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Best batsman on planet: Cricket world pays tribute to Virat KohliBest batsman on planet: Cricket world pays tribute to Virat Kohli

first_imgVirat Kohli on Thursday scored his maiden Test hundred in England and 22nd of his overall on the second day of the first Test between England and India at Edgbaston.The innings would also help Kohli overcome the horrific tour of England in 2014, when he only managed 134 runs in 10 innings with a highest of 39.This was Kohli’s fourth hundred against England in Test cricket – the previous three had been scored in India. Kohli also became only the second Indian to score a hundred in his first Test innings as captain in England. Mohammad Azharuddin (121) had done it first back in 1991.Incidentally, Kohli had scored twin hundreds in his debut Test (against Australia at the Adelaide Oval) in 2014.While other batsmen failed during India’s reply to the hosts’ first innings 287 all out, Kohli single-handedly led India’s charge.Kohli drew massive praise on Twitter with VVS Laxman terming his innings as a master class.A masterclass from Virat Kohli, leading from the front. A display of tremendous character determination and grit #ENGINDVVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) August 2, 2018First Century. First of Many. Well played, Virat Kohli. Best batsman on the planet. #EngvIndAakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) August 2, 2018Thats an incredible knock @imVkohli !!! 1 man battle against the moving ball ….. #ENGvINDMichael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) August 2, 2018WHAT A CHAMPION 100 captain leading from the front.. much needed…absolutely brilliant @imVkohli welldone @ImIshant @y_umesh too #ENDvIND @BCCI pic.twitter.com/kNuDCbqqOxHarbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) August 2, 2018Early on Day 2, Mohammed Shami removed Sam Curran to end the England innings. India started their reply on a strong note with Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan adding a 50-run partnership for the opening wicket. However, things soon started to fall apart as Sam Curran and Ben Stokes ripped through the middle order.advertisementKohli, though, led a spirited fightback. He had managed only 134 runs in five Tests on the horror tour of 2014. However, he is much improved batsman now. After the 1-3 series defeat in England four years ago, Kohli scored 15 Test hundreds including six double hundreds and scored runs all over the world including Australia, West Indies and South Africa.Kohli, the world’s number two Test batsman, was determined to make amends on this tour. He had said it did not matter whether he got runs as long as India won but England pace James Anderson had laughed off that theory and reckoned Kohli was lying if he thought his runs would not make a difference for the Indian team.And that is exactly what happened on Thursday as the likes of Vijay, Dhawan, KL Rahul, Ajinkya Rahane and Dinesh Karthik failed to fire.Hardik Pandya was the only Indian batsman apart from Kohli to offer any kind of resistance. He and Kohli added 48 for the sixth wicket to dig India out of a hole.Other than that, it was a complete Virat Kohli show. He did look a little uncomfortable at the start but there was no looking back once he got his timing right and found the gaps at will. He was dropped twice but then rode his luck to ensure India did not fall too far back.England was the only country where he had played more than one Test and failed to score a hundred. On Thursday, he corrected that record and added to his tally in gloomy conditions in Birmingham.This was a different Kohli on show. He left balls outside the off-stump, was patient when England dried up the runs and made no attempts to steal cheeky singles.In fact, Kohli was batting on 47 when Pandya was dismissed. And when R Ashwin fell to James Anderson in the 51st over, Kohli was on 57. He then rotated the strike firmly with Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma to bring up a well-deserved hundred.England must be sick of Virat Kohli by now. After the disastrous tour of 2014, Kohli smashed 655 runs at home vs England in 2016. This year, he began another five-match series with a sublime hundred. And with the mic drop gesture on Wednesday, Kohli has well and truly defined how he would like to play in the land that left with horrible memories only four years ago.last_img read more

Hai-O reveals reasons behind Young Tigers’ exceptional formHai-O reveals reasons behind Young Tigers’ exceptional form

