On Talking Points

first_img Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now Pick any three Sunday morning political/talk/current events shows, like Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace, Meet the Press with David Gregory, or Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer. Watch the ones that share your brand of America’s political parties if it makes you more comfortable. And ignore the politics (that isn’t the point of this exercise). Instead, watch and listen carefully to the guests. Notice a few things.First, the guest commentators are have strong, focused answers. No matter how tough the question, they have an answer that doesn’t sound like it just fell out of their mouth for the very first time. They already know the questions they are going to be asked, and they are well rehearsed in their responses. They know what they need to say to score points.Second, notice how the guests from one brand of political party sounds very much like the rest of the other guests from that political persuasion. They may put their own spin on the answer, but the themes, ideas, and points that they make are very much the same (minus an occasional oddball commenter thrown in to shake things up).Finally, notice how the commentators stay on point. They don’t stray all over the place trying to bring in a bunch of new ideas and new points. They have chosen the best language to convey their message, and they stick with it. Unless they hear one of their peers make a point with particularly effective language, in which case you can watch that language be picked up and used to replace less effective language choices. It spreads like wildfire.Your talking points should be the same. You don’t have to sound like you are reading a script, but you should know what you are most likely going to be asked and how to answer, including the language to explain something complicated, if need be.If you manage a sales team, they need to sound very much like the examples you see on Sunday morning shows. They should all be on message, make effective arguments, and succinctly speak to your value proposition. They should also share their best language with their peers.What you say matters. How you say it matters. Language is influence. Write and study your talking points.last_img read more

Opposition cry foul in Punjab rural polls

first_imgThe elections for the 22 zila parishads and 150 panchayat samitis in Punjab concluded on Wednesday even as the Opposition parties levelled allegations that elections were rigged on the behest of the ruling Congress party.State Election Commission spokesperson said that the proceedings for holding elections on some booths in Amritsar, Muktsar and Moga are under consideration. The counting for the elections that were held today will take place on September 22.Soon after the voting was over the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) announced that the party would approach Punjab and Haryana high court, alleging that the right to vote and contest in the polls was virtually denied in the Zila Parishad and Samiti polls, which were rigged by the ruling party.Former Akali Minster Bikram Sigh Majithia and party’s senior vice president Daljeet Singh Cheema alleged that at least 62 polling booths were captured besides people supported by the Congress resorted to bogus voting, large scale violence and threatening the presiding officers with their muscle power.“These election were not conducted free and fair manner as the state election commission had little control of the state machinery and police apparatus, which let itself to be abused under the Congress government,” alleged the Akali leaders.The Aam Aadmi Party also alleged that the Congress workers were involved in booth capturing. “Many Congress workers were caught attempting to cast bogus voting but instead of taking action against them, they were let off,” alleged Leader of Opposition in Punjab Assembly Harpal Cheema.last_img read more

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first_imgPBA IMAGESBouncing back from a rare loss in the PBA Governors’ Cup, Barangay Ginebra on Saturday night notched a win to reclaim top ranking—which Tim Cone won’t mind losing again.“I don’t care about being No. 1, 2, 3 or 4,” Cone said after an 89-82 victory over Rain or Shine that sewed up a twice-to-beat advantage for the Kings. “[Being No. 1] just adds extra pressure on you. We want to win as many games as we can and if we end up No. 1, that’s great.ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Blackwater suits up new acquisition Allein Maliksi when it clashes with back-to-the-wall GlobalPort in the 4:30 p.m. game. E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  “But that’s not our goal, it’s top four,” he said after getting 28 points and 10 rebounds from import Justin Brownlee at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay where the Kings picked up win No. 8 in 10 games. “It was just really important for us to get that eighth win.”Ginebra will play TNT KaTropa to close out its elimination round schedule, and a win in that Sept. 23 game would most likely give the Kings top ranking and the lightest first-round assignment in the playoffs.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCone said the team was still smarting from a loss to San Miguel Beer a few nights ago.“We need to get better to reach their level,” he said. “We’re just not there yet.” Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary The Grand Slam-seeking Beermen formalized entry into the playoffs earlier by squeaking past KIA Picanto, 118-112.June Mar Fajardo scored 41 points and had 17 rebounds, playing the entire second half and towing the Beermen to their sixth win in nine outings.Fajardo scored 20 of his total in the fourth period to send KIA to its 10th straight loss.Star and TNT KaTropa tangle in a crucial match Sunday at 6:45 p.m. at Smart Araneta Coliseum where the Hotshots debut a third import in Iceland’s Kristofer Acox.The Texters will be gunning to improve a 6-3 card and stay well within top four contention, while the Hotshots, with a 5-3 record, will be shooting for a ticket to the next round.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Read Next Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LATEST STORIES View comments WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Mondilla gets his redemption MOST READ Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake Cuenca, Gerald Anderson talk about training for triathlon PLAY LIST 00:52Jake Cuenca, Gerald Anderson talk about training for triathlon00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gameslast_img read more

Sachin can play for 2 more years, says Lara

first_imgLegendary West Indian batsman Brian Lara has said that Sachin Tendulkar still has two years of cricket left in him and feels that all Indians should be proud of his achievements.In an interview to Kapil Dev, and aired on HEADLINES TODAY, Lara said that Tendulkars class and longevity makes him different from any other cricketers.”Sachin has done a great job. He started at the age of 15-16, two years before me and is still playing five years after my retirement. This is something every Indian should be proud of,” he said. “I’ve played with him many times and he is a real gentleman. He has stopped playing T20 and I don’t know how many ODIs he’ll play, but I think he’ll play Tests for a couple of years. But whenever he’ll take retirement, world cricket will miss him.”Lara, 43, singled out his favourites to win the ongoing World T20 in Sri Lanka. “India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka [not in that order] are the favourites, according to me. Pakistan is a terrific team, I saw the practice match in which they defeated India. Sri Lanka is very dangerous team, and also India. Anyone of them have the ability to win the title,” he said.The left-handed batsman said that West Indies also have a good chance of winning the tournament because of the unpredictable nature of the format.”West Indies is a very good team but they are good in pieces. They have some very good players in their ranks but they need to perform collectively. As a group they are really dangerous and are worthy favourites,” he averred.advertisementOn Dhoni, he said that the India skipper has done a remarkable job and he should be allowed to decide his future. “In the last few years, he has done well. I know questions are being asked of him but only he knows when he has to go. No captain wants to be sacked, so we should allow him to decide his future,” he said.Lara supported the T20 format, saying that it is an important factor in the growing popularity of the game. “T20 is a very interesting format; cricket needs it right now. We have seen so many exciting players in this format. I would also love to play it, but now I’m enjoying it as a spectator,” he said.On his own decision to quit cricket, Lara said he did not do so because he was not enjoying the game, but and because he wanted to make way for youngsters.”I left cricket not because I was not enjoying, but because I thought West Indies needed young players to lead them. But today’s cricketers are very different. I only see them with their headphones on when they sit in the bus and go to the stadium or hotel,” he pointed out.”We used to watch great players like Sobers, Sir Viv etc. and that is how we could evolve ourselves. I want to see that thing in current players also.”last_img read more


