BP signs license agreement with Weilian Chemical for PTA technology

first_imgThe new unit will be located at the Dongying Port Economic Development Zone in eastern Shandong province BP signs license agreement with Weilian Chemical for PTA technology. (Credit: bp p.l.c.) UK-based oil and gas company, BP has signed a license agreement with Weilian Chemical, a subsidiary of Dongying United Petrochemical, for the production of purified terephthalic acid (PTA) production technology.Weilian Chemical is planning to build a 2.5 million tonnes per annum PTA production unit, for which the firm has selected bp’s proprietary PTA production technology in a global bidding process that was initiated last year.The key features of the technology licensed to Weilian Chemical are said to have been proven at BP’s Zhuhai plant in southern China.BP Petrochemicals chief operating officer Rita Griffin said: “We are pleased to be able to provide bp’s most advanced PTA technology, bpPTAg5, to Weilian Chemical, helping our partners to grow their business to meet the demand for high quality products with a lower carbon footprint. Together, we hope to lay strong foundations for future cooperation.”To be located at the Dongying Port Economic Development Zone in eastern Shandong province, the new facility will be an addition to the existing refineries and paraxylene (PX) facilities portfolio of Dongying United Petrochemical.The new unit is expected to be completed in the first half of 2020BP said that the design of the new unit is underway and is estimated to be completed in the first half of the year while the initial production is expected by the second quarter of 2022.Dongying United Petrochemical chairman Li Zhanchen said: “Adding a PTA production facility is an important step for our company to accelerate industrial transformation, while improving quality and efficiency.“We are delighted to work together with bp, providing us with leading technology and services. With bp’s support, we believe our PTA project will start-up successfully, showcasing the fruitful cooperation between us.”Furthermore, the PTA technology is expected to significantly reduce both operational costs and capital costs.In May, BP Australia has announced plans for a feasibility study into an export-scale renewable hydrogen production facility in Western Australia.The study will assess the feasibility of building a renewable hydrogen and ammonia production facility in Geraldton.last_img read more

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‘Live From Here With Chris Thile’ Announces Upcoming Schedule Including Vulfpeck, Jeff Tweedy, & Cat Power

first_imgLive From Here With Chris Thile, formerly known as A Prairie Home Companion hosted by Garrison Keillor, has announced details on its upcoming third season. The show recently kicked off season three at San Francisco’s annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival last month, with Lindsey Buckingham, Hurray for the Riff Raff, and comedian Erin Foley tapped as the broadcast’s special guests.Host Chris Thile has rounded up an impressive list of artists for season three’s upcoming shows, which includes Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy, Vulpeck, Cat Power, Jon Batiste, Dirty Projectors, The War & Treaty, Gabriel Kahane, and Anna & Elizabeth, plus comedians Negin Farsad, Todd Barry, and The Sklar Brothers.During an episode of Live From Here last fall, Chris Thile gave a subtle nod of approval to Vulpeck, covering one of their songs with his house band, which consists of Rich Dworsky, Chris Eldridge, Brittany Haas, Alan Hampton, and Ted Poor. Watch video of Chris Thile and company covering Vulfpeck’s “Fugue State”, from a broadcast on November 4th, 2017, below:‘Live From Here with Chris Thile’ – “Fugue State” (Vulfpeck Cover)[Video: Live from Here]For more information on tickets and upcoming guests head to Live From Here with Chris Thile’s website. Continue to check back at Live From Here‘s website for upcoming guest announcements beyond season three’s first five shows.‘Live From Here with Chris Thile’ Season Three Schedule:October 13, 2018—St Paul, MN—Palace Theatre (Dirty Projectors, Anna & Elizabeth, The Sklar Brothers)October 20, 2018—St Paul, MN—Fitzgerald Theater (Gabriel Kahane, War & Treaty, Negin Farsad)October 27, 2018—Lincoln, NE—Lied Center for the Performing Arts (Jeff Tweedy, Todd Barry)December 1, 2018—New York, NY— The Town Hall (Cat Power, Jon Batiste)December 8, 2018—New York, NY— The Town Hall (Vulfpeck)December 15, 2018—New York, NY— The Town HallDecember 22, 2018—New York, NY— The Town HallJanuary 12, 2019—Kansas City, MO—Kauffman Center for the Performing ArtsJanuary 19, 2019—Durham, NC—Durham Performing Arts CenterJanuary 26, 2019—Chicago, IL—Symphony CenterFebruary 23, 2019—Detroit, MI— Detroit Opera HouseMarch 2, 2019—Minneapolis, MN— State TheatreMarch 9, 2019—New York, NY—Carnegie HallMarch 16, 2019—St Paul, MN—Fitzgerald TheaterApril 2019—Nashville, TN—TBDApril 6, 2019—Dallas, TX—Winspear Opera HouseApril 13, 2019—New York, NY—The Town HallApril 20, 2019—New York, NY—The Town HallMay 25, 2019—St. Louis, MO—TBDJune 2019—Vienna, VA—Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing ArtsJune 2019—Louisville, KY—TBDView All Upcoming Shows[H/T Jambands.com]last_img read more

