Lovely meeting them: Rishabh Pant on viral photo with Tim Paine’s wife and kids

first_imgLovely meeting them: Rishabh Pant on viral photo with Tim Paine’s wife and kidsIndia vs Australia, 4th Test: Rishabh Pant, who slammed an unbeaten 159 on Day 2 of the ongoing Sydney Test, spoke about his meeting with Tim Paine’s wife and kids at the Australian Prime Minister’s official residence on the New Year’s Day. advertisement India Today Web Desk SydneyJanuary 4, 2019UPDATED: January 4, 2019 15:45 IST Rishabh Pant slammed an unbeaten 159 on Day 2 of the Sydney Test against Australia (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRishabh Pant’s photograph with Tim Paine’s wife and kids has gone viral on social mediaPant met the families of Australia cricketers during a party hosted by Australian PM on January 1Pant smashed an unbeaten 159 on Day 2 of the Sydney Test to put India in the driver’s seatEven before Rishabh Pant slammed the unbeaten 159 on Day 2 of the ongoing fourth Test in Sydney, the Indian wicketkeeper-batsman was making headlines in Australia with his non-stop quips from behind the wickets.Pant, along with Australia captain Tim Paine, had become the broadcasters favourite so much so that whenever they were standing close to the wickets, the audio relay from the stump mic was preferred over the expert commentary.After involving in numerous banters with Paine, which at times went overboard, Rishabh Pant won a lot of hearts when he posed with the Australia skipper’s wife and kids during a party hosted by the Australian Prime Minister on the New Year’s Day.Tim Paine’s wife, Bonnie took to Instagram to share the photo of Pant with her kids and captioned it: “Best babysitter”. The post went viral as it came days after the Australia wicketkeeper sledged his Indian counterpart, asking him if he was available to babysit for him after the end of the ongoing four-Test series.Pant reacts to viral photoReacting to the viral post, Rishabh Pant, who spoke to the media in Sydney after his well-paced knock of 159 on Friday, said: “Everyone’s family were really nice. We met most of the people during the function at the prime minister’s house. It was lovely meeting them. I don’t think I have to change myself for something like that. The only thing is they put the photo on Instagram and it went viral.” Rishabh Pant was clicked with Tim Paine’s kids ahead of the Sydney Test (@bon.paine Instagram Photo)Tim Paine also spoke about the viral photograph ahead of the ongoing Sydney Test and called Pant a sport both on and off the field.advertisement”We were at the PM’s house.. just had a quick chat to Rishabh. My wife happened to be there so we just grabbed a quick photo. He was a good sport and he is on the field, to be honest,” Paine said.”A fair bit has been made of a little bit of banter between two wicket keepers which has been pretty light-hearted and pretty friendly. I enjoy the way he goes about it. I wish I played that way when I was his age. He looks like he has a hell of a lot of fun.”‘Do you babysit?’It all started in the Melbourne Test when Paine had a go at Pant, who was batting during India’s second innings.”Tell you what big MS is back in the one-day squad. Should get this bloke down to Hurricanes… They need a batter. Fancy that extend you Aussie holiday, beautiful town Hobart too… get him a waterfront apartment. Have him over for dinner,” Paine was heard saying on the stump mic.”Do you babysit? I can take my wife to the movies while you watch the kids.”‘Keep chatting from behind the stumps to stay positive’Meanwhile, Pant also said he keeps chirping at the opposition batsmen and egging India’s bowlers from behind the stumps to keep himself motivated and focussed.”This is a way to keep yourself busy and positive. When you’re having a long day on the field, everyone gets tired. Each of us have a specific way to keep ourselves focussed and positive. This is my way of it doing it,” Pant told the media earlier in the day.Pant has now gone past Virat Kohli to become the second highest run scorer in the series, thanks to his well-paced century earlier in the day. With 350 runs he is only behind Cheteshwar Pujara, who slammed his third Test century of the series in Sydney.Shedding light on the support he receives from his teammates, Pant said: “Everyone in the team has given me the freedom to express myself. That’s the best part about my batting. Every time, when I go out to bat, I just enjoy myself.”Also Read | I was scared after reaching 90s, says Rishabh Pant after record 159* in SydneyAlso Read | Tim Paine speaking: Australian captain answers phone call intended for reporterAlso Read | Tim Paine and pacers were not on the same page, says Australia’s bowling coachAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 Rishabh PantFollow Tim PaineFollow Tim Paine wifeFollow India vs AustraliaFollow Sydney TestFollow Rishabh Pant Tim Paine wife InstagramFollow Cheteshwar Pujaralast_img read more

