first_imgMarking a clear departure from its stand against any out-of-court settlement in the long simmering Mahadayi water dispute with Karnataka, the Goa Minister for Water Resources, Vinod Palyekar, said on Thursday they were open to talks with Karnataka and Maharashtra to explore an out-of-tribunal settlement.He was replying to a question by The Hindu on the state government’s response to Karnataka Chief Minister’s letter requesting the Goa Chief Minister to come for talks to which Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadanvis has also given support.Mr. Palyekar said that once Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar returns from U.S. on Friday, he will discuss the issue with him. When asked what made Goa government change its “very rigid stance” of sticking to tribunal verdict only, Mr. Palyekar, who represents the Goa Forward Party in the BJP-led coalition government in the state, remarked that all three States have been spending huge money over the dispute and the legal battle has been on for long. It would be in the fitness of things to explore an amicable solution, he said.When asked whether Goa would change its earlier stand that it will not allow one drop of water to Karnataka beyond what the tribunal accepted, as a precursor to talks for an out-of-court settlement, Mr. Palyekar said that Goa has only Mahadayi as its main source of water as against Karnataka which has many such sources. Therefore, he would not like to commit anything at this stage.“But they have some other suggestions, what is the harm in discussing and talking to find if some solution emerges which will not adversely affect us and at the same time will have something for them as well?” asked Mr. Palyekar.Mr. Palyekar said he had recently met Karnataka Minister for Water Resources M.B. Patil at a function in Karnataka where the latter broached the water dispute issue and indicated that they have some proposals like building power plants in joint association with Goa.“At least it is my personal view that it would be advisable for all the three States as well as for the country if we can sort out our issues through talks. It would save money as well as time and energy,” he said.When asked about the strong pressure exerted by environmentalists and civil society that with the tribunal expected to give its verdict next month before the expiry of its term, any deviation by the Goa government would compromise it’s interest, the Minister said that his view was that “talks is an option to negotiate and discuss issues, to have a give and take, to reduce the differences and to come to a solution where, as long as Goa’s interest is not compromised, there should not be any problem.”“I am of the opinion that it would be a better option to work for an out-of-court settlement by agreeing to discuss the issue. That is what I will tell the Chief Minister,” Mr. Palyekar reiterated.“We have made it clear that Goa cannot release water. But if they have some other suggestions, why not hear them and try and see of some solution can come out,” he said. asked the Minister when asked Goa has taken firm stand over some works continued by Karnataka despite tribunal order to the contrary.Goa and Karnataka are battling out the long simmering dispute over the latter’s controversial Kalsa-Bhandura dam projects across the Mahadayi, which is known as the Mandovi river once it enters Goa. Considered the lifeline in the northern parts of the state, it originates in Karnataka and meets the Arabian Sea in Panaji. While the river traverses 28.8 km in Karnataka, its major length of 81.2 km is in Goa. Karnataka plans to construct seven dams on the river, aimed at diverting the waters into its water-starved Malaprabha basin in North Karnataka. Goa has opposed any plans of Karnataka to divert waters from one basin to another. Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, whose earlier attempts to get previous BJP Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar to come for talks for an out-of-court settlement failed, has written to Mr. Parrikar on Wednesday asking him to agree to a joint meeting with their Maharashtra counterpart in order to find an ‘out of court’ and amicable resolution to the Mahadayi water dispute issue.last_img read more

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first_imgRobert Andrew Garcia and Jemyca Aribado each claimed bronze medals in the singles’ events of squash in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games Monday at the National Squash Center in Kuala Lumpur.Garcia ranked third in the men’s singles as Malaysia’s Ng Eain Yow ruled the event to win the gold medal.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH PH gets first bronze in pencak silat Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games View comments LATEST STORIES WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chiefcenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Mohammad Syafiq Kamal of Malaysia also got the silver, while Singaporean Samuel Kang Shan Mu shared the bronze with Garcia.It was the same case for Aribado in the women’s singles, as Sivasangari Subramaniam of Malaysia took home the mint.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 shutoutCompatriot Rachel Mae Arnold settled for silver, while Aribado and Sneha Sivakumar of Singapore both had bronze.Garcia and Aribado earlier competed in the mixed doubles event, copping the bronze medal. Read Next UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Garcia also got a bronze with David William Pelino in the men’s jumbo doubles, while Aribado had a silver with Yvonne Alyssa Dalida in the women’s jumbo doubles and another bronze in the women’s doubles.That hiked squash’s contributions to the Philippines’ medal haul to six, after one silver and five bronze medals. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Gameslast_img read more

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first_img Brazilfootballinternational friendlyNeymar First Published: October 13, 2019, 7:06 PM IST Sao Paulo: Striker Neymar limped out of Brazil’s friendly against Nigeria in Singapore after only 12 minutes of play.The 27-year-old was replaced by midfielder Philippe Coutinho on Sunday after feeling an injury in his left thigh. The first half ended with Nigeria ahead 1-0. Midfielder John Aribo scored in the 35th minute after dribbling past Marquinhos in the penalty box.Neymar walked normally to the dressing room. He threw a shirt to fans and gave them a thumbs-up as he left.Neymar missed this year’s Copa America because of a right ankle injury. He only returned to action two months later.The Brazilian also had a right foot injury in January playing for his club Paris Saint-Germain. The problem in his fifth metatarsal took kept him off the pitch for almost three months.Neymar also injured his right foot months before the World Cup in Russia.The friendly could have marked Neymar’s rise to second all-time Brazil top goal scorer. He has 61 goals, one less than two-time World Cup winner Ronaldo. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