first_imgDefinitionA strain is when a muscle is stretched too much and tears. It is also called a pulled muscle. A strain is a painful injury. It can be caused by an accident,overusing a muscle, or using a muscle inthe wrong way.Alternative NamesPulled muscleCausesA strain may be caused by:Too muchphysical activity or effortImproperly warming up before a physical activityPoor flexibilitySymptomsSymptoms of a strain can include:Pain and difficulty moving the injured muscleDiscolored and bruised skinSwellingFirst AidApply icerightawayto reduce swelling. Wrap the ice in cloth. Do not placeice directly on the skin. Apply ice for 10 to 15 minutes every 1 hour for the first day and every 3 to 4 hours after that.Use ice for the first 3 days. Either heat or ice may be helpful after that if you still have pain.Rest the pulled muscle for at least a day. If possible, keep the pulled muscle raised about your heart.Try not to use a strained muscle while it is still painful. When the pain starts to go away, you can slowly increase activity.When to get medical assistanceCall your local emergency number, such as 911, if:You are unable to move the muscle.The injury is bleeding.Call your health care provider if the pain does not go away after several weeks.PreventionThe following tips may help you reduce your risk of a strain:Warm-up properly before exercise and sports.Keep your muscles strong and flexible.ReferencesBiundo JJ. Bursitis, tendinitis, and other periarticular disorders and sports medicine. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Goldman’s Cecil Medicine. 24th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 271.advertisementBrinker MR, O’Connor DP, Almekinders LC, et al. Physiology of Injury to Musculoskeletal Structures: 1. Muscle and Tendon Injury. In: DeLee JC, Drez D Jr, Miller MD, eds. DeLee and Drez’s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2009:chap 1, section A.Review Date:4/13/2013Reviewed By:Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.last_img read more

Pandya, Dhoni take India to 281/7

first_imgPandya started with a boundary off a full toss and followed it up with three huge sixes as 24 runs came off that over. Australian bowling attack suddenly felt the pressure after that. Dhoni on his part hit four boundaries and two sixes —— both coming down the track and lofting over extra cover off pace bowling. The former skipper played 88 balls. The two sixes were the kind of shots that one doesn’t associate with Dhoni —— maximums over extra cover. The duo added 118 runs for the sixth wicket with Pandya taking the attack back to opposition with some brilliant sixes while Dhoni once again played the role of sheet anchor to perfection. cricket COMMENT India were 148 for 5 at that stage and the pressure was on Pandya and Dhoni, who were trying to rebuild the innings. Dhoni also added 72 runs for the seventh wicket with Bhuvneshwar Kumar (32 off 30 balls) in only 8.5 overs which took India beyond 280 plus total —— something that looked unlikely at the halfway stage. × COMMENTS Skipper Kohli shaped for a drive and missed off the second delivery he received after having left the first one alone. MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya runnning between the wickets during the first India-Australia One Day International (ODI) cricket match at the M A Chidhambaram Stadium in Chennai on Sunday. – PTI Maxwell did well to time his jump and take a one-handed catch to cut short Kohli’s stay at the crease. He was dismissed going for a drive off a swinging delivery from Coulter-Nile only to be caught behind by Wade. Pandya’s 66—ball innings had five boundaries and five sixes —— four of which were hit off leg-spinner Adam Zampa’s over. Manish Pandey, who got the nod ahead of his Karnataka state-mate KL Rahul, lasted just two balls. He was out fishing at a delivery on fifth stump. India were in dumps at 11 for 3 when Rohit Sharma (28) and Kedar Jadhav (40) revived the innings with a 53-run stand.center_img The Mumbai batsman didn’t look very convincing in his brief stay. September 17, 2017 After playing the third towards cover quietly, the captain was on his way after being snapped up the athletic Glenn Maxwell at point going for an expansive drive off Coulter-Nile. SHARE Pandya and Dhoni scripted a brilliant recovery act after India’s top—half was blown away for only 87 runs —— courtesy some controlled swing bowling from Nathan Coulter-Nile (3/44) and Marcus Stoinis (2/54). Brief Scores:India: 281 for seven in 50 overs (Hardik Pandya 83, Mahendra Singh Dhoni 79; Nathan Coulter-Nile 3/44). Both were out trying to pull short deliveries from Stoinis before Pandya-Dhoni took over. The turning point of the innings was the 37th over bowled by Zampa (1/66 in 10 overs) when Pandya launched into him. Published on All-rounder Hardik Pandya’s blistering 83 complemented by a responsible 79 from Chennai’s resident ‘Super King’ Mahendra Singh Dhoni saw India score a respectable 281 for 7 against Australia in the first One Day International, here today. Earlier, Coulter-Nile making a comeback to the team after being dropped from Australia’s Champions Trophy squad, made early inroads by removing Ajinkya Rahane for 5. MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya runnning between the wickets during the first India-Australia One Day International (ODI) cricket match at the M A Chidhambaram Stadium in Chennai on Sunday. – PTI SHARE SHARE EMAILlast_img read more