Samsung Galaxy S10 launched in India: Key specs, features, price and everything you need to know

first_imgSamsung Galaxy S10 launched in India: Key specs, features, price and everything you need to knowThe Galaxy S10 series will be available for buying via, Flipkart, Amazon India, Paytm, Tata CLiQ and select retail outlets across India starting Friday, March 8.advertisement Next Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiMarch 6, 2019UPDATED: March 7, 2019 10:22 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe Galaxy S10 lineup includes three model – the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+.The Galaxy S10 series will set the benchmark for flagships to come in 2019.The Galaxy S10 series starts at Rs 55,900 in India, which is the price for the S10e.Samsung on Wednesday announced the availability of the Galaxy S10 in India, after launching the flagship series globally last month. The Galaxy S10 lineup includes three model – the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+. The flagships tout new Infinity-O Dynamic AMOLED displays along with the latest Exynos processor and Samsung’s new One UI interface, among other things.The Galaxy S10 series will set the benchmark for flagships to come in 2019. Samsung has been focussing on expanding its portfolio rapidly in 2019, launching a series of smartphones back-to-back in India, starting with the Galaxy M-series to the Galaxy A-series and now the Galaxy S-series. The Galaxy S10e, S10 and S10+ fall in the high-end segment, and here’s a quick look at what you’re getting with these devices.Samsung Galaxy S10 specificationsDisplay: The Galaxy S10e sports a 5.8-inch FHD+ (2280×1440) display with 438ppi. The S10 brings a 6.1-inch QHD+ (3040×1440) screen with 550ppi, while the S10+ gets a 6.4-inch QHD+ (3040×1440) display with 522ppi. All three devices sport Infinity-O Dynamic AMOLED displays with 19:9 aspect ratios and support HDR10+.Processor: The Galaxy S10 trio run on the latest 8nm-based octa-core Exynos 9820 chipset that comes with a dedicated NPU.RAM: The Galaxy S10e is offered with 6GB and 8GB of RAM. The S10 comes with 8GB of RAM and the S10+ comes with 8GB and 12GB of RAM.Internal storage: The Galaxy S10e is offered with up to 256GB storage. The S10 comes with up to 512GB of internal storage, and the S10+ gets up to a whopping 1TB of inbuilt storage. All three models support storage expandability up to 512GB via a microSD card.advertisement Rear camera: The Galaxy S10 and S10+ come with triple cameras that comprises of a 12MP f/2.4 telephoto lens with OIS and autofocus, a 12MP wide-angle lens with Dual Aperture (f/1.5-2.4), and a 16MP ultra wide-angle f/2.2 sensor. The S10e gets dual cameras with similar 12MP Dual Aperture and 16MP ultra wide-angle camera, but loses out on the 12MP telephoto camera.Front camera: The Galaxy S10 and S10e offer a 10MP f/1.9 selfie camera, while the S10+ gets dual selfie cameras with a 10MP f/1.9 main camera and a 8MP f/2.2 depth camera with support for Live Focus.Software: All three flagships run on the new One UI based on Android Pie.Battery: The Galaxy S10+ gets the biggest battery at 4,100mAh capacity, while the S10 and S10e come with 3,400mAh and 3,100mAh batteries, respectively.Samsung Galaxy S10 features– In terms of design, the biggest noticeable change is that all three Galaxy S10 phones come with the new Infinity-O punch out displays. The displays on all three phones come with a small cutout on the top right corner for the selfie camera. The Galaxy S10e is the only one among the three to get a flat display, while the S10+ is the only one to get a wide cutout as it comes with dual selfie cameras.– The Galaxy S10-series come with a new Dynamic AMOLED display that aims to offer deeper contrast and better dynamic range compared to past displays. The panel also manages a peak brightness of 1200 nits, which is a 13 per cent bump over the Galaxy S9. Earlier this week, DisplayMate ranked the Galaxy S10 as the best display smartphone yet thanks to its exceptional picture quality and colour accuracy.– The other big highlight is the new ultrasonic fingerprint sensor. So far, most brands have gone with optical fingerprint sensors, but the ultrasonic sensor is little more innovative as it uses soundwaves to create a 3D map of you fingerprint sensor, which aims to offer better accuracy and security. — The Galaxy S10 and S10+ boast of triple rear cameras to offer a variety of shooting options for cosumers. The ultra wide-angle camera will capture more area in a frame, while the telephoto camera will help capture detailed zoomed shots.– In addition to wireless charging support, the Galaxy S10 phones also support reverse wireless charging, or Wireless PowerShare as Samsung calls it. This is a feature similar to the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, which essentially allows the user to use the Galaxy S10’s back as a wireless charging pad for other devices that support wireless charging.Samsung Galaxy S10 price in India and availabilityThe Galaxy S10 series starts at Rs 55,900 in India, which is the price for the S10e. The Galaxy S10e comes in a single variant with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Meanwhile, the regular Galaxy S10 price in India starts at Rs 66,900 for the 8GB/128GB version and goes up to Rs 84,900 for the 8GB/512GB variant. The S10+, on the other hand, has a starting price of Rs 73,900 for the 8GB/128GB option, while the 8GB/512GB variant costs Rs 91,900 and the high-end 12GB/1TB variant costs 1,17,900. The top-end S10+ variant will be the only model to come in a Ceramic Black and Ceramic White options.advertisementThe Galaxy S10 series will be available for buying via, Flipkart, Amazon India, Paytm, Tata CLiQ and select retail outlets across India starting Friday, March 8. Customers who have pre-ordered the S10 will start receiving their units today. Airtel Store will also offer the S10 with bundles plans. Launch offers also include cashback of up to Rs 6,000 on purchasing the S10 via an HDFC card, exchange bonus of up to Rs 15,000 on upgrading your existing Samsung phone to the S10, Netflix subscription worth Rs 6,000 for Vodafone subscribers and benefits of up to Rs 14,997 for Jio subscribers.ALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy S10 series launched in India, price starts at Rs 55,900: Specs, launch detailsaGet 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 bySneha Saha Tags :Follow SamsungFollow androidlast_img read more