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first_imgDENVER  — No, you’re not seeing things.That really was Peyton Manning lumbering his way down the field for a 12-yard gain and a first down Sunday. And thanks to his defense, that will be Manning — the 39-year-old quarterback who was supposed to be on his way to a retirement party — and not Tom Brady playing in the Super Bowl two weeks from now.Ol’ No. 18 engineered a 20-18 victory over the Patriots — not settled until Broncos cornerback Bradley Roby picked off Brady’s pass on a 2-point attempt that would have tied it with 12 seconds left.The Patriots had to go for 2 after Brady hit Rob Gronkowski in the back of the end zone because Stephen Gostkowski missed his first extra point in 524 tries in the first quarter.Aqib Talib stepped in front of Brady’s pass and deflected it skyward.Roby, who forced the game-changing fumble in last week’s victory over Pittsburgh, made the pick. The Broncos (14-4) recovered the onside kick and the celebration began. Manning is now 6-11 in his vaunted series against Brady, but 3-1 when it has counted the most — with the AFC title on the line.“Well, it’s been a special rivalry over the course of my career against the Patriots, the entire organization,” Manning said. “To play four times in the AFC championship with so much on the line, those games have been very special.”Manning surpassed his boss, John Elway, as the oldest quarterback to take his team to the Super Bowl. The Broncos will play Arizona or Carolina, who met later in the NFC title game.Whether it’s been Manning lining up under center, or Brock Osweiler, who took snaps while Manning was injured for six weeks toward the end of the season, the Broncos have depended on a defense that gave up the fewest yards this season and came up with game-saving plays time and again.Von Miller finished with 2½ sacks and an interception. The Broncos harassed Brady all day. He finished 27 for 56 for 310 yards. After being shut out twice inside the Denver 20 late in the fourth quarter, Brady lobbed a 40-yard pass to a double-covered Gronkowski to keep a desperation drive going on fourth-and-10.Then, on fourth-and-goal from the 4 with 12 seconds left, Brady found Gronkowski — again double-covered — in the back corner of the end zone. The tight end stepped in front of Chris Harris Jr. for the catch, and the game came down to one play.The Broncos defense made it once again, and the franchise is now headed to its eighth Super Bowl. This marks No. 4 for Manning, who could become the first quarterback to lead two different franchises to titles.“The one thing we’ve done all year long is we just grind as a football team,” coach Gary Kubiak said. “Our fans are great to play for. Defensively, we played our tails off all year long and we found a way to win another tough one.”Was it vintage Manning? Not quite.Vintage Manning has never been known for taking off when the field is clear, the way he did with 9:49 left in the third quarter and nothing but air between him and the first-down marker on the Patriots sideline.The 17-for-32 performance certainly won’t go in his top half, nor will Owen Daniels go down as one of his top 50 all-time favorite receivers. But 17 completions was enough, and it was Daniels, the tight end who has played his whole career somewhere with Kubiak, who caught both of Manning’s touchdown passes.Faced with the new title of “Game Manager,” Manning made the best playoff scramble by a Broncos quarterback since Elway helicoptered his way to a first down in the Super Bowl 18 years back to help the Broncos finally break through.More fresh in the minds of Broncos fans was Manning’s decision to pull up and throw in the playoff game against the Colts last season when he had as much or more open space in front of him as he did Sunday.Some thought his career might be over after that one.Nope. Not after this one, either. There’s at least one more game in his future — Feb. 7 in Santa Clara, California.EDDIE PELLS, AP National WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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first_imgManchester City forward Gabriel Jesus on Friday extended his Manchester City contract to 2023, adding two more years to his previous deal.The striker gave the good news to his mom Vera Lucia Diniz de Jesus on a video call. The sweet exchange between the mother and son was recorded by the club and later shared on their Twitter account.Jesus’ mother was delighted after his son gave her the good news.”It’s great. This season is going to be amazing because you are the man,” said Lucia.She also asked Jesus to send her kiss to Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.”Congratulations! God bless you and your colleagues for the next season and send a kiss to Guardiola, I haven’t met him yet,” Lucia dded. “God bless you son, bye!””This season is going to be amazing because you are the man!” @gabrieljesus33’s mum knows! #alomae #mancity pic.twitter.com/hnzrCzBg0tManchester City (@ManCity) August 3, 2018Jesus has scored 24 goals in 53 matches across all competitions since joining City in January 2017 and helped the club win the league title and League Cup under manager Pep Guardiola last season.”I can say that it was the best decision I’ve made in my life to come to Manchester City because whilst I’m here I’m improving as a professional and as a person,” Jesus told City’s website.”Pep had an important role in my signing, but also the club. City is a huge club and it is getting bigger and bigger so I just want to say thanks for everything.”advertisementEarlier this week, Jesus returned to Manchester City training ahead of their Community Shield clash against FA Cup winners Chelsea on Sunday.last_img read more