ICC World Twenty20: Ravichandran Ashwin first Indian to take 50 T20I wickets

first_imgVirat Kohli’s explosive 51-ball 82 unbeaten innings was the centre of attraction in India’s six-wicket win over Australia in the World T20 match in Mohali on Sunday. While the Delhi batsman improved on several Indian records, he also battered world records. His average in successful chases is now 122.83, with 737 runs in 15 innings, which included eight fifties – both records in T20Is. (Also read: Virat Kohli masterclass prompts Sachin Tendulkar comparisons) But Kohli’s brilliant performance overshadowed an important feat by off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin who became the first Indian to complete 50 wickets in T20Is. He took one wicket in his 42nd match on Sunday to complete tally of 50 wickets.Here are some important milestones achieved by Kohli and other Indian players during the match on Sunday. # Virat Kohli’s unbeaten match-winning knock of 82 off 51 balls is his highest score in T20Is in India – his second highest in this format behind the 90 not out vs Australia at Adelaide on January 26, 2016.# Kohli’s excellent innings is the highest by an Indian batsman in successful chases in T20Is, bettering his own record. He had scored an unbeaten 78 off 61 balls against Pakistan in a World Cup fixture in Colombo (RPS) on September 30, 2012.# Kohli’s outstanding average in successful chases is 122.83 – his tally being 737 in 15 innings, including eight fifties – both records in T20Is.# Kohli has posted four fifties vs Australia in consecutive innings in T20Is – 90 not out in Adelaide on January 26, 2016, followed by 59 not out in Melbourne on January 29; 50 in Sydney on January 31 and 82 not out in Mohali on March 27.advertisement# Ravichandran Ashwin, playing in his 42nd match, has become the first Indian bowler to complete 50 wickets (average 21.74) in T20Is.# Kohli, with his aforesaid innings, has joined Chris Gayle (two centuries and 13 fifties) and Brendon McCullum (two centuries and 13 fifties), equalling a record for most 50-plus innings in T20Is.# Of his above tally, Kohli has 12 50-plus innings in a winning cause to his credit, equalling Brendon McCullum’s tally.# Kohli’s outstanding average of 73.06 in Indian triumphs is the highest among the batsmen with 400 runs or more. Mike Hussey – 65.14 (456 runs in 15 innings) has the next best.# Kohli has got his ninth Man-of-the-Match award. Only Shahid Afridi has received more MOM awards (11) than Kohli.# Kohli has been adjudged the Man-of-the-Match three times in nine matches vs Australia – the most by a player against Australia, surpassing the two each by Chris Gayle, Umar Akmal and Yuvraj Singh. His superb tally of six MOM awards this year is the most by any player in a calendar year in T20Is, eclipsing the five by Shane Watson in 2012.# India enjoys brilliant record vs Australia, winning 9 and losing four out of 13 T20Is – success percentage of 69.23 – the most by them against any nation.# Australia’s tally of nine losses is the most suffered by them against any opponents in T20Is.# India have won six matches in succession vs Australia between October 10, 2013 and March 27, 2016. Their sequence of victories equals England’s six in succession between February 5, 2008 and February 9, 2013, against New Zealand (amongst the top eight nations).# Glenn Maxwell (31 off 28 balls) has recorded his highest score vs India in T20Is, bettering 27 at Rajkot on October 10, 2013.# Aaron Finch has registered his third successive 40-plus innings vs India in T20Is – 44 in Adelaide on January 26, 2016; 74 in Melbourne on January 29 and 43 in Mohali on March 27. He has averaged 48.66 vs India in six innings – his tally being 292, including five innings of 35-plus.# Kohli took just 39 innings to reach his 1500 runs – the fastest by a batsman to this feat in T20Is.# Australia have managed 53 in their first four overs – their second highest in T20Is next only to the 55 vs West Indies in Sydney on February 23, 2010.# Mahendra Singh Dhoni has effected 60 dismissals (39 catches + 21 stumpings) in 67 matches, equalling Pakistan’s Kamran Akmal’s tally – 60 (28 ct + 32 st) in 54 matches.# Shane Watson, with 302 runs at an average of 50.33 in eight innings, is the first Australian batsman to complete 300 runs vs India in T20Is. His average is the highest by an Australian batsman vs India in T20Is (minimum 100 runs).# Dhoni and Kohli were associated in a match-winning unbroken partnership of 67 – India’s second highest for the fifth wicket vs Australia in World T20 next only to the 84 between Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh in Dhaka on March 30, 2014.# The above stand is the first 50-run stand by Dhoni-Kohli pair in T20Is. Their superb average of 84.66 is the highest by any Indian pair in T20Is – their tally being 254 runs in 10 innings (seven times not out). advertisementlast_img read more

Wimbledon 2017: Stan Wawrinka stunned by big-hitting debutant Daniil Medvedev

first_imgStan Wawrinka’s Wimbledon hopes were shredded in the first round on Monday as the fifth seed, hobbled by a niggling knee injury, came up against one of tennis’s new generation of heavy hitters in the shape of Russian Daniil Medvedev.The Swiss three times grand slam champion was out-gunned by 21-year-old Medvedev, who had the Centre Court crowd on their feet as he pulled off a dazzling array of winners to wrap up a 6-4 3-6 6-4 6-1 victory on his first Wimbledon appearance.Yet how much of the stunning upset was down to Medvedev’s ability to fire freely from both flanks and how much of it was down to Wawrinka’s discomfort was hard to tell.The Russian, making only his third grand slam appearance and who is ranked 46 places below the world number three, was full of energy as he hauled his giant frame around the court.After wrapping up a memorable victory in two hours and 12 minutes, he bent down and kissed the turf.”I have no words to describe this. I guess this memory will be with me forever,” he told reporters.Wawrinka, who only last month reached the French Open final, will no doubt hope the memory of his sixth first-round Wimbledon exit will not linger.He had struggled to find any sort of rhythm and was clearly bothered by the niggling knee problem he said had been dogging him since the end of last year.”I wasn’t feeling the way I wanted to feel,” he said. “But I played against a great player who I think was confident today, was playing well, was playing faster. It was a tough loss.”advertisementHaving never got past the quarter-finals at the All England Club, Wimbledon is Wawrinka’s least successful grand slam and his hopes of ever completing his collection of majors look forlorn unless he can master the slick lawns.UNDER PRESSUREThe Swiss had looked unruffled as he held his opening two service games, dropping just two points, but it was not long before Medvedev found his range and started to put Wawrinka under pressure.The Russian broke to love in the fifth game of the first set, and crafted two more break points in the seventh as the 32-year-old Wawrinka reeled under a barrage of heavy hitting.The Swiss briefly sparked into life at the start of the second, levelling the match after breaking for a 2-0 lead and then breaking for a second time in the eighth game after Medvedev had clawed his way back on serve.They went toe-to-toe in the third set before Wawrinka sent a forehand wide in the 10th game to give the Russian a set point, which he gobbled up to edge back in front.There was to be no way back for Wawrinka, who was then completely outgunned as Medvedev raced clear in the fourth set, breaking twice to go 5-1 ahead.He fired down his 10th ace to bring up match point and wrapped up the victory when Wawrinka sent a forehand long, with the Centre Court rising as one to acclaim his efforts.”It was just something special. I don’t know how to explain it,” said Medvedev who next faces 124th-ranked Belgian Ruben Bemelmans.last_img read more