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Boeheim says SU will be tested in nonconference play; Cooney ends drought from beyond the arc

first_img Published on December 4, 2012 at 1:02 am Contact Ryne: [email protected] Syracuse is 6-0 and ranked fourth in the country. Still, Jim Boeheim made it clear on Monday he still thinks his team has a lot of progress to make.After the Orange’s 84-48 drubbing of Eastern Michigan, Boeheim said he thinks it’s wrong to assume Syracuse is going to win every game of its nonconference schedule and then cruise through the Big East. His team is not as good as last year’s was, Boeheim said, and has a way to go before it can get there.He said Syracuse can lose to any team on any day if it’s not ready.“This team is going to get more than well tested and I laugh when I see everybody that we’re going to win every game,” Boeheim said. “Do you watch any games? Do you even watch teams like Boise State beating Creighton by 12, 15 points? Do you watch Oakland being 10, 12 up at Pittsburgh, or Illinois State being up 12, 15 at Louisville?”Boeheim said these nonconference games early in the season won’t get Syracuse ready for the postseason, but will only improve it for the next two or three weeks. It’s the difficult slate of conference teams that will really test the Orange, he said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse committed 18 turnovers on Monday against the Eagles. It’s a stat Boeheim said he’ll point out to his players. And he emphasized that they have a lot to learn.James Southerland hit nine 3-pointers in SU’s win over Arkansas last Friday, and Boeheim said that’s the reason the Orange left Bud Walton Arena with a victory. Without those 3s, Syracuse loses, he said.“To just assume we’re going to win games is the most arrogant thing that I ever seen in my life,” Boeheim said. “It’s nothing but arrogant.”Right now, he said Syracuse is not good, but has to work to be good. And he said he wants the players to stay focused on improving.“This team is a work in progress. We’ve got a lot of work to do,” Boeheim said. “We can get better, but we’re a long ways from that. If you can’t see that, you’re not watching. Watch.”Cooney finds shooting strokeTrevor Cooney didn’t let the misses get to him. After going 0-for-11 from beyond the arc in his last three games, the Syracuse guard stayed confident.Against Eastern Michigan on Monday night, that attitude served Cooney well after he missed his first four 3-point attempts before knocking down his last two. Cooney finished with 11 points on 3-of-8 shooting off the bench to help the Orange to a blowout win in the Carrier Dome.“If you let it really get to you then you’re just going to be done,” Cooney said. “If you really let it get to you then you can’t play a sport like this really.”Cooney stayed aggressive after missing his first five attempts, including a few air balls. He got going with some drives to the basket that landed him at the free-throw line. From there, he found his stroke and was able to hit two 3s.“He’s a good shooter, he’s going to make some,” Boeheim said. “I think he got hit on the two that he threw up there that were short. I think he got hit on both of them.“But he’s just got to keep getting in his spots and get his shot up there and the two foul shots loosened him up a little bit. That’s what sometimes it takes, a layup or something.”His first 3 was the biggest, building Syracuse’s lead to 29 and igniting the home crowd at the end of what became an easy win. He added another about six minutes later on a step-back off the dribble as the Eagles defense disappeared behind a screen.The lead stood at 33, and Cooney showed why he’s still the team’s sharpshooter despite the previous two games.Said Boeheim: “He’s just got to keep plugging away and we’ll get him some shots and I think he’ll make some.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Five key men in the Europa League final