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first_imgDefending champions Chennaiyin FC tasted victory for the first time this season with a convincing 4-2 victory against FC Pune City at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Stadium in Pune on Tuesday.Ashique Kuruniyan’s early goal in the ninth minute gave Pune the lead but a strong second half from Chennaiyin allowed John Gregory’s men to seal three points. Mailson Alves equalised with a header in the 53rd minute and Gregory Nelson completed the comeback two minutes later. Inigo Calderon and Thoi Singh helped the visitors increase their lead and Jonathan Vila’s late goal was nothing more than a consolation.Brazilian striker Marcelinho was given his marching orders after a dangerous tackle on Germanpreet Singh as Pune ended the game with ten men to compound interim coach Pradyum Reddy’s woes since another striker, Diego Carlos de Oliveira, also remains suspended for another red card against FC Goa.Reigning champions @ChennaiyinFC picked up their first victory of the 2018-19 season with a solid 4-2 win over @FCPuneCity in Pune.More videos: https://t.co/mrtZlxdTeK#ISLRecap #LetsFootball #HeroISL #FanBannaPadega #PUNCHE pic.twitter.com/Zk3Wy5v0qvIndian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) November 6, 2018A tentative start by the defending champions was punished by Pune City less than ten minutes into the match. An audacious cross-field diagonal ball by Robin Singh allowed Kuruniyan to race past Inigo Calderon on the left flank and beat Karanjit Singh from a tight angle inside the box.John Gregory’s men had the lion’s share of the ball but struggled to create clear-cut chances with it. The visitors were content to use the turnovers to good effect whenever they sensed an opportunity from their own half.advertisementChennaiyin came out of their blocks quickly after the restart and scored the equaliser in the 53rd minute. Martin Diaz fouled Anirudh Thapa outside the box and the young midfielder picked out Mailson Alves at the far post from the resulting free-kick. The skipper’s looping header hit the back of the net, leaving the goalkeeper with no chance.The match turned on its head as the champions took the lead two minutes later. The scorer turned provider as Mailson’s long ball found Nelson on the right flank who ran in behind Lalchhuanmawia Fanai before chipping the ball over an onrushing Kamaljit Singh.Chennaiyin doubled their lead in the 69th minute from Thapa’s corner-kick. Pune’s defence failed to tackle the delivery from the corner and Raphael Augusto managed to push the ball into the path of Calderon who tapped the ball into the net.The visitors grew in confidence as the second half progressed and scored their fourth goal three minutes later. Augusto played a delightful ball across the face of goal for Jeje whose shot was kept out by the goalkeeper. The rebound fell perfectly for Thoi who made no mistake from handshaking distance.Augusto almost wrote his name onto the scoresheet with a dipping effort on goal but the swerving effort full of Brazilian flair hit the crossbar.Pune grabbed a consolation goal in the 90th minute when Jonathan Vila rose the highest at the near post to head in Marcelinho’s well-taken corner kick. Marcelinho, however, jumped into a dangerous tackle to steal the ball off Germanpreet Singh with just seconds left on the clock and the forward was punished with a straight red card.Pune are now at the bottom of the league ladder with just two points from six matches while Chennaiyin moved up to the eighth spot with four points from seven matches.last_img read more