Three Great Wilderness Adventures for Paddlers in the United States

first_img Editors’ Recommendations 14 Best Outdoor Stores in the United States The Opus OP15′ Is a Tricked-Out, Off-Road-Ready Travel Trailer Among hardcore travelers, the United States hardly seems exotic. It’s unfortunate, given the country’s breadth of wilderness adventures — many of which rank among the most amazing and bucket list-worthy in the world. Here are three of our favorite water-centric wilderness adventures for paddlers of all kinds that prove the US has still got it when it comes to working the water.Canoeing the Okefenokee Swamp (Georgia)Gators, venomous snakes, bats, alligator snapping turtles, even black bears are all possible (even plausible) encounters on Georgia’s massive Okefenokee. Crossing the swamp’s 438,000-acre expanse is one of the most iconic, once-in-a-lifetime American excursions for hardcore paddlers. Somewhat surprisingly, the entire wilderness experience can be tackled with a three-day paddle from east to west along Route 7. The trek starts at Suwannee Canal, then on to Chase Prairie, and then Floyd’s Island. Okefenokee Adventures is a full-service outfitter providing canoe rentals (including PFDs and paddles), plus roundtrip shuttle service. Good to know: Don’t go in summer and, for the love of god, bring lots and lots of bug spray.Kayak Lake Yellowstone (Wyoming)For paddlers looking to get far, far off the beaten path, there’s arguably no better place in the continental United States than Wyoming’s Lake Yellowstone. America’s largest alpine lake is situated in the most remote and pristine section of Yellowstone National Park. While it’s among the most geothermally active regions of the country, the big get here for adventure travelers is the wealth of wildlife. The park — and the banks of the lake in particular — are the ideal home for some of the country’s most iconic critters. Wolves, elk, bison, and grizzly bears are all common sightings, along with bald eagles, sandhill cranes, ospreys, and plenty of endangered birds. OARS offers half-day kayaking tours from $79 per person.Good to know: Due to its high elevation, Lake Yellowstone’s weather is infamously unpredictable. Paddlers would do well to stay close to shore to avoid being stuck on open water during an especially violent storm.Paddle the Missouri River (Kansas to St. Louis)Missouri may not top most travelers’ must-visit lists, but it certainly does for hardcore paddlers. The Missouri River is home to the world’s longest nonstop river race — an epic, 340-mile expedition aptly named the Missouri River 340. Contenders are held to few restrictions: solo and tandem paddlers are allowed, all must take typical safety precautions, and the race must be completed in less than 88 hours. Some racers are dead-serious about the “nonstop” part, opting to skip shore breaks entirely and instead eat, sleep, and break for the john without ever touching land. For others, it’s a more casual affair where just being a part of (and not necessarily winning) the event is all they need. Good to know: official racers must pre-register before the race each summer. 9 Best Spirits For Spiked Apple Cider Why Your Desk Chair Matters and the 9 Best Ones to Boost Your Productivity All 21 Six Flags Parks in the U.S., Rankedlast_img read more