first_img0Shares0000Antoine Griezmann in training at the venue of Wednesday’s final, when he will lead Atletico Madrid’s attack against Marseille © AFP / Philippe DESMAZESLYON, France, May 16 – As Atletico Madrid and Marseille prepare to meet in the Europa League final in Lyon on Wednesday, AFP Sport looks at five men who will have a crucial role to play for their respective sides:Antoine Griezmann There is constant speculation about the French striker’s future and a possible move to Barcelona at the end of the season, but Griezmann is hoping to win a first major trophy as an Atletico Madrid player on Wednesday and avoid another painful defeat following the loss on penalties to Real Madrid in the 2016 Champions League final.Griezmann has scored 27 goals in all competitions this season, including a crucial counter away to Arsenal in the semi-finals. Now he is hoping to overcome Marseille — the club he is said to support — in a final that will be played in Lyon, a short drive from where he grew up.“Griezmann is one of the best attackers in the world and he’s capable of anything,” warned Marseille goalkeeper Steve Mandanda.Dimitri PayetFlorian Thauvin might be Marseille’s main goal threat this season — he scored their opener in the first leg of the semi-final against Salzburg — but Payet is the most likely to strike fear into the Spaniards.The 37-times capped France playmaker’s fitness has been the biggest concern for Marseille fans in recent days, and they will have been pleased to hear him say he is fine after a minor muscle injury prevented him from playing in their last league game.His eye for a pass and ability at a dead ball make the ex-West Ham United man the biggest star in Rudi Garcia’s side. And, crucially, he has managed to steer clear of major fitness problems in recent months.“I’m in form. When you feel at your best physically, at 100 percent on the pitch, you can express yourself more freely and naturally,” Payet said on Tuesday.German ‘Mono’ Burgos‘Mono’ Burgos (L) with Diego Simeone © AFP / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUAtletico coach Diego Simeone will be unable to orchestrate proceedings from the dugout as he serves a suspension following his sending-off in the semi-final first leg against Arsenal.Without him, assistant ‘Mono’ Burgos will take charge of the team, just as he did in the second leg of that tie against the Gunners. It is a blow for the Spanish side to be without Simeone, and even Marseille coach Rudi Garcia lamented his ban, but Burgos is a big enough character to ensure the Argentine is not missed too much.“I feel sad at not being there, but we have known each other for a lifetime and we understand football in the same way. I have confidence in him being in charge,” Simeone said.Luiz GustavoBrazil’s Luiz Gustavo has enjoyed a brilliant first season with Marseille © AFP / Vladimir SimicekThe midfielder has been superb for Marseille this season since signing from Wolfsburg in Germany, but where he plays could be key.Garcia has suggested that he could go with a three-man defence, and there is a good chance the Brazilian could again start at the back, just as he has done in recent European ties.But can Marseille really afford to be without his influence in the centre of the park when it comes to the final?KokeAtletico’s defence is their major strongpoint, but the Spain midfielder has a big influence further forward. He could play off the front two of Griezmann and Diego Costa, offering the same kind of threat that saw him score the winner at Getafe in La Liga at the weekend.“His hard work, dedication and talent have made him key for Atletico and the national team,” said Simeone of the 26-year-old.“Tactically he reads the game better than anyone.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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100,000 Galaxies Without a Sign of Life