first_imgAFF U19 Championship Hairuddin reveals reasons behind Malaysia U18’s exceptional form Zulhilmi Zainal Last updated 2 years ago 17:13 13/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Malaysia U18, AFF U-18 Youth Championship, 12092017 Malaysian FA AFF U19 Championship Malaysia U18 Malaysia U19 Bojan Hodak’s Malaysia U18 charges are set to play in the semi-finals of the 2017 AFF U-18 Youth Championship this Friday. BY        ZULHILMI ZAINAL       Follow on Twitter Despite head coach Bojan Hodak’s own admission that his Malaysia U18 charges lack the tactical experience before the start of the 2017 AFF U-18 Youth Championship, the Young Tigers have defied expectations to perform well in the tournament.On Tuesday they drew 1-1 against favourites Thailand U18 to end the group stage as Group A champions, on the back of four consecutive wins and one draw. On Friday they will play in the semi-finals, against the yet-to-be-determined Group B runners up.When contacted by Goal, Hodak’s assistant head coach Hairuddin Omar revealed several reasons behind the team’s good current form. Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing According to him, integral to their success is the winning mentality instilled by Hodak, and the coaching staff’s scouting work ahead of their every match.”Bojan earlier spoke about the boys’ lack of tactical knowledge as well as the short time had to prepare for the tournament, and he meant it.”But he made up for it by instilling a winning mentality in the team, to spark that desire to win among the boys.”And we the coaching staff also made sure we do our homework. Before each match we would attend the match involving our coming opponents, note down their weaknesses and focus on them in the match,” revealed the former Malaysia international, adding that the coaching staff will be observing the Myanmar vs Vietnam Group B match on Wednesday.But he also admitted to having been surprised by the boys’ performance and the grit they have shown in the tournament.”Honestly, I’m surprised at how well they have been able to follow Bojan’s instructions in the matches, in light of the insufficient preparation time.”They’ve shown the character needed to win matches. A lot of players are good technically, but they lack the desire to win matches.”But not these boys. I can say that despite what everyone has been saying, I can’t pinpoint the squad key players yet, simply because how good almost all of them are. All 23 have a shot at being picked for matches.”And the string of wins have further improved boosted their confidence, and they now have the belief they can make it to the final,” he explained.last_img read more

Champions League semi-finals: how the ties shape up and could be decidedChampions League semi-finals: how the ties shape up and could be decided

first_img Read more Perhaps the most fascinating aspect is that both sides will feel not only confident of winning but also that they are the favourites. Ajax have nothing to fear having knocked out Real Madrid and Juventus while Tottenham must surely believe anything is possible given their stunning success over City. So we could have a genuine toe-to-toe battle in which lightning fast attacks are exchanged at will.Goals are guaranteed, as are some fascinating match-ups: Son Heung-min v Matthijs de Ligt (once Son has served his first-leg suspension), Danny Rose v Hakim Ziyech, Moussa Sissoko v Frenkie de Jong and Toby Alderweireld v the new and improved Dusan Tadic. It is fair to say whoever comes out on top in the majority of those battles will play a huge role in which of these clubs reaches the final.One key dynamic is that Ajax play away first. This is a reverse of what happened against Real Madrid and Juventus and takes away their ability to bring a competitive result into the home of their opponents and crank up the anxieties with a fast and fearless approach. It could be a nervy night for Erik ten Hag’s men in Amsterdam if they need to overturn a deficit or hold on to a slender lead. Champions League Read more Share on Pinterest Tottenham v AjaxThe tie that nobody expected. It should have been Manchester City v Juventus but then football – beautiful, wild, unpredictable football – happened and now we have a contest between two of the most exciting and dynamic teams in Europe. It promises to be a belter. The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Topics Share on Messenger Share on Twitter Liverpool show resilience and sense of purpose in putting out Porto features Lionel Messi v Virgil van Dijk is a match-up that cannot help but make the mouth water, while Roberto Firmino v Gerard Piqué is not bad either. Then there is what could happen when Jordi Alba bombs upfield and leaves Mohamed Salah with a yawning stretch of grass to counterattack into. The consequences could be thrilling and devastating in equal measure.Salah may score; Messi almost certainly will. The Argentinian is the Champions League’s top scorer with 10 goals and showed again in Tuesday’s victory over Manchester United there is no player in the world right now – and there probably never has been – who can turn a match so quickly and decisively. Those feet are mesmerising and Van Dijk, brilliant as he is, will have his work cut out.The Dutchman will need his teammates’ help and in that sense Fabinho could be key. After a slow start, the Brazilian has excelled as a deep-lying midfielder because of a combination of excellent positioning, dynamic movement and wily strength. He will surely be tasked with monitoring and filling the pockets Messi drops into, and how well he performs could make a decisive difference to Liverpool’s fortunes. Jonathan Wilson Tottenham Hotspur Share via Email Share on LinkedIn There are others in Barcelona’s ranks who need to be watched, most notably Luis Suárez and Philippe Coutinho, both of whom will return to Anfield for a second leg that could end up ranking among the special European nights the stadium has hosted. What is for sure is this is a tie not to be missed and, most likely, whoever wins it will do the same in the final.First leg Wednesday 1 May, Camp Nou Second leg Tuesday 7 May, AnfieldFixtures before first legBarcelona 20 April Real Sociedad (h); 23 April Alavés (a); 27 April Levante (h)Liverpool 21 April Cardiff (a); 26 April Huddersfield (h)Odds to win Champions League Barcelona 13-8; Liverpool 13-5 Share on WhatsApp Reuse this content Spurs will want to travel to the Johan Cruyff Arena with an advantage and can take heart winning four of the five home games they have played in this season’s Champions League. History is also on Tottenham’s side: their only previous meeting with Ajax in a competitive European fixture came in the first round of the 1981-82 Cup Winners’ Cup and ended in a 6-1 aggregate victory for Keith Burkinshaw’s team.First leg Tuesday 30 April Tottenham Hotspur Stadium Second leg Wednesday 8 May, Johan Cruyff ArenaFixtures before first legTottenham 20 April Manchester City (a); 23 April Brighton (h); 27 April West Ham (h)Ajax 20 April Groningen (a); 23 April Vitesse (h); scheduled match on 28 April at De Graafschap will be postponedOdds to win Champions League Tottenham 9-2; Ajax 26-5 Barcelona Share on Facebook Read more Liverpool Lionel Messi’s one-man show draws curtain on Manchester United dreams Barcelona v LiverpoolA meeting between two teams who can legitimately refer to themselves as European royalty and who, on current form, are arguably the most formidable forces on the continent. Certainly their status as leaders of their respective divisions points in that direction, as does the players who will be on show. Ajax Read more ‘Baby Ajax’ make big boys cry with Daley Blind’s and Dusan Tadic’s help Pep Guardiola will be seen as a Champions League failure. But is it fair?last_img read more

