Former College QB Gus Ragland Joins Notre Dame Staff

first_img Former Miami University QB Gus Ragland (Moeller) told @WCPO he joined @NDFootball as an offensive analyst. @MiamiRedHawks @LetsGoBigMoe— Mike Dyer (@MikeDyer) June 26, 2019Ragland joins a Notre Dame team that is coming off a 12-0 regular season that resulted in a trip to the College Football Playoff.The Irish were ultimately overwhelmed in the Cotton Bowl by eventual national champion Clemson, but are slated to bring in several strong recruiting classes in the years to come.Notre Dame has a much harder path to the College Football Playoff next year as well with huge games against Georgia and Michigan highlighting the schedule. Miami (OH) quarterback Gus Ragland is taken down by Notre Dame's Jerry Tillery.SOUTH BEND, IN – SEPTEMBER 30: Gus Ragland #14 of the Miami (Oh) Redhawks fumbles the ball after being hit by Jerry Tillery #99 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Notre Dame Stadium on Seotember 30, 2017 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Notre Dame is adding an experienced quarterback to the football coaches’ room next year. Former quarterback Gus Ragland, fresh off a successful senior year in college, is slated to join Brian Kelly’s staff.According to Mike Dyer of WCPO, Ragland revealed that he will be joining the team as an offensive analyst this coming year. Ragland was a three-year starter at Miami University of Ohio, throwing for over 6,000 yards and 56 touchdowns to only 13 interceptions for the RedHawks.Ragland has prior experience with Notre Dame as an opponent, having led Miami against the Fighting Irish in a losing effort back in 2017. He had a respectable 262 passing yards and two touchdowns in the game, but the defense was overwhelmed as Notre Dame torched them in a 52-17 blowout.He leaves Miami as a top ten quarterback in most statistical categories. His 56 touchdowns are third in school history.last_img read more

Jeep Compass Sport Plus sale starts, new variant priced at Rs 15.99 lakh

first_img Next Jeep Compass Sport Plus sale starts, new variant priced at Rs 15.99 lakhThe new Jeep Compass Sport Plus is available in front-wheel drive and gets two engine options. There is a 2.0-litre Multijet turbo diesel engine delivering 173 PS and 350 Nm of torque. Then there is a 1.4-litre Multiair turbo petrol engine producing 162 PS and 250 Nm of torque.advertisement Varun Singh New DelhiApril 4, 2019UPDATED: April 4, 2019 20:22 IST Jeep Compass has won a five-star rating in Australia NCAP and Euro NCAP tests.HIGHLIGHTSThe company claims fuel efficiency of 17.1 kmpl and 14.1 kmpl for the diesel and petrol engines, respectively, of the new Jeep Compass Sport Plus.The Sport Plus variant gets Jeep’s seven-slot front grille along with trapezoidal wheel arches and five-spoke alloy wheels.The SUV comes with additional features like dual-zone auto air-conditioning (climate control), rear parking sensors and black roof rails.Jeep Compass now has a ‘Sport Plus’ variant and it is priced at Rs 15.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). FCA India, which manufactures the SUV, today announced the start of sale of the new Jeep Compass Sport Plus.The new Jeep Compass Sport Plus is available in front-wheel drive and gets two engine options. There is a 2.0-litre Multijet turbo diesel engine delivering 173 PS and 350 Nm of torque. This motor is mated to a six-speed manual transmission. Then there is a 1.4-litre Multiair turbo petrol engine producing 162 PS and 250 Nm of torque. This mill gets a six-speed manual transmission. The company claims fuel efficiency of 17.1 kmpl and 14.1 kmpl for the diesel and petrol engines, respectively.”When customers buy a Jeep anywhere in the world, they get immersed in the SUV brand’s fascinating lineage, superior on- and off-road dynamics coupled to the intuitive comfort and luxury they offer. Our Jeep customers in India own one for these very reasons,” FCA India President and Managing Director Kevin Flynn said in a statement.”The new Jeep Compass Sport Plus has all the substantial elements that make it a true Jeep. It now raises the desirability quotient with this new feature-addition so Jeep customers can always get a vehicle a notch above the rest and at a good price,” Flynn added.The new Jeep Compass Sport Plus now comes with additional features such as 16-inch alloys, dual-zone auto air-conditioning (climate control), rear parking sensors and black roof rails.The new SUV variant gets Jeep’s seven-slot front grille along with trapezoidal wheel arches and five-spoke alloy wheels. It has a high-strength steel body, which is fully galvanized and laden with laser-welded roof and doors. Also, Jeep Compass has won a five-star rating in Australia NCAP and Euro NCAP tests.advertisement Jeep Compass Sport PlusInside the cabin of new Jeep Compass Sport Plus, one gets premium soft-touch materials, accentuated with piano black and chrome finished touches. There are ‘shark fin’ air-con bezels, chrome accents in the steering wheel and stitched contoured seats. The 28 Acoustic Baffle Plate technology in and around the passenger cabin ensures the ambient noise is cut off when an occupant is taking a phone call on the go. The Jeep UConnect infotainment system is compatible with Apple Car Play and Android Auto.Like all the other variants of Jeep Compass, the Sport Plus also gets safety features like Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Traction Control System (TCS), Hill Start Assist (HSA) and Electronic Rollover Mitigation (ERM).ALSO READ | TVS Radeon crosses 1 lakh sales milestone since launch in August 2018ALSO READ | Citroen C5 Aircross SUV to be launched in India before the end of 2020ALSO READ | 2019 Bajaj Dominar 400 launched in India, price starts at Rs 1.73 lakhKicker –Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byVarun Singh Tags :Follow New SUVFollow 2019 SUVFollow 2019 SUV variantFollow New SUV variantFollow SUV salelast_img read more