first_imgAn orbiting infrared telescope found no clear signs of life in 100,000 galaxies.If the universe is billions of years old, evolutionists believe, then sentient life should have arisen many times as they believe it did on Earth. Since many of them should have evolved for millions or even billions of years longer than humans have, their technology should have made them capable of colonizing their entire galaxy, giving off tell-tale signs of their presence.There’s a lot of could’s and would’s in that line of thinking, but NASA decided to run a first-order investigation. Using data from the orbiting WISE telescope (which was not launched for that purpose), astronomers at Penn State ran a check for elevated mid-infrared wavelengths at 100,000 galaxies. Why infrared?“Whether an advanced spacefaring civilization uses the large amounts of energy from its galaxy’s stars to power computers, space flight, communication, or something we can’t yet imagine, fundamental thermodynamics tells us that this energy must be radiated away as heat in the mid-infrared wavelengths,” Wright said. “This same basic physics causes your computer to radiate heat while it is turned on.”Freeman Dyson had speculated that a sufficiently advanced civilization would be able to harness all the energy of its star into a “Dyson Sphere” of collectors. Enough of these would be detectable over astronomical distances. The researchers did find 50 galaxies with higher than average levels of this mid-infrared radiation, but are not ready to attribute it to signs of intelligence over natural processes. Science Daily says, “It was not until space-based telescopes like the WISE satellite that it became possible to make sensitive measurements of this radiation emitted by objects in space.” Jason T. Wright, co-author of the study, is an astronomer at Penn State’s Center for Exoplanets and Habitable Worlds.In any case, Wright said, the team’s non-detection of any obvious alien-filled galaxies is an interesting and new scientific result. “Our results mean that, out of the 100,000 galaxies that WISE could see in sufficient detail, none of them is widely populated by an alien civilization using most of the starlight in its galaxy for its own purposes. That’s interesting because these galaxies are billions of years old, which should have been plenty of time for them to have been filled with alien civilizations, if they exist. Either they don’t exist, or they don’t yet use enough energy for us to recognize them,” Wright said.The survey did turn up some interesting objects, but they are most likely natural, like nebulae in the Milky Way that had escaped earlier surveys. Co-author Steinn Sigurdsson says, “When you’re looking for extreme phenomena with the newest, most sensitive technology, you expect to discover the unexpected, even if it’s not what you were looking for.”This kind of first-glance survey is not definitive. It relies on many assumptions, including the notion that we know what aliens would build, and the hope that our instruments would be capable of detecting them. Believers can still find refuge in additional assumptions, such as the speculation that sufficiently advanced civilizations would cloak their presence. Anything is possible when speculation lacks an observational foundation.SETI has faced a long string of disappointments for over 50 years now, despite a few false positives. According to the evolutionists’ own assumptions, advanced civilizations should be out there. There “should have been plenty of time” for Darwin to work his magic, they think, producing intelligences that are so far beyond us, they would seem like gods. Well, where are they? The Fermi Paradox (the idea that if they were there, they would have visited Earth by now) remains.Is it unreasonable to think that humans are alone in the universe? To many, it would be a waste of space to have so many uninhabited galaxies out there. But why should that be surprising? It’s only surprising if you are an evolutionist. If God created life on Earth, as the Bible says, it’s not surprising at all, since “The heavens declare the glory of God” (Psalm 19:1). He made a vast universe for His glory and pleasure (Revelation 5:12). It wasn’t hard for him to do; He spoke the stars into existence. So why not create lots of them? They are a beautiful sight from Earth, giving humans endless possibilities for discovery. A far lesser universe, with only a few stars nearby, would decrease our appreciation of His majestic omnipotence.But then why are humans so small? Given the physical laws the Creator set up, it’s a physical necessity that we be the size we are. We have to live on a planet the size of Earth, at the right distance from a stable star, to have the kind of life and fellowship that we enjoy. If we were as big as stars, we would crash into each by gravity if we approached one another.  