BCCI should support cricket for Olympics: MCC Committee

first_imgMelbourne, Jan 10 (PTI) The prestigious MCC World Cricket Committee today strongly urged the BCCI to support crickets inclusion in the Olympics.The World Cricket committee, comprising legends such as Ricky Ponting, Kumar Sangakkara along with current Bangladesh superstar Shakib Al Hasan believe that the richest cricket board should not act as a barrier in getting the sport inducted in the quadrennial extravaganza.”The games application to become an Olympic sport is gathering momentum and that the only remaining barrier is Indias reluctance to proceed,” an MCC release stated.”The committee has long been a supporter of Twenty20 cricket being included in the Olympic Games, believing it the single biggest step the game could take to unlock worldwide government funding and aid its global development,” it further stated.The MCC wants cricket to be included in the Paris edition of 2024 and if not then at least in the 2028 Los Angeles edition.”For mens and womens cricket to thrive in future generations, new countries must be introduced to the sport; playing cricket in the Olympics is the best way to achieve this objective.”With plans for the 2024 Paris Games well advanced, the committee urges India to unite with the rest of the world game and lobby the International Olympic Committee for the inclusion of Twenty20 cricket in the Olympic Games, ideally in Paris but if not at Los Angeles in 2028,” the committee said. The committee, during its meeting, also discussed how a proper wage structure, together with the provision of more longer-term national central contracts, would entice more players to commit to international cricket, rather than opting out to play in domestic T20 leagues.advertisement”There is concern that players in the poorer or developing nations are not being paid sufficiently, and there needs to be transparency and accountability of where ICC funds are being spent by some member boards,” it said.Shakib Al Hasan, the first player from Bangladesh to sit on the group, and who was attending his first meeting, addressed the World Cricket committee by giving his view on a range of issues affecting the modern player.Shakibs experiences contrasted with those of Jonny Bairstow, who spoke to the committee at the July 2017 meeting, and highlighted that the choices facing a modern professional vary greatly from country to country.Shakib described how his greatest honour is representing his country, but the financial incentives do not match those available in global domestic T20 tournaments.He was concerned that many younger players, who dont share his view of wishing to play Test cricket for a long period, will prefer the shorter format of the game that is more readily available and offers more financial security than playing longer-form cricket.It is a hard choice for players in some countries to make, and the committee feels it has created an imbalance in the international game. PTI KHS AT ATlast_img read more

U.S. Swimmers Nip European Stars

first_imgGLASGOW, Scotland –  In the tightest finish yet, the United States preserved its 100 percent winning Duel in the Pool record on Dec. 21 by beating the European All Stars in a tiebreaker race.Both teams were locked on 131 points after 30 events over two days at the Tollcross Swimming Centre in Glasgow, after the U.S fought back from 68-54 down on Dec. 20.In the extra, final race — a mixed 4×50-meter medley relay — Simone Manuel anchored the U.S. to victory, finishing 0.2 seconds ahead of British swimmer Francesca Halsall.The U.S. has won all six Duels in the Pool — billed as the Ryder Cup of swimming — facing Australia in the first three editions before taking on the Europeans.The tight finish was in contrast to the first U.S.-Europe encounter in Manchester in 2009 when the Americans claimed a 185-78 victory.The day didn’t start well, though, for the defending champions as the Europeans took maximum points from the first race.Mireia Belmonte of Spain, who won the 400 individual medley and the 400 freestyle on Dec. 20, came out on top in the 800 freestyle, leading home Lotte Friis of Denmark and Jazz Carlin of Wales.Five points are awarded for a win, three for second place, and one for third.But Michael McBroom set the tone for the U.S. recovery in the 800 free, breaking the national record in 7 minutes 33.99 seconds.Michelle Coleman took top spot in the women’s 200 freestyle but there was another American success for the men, with Conor Dwyer securing the win.The U.S. fightback continued, with Olivia Smoliga and Eugene Godsoe both winning their respective 100 backstroke events.Europe still held onto a 92-84 lead after the opening six events.But U.S. successes followed in the 100 breaststroke, through Jessica Hardy and Kevin Cordes, to leave the teams locked at 97 points each.Belmonte, though, was proving to be one of the outstanding talents of this event. And another win — this time in the 200 butterfly — allowed the Europeans to edge ahead again.But the competition remained on a knife edge as American simmer Tom Shields won the men’s race.A European win followed in the 50 freestyle courtesy of Halsall, but the Americans helped themselves to maximum points in the men’s event led by Jimmy Feigen.Wins for Sophie Allen and Dwyer in their 200 individual medley races again saw Europe and the U.S. level on 124 points heading into the final 4×100 freestyle relays.A world record in the women’s race was set by Europe with a time of 3:27.70 before the U.S. men responded with a victory.It took one final, extra victory to allow the U.S. to retain the trophy in dramatic fashion.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Super Bowl: Philadelphia Eagles stun New England Patriots in thrilling game