Virat Kohli is the ‘form batsman’ going into the World Cup: Jos Buttler

first_imgVirat Kohli is the ‘form batsman’ going into the World Cup: Jos ButtlerEngland batsman Jos Buttler praised Virat Kohli and Steve Smith as the team prepares to deliver excellence as expected in the World Cup 2019 at homeadvertisement Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiMay 22, 2019UPDATED: May 22, 2019 11:27 IST Jos Buttler is all praises for Virat Kohli and Steve Smith ( Photo: Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSJos Buttler played alongside Steve Smith for Rajasthan Royals during the IPLButtler considers Virat Kohli as the form batsman for the past one yearButtler believes his form in the IPL carried forward his career to a great extentEngland batsman Jos Buttler has taken world cricket by storm in the past year and if the recent series against Pakistan was anything to go by, he will be the biggest threat for opposition bowlers as teams gear up to play in the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales. Despite dominating the headlines in the last year with his consistent show, Buttler considers India skipper Virat Kohli as the ‘form batsman’ going into the showpiece event.Speaking to IANS, Buttler not only professed his admiration for Kohli, but also revealed how the time he spent with former Australia skipper Steve Smith during the IPL (playing for Rajasthan Royals) helped him learn about the amazing work ethics of the batsman who is hungry to show the world what they missed while he served a 12-month ban after the Sandpaper Gate in 2018.”Both obviously amazing batters, I first time saw Steve up so close this IPL, it was a great experience to watch him go about his practice and his work ethics. As for Virat, we all know what a fantastic player he is and has been. He is probably the form batsman’ for the last 12 months in the world. Two fantastic players, very different styles, but both very impressive,” he said.While pundits feel that how Buttler goes about his business at the top of the innings for England will decide the fate of the hosts in this edition of the showpiece event, the batsman picks Ben Stokes for special mention.advertisement”Ben is the biggest key player really for England. He balances the side brilliantly in the way he can bat and bowl and has a great influence on the whole team. He is one of the best all-rounders in the world and I am looking forward to him showing that with some quality performances in the World Cup,” he pointed.Talking of his own journey in the last year, Buttler feels the elevation to the top of the innings while playing for Rajasthan in the IPL changed the course of his career.”It has been an incredible year personally. I think last year when I started with the Royals, I was doing okay, but I wasn’t quite feeling like I was showing exactly what I was capable of and a change to the top of the order coincided with a great run of form and from there I was very lucky to be involved with England in Test match cricket and had a really enjoyable summer. Have been riding that wave ever since and looking to make it continue and last as long as possible,” he smiled.England are touted as favourites going into the World Cup and Buttler believes it is the result of the effort that the team has put in over the last couple of years. But he is quick to add that all these mean nothing once the tournament gets underway on May 30.”I think it is good to be favourites as that shows that you have been doing some really good stuff leading into the tournament. But it doesn’t really count for much when you get into the tournament. We just have to stick to what we have been doing and what has worked well for us. If we see around the world, every side has got some dangerous players and say for example we came up against an in-form Chris Gayle in the West Indies and a player like him can make life extremely tough for whoever you are. We just have to trust ourselves and take one game at a time,” he revealed.Finally, with the World Cup being played in England, there is bound to be the pressure of expectations from friends and family, but Buttler just wants to go out and enjoy the ride.”It is obviously a huge thing and as a side we have been planning and building for it for a number of years. With it being in England, it is hugely exciting for English cricket and I feel very lucky to be a part of it. Very excited about it,” he said.Also Read | Glen Maxwell looks to prove his all-rounder credentials at the 2019 World CupAlso Read | Sushma was so scared, she started crying: Kaur and Mandhana on World Cup ‘ghost’Also SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Joss ButtlerFollow World Cup 2019Follow Virat KohliFollow Steve Smithlast_img read more

Pakistan trolled after their shortest innings in World Cup history

first_img graphs Pakistan trolled after their shortest innings in World Cup historyWorld Cup 2019, Pakistan vs West Indies: Pakistan came up with a horror show with the bat in their opening game as West Indies pacers shot them out for 105 at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on Friday. No data available! scorecard view more view lesscenter_img commentary advertisement Akshay Ramesh NottinghamMay 31, 2019UPDATED: May 31, 2019 17:31 IST World Cup 2019: Pakistan batsmen were struggling against West Indies pacers in their opening match in Nottingham (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPakistan were shot out for 105, their 2nd lowest total in a World CupWest Indies pacers troubled Pakistan batsmen with a barrage of bouncersPakistan managed to go past 100-run mark, thanks to Wahab Riaz’s cameoPakistan were blown away in Nottingham. It seemed their batsmen didn’t turn up for their ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 opener against the West Indies at Trent Bridge as they were bowled out for 105.Pakistan batted only 21.4 overs, their shortest innings in terms of the number of balls faced in a World Cup match. 105 was also their second-lowest total in a World Cup after the 74 that Imran Khan’s men managed during the 1992 World Cup match against England.On Friday, Pakistan seemingly lacked the intent and the flamboyance that has been touted to dominate the ongoing World Cup on flat pitches in England and Wales.PAK vs WI, CWC 19: Live Cricket ScoreThe former champions lost both their openers and Haris Sohail inside the first 10 overs. West Indies all-rouncer Andre Russell, who was introduced into the attack as early as the sixth over, showed his teammates the way forward against Pakistan bowlers by bowling fast and short.Bouncers troubled Pakistan throughout the innings and none of them, including senior batsmen Sarfaraz Ahmed and Mohammad Hafeez found answers to the barrage of short balls that came their way.Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman scored 22 each but none of the others managed to impress. Pakistan managed to past the 100-run mark, thanks to tail-ender Wahab Riaz’s late blitz (11-ball 18 that included 2 sixes).Young and raw pace bowler Oshane Thomas was the star of West Indies bowling as he picked up 4 wickets in just 5.4 overs. Andre Russell shone with two wickets while captain Jason Holder picked up 3, including 2 wickets in a span of 6 balls.advertisementPakistan fans have certainly not impressed with the national team’s batting display at the biggest stage in world cricket.My journey to the ground today – 125 minutesPakistan’s innings today – 111 minutes#CWC19 #PAKvWI Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) May 31, 2019Worth remembering that Pakistan arrived in England 38 days before today’s match and not 38 minutes before today’s match #CWC19 #PAKvWI Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) May 31, 2019I think Imran Khan meant to say ‘100 runs instead of 100 percent’ #WIvPAK #CWC19 https://t.co/RDSQvesbhWUzair Hasan Rizvi (@RizviUzair) May 31, 2019Our National Game is Hockey ! ??#CWC19 #PAKvWITahir Khattak (@TahirKhattakk) May 31, 2019At least WI won’t score 500 in this game. Win.Osman Samiuddin (@OsmanSamiuddin) May 31, 2019105 all in 21.4 oversThis is Pakistan’s shortest innings in the World Cup history and second lowest total after 74 vs England in Adelaide in 1992. #PakvWI #CWC19Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) May 31, 2019This is typical Pakistan … They will no doubt go on an Win the World Cup … !!!Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) May 31, 2019Lack of @cricketworldcup experience hurt @TheRealPCB.Also felt @windiescricket fast bowlers bowled a very good line and length and didn’t allow Pakistan to score.#PAKvWI #WIvPAK #CWC19VINOD KAMBLI (@vinodkambli349) May 31, 2019Everyone! Please pray for Rain ??#CWC19 #PAKvWITahir Khattak (@TahirKhattakk) May 31, 2019Pakistan’s last two CWC scores in England:132 ’99 final105 today v WI#CWC19Quentin Hull (@QuentinHull) May 31, 2019Dear Pakistan. This is just a gentle reminder that this is not a T20 World Cup but ODI world cup. Just FYI. Nothing more. #105AllOut #Hahaha #PAKvWIComedian Praveen (@Funny_Leone) May 31, 2019Pakistan’s two previous lowest scores in World Cup history have been in 92 and 99. Both times they reached the final. In 92 they were champions! Look out! #ICCWC2019 #PAKvWI #CricbuzzLive @gauravkapur @bhogleharsha @ImZaheerGautam Bhimani (@gbhimani) May 31, 2019105 all out ???????? #PAKvWI #WIvsPAK https://t.co/6W3J5CvLBcSir Jadeja fan (@SirJadeja) May 31, 2019Our Batting Coach Right now?????#PAKvWI pic.twitter.com/qSyujT5U2YSyeda Maryam Jafry (@JafrySyeda) May 31, 2019Also Read | Which country has the heaviest representation in World Cup 2019? Not IndiaAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Ben Stokes joins Aravinda de Silva in sharing unique recordAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Pakistan cricket teamFollow Cricket World Cup 2019Follow Pakistan vs West IndiesFollow Sarfaraz AhmedFollow Babar AzamFollow Oshane ThomasFollow Andre Russelllast_img read more