No matter where God put us, we would ask the same questions: Why here? I say it’s a pretty nice place where He put us. It’s not too close to the center of our beautiful, majestic Milky Way, where radiation would be a problem (and we would see far less of the universe), nor too far out, where our planet might be deprived of the heavy elements needed for life. We’re right in the Galactic Habitable Zone of one of God’s most beautiful galaxies.Our smallness is not a function of God’s concern for us. In a real scientific sense, humans are about halfway between the scale of a galaxy and the scale of quarks. That’s a fact that we should take into consideration when pondering our significance in a vast universe. A being at the level of an atom would look at us as incredible giants. And according to the doctrine of omnipresence, all of God is present at every point in space and time. So God is not partly “out there” and partly here; He is everywhere fully present.The Bible is almost completely focused on human life. It’s amazing to think that the Creator of such a vast array of stars would be passionately concerned with the sins and deeds of puny humans on a tiny planet, but it’s true. The thought fascinated David in Psalm 8: “When I consider the heavens, the work of Thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which Thou hast ordained, what is man, that Thou art mindful of him?” Yet David goes on to wonder at the glory and honor God bestowed upon human life, putting him in charge of the other life forms on Earth.God’s concern for humanity is also seen in the book of Amos. This rancher-turned-prophet spoke against rebellious Israel, showing God’s intense concern for the plight of the poor whose rights the rich, idolatrous leaders had trampled. Look how Amos vindicated God’s judgment against them: “He who made the Pleiades and Orion, and turns deep darkness into the morning and darkens the day into night, who calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out on the surface of the earth, the Lord is his name; who makes destruction flash forth against the strong, so that destruction comes upon the fortress” (Amos 5:8-9). In other words, meting out justice to sinners who may appear strong from a human perspective is nothing for the Creator of the stars.Scientifically speaking, it should not be surprising to Bible believers that we are small relative to galaxies. There’s only a limited range of sizes that allow for complex life. At the scale of atoms, everything is made of just a few particles and elements. At the range of stars, most objects are spherical orbs interacting by gravity. There’s only a narrow range on the size spectrum that allows for beings like us – beings who can have fellowship, speak sound waves through an atmosphere, write books, compose and perform music, climb mountains, and gather into families and congregations. Don’t disparage our size. We are small relative to galaxies, but huge relative to atoms. And all of God is right here.Do Bible believers allow for extraterrestrial life? We cannot rule it out; our observations are limited, and the Bible doesn’t say (Deuteronomy 29:29). There are also innumerable companies of angels, the limits of whose reaches are unknown to us. An omnipotent Creator could adorn extrasolar planets with grass and grasshoppers if He wanted to. But it’s not surprising no sentient alien beings have ever been detected. The ones who are surprised are the evolutionists who so long to point to aliens as proof that what evolved here has evolved elsewhere. So far, it’s been a longing, not a fulfillment. (Visited 63 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Excessive foreign farm support disrupts world wheat trade