Dusk Launches High-Performance Activewear Line for the MinimalistDusk Launches High-Performance Activewear Line for the Minimalist

first_imgEverywhere you look in fashion today, there are new activewear labels popping up on every street corner – way too many if you ask Dusk founder Jordan Schiff.It’s a genre of clothing that has become increasingly crowded and ultimately has strayed away from what activewear is supposed to be–simple–and do–perform.Schiff wanted to create an activewear line that stayed true to the concept of simplicity without sacrificing quality. Schiff has been involved in the industry for several years and has served as an adviser to brands such as Saturday’s Surf NYC, The Elder Statesman, and Band of Outsiders. He was also a merchandising director for Vince and prior to that, Jordan was the General Merchandise Manager of American Apparel and worked as a merchant at Urban Outfitters. He decided to branch off and launch Dusk because he saw an opportunity in a market that has been overly saturated with cheap, tricked-out athletic gear that fails to get the job done.Dusk activewear is suitable for an everyday jog around the block or a grueling marathon that tests your limits. It was designed for rigorous use without looking overly flashy and exotic because activewear isn’t supposed to be “cool.” It’s made for the purpose of performance for active people like ourselves. The brand differentiated itself from the competition by finding the perfect balance between simple, minimal, and quality basics that look good and perform wherever our active lives take us.All of Dusk’s products are made with high-quality materials sourced directly from Italy, Japan, Switzerland, and the United States, while everything is manufactured in both the United States and Portugal. Each item is carefully designed with a minimalist touch and outfitted for performance, function, and everyday wear. For Schiff, “Dusk is a brand for people who are fanatic about running or whatever makes them sweat, and equally specific about what they buy. It’s about having the right things – not a lot of things.”Check out the Dusk Collection below.Fifty Tee in Black – $65Fifty Tee in Grey Purple – $65 Fifty Tee in White – $65 Seventy Seven Tank in Black – $95 Editors’ Recommendations Eighty Eight Compression Leggings in Black – $165 All 21 Six Flags Parks in the U.S., Ranked 11 Best Gins for a Refreshing Gin and Toniccenter_img Twenty Two Short 5″ – $125Twenty Two Short 7″ – $125 Seventy One Hooded Sweatshirt in Black – $225 14 Best Outdoor Stores in the United States The Best CBD Coffee Brands for Energy Without the Jitters The Best Bottles of Whiskey You Can Buy For $20 or Less last_img read more