first_imgSay it out loud: the Philadelphia Eagles are Super Bowl champions.One of the NFL’s most historically snakebitten clubs ended their 57-year championship drought in the most thrilling way imaginable on Sunday night at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, racing to an early lead against the New England Patriots, going step for step in a track meet with the defending champions and the greatest quarterback ever at his most prolific, falling behind in the fourth quarter and rallying behind an unfancied back-up signal-caller who took over in December when the starter went down to injury. Topics Share on LinkedIn Seventy-four total points. An eye-popping 1,151 yards of combined offense, breaking the previous Super Bowl record before the fourth quarter even started and more than any game in NFL history, regular season or playoffs.Eagles 41, Patriots 33.It was one of the greatest Super Bowls ever played and now the Eagles, who were left for dead after losing the franchise quarterback, Carson Wentz, seven weeks ago, are champions of the NFL for the first time since the Eisenhower administration after winning three straight playoff games as underdogs, none bigger than the last. NFL (@NFL)WHAT A GAME!FINAL: The @Eagles just won the @SuperBowl! #SBLII #FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/eHVImTtYVkFebruary 5, 2018 The Eagles then marched downfield to set up the most crucial sequence of the game. Pederson, whose first game as a head coach above the high school level was less than 17 months ago, decided to go for it on 4th-and-goal from inside the one. The daring trick play was a reverse to tight end Trey Burton, Philadelphia’s emergency quarterback, who found Foles wide open in the right side of the end zone for a touchdown.“A quarterback going out on a route?” Foles said afterward with a touch of incredulity. “I was pumped to go over there and talk to Doug and we agreed on it. We worked on it for a long time and we executed it perfectly. That’s probably the best it has looked, so we hit it at the right time.”The first half had been a breathless flurry of offense, with the teams combining for nearly 700 yards. The Patriots accounted for 350 of them, no small feat against a stout Philadelphia defense.When play resumed, Gronkowski, who had been limited to one catch for five yards in the opening half despite being targeted five times, quickly made his presence felt. He gouged the Philadelphia defense for catches of 25 and 24 yards, then picked up a crucial third down with a 14-yard sideline catch before hauling in a five-yard touchdown grab and punctuating it with a signature spike.Foles responded with brio, finding Nelson Agholor for a catch short of the mark then handing off to Blount and Ajayi, who gashed the Patriots for big chunks of yardage. The Patriots clamped down and forced the Eagles into another 3rd-and-6, but Foles found Clement for a breathtaking touchdown pass that was upheld after tension-filled review.Clement, an undrafted rookie from South Jersey who grew up rooting for the Eagles and was a longshot to make the team, had caught four passes for 107 yards.And Foles was playing out of his mind. Facebook Share on Messenger The Eagles’ Vinny Curry takes in his team’s victory. Photograph: Patrick Smith/Getty Images Super Bowl 2018: Philadelphia Eagles stun New England Patriots Super Bowl The Eagles received first, after the Patriots deferred, and Philadelphia nearly engineered a dream start, marching downfield with methodical efficiency. The 14-play, 67-yard drive stalled but offered a glimpse of exactly what the Eagles needed to do: mix in enough runs to balance the pass, convert first downs, keep the clock moving and keep Brady on the sidelines.The Patriots held serve on their opening foray with a nine-play, 67-yard scoring drive but they too were stymied in the red zone, leaving the kicker Stephen Gostkowski to tie the score with field goal from 25 yards.Philadelphia’s head coach, Doug Pederson, whose flair for aggressive play-calling buoyed the team all year long, showed no sign of dialing it back on the Eagles’ second drive. With the partisan Philadelphia crowd already set to burst, Foles dropped back and found Alshon Jeffery in the back of the end zone, where he made an incredible leaping grab for a 34-yard touchdown. Not even the missed extra point by Elliott could mute the celebration as Philadelphia opened a 9-3 lead.A relentless pace had been set. Brady found Danny Amendola in acres of space on the next play for a 50-yard gain that brought it down to the Philadelphia 29.The Patriots, now operating in a no-huddle to prevent the Eagles from rotating in defensive linemen, chipped away for a few more yards before the New England wideout Brandin Cooks, who appeared to have a sure first down, was stopped short of the target on a spectacular open-field tackle by Rodney McLeod, forcing a fourth down. What appeared to be an elementary field-goal attempt for Gostkowski was badly shanked and when the ball caromed off the left upright, the Philadelphia lead was still 9-3.Soon after, Belichick would attempt his first stroke of trickery, dialing in a wide receiver reverse that saw Brady hand off to White only for White to toss to Amendola. Amendola found a wide-open Brady laboring down the right sideline, but the ball clanged off the hands of the quarterback. Play VideoPlayCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%FullscreenMuteThis is a modal window. New England Patriots Share via Email Nick Foles made the catch the great Tom Brady couldn’t in Super Bowl LII Facebook Twitter Read more Share on Pinterest How do you beat the Patriots? You get to Tom Brady. It’s been the conventional wisdom for the better part of this NFL generation and nothing had changed as it was repeated ad nauseam during the fortnight run-up to Super Bowl LII.It took nearly 58 minutes for the Eagles to accomplish the task on Sunday night, but the reward once they did will resound down the generations in this proud, provincial town where sports mean a little too much.With the Eagles nursing a 38-33 lead and just over two minutes left, Philadelphia’s veteran defensive end Brandon Graham finally recorded the first sack of the game for either side. Brady, the three-time league most valuable player and five-time Super Bowl champion, lost control of the ball, which took a fortuitous bounce into the hands of Derek Barnett. The Eagles settled for a Jake Elliott field goal moments later, setting the stage for a New England desperation drive that ended when Brady’s Hail Mary pass to Rob Gronkowski was batted down in the end zone as time expired.Nick Foles, the 29-year-old understudy who took over for Wentz less than two months ago and who two years ago was mulling retirement, completed 28 of 43 passes for 373 yards, three passing touchdowns and one more receiving. It will almost certainly be his last game with the Eagles, with Wentz, the quarterback of the future who was the odds-on favorite to win Most Valuable Player honors until his late-season ACL injury, set to return when the 2018 season begins.Foles’ numbers didn’t match those of Brady, who shattered the Super Bowl single-game passing record with 505 yards through the air, but the 40-year-old quarterback’s final-reel mistake proved fatal for the Patriots, who were looking to add a record-tying sixth Super Bowl title to their five won since 2001.“I felt calm,” Foles said in the dizzying aftermath. “We have such a great group of guys, such a great coaching staff. We felt confident coming in and we just went out there and played football. We’ve played this game since we were little kids, we dreamed about this moment. There’s plenty of kids watching this game right now dreaming about this moment and someday will be here.” Play Video Reuse this content But Brady only picked right back where he left off. He quickly led the Patriots across midfield and found Hogan for a 26-yard touchdown strike, bringing the Patriots back within three points of the lead with 3:23 left in the third. By then it was clear Foles would not be able to rely on Philadelphia’s defense but he proved up to the challenge, helming the Eagles downfield until they were held to a field goal. The Patriots were sharp as ever on their first drive of the fourth quarter, gobbling up yardage at will before scoring another touchdown on a four-yard pass to Gronkowski, this time for their first lead of the game, at 33-32 after the extra point. Philadelphia Eaglescenter_img And so Foles took over with 9:22 left with the Eagles playing from behind for the first time. After converting yet another third down, Philadelphia were forced into a 4th-and-1 from their own 35. Foles, under duress and with the season on the line given the tattered state of Philadelphia’s defense, found Ertz for a heart-stopping two-yard completion and the first down with just over five minutes to go. Seven plays later, Foles, so reliable on third downs all postseason long, converted the most important one yet when he found Ertz on a slant route. He plunged into the end zone to put the Eagles back in front, 38-33, after the failed two-point conversion.That left 2:21 for Brady, more than enough time for the four-time Super Bowl MVP who entered Sunday’s game with an 11 game-winning drives in the fourth quarter or overtime of postseason games. He took took the field to deafening noise and immediately found Gronkowski for an eight-yard gain along the right sideline, only further teasing a sense of the inevitable.But just when it seemed the quarterback’s latest fairytale ending was all but a handshake away, the long-tenured Graham finally got to Brady – and the hard-luck city of Philadelphia had a catharsis nearly six decades in the making. Pinterest Pinterest Super Bowl LII After a turnover on downs the Eagles took advantage quickly as Foles found Jeffery for another spectacular overhead catch along the right sideline. On the next play the seas widened for Blount, who rumbled into the end zone for a touchdown that put the Eagles ahead 15-3 after the failed two-point conversion.The Patriots narrowed the margin to 15-6 with a field goal on their next drive. The Eagles took over from their own 25 and Foles took another downfield shot at Jeffery, but this time after an unlucky bobble it was scooped up by Duron Harmon for an interception. Incredibly, the lightly regarded Foles had thrown 113 career postseason passes without a pick, more than any quarterback in NFL history, and only a touch of bad fortune enabled his first.Trailing by 11 near the end of the first half, Brady and the Patriots were gifted new life with a questionable defensive holding call on third down against the Eagles’ Jaylen Mills. Brady soon seized the opportunity with a 43-yard pass down the right sideline to Chris Hogan followed immediately by a 26-yard touchdown scamper by James White off the left guard. Stunningly, Gostkowski hooked the extra point for his second missed gimme of the day, but New England were back within three points at 15-12. 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Province Helps Small Business in Valley