Janhvi Kapoor flaunts enviable figure in crop top and mini shorts at the gym. See pics

first_imgOther Galleries 9 images Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 Disha Patani is comfortable yet sexy in spaghetti crop top and track pants at Mumbai airport 12 images Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 Kiara Advani to Urvashi Rautela: Best and worst-dressed at award night 9 images Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Kriti Sanon pairs smart denim jacket with neon green dress for Housefull 4 promotions. See pics 10 images Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Sara Ali Khan is elegance personified in white dress at airport. See picsOther Photogallery CategoriesIndiaMoviesLifestyleTelevisionAdd new comment Your name * E-mail * The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Comment *More information about text formatsPlain textNo HTML tags allowed.Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Lines and paragraphs break automatically.647×363: 483×271: 370×208: 170×96: 88×50: Section: PhotoLifestyleLifestyleGallery Image: Image: Caption: Janhvi Kapoor was recently snapped heading to her gym in Mumbai.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: For her gym look, Janhvi opted for a cool grey crop top over neon green sports bra.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 1Image: Caption: She paired the top with black mini shorts and pink flip-flops.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 2Image: Caption: The Dhadak actor added a Moschino Spongebob bag to her ensemble and we are loving the quirky look.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 3Image: Caption: She left her tresses open and accentuated the ensemble with mauve lips and no make-up.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 4Tags: Janhvi KapoorSource type: photogallerySocial media integration: Facebook Instant ArticleShort description: Janhvi Kapoor was recently snapped heading to her gym in Mumbai. For her gym look, Janhvi opted for a cool grey crop top over neon green sports bra and black mini shorts.Syndicate: YesPreview_unique_id: preview_5cfb6b062b2771559980806_1544839_editCommentContent Publish date: Saturday, June 8, 2019 – 13:15Story Extra Data: eyJzZWN0aW9uIjpbIjEyMDY1NjciLCIxMjA4NTIxIl0sImNhdGVnb3J5IjpbIjEyMDg1ODkiXSwic3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX3N1Yl9jYXRlZ29yeSI6bnVsbCwicHJpbWFyeV9jYXRlZ29yeSI6IjEyMDY1NjcifQ==770×433: Short Headline: Janhvi Kapoor flaunts enviable figure in crop top and mini shorts at the gym. See picsApp headline: Janhvi Kapoor flaunts enviable figure in crop top and mini shorts at the gym. See picslast_img read more

India A reduce West Indies A to 243/5 despite fifties from Hodge and Brooks

first_img Press Trust of India Port of SpainAugust 1, 2019UPDATED: August 1, 2019 14:10 IST India A captain Hanuma Vihari used six bowlers against West Indies A. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia A bowlers fought back with a flurry of wickets in the final session to reduce the West Indies A to 243 for fiveIndia A won the first unofficial Test in North Sound, Antigua by six wicketsWest Indies made a promising start with Hodge (65) and skipper Kraigg Brathwaite (36 off 119) raising an 87-run opening standMontcin Hodge and Shamarh Brooks hit half-centuries but India A bowlers fought back with a flurry of wickets in the final session to reduce the West Indies A to 243 for five on the opening day of the second unofficial Test, here.Opting to bat, West Indies made a promising start with Hodge (65) and skipper Kraigg Brathwaite (36 off 119) raising an 87-run opening stand on Sunday.Medium-pacer Sandeep Warrier provided India A with the first breakthrough when he sent back Brathwaite in the 40th over.Hodge and Brooks (53) then stitched a 62-run partnership before the Indian bowlers struck thrice to dismiss the duo and Sunil Ambris (12), who was trapped leg before wicket off a Krishnappa Gowtham delivery.Out of the six bowlers used by India A captain Hanuma Vihari, five picked up a wicket each providing breakthroughs to not allow the hosts to take opening day’s honors.With Shreyas Iyer and Navdeep Saini joining the national team in the United States for the Twenty20 series against the West Indies, India A made some interesting selection choices.The team, left out spinner Shahbaz Nadeem, who was the architect of its win in the series-opener with a 10-wicket haul, batsman Shubman Gill and wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha who had made a successful comeback in the last game after a long injury lay-off.As expected, Test opener Mayank Agarwal was drafted into the team though initially he was only picked for the third game, which was to be used as a practice match ahead of the two-match Test series in the Caribbean.advertisementBatsman Anmolpreet Singh was also picked and so was medium-pacer Sandeep Warrier. India pacer Umesh Yadav, who had also flown in here alongside Agarwal, was not included.India A won the first unofficial Test in North Sound, Antigua by six wickets.Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow India VS West IndiesFollow Mayank Agarwal India A reduce West Indies A to 243/5 despite fifties from Hodge and BrooksTest opener Mayank Agarwal was drafted into India A team though initially he was only picked for the third game, which was to be used as a practice match ahead of the two-match Test series in the Caribbeanadvertisementlast_img read more

