgLes MoonvesUS media giant CBS Corp has extended chief executive Leslie Moonves’ contract for an additional two years — meaning he will now remain in charge until at least 2021. Moonves, who joined CBS in 1995, will be 71 years-old at that time, though no one is ruling out the possibility of further extensions.Even if Moonves does decide to quit in 2021, his contract includes an attractive exit package, under which he will become a senior advisor to CBS for an additional five years. He also will have an option to form a production company financed by CBS.In terms of wages, Moonves earns a basic US$3.5 million (€2.8 million) a year.But in 2016 he also earned a US$32 million cash bonus in recognition of his successful stewardship of the firm. A shrewd operator, Moonves is widely acknowledged as having turned CBS around, transforming it into a market-leading network at a time of great disruption both for the industry and for his firm.Moonves became president and CEO of CBS Corp. in 2006 when the company was split from Viacom Inc. to become a stand-alone, publicly traded business. In 2016, Moonves was also named as chairman, replacing controlling shareholder Sumner Redstone, who has been in poor health recently.last_img read more

SDLP Councillor Brian Tierney has encouraged peopl

first_img SDLP Councillor Brian Tierney has encouraged people to donate blood. This week the NI Blood Transfusion service will be in Derry’s Guildhall between 1:30-4:00 pm and 5:15-8:00 pm.Said Councillor Tierney: “This is a great opportunity for the community in Derry to donate blood and I would encourage as many people as possible to come along. COUNCILLOR BRIAN TIERNEYGuildhallNI BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICESDLPTierney backs blood donation drive in Derry “One donation of blood can save the lives of 3 people and with 115 new blood donors needed each week, it is vital that everyone plays their part. Councillor Tierney, who will be donating blood himself, added: “You never know how soon someone may need a blood donation; it could even be your own family member who is in urgent need of a donation.“The Derry public are known for their generosity and I hope they get behind this appeal.”Tierney backs blood donation drive in Derry was last modified: April 15th, 2019 by John2John2 Tags:center_img ShareTweetlast_img read more