first_imgA Kings County small business is becoming more competitive and preparing for future opportunities with support from the Business Development Program. The province invested $9,000 in Acadia Management Group in Greenwich, to develop a browser-based energy monitoring and control system to help companies reduce energy use at industrial and commercial facilities. “To help businesses prepare for the opportunities on our horizon, we are making strategic investments in businesses of all sizes through jobsHere, the plan to grow our economy,” said Education Minister Ramona Jennex, on behalf of Percy Paris, Minister of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism. “Acadia Management Group is a great example of a company that is becoming more innovative and competitive, while creating good jobs, so people can raise their families in rural areas like Kings County.” Acadia Management Group expects the new system to eventually allow it to hire more people, sell its product to more companies at home, and identify markets with the most potential, nationally and internationally. “The support from the province through the Business Development Program enabled us to move forward quickly and complete the initial development in less than six months,” said Jim Retallack, president and CEO, Acadia Management Group Inc. “That sort of speed enables us to address markets here and worldwide with considerable confidence. We employ four people now, and will be adding more as we strengthen our understanding of the market.” Designed to help small businesses get started and expand, the Business Development Program helps make companies more productive, competitive, and innovative. Small businesses receive up to 50 per cent of a project’s cost, to a maximum of $10,000. This year, the program’s funding increased to $540,000. Last year, the province helped more than 45 small businesses become more competitive through the program. For more information on the Business Development Program and other programs and services available to Nova Scotia businesses, visit http://business.novascotia.ca.last_img read more

Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img COLCHESTER COUNTY: Lake Road, Tatamagouche Lake Road from West Tatamagouche Road to Slade Road, for about six kilometres will have stop and go traffic for road repairs and mailbox adjustments until Wednesday, Jan. 31. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. NEW WORK COLCHESTER COUNTY: Viaduct Bridge Viaduct Bridge, 0.9 km south from Exit 14A on Highway 102 North bound has a lane closure until Monday, Dec. 18, weather permitting. Jersey barriers are in place during daylight hours then opened up to two lanes at night. Work will continue on Saturday and Sunday. CONTINUING WORKcenter_img CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Nappan Marsh (Rainbow) Bridge, Trunk 2 Nappan Marsh (Rainbow) Bridge over the Nappan River on Trunk 2, outside Amherst, is closed until further notice. A detour is available on Route 302, Southampton Road and Smith Road. Traffic approaching Amherst is being rerouted a short distance on the Nappan and Lower Porter Road, while traffic leaving Amherst is required to detour on Smith Road. -30-last_img read more

Saudi Channel Al Hadath ReAirs Controversial Report on Western Sahara

Rabat – For the second time in a month, the Saudi-owned TV channel Al Arabiya Al Hadath aired a report critical of Moroccan sovereignty in the Western Sahara.The Saudi channel aired the controversial report several times on Friday, despite a current lack of developments related to the Western Sahara issue.The controversial report has been seen by Moroccan media as being in favor of Polisario by echoing its claims over Western Sahara and its description of Morocco as “an occupying force.” The tone of the report stands in total contrast with the Saudi public position, which is largely in support of Morocco’s sovereignty over the disputed territories.The report, which was first aired on May 2016, was broadcast on June 2017 amid the tension between a group of Saudi-led countries and Qatar. Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Egypt all announced severing ties with Qatar and impose and embargo over the small Gulf country.Throughout the ongoing conflict, Rabat, an ally of both Riyadh and Doha, has taken a neutral position and offered to mediate between the two countries.The report of the Dubai-based Saudi-run news channel was read by observers and Moroccan media as an indication that Riyadh is not happy with Rabat’s decision not to side with it in its campaign against Doha. read more