Ashes, 5th Test: Steve Smith reveals he batted with flu on Day 2

first_img Reuters LondonSeptember 14, 2019UPDATED: September 14, 2019 12:05 IST Steve Smith was dismissed by Chris Woakes in the final session (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSteve Smith revealed he was battling a cold and had been loaded up with flu tabletsSmith was dismissed by Chris Woakes on 80, his lowest score in the Ashes so farEngland managed to stretch their lead to 78 runs on Day 2 after Australia got bowled out of 225Such is Steve Smith’s dominance during a stellar Ashes campaign, his dismissal for 80 on day two at The Oval was something of a triumph for England’s dogged pacemen and a cause for celebration in the British media.For Australia, however, the lone half-century of the innings was another reminder of their chronic batting failures and desperate dependence on their former captain.Barring a 48 from Marnus Labuschagne, the only supporting actor behind Smith’s virtuoso series, Australia’s recognised batsmen failed to surpass 19 runs as the tourists crumbled for 225 in reply to England’s first innings 294.Australia safeguarded the urn with victory at Old Trafford and defeat in the final test would not diminish the achievement of retaining the Ashes in England for the first time since 2001.Tim Paine’s team will return home to a hero’s welcome from an Australian public grateful to have moved on from the ball-tampering scandal that engulfed Smith, David Warner and discarded opener Cameron Bancroft.But the series has raised uncomfortable questions for selectors before the home summer against Pakistan and New Zealand, with only Smith and Labuschagne cementing their claims in the batting order.Caught behind for five off Archer, Warner racked up his eighth single digit score of a nightmare series, while his opening partner Marcus Harris managed three.Matthew Wade matched Harris’s top score for the series of 19, with the recalled all-rounder Mitchell Marsh (17) failing to reach his batting average of 25.Smith, likely to regain the captaincy once his leadership ban expires next year, could conjure only a tepid defence of his team mates after they showed scant resistance against the marauding Jofra Archer and a swinging Sam Curran.advertisement”It hasn’t been easy for the batters throughout the series,” he told reporters.”We haven’t seen any huge totals really throughout the whole series … There’s always been something there if you’re bowling good areas for long enough, we’ll see you get rewards.”(It was) unfortunate that we weren’t able to put together, you know, at least one more good partnership to get ourselves up a bit nearer the tally. Wasn’t to be.”For Smith, the 80 was his lowest score in a series that has yielded 751 runs, more than double the output of England’s Ben Stokes, the second highest run-scorer.The uncharacteristic manner of the dismissal, trapped in front by a straight delivery by Chris Woakes, was viewed by British media as a ray of light for England as they push for a face-saving win and a drawn series.Smith later revealed he was battling a cold and had been loaded up with flu tablets.”I felt pretty good at the crease, been struggling a bit today actually, got a bit of a flu,” he said.England, who resume at nine for no loss later on Saturday, will not pray for his speedy recovery.Also Read | He got me, dirtied my clothes: Steve Smith reacts to Jonny Bairstow’s fake run-out attemptAlso Read | Ashes: Steve Smith equals 71-year-old record after 6th successive 80-plus scoreAlso Read | ‘That’s like a small boy diving into a sand pit’: Bairstow fakes Smith run-outFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Steve SmithFollow Ashes 2019Follow England vs Australia 5th Test Next Ashes, 5th Test: Steve Smith reveals he batted with flu on Day 2Steve Smith revealed he was battling a cold and had been loaded up with flu tablets during his knock on Day 2 of the 5th Test in London.advertisementlast_img read more

Feel Good Friday: Shinola, Where American is Made

first_img Shinola’s New Detrola Watch Collection Is As Modern As It Is Colorful The Best Wireless Charging Pads and Stands, No Strings Attached Pickpocket Prevention: Don’t Become a Mark While Traveling Editors’ Recommendations Cigar Humidors 101: What They Are, How They Work, and the Best Picks When you think about Detroit, you might think cars.  Start envisioning something else-watches, bicycles, and more.Shinola is part of a growing movement that celebrates the beauty of manufacturing and investment in the American workforce. It was founded in 2011 with the goal to make quality products and to make them right here in America. The company started by partnering with a world class watchmaker based in Switzerland to help build a state-of-the-art watch making factory in 30,000 square feet of the College for Creative Studies (CCS) in Midtown, Detroit. Detroit locals were trained in the delicate process of movement and watch assembly.Both the corporate headquarters and watch factory are housed within the College. Shinola relies on an open and collaborative interaction with CCS students through Shinola-sponsored classes. Engaging with students on programs that range from graphic and interior design to product and craft, these hands-on workshops provide students with real-world experience and direct access to Shinola executives. They believe the integration of local creative talent with their manufacturing operations will enable the brand to produce consumer goods that are beautiful, meaningful, and built to last.The Manual asked a few questions of Shinola Creative Director Daniel Caudill –What makes you extra excited about producing product in Detroit?The most exciting thing about producing products in Detroit is the people. We not only are making products in a city that is steeped in manufacturing history, but we are working with passionate and skilled individuals, creating jobs and together working towards a position future for the city.What product category do you get most excited about?My perspective is to make sure our categories connect and are aesthetically aligned.  Each category is unique and exciting. The fun part is tying them all together. As we do with our current range, we will work with experts in each area to produce the highest quality product.Where next will your product categories be expanding?We are reviewing a number of categories including footwear and expanding our leather accessory offering. The tag line for Shinola is “Where American is made”.  Being raised in Michigan, I couldn’t be more proud of the investment in American made coolness.You can also check out Shinola at Barneys. Talking Rum, Cocktails, and Tiki with The Bamboo Room’s Kevin Bearylast_img read more