Traffic Advisory HRM

first_imgHALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 102 Highway 102 (Bicentennial Highway) will be closed today, Sept. 9, for about 30 minutes between 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., for blasting at the Larry Uteck Interchange. Drivers should expect delays or use alternate routes, which will be indicated by electronic signs. Local Area Office: 902-424-5591 Fax: 902-424-7116 -30-last_img

Regina police dog bites and drags civilian during training exercise

first_imgREGINA – The Regina police service is investigating after one of its dogs attacked a civilian during a training exercise.Police spokeswoman Elizabeth Popowich says on Tuesday night, the canine unit officer and dog were taking part in a tracking scenario where the dog was on a 10-foot leash.As they rounded the corner of a house, the dog left the track he was following and went after a 56-year-old man who was sitting on his front step.Popowich says the victim was bitten on his right leg and pulled off the step by the dog.The officer got the dog under control and called for EMS, which took the victim to hospital for treatment of puncture wounds to his leg.Popowich says a committee within the police service made up of six officers and headed by an inspector will review the case to determine what led to the incident.“Pending the outcome of the review, steps will be taken, if necessary, to amend policy and training standards to prevent such occurrences in the future,” she says. “The service will also continue to communicate with the victim to ensure he is apprised of the result.”last_img read more

Case of cryptocurrency firm QuadrigaCX to return to a Halifax courtroom today

first_imgHALIFAX — The bizarre case involving the cryptocurrency firm QuadrigaCX is expected to return to a Halifax courtroom today.The Nova Scotia Supreme Court has been asked to determine which law firms will represent 115,000 QuadrigaCX clients, who are owed as much as $260 million in cash and cryptocurrency.The court-appointed monitor overseeing the search for the money said it recently found more than $900,000 in digital assets.However, Ernst and Young also revealed that someone at QuadrigaCX “inadvertently” shifted about half of those crypto-coins into a site that is now inaccessible to the company.The Vancouver-based exchange was shut down Jan. 28 after the sudden death of its CEO, 30-year-old Gerald Cotten.He led his five-year-old virtual business from a home north of Halifax.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

US consumer confidence rises to 18year high

first_imgWASHINGTON – Americans’ consumer confidence rose in August to the highest level in nearly 18 years as their assessment of current conditions improved further and their expectations about the future rebounded.The Conference Board reported Tuesday that its consumer confidence index rose to 133.4 in August, up from a reading 127.9 in July. It was the highest reading since confidence stood at 135.8 in October 2000.Consumers’ confidence in their ability to get a job and the overall economy are seen as important indicators of how freely they will spend, especially on big-ticket items such as cars, in coming months. Consumer spending accounts for 70 per cent of economic activity.“Expectations, which had declined in June and July, bounced back in August and continue to suggest solid economic growth for the remainder of 2018,” said Lynn Franco, director of economic indicators at the Conference Board. “These historically high confidence levels should continue to support health consumer spending in the near term.”The overall economy, as measured by the gross domestic product, grew at a 4.1 per cent rate in the April-June quarter, the best performance since 2014. That estimate will be revised Wednesday. Many economists believe growth has slowed a bit in the current quarter to around 3 per cent but will remain far ahead of the weak 2.2 per cent GDP growth rate in the first quarter.“Confidence is soaring to new heights which makes us bullish on growth and forecasts that this expansion may indeed shatter records for longevity next summer,” said Chris Rupkey, chief financial economist at MUFG Union Bank in New York.last_img read more

Austria Bans Burqa and Distribution of Quran

Rabat – The wave of Anti-Muslim rhetoric has swept across the borders and into Austria. The country has not only passed a bill that bans the burqa, but also imposed a fine of USD 166 on women found wearing the full-face garment in Austrian public spaces, starting this October.Approved by the country’s two leading parties, the law was passed by the Austrian Parliament on Tuesday.Austria’s “fight” against the far-right, anti-Islam Freedom Party, suggested and implemented a package of Anti-Muslim “goods” including the ban of the Burqa, the fine for wearing the burqa, prohibition of the distribution of the Quran and a requirement stipulating that members of the Muslim immigrant community enroll in German classes and learn about Austrian ethics. As part of preparing asylum seekers for life in Austria, the country also “encourages” immigrants to partake in unpaid charity work.If any of those measures are not adhered to, the government will cut the “offender’s” welfare benefits.Secretary of State, Muna Duzdar, explained that these measures are necessary to give immigrants “a chance to integrate,” reported Austrian media.This is not the first time the country has taken action targeted at its Muslim population. Home to approximately 600,000 Muslims, Austria passed a bill in 2015 compelling imams to be fluent in German. read more