Hair raising results from Annual Bluey Day FundraiserHair raising results from Annual Bluey Day Fundraiser

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – On Saturday, May 25th, 2019, the FSJ Hospital Foundation held the 20th Bluey Day Fundraiser, raising over $80,000.00 for cancer diagnostic, treatment, careand equipment.48 participants attended the Fort St. John Ambulance Station where participants collected a minimum of $500 in pledges from the community and then shave their heads wanting to show their support for cancer patients, survivors, or remember those lost to cancer.The foundation’s desire is to have a complete set of equipment here in FSJ, so patients do not have to endure the extra stress of travel and allowing patients to stay close to home where they can receive the support of their friends and family. Cory Hermans participated in this year’s Bluey Day for the first time raising $1700 and he shares his girlfriend Anne Hunter also participated in raising $3000. Herman goes on to share his grandfather and mother both died from cancer and he sees his patients fight cancer every day as he is a Pharmacist at the Fort St. John Pharmacy and Wellness Centre.“I know that all the money from Bluey Days stays local and even though most of the time there is no cure, we can do whatever it takes to make the journey as comfortable as possible,” said Hermans. “When my mom was palliating the nurses and doctors were so amazing and made all the difference in the world, if our community can raise a little money to help out and make what’s left of life a little better, then I think I can be a part of it.”New additions to the event this year included henna art as well as a beard growing competition that was held Friday night before Bluey Days at Beard’s Brewing Co.The Foundation’s first Bluey Day was held in 1998 and through the generosity ofdonors, over $1.8 million has been raised for cancer diagnostic, treatment, careand equipment.last_img read more

Moroccan Achraf Ouchen Wins Silver at Karate World ChampionshipMoroccan Achraf Ouchen Wins Silver at Karate World Championship

Casablanca – Achraf Ouchen, a Moroccan karateka, is the new silver medalist in the 84+ kg category. The Moroccan athlete lost the final of the competition to medalist Iranian Sajad Ganjadeh on Saturday October 29th in Linz, Austria.The Linz Karate World Championship brings together approximately 2,000 athletes and sports professionals from 135 countries.Ouchen is the first Moroccan to win a silver medal in the competition. Achraf, still a teenager at 19-years-old, qualified for finals after beating Andrei Grinevich from Belarus in semi-finals.Achraf had to face a few of the world’s most talented karatekas to reach that point. Ouchen scored 9-1 against Finnish Pyry Heiskanen in the first round, 1-0 against Belgian and Bryan Vanwaesberghe in the second round.Morocco could still win another medal at this 23rd edition of the Karate World Championships if Abdeslam Ameknassi wins bronze against the Azerbaijani karateka Firdovsi Farzaliyev. That game is set to take place today, October 29th, at 4 P.M. local time. read more

Teammates Celebrate Birthday of Amsterdam Ajax Member Nouri After HospitalizationTeammates Celebrate Birthday of Amsterdam Ajax Member Nouri After Hospitalization

Rabat – Through Instagram photos and expressions of love and support, several players from Amsterdam’s football club “Ajax,” gathered to wish a sweet 21st birthday to their fellow player, Abdelhak Nouri, on Monday. Hakim Ziyech, Noussair Mazraoui, Justin Kluivert, and Donny van de Beek were among Nouri’s teammates who gathered to celebrate their friend and teammate’s birthday.The 21-year Ajax star was hospitalized on July 8, 2017, after he collapsed unconscious during a friendly game in Austria against the German football club “Werder Bremen.” Nouri experienced heart problems during the match, which resulted in “permanent brain damage.” The Moroccan players has been in a coma ever since. After the accident, Ajax fans gathered together outside the Nouri family home, showing support and sympathy to the player’s family, spreading the slogan #StayStrongAppie. read more

Sirisena says no to Ranil talks end in failureSirisena says no to Ranil talks end in failure

Party leaders of the United National Front had decided earlier today that they will support UNF leader Ranil Wickremesinghe to be reappointed as Prime Minister.The UNF party leaders met this morning to discuss the political crisis in the country. However UNF Parliamentarian Lakshman Kiriella said that the talks ended in failure after the President insisted he will not appoint Wickremesinghe as Prime Minister. President Maithripala Sirisena has refused to appoint Ranil Wickremesinghe as Prime Minister resulting in talks between the President and the United National Front (UNF) ending in failure, UNF Parliamentarian Lakshman Kiriella said.The President met the UNF for talks today, the second meeting between the President and UNF since Friday. At the meeting the UNF leaders were unanimous in their support for Wickremesinghe as the Prime Minister.They had decided they will reiterate the stand to President Maithripala Sirisena at the meeting this evening. (Colombo Gazette) Prior to meeting the UNF the President had talks with the Tamil National Alliance (TNA). read more