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first_img RICHMOND COUNTY: Trunk 4About 7.6 kilometres of Trunk 4, from the south side of RiverBourgeois Road easterly to Highway 104, will be surface paved,ditched and culverted. The work is expected to be completed byOct. 31. Work will take place from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Trafficcontrol is with pilot vehicle and flag persons. Local Area office: 902-533-2771 Fax: 902-533-4352 Local Area Office: 902-674-2146 Fax: 902-674-2170 VICTORIA COUNTY: Seal Island BridgeSeal Island Bridge has a one-lane closure for bridge repairsuntil Wednesday, Oct. 15. Maximum load width at the bridge willbe 3.05 metres (10 feet). Traffic control consists of trafficsignals. Work takes place 24 hours a day. Local Area Office: 902-883-9789 Fax: 902-883-8732 Local Area Office: 902-295-2700 Fax: 902-295-2617 REGION OF QUEENS: Highway 103Highway 103 has alternating lanes closures for road repairs untilMonday, Sept. 15. Traffic control consists of a pilot vehicle,flashing light unit, barrels and traffic cones. A detour isavailable on Trunk 3 from Liverpool to Broad River. Work takesplace from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 Fax: 902-533-4352 Local Area Office: 902-424-6144 Fax: 902-424-7116 HANTS COUNTY: Walton Woods BridgeWalton Woods Bridge on Walton Woods Road is closed for repairsuntil Friday Sept. 5. Traffic control consists of detour signs. Adetour is available on Walton Woods Road to Bancroft Road andthen to Route 215. Local Area Office: 902-6254200 Fax: 902-625-1946 Local Area Office: 902-860-5614 Fax: 902-860-5616 Local Area Office: 902-825-4827 Fax: 902-825-3593 ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Route 337Route 337, from 800 metres south of Seabright Road, northerly 3.7kilometres, has a one-lane closure for repaving until Tuesday,Sept. 30. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons anda pilot vehicle. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Route 289Route 289 in Brookfield, from the railway tracks westerly for 3.7kilometres, has a lane closure for repairs until Tuesday, Sept.30. Traffic control consists of signage. Work takes place from 6a.m. to 9 p.m. ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Pomquet Monks Head RoadThe Pomquet Monks Head Road will be closed to traffic untilfurther notice to allow for emergency replacement of a damagedculvert. Motorists are asked to use Taylor’s Road for access intoPomquet from the Trans-Canada Highway. Local Area Office: 902-893-5784 Fax: 902-896-2259 Local Area Office: 902-424-6144 Fax: 902-424-7116 Local Area Office: 902-485-5254 Fax: 902-485-7047 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Route 357Route 357, from Red’s Bridge at Elderbank, northerly towardMiddle Musquodoboit, has a lane closure for paving until Sunday,Aug. 31. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons.Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Mill Lake Road UnderpassMill Lake Road Underpass at Exit 6, Hubbards, on Highway 103,will be narrowing lanes to 3.1 metres (10 feet) for repairs untilTuesday, Sept. 30. Traffic control will consist of trafficsignals. A detour is required for wide loads (loads wider than3.1 metres) on exit ramps to detour. Work takes place from 7a.m. to 5 p.m. REGION OF QUEENS: Medway River BridgeMedway River Bridge on Highway 103, about 100 metres east of theintersection with the Medway River Road (Exit 17A), will have aone-lane closure for repairs until Tuesday, Sept. 30. Trafficcontrol will consist of traffic signals. Work takes place from 7a.m. to 8 p.m. INVERNESS COUNTY: Trunk 19Crews are surface paving and ditching about four kilometres ofTrunk 19, from River Denys Mountain Road northerly. One lanewill be closed. The work is expected to be completed by Oct.31. A pilot vehicle and flag staff will provide trafficcontrol. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. HANTS COUNTY: Highway 101Highway 101 from Mount Uniacke to Stillwater overpass will beshifting two-way traffic flow from the old lanes to the new lanesuntil Tuesday, Sept. 30. Speed limit will be reduced to 80kilometres per hour for the duration of construction. Trafficcontrol consist of traffic control persons and signage. A detouris available on Trunk 1, Exit 3 at Mount Uniacke, to Exit 4 atSt. Croix. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 111/118 Interchange RampsHighway 111/118 interchange ramps will be closed periodically forrepairs until Friday, Oct. 31. Traffic control will consist ofsignage. Various detours will be provided based on ramp closure.Work takes place 24 hours a day. Local Area Office: 902-485-5254 Fax: 902-485-7047 Local Area Office: 902-835-2702 Fax: 902-835-1860 PICTOU COUNTY: Joudrey RoadJoudrey Road is closed, except to local traffic, for culvertrepairs, until further notice. A detour is available fromLouisville Road to Route 6. Work takes place 24 hours a day. INVERNESS/VICTORIA: Cabot TrailCabot Trail at Lake O’Law, from 2.4 kilometres north of westsideMiddle River northerly, about 7 kilometres, will have a one-laneclosure for repairs until Tuesday, Aug. 19. Traffic control willconsist of a pilot vehicle. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7p.m. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Brookside RoadBrookside Road, from Vimy Road to Mountain Lee Road, will haveintermittent lane closures for road repairs until Sunday, Aug.31. Traffic consists of flag persons, signage and a pilotvehicle. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. GUYSBOROUGH County: Trunk 16Trunk 16 from Peas Brook to Chedabucto Fire Hall has a one-laneclosure for road repairs until Saturday, Aug. 16. Traffic controlconsists of traffic control persons and a pilot vehicle. Worktakes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Whites Lake Brook BridgeWhites Lake Brook Bridge on Route 333 has concrete repair workand rail replacement until Tuesday, Sept. 30. Traffic controlconsists of barriers along the north edge. Work takes place from7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. -30- INVERNESS COUNTY: Margaree Harbour BridgeCrews are working on construction of the new Margaree HarbourBridge. Motorists using the current bridge should watch forongoing construction activities in the area. Traffic will bedelayed occasionally. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thenew bridge is expected to be in service by December. The removalof the old bridge is expected to be complete by September 2004. INVERNESS COUNTY: Sandy Gillis BridgeSandy Gillis Bridge, Judique, has a one-lane closure, for bridgereplacement and approaches until Friday, Oct. 31. Traffic controlwill consist of traffic lights. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-863-0364 Fax: 902-863-7482 Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 NEW WORK ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Granville RoadGranville Road at Croscup Brook has a 35-metre partial, one-laneclosure for emergency repairs, beginning Monday, Aug. 18 untilfurther notice. Damaged wooden cross culvert will be removed andreplaced with two concrete pipes. No alternative access toVictoria Beach. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. PICTOU COUNTY: Carmichael RoadToney River Bridge on Carmichael Road in Pictou County is closeduntil further notice. Traffic control consists of signage. Adetour is available on Popular Hill Road and Meadowville StationRoad. Local Area Office: 902-798-2369 Fax: 902-798-2927 Local Area Office: 902-295-2700 Fax: 902-295-2617 Local Area Office: 902-893-5797 Fax: 902-896-2259 Local Area Office: 902-235-2585 Fax: 902-625-1946 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Trans-Canada Highway 104There will be intermittent periods of east-bound lane closures onTrans-Canada Highway 104, from 300 metres west of the 102 off-ramp to the West North River overpass, for repaving until Sunday,Aug. 31. Traffic control consists of signage. Work takes placefrom 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-527-5448 Fax: 902-527-5998 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Route 311Route 311, for 5.3 kilometres from Onslow Road to the StewartsBridge, has intermittent one-lane closures to facilitateditching, culvert work and repaving until Friday, Oct. 31.Traffic control consists of traffic control persons and a pilotvehicle. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-485-5254 Fax: 902-485-7047 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Trunk 7Trunk 7 from the Halifax County Line to West Liscomb Point Roadwill have a one-lane closure for paving until Tuesday, Sept. 30.Traffic control consists of a pilot vehicle and traffic controlpersons. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. PICTOU COUNTY: Weir’s Bridge on Shore RoadWeir’s Bridge on Shore Road (Trunk 6 at Caribou River to ThreeBrooks Road) will be closed for repairs until Friday, Aug. 22.Detours are available on Otter Road and R. Grant Road. Work takesplace 24 hours a day. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 103Highway 103, from Indian Lake Bridge to 1.5 kilometres west ofIngramport River, will have occasional lane closures forshouldering until Sunday, Aug. 31. Traffic control consists oftraffic control persons. Motorist are advised to expect delays.Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-893-5784 Fax: 902-896-2259 Local Area Office: 902-825-4827 Fax: 902-825-3593 Local Area Office: 902-543-7376 Fax: 902-543-5596 VICTORIA COUNTY: Foyles BridgeFoyles Bridge on the Big Baddeck Road will be closed for steelbridge repairs until Friday, Aug. 29. A detour is available atWest Side Big Baddeck. Work will take place 24 hours a day. Local Area Office: 902-527-5448 Fax: 902-527-5998 HANTS COUNTY: Highway 101, Railroad OverpassThe Highway 101 railroad overpass structure near Stillwater isundergoing repairs until Sunday, Aug. 31. Traffic will be stoppedduring blasting. Also, motorists are advised there will be truckscrossing Highway 101 near the structure for the duration of thework. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Adetour is available on Trunk 1, Exit 3 at Mount Uniacke, to Exit4 at St. Croix. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-893-5784 Fax: 902-893-2259 Local Area Office: 902-863-0364 Fax: 902-863-7482 CONTINUING WORK ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Trunk 10Trunk 10, for eight kilometres between Lunenburg Co. Line andRidge Road, has a one-lane closure, alternate sides, for repavinguntil Friday, Oct. 31. Alternate route is Ridge Road. Trafficcontrol consists of a pilot vehicle and traffic control persons.Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-424-4670 Fax: 902-424-7116last_img read more