Markets update at midafternoon

On the markets at midafternoon (ET):In Toronto, the S&P/TSX composite index was up 33.70 points to 15,236.07.The Dow Jones industrial average was up 79.36 points to 21,692.79.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was up 1.29 points to 2,478.42.The Nasdaq composite index was up 11.79 points to 6,423.96.The Canadian dollar was trading at 79.96 cents US, unchanged from Tuesday’s average price of 79.96 cents US.

Greek government survives oppositions no confidence motion 1 coalition lawmaker defects

ATHENS, Greece – Greece’s conservative-socialist coalition government has survived a no-confidence motion tabled by the main opposition Radical Left Coalition (SYRIZA) party.The motion fell well short of the 151 votes needed to pass, with 124 lawmakers voting in favour and 153 against in a vote early Monday.One socialist lawmaker voted in favour of the motion and was promptly expelled from her party’s parliamentary group.??|:?? Greek government survives opposition’s no confidence motion; 1 coalition lawmaker defects by The Associated Press Posted Nov 10, 2013 4:57 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

The tax benefits of giving your heirs money while youre still alive

by David Hodges, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 29, 2017 8:00 am MDT Last Updated Jun 29, 2017 at 8:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – While there are a number of reasons for a parent to consider passing on a living inheritance to adult children, one that may be overlooked is tax savings.Cash and assets that parents have no intention of spending while they’re alive — what tax and estate planning expert Jamie Golombek calls “never money” — may wind up costing more than necessary in fees and taxes.“If mom and dad have never money, all they’re doing is growing a pile of wealth and paying tax every year on that income, perhaps at a very high tax rate,” says Golombek, who is a member of the CIBC Wealth Strategies Group.“Whereas that money could be used by the kids and perhaps invested at a lower tax rate or used to pay down debt.”What many people don’t realize, Golombek adds, is that Canada has no gift tax.As a result, cash given to children, grandchildren or any other individual while you’re alive won’t be taxed.“If you want to give them $1 million tomorrow, it’s not reportable anywhere. It doesn’t show up on their returns. It’s not income,” says Golombek.However, the giver could be liable for tax on capital gains if the gift is property that has appreciated in value — as might be the case with a family cottage or a portfolio of stocks.But that isn’t to say there aren’t any tax advantages to gifting appreciable assets to your children while you’re alive.For example, a parent in a high tax bracket that gifts funds from a large non-registered portfolio generating taxable investment income to a child could potentially avoid future clawbacks of Old Age Security, says Jason Heath, a fee-only financial planner with Objective Financial Partners in Toronto.“If you’re a senior who’s getting OAS clawed back, you’re paying a minimum of 43 per cent tax and you could easily be paying up to 62 per cent tax depending on your province of residence,” Heath says.“So there’s a good chance there are some tax-saving opportunities by taking non-registered assets out of your hands and giving it to a child to pay down their mortgage or to make an RRSP contribution.”Golombek says another benefit of giving your heirs an early inheritance is that it could help them avoid or reduce probate fees — an estate administration tax that varies by province but is based on the value of the estate.“For example, in Ontario 1.5 per cent is the estate administration tax,” says Golombek. “But if you don’t own the asset when you die, you don’t pay the tax. So transferring wealth before you die would minimize (the tax).”Because the tax rules around gifting assets are complicated, Heath says it’s important to solicit advice from the right professional.“I’ve come across people who took advice from a teller at the bank, or an investment adviser or an accountant without strong tax and estate planning expertise, or a generalist lawyer whose not a tax and estate lawyer, who have given outright incorrect advice,” he says.“People need to be sure that when they’re looking for tax or estate planning advice on a complex issue that they’re speaking to someone who understands that issue.”Follow @DaveHTO on Twitter. The tax benefits of giving your heirs money while you’re still alive read more