Twothirds of all countries have banned landmines since 1999 AnnanTwothirds of all countries have banned landmines since 1999 Annan

“I call on those states that have not yet accepted the Convention to become part of this process without delay” and to do their utmost to clear mine-ridden areas, Mr. Annan said in a message to the Fifth Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personal Mines and on Their Destruction, being held in Bangkok.”The multilateral commitment embodied in the Convention to renounce an entire category of indiscriminate weapons has been achieved through the combined efforts of many actors,” Mr. Annan said in the message, delivered on his behalf by Kim Hak-Su, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.Mr. Annan noted that the UN, governments, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the International Campaign to Ban Landmines and civil society as a whole have all contributed to the rapid emergence of an international norm banning anti-personnel mines.The Secretary-General also expressed hope that the delegates would agree to hold the Convention’s First Review Conference in Nairobi, Kenya – “a decision that would highlight both the terrible impact of mines in Africa, and the progress that has been made towards eliminating the threat of mines on the continent.” read more

Burundi UN welcomes talks between Government and rebel holdoutsBurundi UN welcomes talks between Government and rebel holdouts

The UN Operation in Burundi (ONUB) welcomed the talks between the Government and the Palipehutu-National Liberation Forces (Palipehutu-FNL) which have just opened in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, under South African sponsorship.“ONUB hails the threshold crossed by the two sides and encourages them to continue on this path which, with good will on both sides, will lead then to an agreement ending the conflict and allowing the Burundian people to enjoy fully the dividends of a peace won at such a high price,” the mission said in a statement.Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s interim Special Representative for Burundi, Nureldin Satti, attended the opening of the negotiations. Palipehutu-FNL is the last hold-out against a four-year transition process which concluded last August with the election of President Pierre Nkurunziza after decades of ethnic conflict pitting the Hutu majority against the Tutsi minority. read more

US wholesale stockpiles rose 09 per cent in June sales edge upUS wholesale stockpiles rose 09 per cent in June sales edge up

US wholesale stockpiles rose 0.9 per cent in June; sales edge up slight 0.1 per cent In this Saturday, June 6, 2015 photo, Maria Cantellano, left, talks with a customer while looking over crates of watermelons at her stand at the Atlanta Farmers Market Saturday, in Atlanta. The Commerce Department releases wholesale trade inventories for June on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/David Goldman) by Josh Boak, The Associated Press Posted Aug 11, 2015 8:04 am MDT Last Updated Aug 11, 2015 at 8:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – U.S. wholesalers increased their stockpiles in June by the largest amount in more than a year, while sales crept up slightly.The Commerce Department said Tuesday that wholesale stockpiles rose 0.9 per cent, the largest monthly gain since April 2014. Sales increased 0.1 per cent in June yet have dropped 3.8 per cent over the past year largely because of cheaper oil prices.The rising inventory levels in June possibly suggest that businesses are more confident about an increase in consumer spending and economic growth. But if sales fail to grow at the same pace as inventories, then the excess supplies could force companies to cut orders and dampen overall growth.The June rise in stockpiles left inventories at the wholesale level at a seasonally adjusted $586 billion, 5.4 per cent above a year ago.Many economists expect stockpile levels to continue increasing as consumer demand improves and the precipitous drop in oil prices, which began in the middle of last year, has settled at slightly less than $50 a barrel. Wholesale inventories of petroleum have fallen 18.2 per cent in the past 12 months.But that increase in inventories must be matched by a similarly large rise in sales that has yet to occur.The U.S. economy has endured a sluggish, six-year recovery from the Great Recession. During the first half of 2015, the economy grew at a modest annual rate of 1.5 per cent, slightly less than the 2 per cent average during the previous five years.Economists say that growth should accelerate through the end of the year. But these forecasts depend on a strong job market boosting consumer spending. Last week, the government reported that payrolls increased a solid 215,000 in July. The steady gains suggest that employers expect the economy to continue expanding.The solid job growth has led many analysts to say that the Federal Reserve will begin raising a key interest rate as early as September, the first increase in nearly a decade. read more