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first_imgFusion today announced a documentary project with critically acclaimed television writer-producer Sam Simon.The Simpsons co-creator has given Fusion exclusive access to the final months of his life, allowing the network to document the powerful and emotional story of his fight in two battles — one against cancer and another for animal rights.In late 2012, Sam Simon was diagnosed with terminal colorectal cancer which has since spread to several other organs. As he battles the cancer, Simon is giving away most of his fortune to save animals from harmful and abusive situations worldwide.“Sam Simon is a singular figure. Our hope is to pay tribute to his life and career while also sparking an important conversation about animal rights and empowering young people to be a catalyst for change,” said Fusion CEO Isaac Lee.Sam Simon is the critically acclaimed television writer, producer and director of Taxi, Cheers, The Tracey Ullman Show, The Drew Carey Show & The Simpsons, which he co-created. He is the recipient of nearly a dozen Emmy Awards as well as a Peabody award. Well known within the entertainment industry for his major philanthropic efforts, Simon founded the Sam Simon Foundation, whose mission is to “save the lives of dogs to enrich the lives of people.”Simon is a longtime member of the National Board of PETA and has also contributed to Captain Paul Watson’s Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, a global marine conversation organization which combats whaling and illegal fishing around the globe.In 2011, Simon also founded The Sam Simon Foundation: Feeding Families, a mobile vegan food bank that currently feeds 400 unemployed families each day.The documentary project is being produced in conjunction with Wayfarer Entertainment.last_img read more

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first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The CFC is currently seeking nominations for the next Slaight Music Residency, a creative and business initiative for Canadian composers and songwriters. In the coming weeks, we’re going to continue highlighting Slaight Music Residency alumni through featured Q&As, during which we will discuss their past, present and future work in the screen-based entertainment industry.Our second CFC Music Spotlight focuses on Jeff Morrow, alumnus of the 2012 Slaight Music Residency. Since leaving the CFC, Jeff has written music for Marvel’s Ant-Man, Fox’s The Peanuts Movie, Dreamworks’ Trollsand Disney Animation’s Olaf’s Frozen Adventure.WHAT EFFECT DID THE SLAIGHT MUSIC RESIDENCY HAVE ON YOUR CAREER? FOR EXAMPLE, YOU HAVE COLLABORATED WITH PROGRAM MENTOR CHRISTOPHE BECK. It sounds trite, but the CFC was life changing. It was the fulcrum of a huge shift in my career. Advertisement Thanks to the Slaight Music Residency, I’ve had the chance to score artful, award-winning indies and popcorn blockbusters. Advertisement Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img read more

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first_imgAboriginal Leaders’ Federal Election Forum – Decision 2015 Leaders of the five national Aboriginal organizations join host, Michael Hutchinson to share their views of the federal election.This special election forum with Aboriginal leaders also gives you a sneak preview of the APTN National News virtual town halls with three of the four federal party leaders.Watch this edition to hear what the Aboriginal leaders say about the federal party leaders’ responses to your questions from across the country.Then be sure to tune in for the virtual town halls with the Green Party leader, Elizabeth May; Liberal leader, Justin Trudeau; and NDP leader, Tom Mulcair, on October 13th, 14th and 15th during the APTN National News timeslot.last_img

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“This is a country acutely exposed to hurricanes at the best of times,” said Sarah Muscroft, head of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Haiti. “With so many people still so vulnerable after the recent earthquake, a serious hurricane this year could be devastating. We are therefore planning for a worst-case scenario,” she added.Contingency plans being designed include the dedication of 24-hour humanitarian rapid response teams in case of rain or hurricane-related incidents in sites where those who lost their homes as a result of the earthquake on 12 January have settled in the capital, Port-au-Prince, according to OCHA.The rest of the country, where poverty is extreme and infrastructure poor, also remains acutely vulnerable – especially areas still recovering from Hurricanes Fay, Gustav, Hanna and Ike – which between them killed over 800 people in the space of a month in 2008 and devastated large parts of the country.Other preparedness measures by humanitarian agencies currently under way include the pre-positioning of two million emergency food rations in 31 locations across Haiti by the UN World Food Programme (WFP).The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies has a permanent emergency task force on standby and is pre-positioning emergency items in 10 towns and cities, and shelter agencies are working to ensure sufficient emergency shelter materials are available. Hurricane mitigation work in camps following technical assessments is also ongoing to reduce vulnerability to flooding and rains. Further contingency planning, however, would greatly benefit from release of the countrywide contingency plan drafted by the Department of Civil Protection in collaboration with partners. While the plan has been updated following the earthquake, finalization by the interior ministry has not been completed, according to OCHA.“While it is encouraging that the Government has led this process, it is vital that this plan is putinto practice as quickly as possible,” said Ms. Muscroft. “The international community is standing by to assist in this process in any way we can,” she added. 1 June 2010The humanitarian crisis triggered by January’s earthquake in Haiti could worsen with the onset of this year’s hurricane season, which experts have warned could be severe, the United Nations said today, adding that the Organization and its partners are preparing for a worst-case scenario. read more

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Highlights at the close Friday at world financial market trading.Stocks:S&P/TSX Composite Index — 15,128.65, down 62.71 pointsDow — 21,830.31, up 33.76 points (record high)S&P 500– 2,472.10, down 3.32 pointsNasdaq — 6,374.68, down 7.51 pointsCurrencies:Cdn — 80.34 cents US, up 0.47 of a centPound — C$1.6328, down 0.64 of a centEuro — C$1.4619, down 0.02 of a centEuro — US$1.1745, up 0.67 of a centOil futures:US$49.71, up 67 cents(September contract)Gold futures:US$1,275.30 per oz., up $8.80(December contract)Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman:Daily quote unavailable from source; office closed on Fridays(Thursday: $21.579 per oz.; $693.76 per kg.)