Seven Sea Worthy Skin Savers

first_img Hardworking Gentlemen Offers American-Made Grooming Goods for the Everyday Man Sprint Through Airport Security With These TSA-Approved Men’s Grooming Kits Keep Your Face Fresh and Protected Using the Best Face Moisturizers with SPF The Best Men’s Grooming Essentials to Survive the Summer Heat Byrd Hydrating Body WashThis California surfer brand pulled all that’s good from the sea and poured it into this sulfate free body wash. It’s a moisturizing blend of sea kelp, green tea, aloe, sea salt, and red algae that delivers a “refreshing just out of the ocean feel”.$22.Anthony Blue Sea Kelp Body ScrubLike a good wipe out, this scrub gently exfoliates with sea salt to rid your skin of roughness. Sea kelp and aloe come to the rescue to sooth and nourish your freshly buffed skin. $28Peter Thomas Roth Marine Algae MaskBlue marine algae is a potent seaweed that infuses the skin with moisture to prevent future skin damage. Slather on this gel mask packed with innovative ingredients like Antarcticine from Artic glacial ice, and Green Tea Seed from the Jeju islands of Korea for a deep moisturizing experience.$52.Beardbrand Blank Slate Sea Salt SprayTexturize your flat, landlubbing locks with this sea salt spritz to achieve a natural surfer style do. Kaolinite clay mimics natural beach sand adding grit and extra hold to your hair. Shake up the bottle, spray and make some waves.$25.Plant Apothecary Sea In A Scrub Organic Body ScrubIn a few short months the dead of winter will be wreaking havoc on your hide. Go back to the sea with this healing mineral rich scrub of soothing sea kelp, healing sea buckthorn and moisturizing pumpkin seed oil. It’s loaded with vitamins to get you smooth.$32.Sachajuan Ocean Mist Volume ShampooThe marine algae extracts in this shampoo will shine up your dull, overly dry strands while adding some just-off-the-beach volume. Follow up with Ocean Mist Conditioner for strong, resilient hair.$29.center_img How Fast Does Facial Hair Grow? Tips for Growing a Beard Faster Editors’ Recommendations There’s nothing like a refreshing dip in the ocean. Why not ride the wave all the way through winter with seafaring scrubs, shaving creams and body washes. Get on board with these revitalizing summer grooming products that are crafted with nourishing marine extracts. Seaweed, sea salt and algae will moisturize and restore your dry summer skin. Go ahead dive in!Art of Shaving Ocean Kelp After-ShaveThe Art of Shaving offers a rich shaving cream, a pre-shave gel and this After-Shave Lotion all featuring Ocean Kelp. The lightweight after-shave lotion has soothing emollients, glycerin along with Ocean Kelp extract to help control oily skin. $45.last_img read more

The Boozy Bookshelf Part 2: Electric Booz-a-loo

first_img Hops and Terroir: Why the Beer World is Embracing the Wine Term 5 Best Weekender Bags for Men to Take on Their Next Getaway Duke Cannon Has Entered the Fragrance-Sphere With the Proper Cologne Line  Editors’ Recommendations The Best Father and Son Matching Outfits How to Care for Your Houseplants in the Winter Okay, so you’ve already made your way through our first list of essentials for creating a boozy bookshelf. Great! Congrats! You now know more about cocktails than all of your friends (unless your friends are the ones that wrote the books, and if they are, don’t try and upstage them. It won’t end well.)Now, though, like Predator in Predator 2, you’re hungry for more. You want more cocktails and more techniques. You want to know how to do everything under the sun. Lucky for you, we want the same thing, so we’ve put together a second list of essentials to round out your boozy bookshelf.The Dead Rabbit Drinks ManualI have ten words for you to convince you that you need this book on your shelf: The Dead Rabbit is the current best bar in the world. If you’re not convinced by the accolades, then consider the fact that buying this book lets you into what is practically a Willy Wonka world of inventive cocktails as well as the story behind the owners, Jack McGarry and Sean Muldoon.Death & Co: Modern Classic CocktailsIf you’ve spent any amount of time around the New York City cocktail scene and haven’t been to Death & Company, you’re doing it wrong. All wrong. Having won numerous awards (including best bar in the world as well), Death & Co is a haven for cocktail enthusiasts and their book of modern classic cocktails allows you to recreate the genius that is their cocktails at home.Bitters by Brad Thomas ParsonsWe’ve said it before, but bitters are essential to most great cocktails. In his book, Brad Thomas Parsons details the history of bitters, their renaissance, and recipes for how to make numerous types of bitters. As far as single-subject books in the spirits world, this is one of the most important, as bitters (when used properly) can make or break many cocktails.The Craft of the Cocktail by Dale DeGroffAuthor Dale DeGroff’s nickname is King Cocktail for good reason. He’s been bartending since the 1980s and helped to pioneer a variety of methods and drinks we know and love today. In The Craft of the Cocktail, DeGroff not only presents 500 recipes for a wide variety of drinks, but also imparts master lessons through anecdotes, history, and more.Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails by Ted HaighWe had King Cocktail above, and now we’ve got Dr. Cocktail. Cocktail historian Ted Haigh’s book is a dive into lost but rediscovered drinks which also offers historical facts and resources on how to find certain ingredients that have all but gone the way of the wind. While this book is not nearly as expansive as the others listed above, sometimes the best way to learn about what’s coming next is to look into the past.last_img read more