Car crime falls thanks to motor industry

Home Office figures released this week show vehicle crime fell 17 per cent in the third quarter of 2004, compared to the same period in 2003. In addition, figures from the British Crime Survey 2003/04 show thefts of vehicles have dropped the most, down 13 per cent. Theft from vehicles is down six per cent compared to the previous 12 months. The survey also showed that vehicle theft has fallen 40 per cent since 1997. Electronic immobilisers, fitted to all vehicles as standard since 1998, are the biggest factor in the reduction in car crime, according to the Home Office. Deadlocks, alarms and shielded locks also make newer vehicles more difficult to steal; with 87 per cent of vehicle thefts being of cars over three years old. SMMT chief executive, Christopher Macgowan said, ‘These figures are a positive reflection of the work vehicle manufacturers have done to make cars more secure. Nevertheless, car crime is still a problem and we all have a responsibility to drive out criminal activity. Car owners can help by ensuring they do not leave valuables on show in their vehicles.’ Car crime falls, thanks to motor industry With vehicles more difficult to break into, the main issues are the environment in which a vehicle is kept and objects left in them. A residential street is still the most likely place for car crime to take place, while personal goods are more likely to be stolen than radios and sound systems. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Another USU Eastern Welder Competing for National Championship

USU Eastern Press ReleaseIt’s almost like a broken record when another Utah State University Eastern student wins a competition or is named as one of the top welders in the United States. It happened again when sophomore Jordan Wynn of Roosevelt made the cut from the top-25 welders in the country to the top six and now the top three.Wynn is following in the steps of Eastern’s Chandler Vincent, who was named the best welder in the U.S. and fifth-best welder last year at the WorldSkills welding competition held in the United Arab Emerites.This is not the first time Wynn followed Vincent. The two grew up together and attended Union High School where they took welding classes from Eastern alumni Kevin Mitchell.As a high school junior, Wynn placed second behind the senior Vincent, who placed first in the USU Eastern’s High School Welding Competition. During Wynn’s senior year, he won first place in the competition and a full tuition scholarship to attend Eastern.Since both of Wynn’s parents are in the medical field, in high school he planned on becoming a doctor. His family owns a 110-acre farm in Roosevelt and his dad suggested Jordan take a welding class so he could repair some of the farm equipment. Thus, Wynn took welding in addition to classes relevant to the medical field.Smiling, Wynn said he used to be a better student before he started welding. “I missed a lot of school because of practice and competitions.”He gave up his medical school dreams after he fell in love with welding.“The art of becoming a top-notch welder was never easy and I wasn’t a natural at it, so with hard work and practice. I tried to become the best,” he said. “For me, Eastern has the best finishing school for welding. Students come in with basic-welding skills and the instructors take them to the next level. You get out of the program what you put into it. Plus, Eastern has a low teacher-to-student ratio, so students have a lot of time working with each of the three instructors.Wynn said he likes attending Eastern because it is located in a small community and in his spare time, he drives the roads in the surrounding hills of Price. However, his spare time amounts to 30 to 40 minutes each day as he starts welding at 6 a.m. seven days per week and welds until 7 or 8 p.m. He’s in the lab so much, he has a key to let him in the lab early and locks it when he leaves.“Jordan is more focused and dedicated than any other student I have taught. Somehow, at his age, he understands that he will be able to leverage this experience throughout his career. I don’t know how this sequence of competitions will end, but I do know that Jordan is a winner regardless of the final tally,” Lon Youngberg, Eastern welding professor, said.Wynn and his instructor, Mason Winters, returned from Alabama recently where his competition went from the top six welders to three. “There were some of the best welders I have ever seen,” Wynn said. “They are all nice guys and I was not nervous because all the guys were laid back and I did not feel pressured. After spending nine days with them, we became a welding family.”“I had practiced all the projects 12 or 13 times. I was calm because I was prepared in all facets of the competition,” he said.His instructors tell him to stay focused, make good welds and when he gets frustrated to work through it.He returned to Huntsville, Alabama in January for a week-long practice round and again in February, where Wynn and the two other finalists will compete in the final round. This level of competition is sponsored by the American Welding Society. The focus will be on four-major arc welding processes: gas-metal arc welding, flux-core arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding and shielded-metal arc welding. If he wins, he will travel to one or more international competitions and finally to Kazan, Russia in October for the WorldSkills championship.“Both Mason [Winters] and Lon [Youngberg] tell me that I will get back what I have put into it,” Wynn said. “It takes tons of time, but I will have the skills to get any job I want.”Wynn’s education will not end at USUE. After graduation, he plans to attend Weber State University to earn a welding engineering degree. He wants to eventually work as a welder inside a shop and is toying with becoming a welding instructor eventually.“I like to go into a student’s booth and give them suggestions on getting better; learning something that I helped teach them gives me a great feeling,” Wynn said.His best advice is “be where you are when you are;” pay attention in class, then go out and do what you want.Realizing that getting this far in welding did not happen without help from a lot of people, Wynn acknowledges his gratefulness to Eastern instructors Youngberg, Winters and Austin Welch plus his high school instructors at UB Tech in Roosevelt, Kevin Mitchell and Ricky Prather. Charlie Sweet laser cut all his projects and Intermountain Electronics donated time to allow Sweet to do this. read more