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Pinto notes that building a justice system that all sectors of society will trust and be able to rely on to defend and enforce their rights will take time, but it will also take bold steps as a sign of the authorities’ commitment to address the atrocities of the past and above all the structures that allowed these to happen. In the report, Mónica Pinto says Sri Lanka needs to conduct a strict exercise of introspection, so as to improve the independence, quality and credibility of its judiciary, the Attorney-General’s department and police forces.“A significant change in the attitude and sensitivity of many members of the legal professions, in particular the judiciary, towards reforms and human rights will be necessary. Guidance on how to go about strengthening the independence, impartiality and competence of the administration of justice can be found in this report, but also in an important number of international and regional instruments, including the Latimer House Principles on the Three Branches of Government endorsed by the Commonwealth Heads of Government in 2003,” she says. Pinto says while the democratic gains of the last two years must be welcomed, it is important to recognize that much more could and should have been done to manifest a commitment to genuine reform, in particular in the justice sector, and concretizing the creation of meaningful and participatory transitional justice mechanisms.She also notes more tangible reforms are expected and necessary before the country can be considered to be on a stable and sustainable path towards democracy governed by the rule of law.“It is important to accelerate the process of positive change within a comprehensive and inclusive framework otherwise the momentum for such reform could be lost,” she added. The Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers says the administration of justice in Sri Lanka deserves to be more transparent, decentralized and democratic.A report by Mónica Pinto, the former Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers on her visit to Sri Lanka last year, has been submitted to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). Pinto visited Sri Lanka from 29 April to 7 May 2016, at the invitation of the Government, to assess the situation and remaining challenges concerning the independence of judges, prosecutors and lawyers and the proper administration of justice. The visit was conducted jointly with the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment, Juan E. Méndez. She says is it important to remember that justice must not merely be done, but must also be seen to be done. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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. “The lessons of this peacekeeping operation, recognized as one of the rare successes of our world Organization in maintaining peace over the past several decades must inspire the United Nations further in initiatives in favour of peace,” he told the 72nd annual General Assembly general debate on its second day. The UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI), which in 2011 helped restore legitimacy and stability along with French forces after violence broke out in the wake of an electoral crisis, with up to 7,000 uniformed personnel in the country, completed its mandate in June. Turning to the issue of terrorism, Mr. Ouattara said that despite some encouraging operations in the Middle East, the world is struggling to find a satisfactory response in Africa. “These successes will remain empty and the terrorist threat a constant worry if Africa continues to be the soft under-belly of world terrorism,” he said. He called for international support for the Security Council-endorsed G5 Sahel group, comprising Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Chad, which is slated to deploy its first joint force next month to combat terrorism and drugs, arms and human trafficking throughout Africa’s sub-Saharan Sahel region.Full statement (in French) available here read more

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NYON, Switzerland — UEFA has moved Thursday’s Europa League game in Ukraine between Arsenal and FC Vorskla to the capital city of Kyiv after parliament voted to impose martial law in parts of the country.Imposing martial law is Ukraine’s response after Russian border guards fired on and seized three Ukrainian ships Sunday, capturing 24 men. Ukraine and Russia have blamed each other for the dispute off the Crimean peninsula, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014.Neither Poltava, where the game was originally to be played, nor Kyiv will come under martial law.UEFA says the game was moved “due to security concerns,” adding that it “will continue to monitor and assess the security situation in Ukraine in the coming days before making any decision on potentially relocating other matches.”That could include Shakhtar Donetsk’s Champions League game against Lyon on Dec. 12. That’s scheduled to be played in the city of Kharkiv, which is in a martial law zone.___More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/apf-Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsThe Associated Press read more

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Miami Dolphins To Star in HBOs Hard Knocks

Dolphins will get national exposure in training camp.The Atlanta Falcons and New York Jets declined a chance to star in HBO’s popular, insightful show, “Hard Knocks,” which provides unprecedented insight into an NFL training camp. But the Miami Dolphins, a team struggling for an identity, did not.In its seventh season, this version offers the first time with a rookie coach, Joe Philbin.“It’s a great opportunity to connect with our fans, for the people who aren’t going to be able to come out here daily in 110-degree heat index weather and watch our guys participate in training camp,” Philbin said.HBO Sports president Ken Hershman said in a statement: “We are delighted that ‘Hard Knocks ‘ will be returning this summer and placing the spotlight on the Miami Dolphins, a venerable franchise that had an excited offseason activity. This marks the first time that series has featured a first-year head coach and we are extremely grateful to both coach Philbin and the entire organization for agreeing to participate. As always, there will be plenty on the line for veterans, free agents and rookies.”“Hard Knocks” won three Sports Emmys for its coverage of the New York Jets in 2010. The show made its debut in 2001 with the Baltimore Ravens, and has had the Dallas Cowboys (2002 and ’08), Kansas City Chiefs (2007) and Cincinnati Bengals (2009) as the focus in the past. read more

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Beside The Points For Monday April 23 2018