Zimbabwes humanitarian crisis likely to worsen warns senior UN relief official

26 November 2008A senior United Nations relief official has urged donors to generously support the $550 million appeal launched earlier this week to respond to the humanitarian crisis in Zimbabwe, which she warned will get much worse without “massive” international assistance. The Southern African nation is mired in a crisis brought about by a confluence of factors, including three years of failed harvests, bad governance and hyperinflation, among others.All of this has led to a situation in which nearly half of the total population of 12 million could require food aid, basic services such as education and health care are breaking down, and a cholera outbreak has claimed over 300 lives and is spreading.“The situation is acute and is expected to worsen towards the end of the year, and probably get even worse in the beginning of [next] year,” Catherine Bragg, Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), told a news conference in New York.She added that “without massive international assistance, this situation is going to get much, much worse.” The number of victims of cholera – an acute intestinal infection caused by contaminated food or water – has now reached almost 9,000 and the number of persons who have died from it has now reached 366 as of yesterday, Ms. Bragg reported.The high number of cases, she said, is directly related to the lack of clean water in many communities, and the collapse of the health system. Solid waste and refuse removal is also a major cause of the continued increase of infections.According to OCHA, UN and non-governmental organization (NGO) agencies are supporting treatment centres in 26 districts where cholera was reported. In addition, a comprehensive cholera response plan has been drawn up by the UN World Health Organization (WHO), which is in the process of procuring emergency stocks to run treatment centres for one month. Around the country, humanitarian agencies have constructed emergency latrines, and clean drinking water is being trucked in to affected areas. Hygiene promotion activities are being conducted, and mobile clinics and support units are being set up. Among the challenges are uncontrolled sewage, lack of sanitation in congested areas, and general lack of hygiene practiced by vendors, food outlets and transient populations. Accessing sufficient water in the capital, Harare, has also been difficult. Ms. Bragg noted that in addition to the cholera outbreak, there has also been a breakdown in both the health and education sectors. She was particularly concerned about the very low level of school attendance.“For a country that used to have over 90 per cent school attendance, now we’re seeing less than 20 per cent,” she said. This is largely because teachers are not being paid or being paid insufficiently to cover even one day of transport to the schools. Students are also not able to attend because some institutions are requiring payments in kind, including food, which they do not have. There have also been closures of major hospitals and clinics in the last few weeks because of the lack of medical personnel and supplies. It is to address these and other needs that the UN last week launched the Consolidated Appeal for Zimbabwe for 2009, amounting to $550 million – about 60 per cent of which is for food. Ms. Bragg noted that the appeal for 2008, just under $400 million, is about 75 per cent funded at this point. Zimbabwe has endured months of political tensions after disputed presidential elections in March involving the incumbent Robert Mugabe and the opposition figure Morgan Tsvangirai. A power-sharing deal on the formation of a new government was reached on 15 September with the help of regional leaders, but outstanding issues remain, jeopardizing the deal’s implementation.In a statement issued yesterday, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced his alarm at the deteriorating conditions inside the country, and urged all parties in the political crisis to support and provide humanitarian assistance and leave aside any political considerations. read more

Israel tightens vice on Gaza Strip UN reports

The UN and other humanitarian organizations have repeatedly called on Israel to immediately open all border crossings not only for basic necessities, which it allows in limited amounts, but for the reconstruction material needed to rebuild the scores of buildings destroyed by the offensive, which Israel says it launched to halt rocket attacks by Palestinian militants in Gaza.But in January the situation further deteriorated due the total closure of the fuel crossing at Nahal Oz, which turned Kerem Shalom into the single functional crossing for goods, except for a conveyor belt at Karni Crossing, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in its monthly report.“The gradual channelling of all humanitarian shipments to Kerem Shalom since the imposition of the blockade has significantly increased the cost of humanitarian deliveries due to its location, lack of storage capacity, and requirement of the Israeli authorities to repackage containers within pallets,” it added.A month ago the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for the occupied Palestinian territory, Max Gaylard, warned in a joint statement with the Association of International Development Agencies that the continuing closure was “undermining the functioning of the health-care system… and causing on-going deterioration in the social, economic and environmental determinants of health.”The blockade was imposed almost three years ago when Hamas, which calls for Israel’s destruction, ousted Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah movement from Gaza. Israel allows in a limited amount of food and medicines and other basic necessities but has banned the entry of construction materials which it says could be used for aggressive purposes. Last year’s Israeli offensive destroyed or damaged 15 of Gaza’s 27 hospitals, and 43 of its 110 primary health-care facilities.Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in a report issued last November, stressed that the blockade of vital supplies has devastated Gaza’s economy and “has also severely impaired the realization of a wide range of economic, social and cultural rights, as well as civil and political rights.” 17 February 2010The ability to bring essential commodities into Gaza, already under an Israeli blockade that is undermining health care, the economy and rehabilitation after last year’s devastating Israeli offensive, was further cut in January by more crossing closures, according to the latest United Nations update. read more

Concerned at ongoing violence Ban urges return to rule of law in

“I call on the Government and all stakeholders to ensure a prompt restoration of the rule of law, and to respect and accommodate the aspirations of the people,” Mr. Ban told reporters in Abu Dhabi, where he is attending a global energy forum.“Tunisia must regain its stability as soon as possible, to pursue the path of development and prosperity,” he said, adding that recent events highlight the need to address the underlying social and economic needs of the population. The North African nation has been rocked by street protests in recent weeks by civilians reportedly angered by rising prices of essential commodities, lack of employment opportunities, alleged corruption and limitations on fundamental rights and freedoms. Its President, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, fled the country last week amid the growing protests and violence.“I urge all concerned parties to ensure an immediate end to the violence,” said Mr. Ban, stressing that dialogue is essential to resolve problems peacefully and to prevent any further violence and escalation.The Secretary-General also urged the international community to support efforts to restore genuine democracy in the country. 17 January 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced his concern about the continued violence and the resulting loss of lives in Tunisia, urging dialogue among all sides to resolve differences peacefully and to restore stability to the country. read more