Angels Weaver NoHits Twins

Jered WeaverLos Angeles Angels pitcher Jered Weaver, the runner up to the Cy Young Award last year, spun a no-hitter Wednesday in Anaheim in a 9-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins.The Angels’ ace was brilliant, allowing just one walk en route to Major League Baseball’s second no-hitter in the majors in less than two weeks. Phil Humber of the Chicago White Sox threw a perfect game at Seattle on April 21.Weaver (4-0) struck out nine and the Twins did not came close to getting a hit against the All-Star right-hander.”It was an easy ride,” Weaver said.He had a more difficult time surviving the mob of teammates after Tori Hunter corralled the last out on the right-field warning track than he did handling the Minnesota batters. read more

Womens Basketball When Ohio State needed her most Kelsey Mitchell came through

Ohio State senior guard Kelsey Mitchell controls the ball during the Big Ten tournament championship game against Maryland on March 4, 2018 in Indianapolis. Ohio State won 79-69. Credit: Alyssia Graves: Assistant Sports DirectorINDIANAPOLIS — Ohio State’s once-hearty lead dwindled to two points with 5:59 remaining in the Big Ten tournament championship. Just nine minutes before, the Buckeyes held an 18-point lead on Maryland and seemed to be pulling away.But with the Terrapins within one possession of tying or overtaking Ohio State, the momentum had completely flipped and a lead change seemed inevitable. So, Buckeye head coach Kevin McGuff called a timeout.Ohio State senior guard Kelsey Mitchell said she was not worried. She expected Maryland to make the late comeback attempt.“Teams make runs,” Mitchell said. “We’re playing in a Big Ten tournament. You know, we knew things could happen. We didn’t know at what point it would, but we prepared and we stayed focused and we dialed in for the rest of the 40 minutes.”So, who did the Buckeyes turn to with seemingly nothing working offensively? Mitchell, of course.The 2018 Big Ten Player of the Year launched a 3-pointer 20 seconds after play resumed following the timeout, draining the shot and sparking a team that desperately needed a burst of energy. Two-and-a-half minutes later, with her team leading by five points, she pulled up from beyond the arc once again and buried the triple to give her team a 70-62 lead with less than three minutes remaining.The third-leading scorer in the history of college basketball with more than 3,300 career points, Mitchell had no explanation for how she went from scoring one field goal in the third quarter to piling up 12 fourth-quarter points. “I can’t actually tell you,” Mitchell said. “It was just so many emotions. Individually I just tried to, like I said, stay as aggressive as possible.”She entered the final quarter 4-for-16 from the field, then went 3-for-4 and made four free throws in the game’s final 10 minutes.It’s never bad to put the ball in the hands of one of the greatest scorers in the history of the game. So the Buckeyes feed their top player as often as possible, even when Mitchell is having an inconsistent shooting night.“Well, I mean, that’s where we want the ball,” McGuff said. “Whether we win or we lose, I can live with it with her shooting, because I have that much confidence in her.”Ohio State learned in last year’s Big Ten tournament, the reliance on Mitchell’s scoring prowess can come back to bite the team when she is not hitting shots. Purdue knocked the Buckeyes out of the tournament in the semifinals and held Mitchell to 3-of-22 shooting.But on most days, Mitchell can be counted on to get buckets. She was named the 2018 Big Ten tournament Most Outstanding Player for her three-game stretch of wins against Maryland, Minnesota and Rutgers in which she totaled 77 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds. Mitchell shot below 40 percent in two of the three games, but combined to go 12-for-26 from 3-point range in the tournament.When she was announced as the award’s winner, she said she could not hear she won the honor. Regardless, she said that was not the trophy that meant the most.“But when I got the trophy, individually I guess it’s okay,” Mitchell said. “But when you look at the trophy that you take home for your team and your program, that’s what matters.” read more