Predictions NBA See more NBA predictions All newsletters Oh, and don’t forgetA successful no no nearly killed this man We’re launching a sports newsletter. 🏆  Join the squad. Subscribe Things That Caught My EyeSeattle to earn more frequent flyer milesThe Seattle Seahawks, by virtue of playing in a city that is very far away from other cities that host NFL teams, spend a lot of time on planes. Once every four years, they get a reprieve and get to play in Oakland, a place only 801 miles away. This year the NFL scheduled that advantage away, as Seattle will play Oakland 4,789 miles away in one of the London games. [ESPN]Detroit isn’t as bad off as it seemsEvery year, people talk about a strength of team’s schedule, and every year they tend to use the one thing that isn’t super predictive of future results, namely total wins and losses. Football is fluky, and a team’s win percentage is often no indicator of how a team will do in a subsequent year. What is helpful is looking at Pythagorean wins, which looks at how a team with a given points scored and allowed would be expected to perform as. Ranking strength of schedule by that, a team like Detroit — which has the second hardest schedule according to wins — can breathe easier, as they’d be more in the middle of the pack, with the 15th hardest schedule. [FiveThirtyEight]Pine tar seems like a bigger problem?Gerrit Cole’s spin rate on a fastball jumped from 2,163 rpm last year to 2,332 rpm this season, a jump that Trevor Bauer of the Indians suggested may have been due to the use of pine tar. Several years ago a particularly brazen use of pine tar — which can aid in grip and control of the ball and is super illegal — got Michael Pineda ejected from a game. How widespread this practice is is unclear, but pitchers and managers reportedly seem to tolerate it because many people regardless of club are using it. [ESPN]Try out our interactive, Which World Cup Team Should You Root For?Shady way of doing businessWe are several weeks into baseball, which means that finally top-tier talent that was forced to marinate in the minors for an arbitrary two weeks in order to defer free agency for another year is being brought up to the big leagues. The CBA gives teams control over a player for 4 or 5 minor league seasons, then six full major league seasons. Operative word being full; if you force a rookie to spend a few weeks in the minors and then bring him up, teams can defer free agency for an additional year. [The Ringer]Don’t call it a tankThe Miami Marlins, which FiveThirtyEight forecasts will have an estimated 60 wins at the end of this season (the lowest in the league), are in part owned by Derek Jeter, who oversaw a roster wipe. Confronted about this by HBO’s Bryant Gumbel, Jeter vehemently denied that the tank was on and that he truly expects the team to contend this year. [Miami Herald]Browns attempt to defy historySince 1950, the Browns have drafted 49 quarterbacks. Of those, eight were in the first round. Only one of those eight was a successful pick, Bernie Kosar, who led the Browns to three AFC championship games. In their whole history, they’ve had 55 different starting quarterbacks, of whom only 11 started in a playoff game, and only 2 since 1993. Let’s see what they do with their No. 1 pick. [ESPN]Big Number(s)21 pitchesCongratulations to San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt and condolences to viewers of a baseball game he played in! Belt has the record for most pitches in a single at bat, with 21 pitches. The at bat lasted 12 minutes and 45 seconds. [ESPN]Leaks from Slack: neil:That has to be one of the least likely no-hitters ever(at least based on the opponent)chris.herring:I’m just seeing the highlights of the no-hitter! Thats so shady! The error they called def shouldve been a hit! read more