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) unveiled the results of an econometric study showing that excessive farm support in several advanced developing countries could cost U.S. wheat farmers nearly $1 billion in revenue every year. USW recently showed that the governments of China, India, Turkey and Brazil have dramatically increased subsidies for domestic wheat production over the past ten years to levels that far exceed their World Trade Organization (WTO) agreements. This study confirms that these policies have a detrimental effect on U.S. and world wheat farmers and global wheat trade.“I believe we have shown through these studies that the old perceptions about farm support and trade are clearly wrong,” said Alan Tracy, USW President. “Today, it is the farm subsidies in a few advanced developing countries, not developed country policies, which disrupt normal trade flows and distort world wheat prices. These rapidly growing subsidies cause direct, serious and now measurable impacts on the prices that U.S. farmers receive for their grain.”Noted agricultural economist Dermot Hayes and two of his colleagues at Iowa State University conducted the study. The goal was to determine what would happen to U.S. and global wheat production, trade and prices if domestic support in China, India, Turkey and Brazil were removed. To accomplish this, Hayes and his colleagues applied the price support and input subsidy data identified in a November 2014 study by DTB Associates to the respected CARD-FAPRI econometric model. Results showed that if all support were removed from all four countries, annual U.S. wheat production would increase by more than 53 million bushels, farm gate prices would increase by nearly $0.30 per bushel and U.S. wheat farmers would receive $947 million more in annual revenue.“The results confirm that if domestic support were removed wheat prices in the countries modeled would go down and farmers would plant less wheat, but domestic consumption would go up,” Hayes said. “The lower supply would lead to higher global wheat prices, which tend to benefit wheat exporting countries including the United States.”The study also indicated that with such changes, wheat trade flows would shift and the four countries would increase net imports by nearly 10 million metric tons (MMT). Hayes said the model estimated the United States would capture more than 20% of such an increase to export an additional 2.2 MMT compared to the model’s baseline if there were no changes in domestic support in those countries.Hayes’ team also used the model to predict the net effect that eliminating support in individual countries would have. Those results indicated that domestic support for Chinese wheat production alone has the largest individual effect. If support there ended, Chinese imports would grow from nearly 2 MMT per year to more than 7.5 MMT per year. This would still be less than the 9 MMT annual tariff rate quota that China agreed to in its WTO accession commitments. Hayes said the model showed that even with the predicted changes, China, India, and Turkey would continue to be at least 90% self-sufficient in wheat production. Eliminating domestic support would have the least effect in Brazil where support levels are lower than the other countries. Shifting the narrativeHayes also noted that this study compares future scenarios to data from a market situation in which wheat cash prices were significantly higher than they are now. For example, in addition to Chinese government input subsidies coupled to wheat production, the DTB Associates study in 2014 showed Chinese farmers have government minimum support prices of more than $10.00 per bushel.“Wheat prices have plummeted more than 30% since last year, a significant portion of which is due to these countries’ market distorting policies, which send the wrong signals to their farmers. This hurts American family farms like mine even more,” said Brett Blankenship, who grows soft white wheat near Washtucna, Wash., and is the current President of the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG).Referring to current negotiations in the Doha round, Blankenship added, “It is totally unacceptable to tolerate demands from countries who are in violation of their WTO commitments, who continue with these huge levels of support while demanding concessions from the United States. The American wheat farmer will not give away any more.”WTO records show that the United States has consistently met its commitments, never exceeding its Aggregate Measure of Support (AMS) limit of $19.1 billion. But other country’s proposals made as part of the Doha round would require the United States to drastically cut its limit, while members with growing programs would not be expected to make meaningful contributions. Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Amb. Michael Punke has called this a “mind-boggling imbalance” that firmly underpins the U.S. position that it is critical to put facts on the table for a frank discussion about the real dynamic of world agricultural production and trade.The new study indicated that wheat farmers outside of the four countries analyzed would benefit by reducing domestic supports. Hayes said the model showed global wheat cash prices would increase by more than four percent and world net trade would increase by five percent if domestic support is removed in all four countries. The study suggested that there would be benefits even from partial changes in price supports and input subsidies, although Hayes said the magnitude of the cash price and trade increase would depend on the size of the removal in each country.“Since these subsidies are the acts of sovereign governments, our farmers cannot battle them alone. We are working with USTR and USDA to determine our next steps, including a possible WTO challenge,” Tracy concluded.USW and NAWG have posted the entire report online at www.uswheat.org/policy and http://www.wheatworld.org/issues/trade/. Results of the two DTB Associates studies measuring domestic support in advanced developing countries, visit www.dtbassociates.com/docs/DomesticSupportStudy11-2014.pdf andwww.dtbassociates.com/docs/domesticsupportstudy.pdf.  For a third party analysis of individual policy measures by country, visit http://www.oecd.org/tad/agricultural-policies/producerandconsumersupportestimatesdatabase.htm#country.last_img read more