UN civil society conference to focus on sustainable solutions for challenges ofUN civil society conference to focus on sustainable solutions for challenges of

UNCSC | UN Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications, Alison Smale, speaks at the 68th UN Civil Society Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. (26 August 2019)Ms. Smale, speaking at the opening session of the conference, underscored the critical importance of making cities inclusive, sustainable, resilient and safe, if the 2030 Agenda – the UN’s roadmap for tackling global challenges, including how to deal with the complexities of rapid urbanization – is to be achieved by its target date.The 2019 conference is chaired by Maruxa Cardama, Secretary General of the Partnership for Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT), who described cities and communities as “living laboratories” where “the challenges and opportunities that are central to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change become tangible”.Ms. Cardama said that cities and communities can provide opportunities to translate major global issues – from climate change, to human rights, education and jobs for youth – into positive local action for improving livelihoods and protecting the planet. The conference, described by the UN as the Organization’s “premier event in the civil society calendar”, opened today and will run through 28 August. It brings together representatives of civil society from around the world, and senior UN officials, to discuss a wide range of solutions to the challenges of urban life and the modern world.The UN chief welcomed the decision to make inclusive and sustainable cities and communities the focus of this year’s conference, noting that cities are well placed to help combat the global climate emergency and point the way towards sustainable, low-emission development. At a time when civic space is shrinking worldwide and intolerance is on the rise, Mr. Guterres said civil society plays a vital role in solving all global challenges. “Cities are well placed to help combat the climate emergency & point the way towards sustainable, low-emission development. We’ll continue to stress the vital role of civil society in solving global challenges.” -@antonioguterres speaks on advancing the #GlobalGoals at #UNCSC2019 pic.twitter.com/M6pUBl9MWT— Global Goals (@GlobalGoalsUN) August 26, 2019 A global coalition to transform cities and communities“We are here to learn from each other, to share ideas and to strengthen a global coalition to transform our cities and communities to be more inclusive and sustainable,” said Alison Smale, the head UN global communications, whose department co-organizes the event. UNCSCConference Chair, Maruxa-Cardama, speaks at the 68th UN Civil Society Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. (26 August 2019)Voice of youthThe 2019 conference has been set up to ensure that young people have a large say in the proceedings, holding a co-chair on nearly all planning sub-committees, and developing a separate outcome document for adoption on the final day of the event.Young people have, said Ms. Smale, “pioneered global movement on the most pressing challenges of our time such as climate change”, and the conference will be an occasion to build momentum for climate action ahead of the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit, taking place in New York in September.‘The world can’t wait, and neither will we’Salt Lake City has been preparing for the conference for over a year, led by Mayor Jackie Biskupski, who declared that cities and local communities have never before played such an important role in the health and well-being of the world.Cities, she said, are becoming denser, and more diverse in terms of ethnicity, religion, physical ability, sexual orientation, nd economic status, which presents great challenges and tremendous opportunities. Salt Lake City, she added, is innovating and building sustainable solutions to meet the challenges of our time.“We are creating coalitions with other local communities, NGOs, and businesses, to maximize our impact. There is a phrase my fellow US mayors have begun using regularly. ‘The world can’t wait, and neither will we’”. read more

Mens lacrosse Ohio State coach Nick Myers signs fiveyear contract extensionMens lacrosse Ohio State coach Nick Myers signs fiveyear contract extension

After leading Ohio State’s lacrosse program to its first-ever national championship appearance, coach Nick Myers has signed a five-year contract extension, Ohio State announced Tuesday afternoon. Myers has been the coach at Ohio State for nine seasons and has led the program to the NCAA quarterfinals three times and final four and national championship games once, while posting a career 85-63 record.“We are excited to see Coach Myers’ contract here at Ohio State,” said Janine Oman, senior associate athletic director, student services and sport administration and senior women’s administrator, in a statement. “His focus on student athlete development in all facets of their life is an exemplar for others to follow. He has made a tremendous impact on the Ohio State lacrosse program, but, more importantly, the young men he mentors during their time at Ohio State.”Last season was Myers’ most successful as head coach of the Buckeyes as the team set a program record with 16 wins on his way to a semifinal victory against Towson and championship game loss to Maryland, the same team it lost to in the Big Ten tournament finals. Six All-Americans emerged from last season’s team, including then-junior defenseman Ben Randall, Ohio State’s first-ever first-team All-American.Under Myers, the program was accepted into the Big Ten in 2015 after spending its previous five seasons in the Eastern College Athletic Conference. While in the ECAC, Myers led the team to a conference tournament title in 2013 and a regular season title the following year. Ohio State reached the NCAA quarterfinals in 2013 for the second time in school history before Cornell upset the Buckeyes, 16-6.Myers began his coaching career at Ohio State in 2002 as a volunteer assistant coach for two seasons — including 2003 when the Buckeyes made it to their first NCAA tournament — before joining Butler’s staff in 2004. After the 2005 season, Myers returned to Columbus as the top assistant coach for the Buckeyes and helped to lead the team to its first NCAA quarterfinals appearance in 2008 when it lost to Duke. Myers was promoted to head coach in July of the same year. read more