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Courtesy of MCTSan Diego State running back Adam Muema (4) is tackled after a run during a game against Boise State Nov. 3, 2012, at Bronco Stadium. SDSU won, 21-19.Whether the Ohio State football team plays in the BCS National Championship Game at the end of the season could be determined in part by the strength of its non-conference schedule. San Diego State’s season-opening 21-point loss to Eastern Illinois won’t help the Buckeyes in that capacity.OSU was originally scheduled to play Vanderbilt this Saturday before the Commodores canceled that contest in October 2012 because of schedule changes in the Southeastern Conference. That left the Buckeyes scrambling to find a new non-conference opponent for the second game of their 2013 schedule. Enter the Aztecs.Instead of an SEC opponent, the Buckeyes are now scheduled to play a team who fell to a non-NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision school. Eastern Illinois plays in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision, a level of Division I college football one step below the FBS.Aztecs coach Rocky Long said his team played “terrible” in the 40-19 loss.“We’re a pretty hurting football team right now,” Long said during a media teleconference Monday. “We expected to play better than we did. We were bad on offense, defense and special teams.”After losing to an underdog opponent, SDSU will be trying to turn the tables against the No. 3 Buckeyes Saturday.“We know we’re playing a great football team in Ohio State this weekend,” Long said. “We’re hoping to fix some things that we did wrong and play a competitive football game.”Although the Aztecs are coming off of a 21-point loss, junior linebacker Curtis Grant said the Buckeyes will not take their opponent lightly.“Everybody’s respected, so they got the same respect as anybody else that steps into the ‘Shoe,” Grant said. “When that ball sets down, it’s go time.”The Aztecs put up 440 total yards of offense, but were beset by four interceptions thrown by redshirt-junior quarterback Adam Dingwell. Dingwell threw for 318 yards, but only completed 27 of 63 passing attempts.Both Long and SDSU quarterbacks coach Brian Sipe expressed confidence in Dingwell bouncing back against the Buckeyes and said there are no current plans to make a quarterback change.“I don’t expect (Dingwell) to struggle,” Sipe said Monday. “I don’t see him on a hot seat. I’m absolutely convinced and I think the players are that he’s our man … he has intangibles that are very important to this team and I expect him to play well on Saturday.”Dingwell said he takes responsibility for the loss.“I’ll put that loss on my shoulders,” Dingwell said during a press conference Tuesday. “I didn’t play well enough for us to win, I didn’t get the ball in the end zone and that’s my job as a quarterback and a leader on this team. I’ve watched the film, I’ve seen what I’ve done wrong and now I just have to go out there and practice and (get) better.”While Sipe expects Dingwell to play better, he also expects the Aztecs’ offense to have a better balance between passing and running plays against the Buckeyes, after passing on 64 of 99 offensive plays last week.“(Running a balanced offense) was (offensive coordinator Bob) Toledo’s intent going into the season, we just found ourselves backed into a corner,” Sipe said. “Statistics tend to get skewed when that happens, but absolutely, we run a balanced offense here.”The Aztecs’ ability to run a balanced offense may have been affected by the loss of redshirt-junior running back Adam Muema, who left the game early due to an ankle injury. Long said Tuesday he expects Muema, who ran for 1,458 yards and 16 touchdowns last season but only gained 17 yards on 10 carries before his injury last week, to be “full speed” for Saturday.OSU coach Urban Meyer said Tuesday Muema could be the best running back the Buckeyes face all year.“When he went down, they weren’t quite the same,” Meyer said. “We’re preparing to see a heavy dose of No. 4 (Muema).”SDSU gained a total of 122 yards on 35 carries versus Eastern Illinois. While Muema’s injury may have played a factor in the Aztecs’ game on the ground, senior left tackle Bryce Quigley said responsibility also falls on the offensive line.“We have to be more physical up front,” Quigley said Monday. “We didn’t prove that we can run the ball. If we don’t do it on the field, then we have to resort to the passing game.”Defensively, the Aztecs are looking to bounce back after giving up 533 yards and six touchdowns to the Panthers.Meyer said the SDSU defense, whose base scheme uses three defensive linemen, three linebackers and five defensive backs, could present a challenge.“It’s an odd-stacked 3-3-5 defense that they blitz, high percentage of pressures,” Meyer said Monday. “Their movement, they are a chaos defense that play really hard with some good players.”Redshirt senior safety Nat Berhe said the defense has to “move on” from the disappointment of last week.“I think we came in and we thought it was going to be easy, and that’s our fault,” Berhe said Monday. “We have to get everybody on the same page.”The Aztecs won’t be underestimating their opponent this week. Long said Tuesday he thinks OSU might be the “best team in the country.”“They’re as good as anybody else I’ve seen on film over the past 2-3 years,” Long said.Long said he considers OSU junior quarterback Braxton Miller to be the “leading candidate for the Heisman Trophy.”“He’s big, he’s strong, he’s fast, he’s got a great arm,” Long said Tuesday. “He’s improved his accuracy tremendously since last year, and not only that, he’s a really big running threat. He’s hard to tackle, he makes people miss, he can outrun people. Let’s just put on ESPN and (see) what they say about him, because it’s all true.”The key to holding Miller in check will be whether or not SDSU can bring pressure and get to the quarterback, redshirt-junior defensive end Cody Galea said.“He’s a good quarterback, but they’re all the same,” Galea said. “If you hit them enough times, they’re not going to play as well, so you just got to get there.”As for Meyer, Long said he considers his counterpart to be “one of the top five coaches in the country.”“I think there’s a lot of good football coaches in the country,” Long said. “There are a few coaches in this country that have, I call it, magic. They have a special feel or touch that make their teams a little bit better than other teams that have similar talent. And now (Meyer is) at a place that he’s got really, really good talent, so he’s a great coach and he’s got talent with a little bit of special magic.”While Long had no shortage of praise for the Buckeyes, he said he is more concerned with his team improving than he is about the competition.“I sense that our team is upset and embarrassed about the way they played, and they’re more worried about getting better than they are about who they play,” Long said.Long said there are multiple benefits to playing OSU, including the $1.2 million that SDSU receives for the game, according to an Associated Press report.“There’s some real financial benefits,” Long said Tuesday. “No. (3), it gives your players an opportunity to compete against the best. Everybody that’s a competitive athlete wants to try to compete against the best to see where they stack up, so that’s the case, if we are competitive and play well, it could help some other things.”The Buckeyes will likely be considered heavy favorites to win this game following SDSU’s loss, but Long made it clear the team has not lost confidence in its goal of winning the Mountain West Conference title this season.“One game does not make a season,” Long said. “We’ve got a lot more games to play.”Kickoff between the 1-0 Buckeyes and 0-1 Aztecs is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Ohio Stadium. read more

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first_imgMetso is introducing revolutionary rock crushing technology at the CONEXPO-CON/AGG industry event in Las Vegas. The Metso MXTM cone crusher is based on the patented Multi-Action crushing technology, which combines the piston and rotating bowl into a single crusher. The new crusher provides a giant leap in profitability by cutting operational costs 10% and enabling 10% higher uptime compared to traditional cone crushers.“Aggregate producers are facing increasing pressure on efficiency and cost management. In order to meet these demands, we rethought the crushing basics and combined our long experience in different cone crusher technologies with our extensive engineering knowledge. Two individual crushing methods based on the piston and rotating bowl were conjoined, and as a result, we created the MX Cone with Multi-Action technology,” says Jouni Mahonen, VP, Global Sales & Product Support at Metso.Designed for the most demanding rock conditions and with a special focus on automated adjustment features, the Metso MX enables extremely cost-effective and safe operations. It also provides a very high reduction ratio with a premium end-product shape and consistency critical in aggregate applications. Its robust design makes the Metso MX also very suitable for demanding mining applications.The key benefit of the Metso patented Multi-Action technology is the easy under-load setting adjustment and wear compensation without having to stop the process. This can be now combined with extended wear life and better mechanical protection. Optimal cavity design, stroke direction and effectively distributed crushing action lead to the ulti¬mate rock-on-rock crushing motion. This combined with the innovative Multi-Action technology results in extended maintenance intervals and higher production.The Metso MX also provides maximized tramp release distance with high protection against uncrushable objects and overloading. The crusher can utilize up to 70% of the mass of new wear parts – a record-breaking utilization rate. Thanks to the intelligent design of the crusher, the quality characteristics of all sized end-product fractions stay consistent throughout the lifetime of the wear parts.“After 10,000 hours of rigorous testing, we are proud to say the Metso MX meets our targets for increased profitability by allowing 24/7 crushing with minimum downtime,” Mahonen concludes.last_img read more

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