Buckingham Palace knifeman had 4ft sword and shouted Allahu Akbar police reveal

first_img9:25PMTwo officers injured The man was being held at a London station under the Terrorism Act and on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm. Police searches were being carried out at properties connected to him in the Luton area of Bedfordshire.It was not clear whether the vehicle belonged to him, or whether he had travelled directly from his hometown to London. CCTV was also being analysed to see whether there was any suggestion he earlier had “scouted out” the area.There was speculation last night that the suspect may have been a private hire taxi driver. Cabs, both traditional black cabs and private hire cars, are one of the few commercial vehicles allowed to work along the roads leading to the palace. Something is going on outside #buckinghampalace so many police arriving pic.twitter.com/eYJEsXcK8F— Kiana Williamson (@kianaelisewills) August 25, 2017 Buckingham Palace on Saturday morningCredit:Paul Grover for the Telegraph Commander Dean Haydon, of the Met’s counter-terrorism branch, said: “A blue Toyota Prius deliberately drove at a marked police vehicle and stopped in front of it.”Uniformed officers then confronted the driver of the vehicle and during that confrontation the driver reached for a four-foot sword that was in the passenger footwell.”CS gas was used as part of the arrest and during the struggle the individual repeatedly shouted the words Allahu Akbar.”He praised the “bravery and professionalism” of the officers, adding that: “Their vigilance, courage and the swiftness of their response demonstrates how our officers are protecting the public.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Officers are on scene at the Mall o/s Buckingham Palace. A man has been arrested on suspicion of GBH and assault on police— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) August 25, 2017 Buckingham Palace on Saturday morning One witness described seeing the man wrestled from a car by police having apparently driven his vehicle towards them.Kiana Williamson told the Press Association: “We turned up and there was one police van and one car, there was also a civilian’s car that had veered towards the police car.”They were trying to get the man out of the car, shouting, more police were arriving on to the scene and the man was fighting back.”I saw one injured policeman with an injury to his arm although it didn’t look severe.”He was being tended to by another officer.”The man had been restrained and looked almost unconscious by the side of the road.”I didn’t see the car driving but the car had been left at the side of the road and an eye witness had said that he had driven towards the police car.”The whole encounter lasted around one minute, she added. The man arrested outside Buckingham Palace drove at police before lunging for a 4ft sword and repeatedly shouting “Allahu Akbar”.The 26-year-old man from Luton was wrestled to the ground by unarmed police who had to use CS gas to incapacitate him.During the struggle three officers were injured, two of whom suffered minor cuts to their hands and required treatment in hospital before being discharged. 10:18PMSuspect was ‘wrestled from a car’, PA reportscenter_img Buckingham palace in lockdown. Man with a sword attacker an officer. #londonattack pic.twitter.com/N8N0bBre4F— Leonardo Paoli (@leonardo_paoli) August 25, 2017 Heavy police presence outside Buckingham Palace on Friday eveningCredit:Twitter Heavy police presence outside Buckingham Palace on friday evening 9:24PMMan arrested on suspicion of GBH Two police officers suffered minor injuries during the course of detaining the man— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) August 25, 2017 Officers are on scene at the Mall o/s Buckingham Palace. A man has been arrested on suspicion of GBH and assault on police— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) August 25, 2017 The Prius model is particularly popular with minicab drivers because it costs less to run and can get an exemption on the city’s Congestion Charge.Mr Haydon said officers believe the man was acting alone and no one else was being sought by police. He added he could not speculate at this stage what the man was planning to do.He urged the public to remain particularly vigilant during the Bank Holiday weekend when so many public events are being held. The threat from terrorism in the UK remains ‘severe’.Luton has been linked to problems with Islamic extremism over recent years. Khalid Masood, also known as Adrian Elms, who killed five people during his attack in March on Westminster Bridge earlier this year had lived at two addresses in the town. In February, a gang were jailed for trying to persuade people to travel to Syria to join Islamic State. 9:18PMThere is a heavy police presence outside the palace The three policemen were praised for their bravery and speed in containing the situation.The Prime Minister, Theresa May, tweeted: “I want to thank the officers who acted quickly and bravely to protect the public last night, demonstrating the dedication and professionalism of our police.”The attack happened shortly after 8.30pm on Friday when The Mall, Constitution Hill and Birdcage Walk, the roads running through St James’s Park and Green Park towards the palace, were still full of tourists.The motorist was said to have driven a Toyota Prius at a police van on a restricted part of road directly opposite the palace.The car pulled up abruptly in front of the van and as officers emerged he grabbed into the passenger footwell and produced a 4ft sword.The police eventually overcame the man who had been alone in the car. Passersby said they saw the motorist, who may have been driving on the wrong side of the road at one point, being restrained by officers on the ground. Some said he appeared to have a machete.last_img read more

First batterypowered ST7 in Peru

first_imgMinerAndina reports that the first Epiroc Scooptram ST7 under battery operation is now working in Peru. The publication says the LHD “is emerging as the solution to the high price of ventilation, the high consumption of fuel and the equipment not adapting to the narrow tunnels in underground operations.”Narrow drift operations represent 38% of mining operations in the country, and “have a big margin of growth,” according to the Ministry of Energy and Mines.This robust 6.8 t LHD is already performing efficiently in a mine at over 4,600 m above sea level, which presents difficult geographical and environmental conditions, especially as a challenge to underground mining due to the hardness of its rocks and the instability of the ground.The ST7 is eco-friendly (does not emit CO2) and also provides a healthier and more comfortable work environment for operators because it reduces noise and, overall, heat. It also produces more tonnes in rock loading  thanks to its flexible and high elevation design.The machines consumes up to 90% less fuel compared to diesel machines and it also reduces ventilation costs by up to 85% due to the little heat it generates in contrast to conventional equipment.last_img read more