Increased conveyor belt splice efficiency from Flexco

first_imgFlexco recently added a cambered (curved) clamp bar to the Flexco® SRTM Rivet Hinged Installation Tool. The steel MSRT and MSRT8 Multiple Rivet Driving Tools now feature a curved clamp bar for enhanced heavy-duty belt splicing. The design of the curved clamp bar maximises belt conveyor productivity by establishing even gripping force across the entire width of the belt. “The clamp bar is essential to obtaining a good splice because it ensures a more consistent splice when used correctly,” said Patrick Mukushina, product manager for Flexco. “The robust design of the clamp bar provides maximum holding capabilities, especially on thick, high tension belts where a strong hold is required.”The addition of a curved clamp bar on the steel MSRT and MSRT8 tools come a year after introducing the aluminum tools with the curved design. The clamp bar on the steel tool is also designed with a gripping plate for increased clamping strength and operator efficiency.last_img read more

Rockwell to provide automation solutions for NioCorp superalloy metals mining and processing

first_imgNioCorp Developments Ltd, a developer of superalloy metals, has awarded a major contract to Rockwell Automation to engineer, design and procure process automation and instrumentation for NioCorp’s proposed critical minerals, mining and processing facility in Elk Creek, Nebraska.Three superalloy metals – niobium, scandium and titanium – are expected to be produced by the facility as early as 2021. These critical materials are used in the aerospace, defense, automotive, clean energy, commercial aviation and mega-infrastructure sectors. Generally, these superalloys enable increased strength and lighter weight in transportation and other systems, leading to better fuel efficiency and lower greenhouse gas and other air emissions, according to NioCorp.“We selected Rockwell Automation and its partners to automate our process equipment and power control systems with the goals of optimising material handling and processing, increasing efficiencies and reducing time to market,” said Mark Smith, Executive Chairman and CEO, NioCorp. “Their combination of industry expertise, proven methodologies and advanced automation technology should help us develop a truly world-class mine that can initiate the first-ever greenfield mining and processing of niobium and scandium in the United States.”Rockwell Automation will be the main automation contractor for this project. The system integration will be provided through MAVERICK Technologies, a Rockwell Automation company that specialises in process automation solutions. Endress+Hauser, a strategic alliance partner, will provide field instrumentation including analysis, temperature, pressure, level and flow measurement devices, along with valves and related field devices and services.“We are pleased to be selected for the NioCorp mining facility project. Together, with our system integrator MAVERICK Technologies, and our strategic alliance partner Endress+Hauser, we are able to offer a collaborative solution for standardisation, control and connectivity across operations,” said Paul J. Galeski, CAP, Vice President and General Manager, Systems and Solutions Business, Rockwell Automation.The Elk Creek Project is known to be the highest-grade niobium deposit in North America. Once in full-scale production, the NioCorp facility is expected to produce more than 7,000 t of ferroniobium, 103 t of scandium trioxide and over 11,000 t of titanium dioxide each year, with a 32-year operating life.last_img read more

Record numbers attend Ash Wednesday drive thru in Galway church

first_img‘Record numbers’ attend Ash Wednesday drive thru in Galway church Meanwhile, Archbishop Eamon Martin has launched a Twitter and Instagram campaign for Lent. 26,814 Views Wednesday 6 Mar 2019, 10:29 PM Image: Shutterstock/iweta0077 By Gráinne Ní Aodha A CHURCH IN Galway that offers a “drive thru” service for people to get their ashes on Ash Wednesday has said that it’s had record numbers of attendees this year.The innovative service at St Patrick’s Church, Glenamaddy aims to cater for people who are too busy to stop in. The aim is that they would get their ashes on their morning run, as the service is offered from 8am to 9.30am.This is the second year the service has been on offer. The church said on its Facebook that this year it received “record numbers” attending.Meanwhile, Archbishop Eamon Martin today launched a Twitter and Instagram #LiveLent initiative, for Lent 2019.The initiative will involve short daily suggestions on Twitter and Instagram based on the Pope’s Lenten message. These will include suggestions on fasting, “eg, fasting from gossip, fasting from negativity online, and giving up certain foods for Lent”; and suggestions of charitable acts.The Archbishop encouraged others taking part in Lent to share their progress online. 35 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL Share139 Tweet Email5 Mar 6th 2019, 10:29 PM Image: Shutterstock/iweta0077last_img read more