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Engineers in Maharashtra to go on pen down strike on Monday

first_imgThousands of engineers across the State will go on a ‘pen down’ strike on Monday to protest the attack on a deputy engineer by a group of Congress supporters led by Nitesh Rane, MLA, on the Mumbai-Goa highway earlier this week. The Maharashtra Abhiyantriki Seva Mahasangh (MASS), an umbrella body of working engineers in the State, has written to Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), Public Works Department (PWD), Manoj Kumar Saunik, informing him of the strike.Under the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947, a pen down strike is defined as a “labour action” in which employees do not mark attendance or do any work while dropping their pens. The strike takes place in an office setting as opposed to an industrial setting, according to the law. A video which went viral on Thursday showed Mr. Rane, MLA from Kankavali, shouting at a PWD deputy engineer Prakash Shedekar while his supporters poured buckets of muck on him. Mr. Rane, who had gone to inspect the progress of the Mumbai-Goa highway, was later arrested along with other supporters. The attack drew widespread criticism even from State cabinet ministers, including PWD minister Chandrakant Patil who promised the union that some action would be taken.In its letter, the MASS has said that engineers alone cannot be blamed for the poor quality of roads in the State. It is the contractors who carry out sub-standard work, which is intimated to the public representatives who do not take action against the contractor. Secretary of MASS, Ashok Sasane, said, “There is a general increase in attacks and use of foul language against engineers. There is fear amongst the engineers because of the rising attacks by politicians, while they are beating up the engineer for a mistake he has not even committed.” The MASS has urged the government to look for a wholistic solution and re-establish the trust of engineers in the law and order mechanisms. “There were a lot of other people with the MLA when he beat up our engineer this week. The government must act against all with an iron hand. To ensure the government is focussed on taking action, we are forced to call a pen down strike,” he said adding that engineers from several departments including PWD, Water Resources, Irrigation will participate in the strike on Monday. “Please take note of our strike and ensure it does not happen in future again.”last_img read more

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Mohammad Azharuddin blames India’s top-order failure for series loss vs England

first_imgFormer captain Mohammad Azharuddin has blamed India’s poor batting for the series loss against England.India suffered a 60-run loss in the fourth Test at Southampton as England took a 3-1 unassailable lead in the five-match series.While Kohli has scored over 544 runs in the series so far at an average of 68, other Indian batsmen have struggled to stamp their authority in the series.Cheteshwar Pujara is the only Indian batsman to score a century in the series other than Kohli.Sunil Gavaskar raises questions on Virat Kohli’s captaincy in Test cricketAzharuddin questioned the role of India’s coaching staff after the Indian team failed to chase down the target of 245, required to win the Southampton Test. He also said that regular failures of top order batsmen put an extra burden on the middle order.”We lost the series because of poor batting and our batsmen were committing the same mistakes throughout. What is our coaching staff doing?” Azharuddin told The Times of India.”Technically, our batsmen were found wanting. We didnt play the moving ball well. We cant depend only on Virat Kohli. Openers like Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul too didn’t get runs. The middle-order was left with too much to do. We should have taken at least a 100-run lead after Cheteshwar Pujara’s hundred (in the fourth Test),” said Azharuddin.Ashwin failed to take wickets when it mattered the most: Harbhajan SinghAzharuddin said Kohli and his side missed out on a golden opportunity to win a series in England.advertisement”We could have done better. This was our best chance to win the series because we had the best bowling attack and in every game they got those 20 wickets and gave our team a chance to throttle the opposition,” Azharuddin said.Virat Kohli gutted as India lose Test series: We were not good enoughWhile Azharuddin praised Kohli for his efforts, the former captain rued the fact that Kohli didn’t receive support from his teammates.”I have to compliment the way Kohli batted throughout the series. But it boils down to one thing. It’s a team game and all the other batsmen need to complement their captain,” said Azharuddin.last_img read more

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Mayor Faulconer announces 2 million investment to Affordable Housing Fund

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Posted: December 19, 2018 December 19, 2018 KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- Mayor Faulconer joined elected officials today to announce a $2 million investment from U.S. bank toward an affordable housing fund.The Local Initiative Support Corporation, known as LISC, is one of the nation’s largest non-profit funding organizations dealing with affordable housing.Today’s investment will offer low interest loans for developers to start the process of building affordable housing in City Heights.LISC provided a 4 to 1 match for ever contribution made into the fund, which brought the total of today’s contribution to $10 million. Mayor Faulconer announces $2 million investment to Affordable Housing Fundlast_img read more

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Jimmy Durante Boulevard reopens just ahead of San Diego County Fair

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsDEL MAR (KUSI) – Jimmy Durante Boulevard reopened Wednesday night in time for the San Diego County Fair.The barrier is up and the “road closed” signs have been taken away. Crews have been cleaning up and making repairs ever since a bluff collapsed during Easter weekend.The reopening comes just in time for the San Diego County Fair which opens on Friday. Jimmy Durante Boulevard reopens just ahead of San Diego County Fair Posted: May 29, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom May 29, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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