New Maerdy Monster millipede discovered at coal mine in first find ofNew Maerdy Monster millipede discovered at coal mine in first find of

first_imgIt’s not every day that you find a species new to scienceScientist Liam Olds Experts have described the discovery of the creature, which is around 4cm long, as “hugely significant”Credit: Wales News Service Scientist Liam Olds said: “It’s not every day that you find a species new to science. It shows you don’t have to go to the Amazon to find new things.”Mr Olds, who studies insects, said he and his team, including millipede expert Christian Owen, were recording different life forms at the former working mine in December when they made their discovery.”Under these stones and sleepers were brown millipedes unlike anything Christian had seen before,” he said. “He made the assumption these millipedes were merely an alternative colour form of an already existing but rare species known from numerous sites in South Wales.”But after putting them under his microscope he recognised they were a completely different species.” Mr Olds, from Llantrisant, South Wales, added: “This discovery highlights the importance of conserving our colliery sites.”Over the past several decades, these sites have become increasingly important places for wildlife.” A new species of millipede has been discovered down a coal mine and nicknamed the “Maerdy Monster”, experts have revealed. The brown-coloured arthropod – believed to be the first millipede species to be found in the UK since 1993 – was discovered underneath a pile of stones by a team of naturalists who were studying Maerdy Colliery in the Rhondda Valleys of South Wales.Experts have described the discovery of the creature, which is around 4cm long, as “hugely significant”. center_img Specimens were then sent to Dr Jörg Spelda at the Bavarian State Collection of Zoology in Germany, who confirmed the millipedes were “new to science”.Experts are now working to formally describe and name the species, which has been dubbed the “Maerdy Monster” after the coal mine it was found at. Experts have described the discovery of the creature, which is around 4cm long, as "hugely significant" 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.last_img read more

Rollout of ABT failsafe brakes at Xstrata Mount Isa Mines George FisherRollout of ABT failsafe brakes at Xstrata Mount Isa Mines George Fisher

first_imgFollowing a year of consultation between its engineers and staff at Xstrata Mount Isa Mines, Mount Isa has issued a formal purchase order for 96 of Advanced Braking Technology’s (ABT) SIBS fail-safe brake sets so that they may be fitted to the  entire fleet of Toyota Landcruisers used in its underground operations at the George Fisher mine. The value of the purchase order is some A$800,000 and delivery will occur prior to the end of this year.Mount Isa Mines is an established long term user of SIBS. Following a comprehensive review of its vehicle safety procedures it sought from ABT some additional product features in its SIBS brake design in order to further enhance vehicle safety and also improve operational reliability.ABT responded to the company’s requirements and has developed an upgraded brake design which it will be now offering to all its customers. The new design has been called SIBS II and incorporates a range of design improvements. These design improvements contribute to providing additional improvements in vehicle safety. An upgraded operator interface will enhance the safety and control aspects of the fail safe brake units. Other features will improve the serviceability of the brake units, extend service intervals and reduce vehicle servicing downtime.ABT’s CEO, Ken Johnsen, stated “ABT is pleased to be able to support Xstrata Mount Isa Mines as a long-term customer and one of the pioneers in adopting SIBS across its Landcruiser fleet in Australia five years ago. We have been able to respond to Xstrata’s input on areas of increased safety features and the changes implemented will be phased in as standard on ABT’s SIBS II product range. The intrinsic benefits of the SIBS design together with the new enhancements offers improved safety benefits in the reduction of uncontrolled vehicle movement through fail safe braking feature. The enclosed design minimises the risk of mal adjusted brakes and provides reliable and consistent braking in the harsh underground conditions.”last_img read more