This Line of $400 James Bond-Inspired Swim Trunks is Money(penny)

first_imgPrevious The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now 1 of 12 1 of 4 Editors’ Recommendations Next Bulldog 007 Thunderball is from, well, Thunderball, when Bond fights a SPECTRE agent with a spear gun underwater. This scene plays out on the trunks while a thick line at the bottom of the legs bears the film title.Bulldog 007 You Only Live Twice shows a calm and cool Bond piloting the Little Nellie autogyro while being chased by SPECTRE helicopters. In fact, he’s so chill that despite dodging fiery missals and an explosion in the background, Connery doesn’t even have his hands on the steering stick. Next The last pair of trunks, Bulldog 007 Live and Let Die, features Roger Moore as Bond launching a Glastron GT-150 speedboat out of the water to evade his pursuers. In true Bond style, the boat is caught mid-flight as it leaps over two cars during the most iconic chase scene of the movie.The quartet of shorts is made of 100-percent, quick-drying polyester sourced and manufactured in Europe. They have an inside seam of 6 inches and a shaped waistband with adjustable side fasteners. While Orlebar Brown doesn’t technically call the Bulldog a swim trunk, the brand does call it a “short you can swim in” — the design is patterned on a man’s traditional tailored trouser.Orlebar Brown also offers a five-year quality guarantee, which helps us rationalize the $395 price. Not to mention, the trunks are limited-edition.But honestly, if they fit like a potato sack, we’d still covet a pair for their iconic James Bond prints. Which reminds us, we should probably wear them while we’re building the soon-to-be-released 007 LEGO car. Orlebar Brown is making us cry puddles of shaken martini. The British clothing brand just released an exclusive edition of its classic Bulldog swim trunk silhouette in collaboration with James Bond (well, the people who manage the James Bond franchise).Bond would never be caught crying over his computer but we just can’t contain ourselves. This line of vintage-inspired, 007-themed trunks is money(penny).Each pair of shorts — which comes with a nearly $400 price tag — in the Bulldog 007 collection depicts an iconic beach scene from four early James Bond movies. The prints are either film stills or old promotional photos, but share the trait of being bright, colorful, and classic AF.Bulldog 007 Dr. No features a scene from the original James Bond film, Dr. No, where Sir. Sean Connery begins his journey as the suave British super-agent. In the image on the Bulldog shorts, Bond stands opposite Honey Ryder (the ultimate Bond babe) in her white bikini on the beach in Jamaica. This image was originally used as a promo shot to put in movie theater lobbies. The Absolute Worst Movies to Watch with a Date The Best Netflix Food Documentaries to Savor Right Now 16 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now The Best Travel and Adventure Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Previous last_img read more

No Toll on Upgraded Road to St. Thomas and Portland

first_img Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has emphasised that motorists will not be charged a toll to use the 110-kilometre roadway between Harbour View, Kingston, and Port Antonio, Portland, that is slated for rehabilitation under the Southern Coastal Highway Improvement Project (SCHIP).“Absolutely not. There is no plan whatsoever for a toll road here…it was never contemplated. This is the only route into this part of the island, and you can only put a toll road where there is an alternative route,” he pointed out.The Prime Minister was responding to questions from residents during the second ‘HOPE for Jamaica’ town hall meeting at the old Goodyear factory complex in Morant Bay, St. Thomas, on July 13, where details of the US$384 million project were outlined.The work, to be carried out by China Harbour Engineering Company Limited (CHEC), will entail realignment and widening of the roadway to four lanes, and rehabilitation of the road from Morant Bay to Cedar Valley.Loan funding has been provided by the China EXIM Bank, and work is expected to get underway in early 2018.Meanwhile, Mr. Holness advised that the Port Authority of Jamaica plans to upgrade the Bowden wharf in St. Thomas to a bulk port to facilitate the movement of aggregates, such as stone, which are used in construction and other activities.This, he said, is aimed at ensuring the road’s longevity by preserving it as best as possible against elements that could potentially damage the surface.The Prime Minister anticipates that the proposed facility could be leveraged and would be pivotal in developing a potential limestone industry in St. Thomas, which has significant reserves of this mineral.“St. Thomas can become a major player in the mining industry (by providing) limestone and other aggregate materials, as part of the general development of the parish.But when we build the road, we have to provide a multimodal transport system to offer an alternative to the haulage of aggregates on the road. So, Bowden is going to be developed to move those materials, so as to ease the pressure on the road,” Mr. Holness said. “Absolutely not. There is no plan whatsoever for a toll road here…it was never contemplated. This is the only route into this part of the island, and you can only put a toll road where there is an alternative route,” he pointed out. Meanwhile, Mr. Holness advised that the Port Authority of Jamaica plans to upgrade the Bowden wharf in St. Thomas to a bulk port to facilitate the movement of aggregates, such as stone, which are used in construction and other activities. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has emphasised that motorists will not be charged a toll to use the 110-kilometre roadway between Harbour View, Kingston, and Port Antonio, Portland, that is slated for rehabilitation under the Southern Coastal Highway Improvement Project (SCHIP). Story Highlightslast_img read more

Land Information Council Contributing to Growth of GIS Across Region

first_imgThe Land Information Council of Jamaica (LICJ) continues to receive praise from regional stakeholders for its capacity to facilitate a more holistic sharing of geospatial data across the public and private sectors in support of national development.Senior Geographic Information System (GIS) Manager and Trainer at the National Spatial Data Management Division (NSDMD), Simone Lloyd, said the Council has significantly contributed to the growth of the geospatial industry locally, which has transcended to other Caribbean islands in terms of assisting their development.She said some countries in the region have, over the years, sought to replicate the Council’s structure and collaborative approach.“How the Council operates has been applauded, especially for the fact that we have been able to facilitate coordination and cooperation in Government and have GIS utilised throughout Government and the private sector,” she pointed out.Miss Lloyd was speaking at a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Think Tankon Wednesday (September 6).Jamaica is the leading country within the English-speaking Caribbean in GIS, based on the number of agencies that utilise the technology locally in the implementation of projects and programmes.GIS technology is heavily used in the security and crime-fighting sectors in Jamaica, particularly through the Ministry of National Security, the Jamaica Constabulary Force, the Jamaica Defence Force and a range of private security firms. GIS is also used in emergency preparation and health, among other sectors.LICJ is administered by NSDMD, an agency of the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, and is comprised of more than 50 institutions – government agencies, tertiary-education institutions and private-sector organisations – that actively utilise geospatial technologies or GIS in their field.Representatives from the varying agencies collaborate for the development of policies, programmes and projects that advance GIS technology, and which are supported by GIS.The LICJ has also had local and regional impact through its training programmes at the secondary and tertiary levels, which have prepared scores of persons for the industry.The Council, established in 1992, is, this year, celebrating its 25thanniversary.Among events to commemorate the anniversary is an awards ceremony and banquet on November 9 that will recognise various individuals and key agencies that have significantly contributed to the development of the industry locally.Awards to be presented include the LICJ Award for Contribution towards GIS Education Development, Most Outstanding GIS in Schools Programme (GISSEP), Most Outstanding GIS Professional, and GIS Lifetime Achiever.“We invite organisations and individuals to nominate persons who they think are fit and who have made a stalwart contribution, and that we would want to recongnise for their contribution,” Ms. Lloyd said.Nomination sheets are available at gisuserconferenceja.com.last_img read more

Youth at the Centre of Development – Senator Reid

first_img Meanwhile, he assured the young people gathered that there is no need for fear or panic from the introduction of the National Identification System (NIDS). “We want to make sure that there is no more army of unattached youth,” the Minister said, while addressing Youth Conference 2017 on Monday (November 27) at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown Kingston. Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, says young people are at the heart of the Government’s economic development programme.He noted that policies and programmes have been put in place to fully engage the youth and ensure that they have access to education and training, to take full advantage of opportunities in the country.“We want to make sure that there is no more army of unattached youth,” the Minister said, while addressing Youth Conference 2017 on Monday (November 27) at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown Kingston.He noted that Jamaica has the capacity, once the human potential is developed, to be one of the greatest countries in the world, “and that is the mission of the Administration”.Meanwhile, he assured the young people gathered that there is no need for fear or panic from the introduction of the National Identification System (NIDS).He explained that NIDS is intended to be a secure and reliable system to verify an individual’s identity and will have no negative impact.“This is an advanced system of identification, which is what is likely to be replicated across the world… . We have passed a law, which is an intent into how we want an ID system to work,” the Minister said.He noted that many of the concerns regarding implementation of the system have been addressed, and other matters will be dealt with as the regulations are developed.“All the interest groups, including students; all the church groups; and all the persons who have concerns, you will be allowed to make representation,” he noted.The forum was organised by the Jamaica Youth Advocacy Network (JYAN) and included presentations from several agencies and private groups that are working for the development of young people. Story Highlights Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, says young people are at the heart of the Government’s economic development programme.last_img read more

Mobay High School Gets New Classroom Block

first_imgMontego Bay High School for Girls in St. James is the beneficiary of a new classroom block, which was provided by Food For the Poor Jamaica.Executive Director, David Mair, symbolically handed over the block, comprising three classrooms, to Acting Principal, Gairy Powell, at the school’s annual prize-giving ceremony on November 22, during which the building was dedicated.Mr. Mair said he was pleased that Food For the Poor was able to facilitate the classrooms development, “which will add to the already rich history of this noble institution”, while acknowledging the contributions of other partner donors.“Thanks to our donors whose generosity and compassion have resulted in more classroom space for the students and teachers, thus providing a more conducive teaching and learning environment,” he stated.Acting Principal, Gairy Powell, said Food For the Poor’s gesture is timely as Montego Bay High is in need of expansion, adding that the provision of the new block is “a good start”.“For the past two years, the intention of the school was to expand our subject offerings. A year ago, we introduced Performing Arts to grades 10 and 11 students. However, that subject requires an open space for students to do stage handling, and we did not have any classroom space to facilitate that kind of activity. Hence, we reached out to Food For the Poor to see if they could assist us in building such a structure,” he said.Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid (second right), and Acting Principal of Montego Bay High School for Girls in St. James, Gairy Powell (left), share a moment with guests participating in the brief dedication ceremony on November 22 for the institution’s new classroom block, donated by Food For the Poor. Others (from second left) are: Food For the Poor Executive Director, David Mair; retired teacher of the school, Dahlia Hewling-Robinson; and Chairperson for the School’s Board, Myrtle Dwyer. The building, which comprises three classrooms, is named in honour of Mrs. Hewling-Robinson and another retired teacher of the institution, Thora Levy.Mr. Powell informed that the building, which houses three classrooms, will be used as the clothing and textiles centre, adding that the space previously occupied by the latter now serves as the performing arts hub.The classroom block, which was constructed over 14 weeks, is named in honour of two of the school’s retired teachers, Thora Levy and Dahlia Hewling-Robinson.Meanwhile, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information has provided the school with $15 million, which, along with contributions from other partner donors, will be used to undertake further expansion, slated to begin in either December, or January 2019.last_img read more

GDF SUEZ Charters FSRU for Uruguay LNG Project

first_imgzoom GDF SUEZ, together with its project partner Marubeni has chartered a Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) which will be the world’s largest upon commissioning. It will be used for the LNG import terminal project, GNL del Plata in Uruguay.The Uruguay FSRU will be 345 meters long and 55 meters wide, giving the GNL del Plata terminal a long-term storage capacity of 263,000 m3 and regasification capacity of 10 Msm3 /day, expandable to 15 Msm3/day. It will be moored 4 km offshore from Montevideo, at the GNL del Plata terminal, which will have the capacity to receive LNG carriers of up to 218,000m.The FSRU has been chartered from an affiliate of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL, Japan) and is being constructed by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering, South Korea. Worldwide, in total 15 FSRU’s / Storage and Regasification Vessels (SRV’s) have been built and 10 FSRU’s are under construction or on order.Until the delivery of the new FSRU in late 2016, the Shuttle Regasification Vessel GDF SUEZ Neptune will be used as a bridge solution, enabling commercial operation of the terminal to commence in 2015.In addition to the new Uruguay vessel and GDF SUEZ Neptune, the Group also operates GDF SUEZ Cape Ann, which serves as an FSRU in Tianjin (China). Overall, GDF SUEZ operates a fleet of 14 LNG carriers and has an interest in a significant number of regasification terminals around the world.The GNL del Plata projectOn 1 October 2013 GDF SUEZ signed a 15-year BOOT (Build, Own, Operate and Transfer) contract with Gas Sayago S.A. for LNG storage and regasification services in Uruguay. In February 2014, Marubeni became a 50% partner in the project.Development of LNG regasification capacity forms part of Uruguay’s Energy Policy 2005-2030 and has been identified as a priority by the Government. GNL del Plata is one of Uruguay’s most important infrastructure projects and will contribute positively to a significant change in the country’s energy mix by providing an additional clean fuel source with access to international markets. The project will also reduce the proportion of imported oil in the country’s energy supply.GDF SUEZ, February 5, 2014last_img read more

Wison Orders IHI-SP LNG Tanks

first_imgzoom IHI Corporation (IHI) has received an order for two IHI-SPB LNG tanks to be installed in the Floating LNG Storage & Regasification Unit (FSRU) from Wison Group of Shanghai, China.These two tanks will be fabricated at the IHI’s Aichi Works and delivered at Wison’s Nantong shipyard in the second half of 2015.The storage capacity of the two tanks is 25,000m3 (12,500m3 per one tank x 2 tanks), and tanks are installed into the FSRU for which Wison already received order from the Joint Venture of Exmar BV in Belgium and Pacific Rubiales Energy, Ltd. of Colombia.IHI-SPB, a Self-supporting, Prismatic Shape, IMO type B, is IHI Group’s in-house technology, while the competing technologies used for LNG floaters, including LNG carriers by Japanese and Korean shipyards, are imported from Europe (Norwegian Moss technology and French Membrane technology).IHI-SPB has unique features of “No Sloshing” which enables any level loading of LNG inside the tank at offshore, “Flat upper deck” which enables installation of the topside plants on upper deck, “Less and Easy Maintenance”, etc., and is most suited to use in the LNG floaters including FLNG and FSRU required to stay offshore and operate safely for long years without dry docking.IHI has introduced the automated aluminum fabrication facility which is used for SPB tank construction at its own Aichi Works and is ready to undertake increased demand for SPB tanks to come in the near future. June 4, 2014last_img read more

Construction Starts on LUKOIL’s New Supply Duo

first_imgzoom Construction of two supply vessels commissioned by the Russian oil company LUKOIL has started with a steel cutting ceremony held at the Keppel Nantong Shipyard Co. Ltd., China.Keppel Nantong ShipyardThe supply vessels will be 80.00 metres in length, with 16.50 metres of width, 6.20 metres of depth, a summer draft of 3.80 metres, and with a 1000 dwt.They are designed to supply resources to the Vladimir Filanovsky field development facilities in the northern part of the Caspian Sea and to ensure their safe operation.Completion of construction is scheduled for September 2015.In accordance with the Agreement on the classification of ships under construction, signed by RS and Keppel Nantong Shipyard in the spring of 2014, RS provides a full range of classification and statutory services during their construction.Survey during construction will be implemented by the RS Branch Office in China.When the vessels comply with all applicable international requirements and RS rules, they will be assigned the class notation КМ✪ Arc4 [1] AUT1 ICS FF3WS DYNPOS-2 Supply Vessel.Ice model tests were successfully conducted on the hulls of this design in the ice model basin of Aker Arctic (Finland) in March 2014.The presence of Arc4 ice strengthening allows them to work effectively during the winter.The project also envisages equipping the vessels with systems to extinguish fires on fixed offshore platforms and at the transshipment terminal, as well as equipment to deal with oil spills.Moreover, as part of the project to develop the Vladimir Filanovsky field and further cooperation with LUKOIL, a rescue vessel is being built at the Singapore shipyard Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd.June 23, 2014last_img read more

DP World Brisbane Orders Two Kalmar Auto Stacking Cranes

first_imgzoom Dubai-based port operator DP World has ordered two new Kalmar automatic stacking cranes (ASCs) for its semi-automated terminal in Brisbane, Australia.The cranes will join a fleet of 14 Kalmar ASCs at Fisherman Islands Terminal, bringing the number of modules servicing container trade to eight and increasing capacity by 14 percent to 720,000 TEUs. The new ASCs will be delivered fully erected in 2016 and they are expected to be commissioned in January 2017.“The acquisition of the two new ASCs is expected to further improve our quayside productivity, while enabling a more efficient transfer of containers from our road side operation,” Glenn Wayne, General Manager Operations, DP World Brisbane, said.”It will also result in a 14 percent increase in yard stacking capacity, while providing an additional five truck lanes which will further reduce truck turn times across all shifts.”Since DP World Australia launched its semi-automated terminal with seven operating modules in May 2014, key performance metrics including truck turnaround time and quay crane productivity have improved significantly.End-to-end efficiency is achieved in the terminal through a combination of Kalmar automated stacking cranes, shuttle carriers and automated truck handling, all integrated to operate within Kalmar terminal logistic system and Navis terminal operating system.last_img read more

Polsteam Urged to Stop Beaching Its Ships

first_imgzoom Polish government-owned shipping company Polsteam is facing fierce criticism from European environmental organizations for its poor shipbreaking practices.Being a member of the European Union, which disqualifies shipbreaking on tidal beaches as environmentally sound and safe, Poland is obliged to adhere to these principles.However, as informed by the NGO Shipbreaking Platform, Polsteam has already this year sold three end-of-life vessels to South Asian beaching yards. These included bulk carriers Armia Ludowa and Polska Walczaca that were sold to Bangladesh breakers where shipbreaking is globally acknowledged not to respect even minimum human rights and environmental standards.As a result, the NGO Shipbreaking Platform and the European Environmental Bureau, and the more than 160 environmental, human and labour rights organisations they represent, together with Polish NGOs Fundacja Instytut na rzecz Ekorozwoju and Towarzystwo na Rzecz Ziemi, have sent a letter to Polsteam asking the company, and the government, to change its practices.“As an EU Member State owned shipping company, Polsteam should set an example and adhere to a ship recycling policy that is in line with EU standards and legislation. It is a disgrace to have a Polish state owned company listed amongst the top dumpers of toxic end-of-life ships on the beaches of developing countries,” said Patrizia Heidegger, Executive Director of the NGO Shipbreaking Platform.The shipping company is undergoing a fleet replacement and investment program for the years 2015 to 2020 and still owns at least 15 vessels built in the 1990s that are likely candidates for scrapping in the next couple of years.“The NGO Shipbreaking Platform has constructively consulted with many responsible owners of vessels and has together with these companies identified sustainable solutions for clean and safe ship recycling. We would be glad to exchange with Polsteam about available solutions. Poland has lots of dormant capacity for ship recycling, its laid-down shipbuilding industry could be converted to modern ship recycling facilities ,” said Patrizia Heidegger.Since 2009, Polsteam has sold 13 end-of-life vessels for dirty and dangerous shipbreaking in South Asia. None of the South Asian yards meet the requirements of the new EU Regulation on Ship Recycling.last_img read more