Taylor: We are ready to fight

first_imgplaying superbly to upset the inform Kiwis.Their success has mirrored that of their men’s side who play England in the corresponding final, and Taylor underscored the importance of both sides winning on Sunday.”It would mean a lot. We’ve been talking about it, just hanging out with the guys. It’s been so good,” she said.”Words can’t really explain how much it would mean for both teams. Especially for us because we’ve never been to the final before. For us to get this one would be like a dream come true.”Taylor has been the inform batsman with nearly 200 runs in a side where the batting has not really clicked, and Britney Cooper’s career-best 61 in the semi-final was the Windies Women’s only half-century.However, their bowling has been penetrative with Taylor claiming eight wickets with her off-breaks and leg-spinner Afy Fletcher and medium pacer Deandra Dottin both taking seven wickets.Note: The match starts at 4 a.m. Jamaica time.last_img read more

Revenue from beneficiation

first_imgMandise Skele creates a copper and silver bracelet as part of Mintek’s Kgabane jewellery training programme, which focuses on the manufacture of jewellery in South Africa using indigenous skills and traditional designs. (Image: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. For more free images, visit the image library.) German Pikhoya, the CEO of Russian gold producer Polyus, has great respect for the South African mining industry. (Image: Janine Erasmus) MEDIA CONTACTS • Brand South Africa   +27 11 483 0122 RELATED ARTICLES • Brics summit in the spotlight • South Africa at 2011 BRICS summit • Zuma: shared prosperity for all • Brics journos get to know SA Janine ErasmusBeneficiation was not an obstacle in Africa, but rather an opportunity, Bridgette Radebe, chair of the South African Mining Development Association, told delegates at the fifth BRICS summit at Durban’s International Convention Centre on Tuesday.Radebe said Africa was missing an opportunity when it exported minerals to other countries without first creating a finished product. “South Africa is a mining leader in terms of the life of mines as well as production ­ but we are missing an opportunity to add value to our operations.”Top-level delegations from all five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) are in Durban for the summit to talk about co-operation, development and economic growth. South Africa has been a BRICS member since 2010. World’s richestSouth Africa holds an estimated US$2.5-trillion (R23-trillion) of mineral resources, making it the world’s richest country in this regard, according to a 2010 report commissioned by US banking group Citigroup.The country also has the world’s largest reported reserves of gold, platinum group metals, chrome ore and manganese ore, and the second-largest reserves of zirconium, vanadium and titanium.Despite these assets, South Africa – along with other African countries – lags in mineral beneficiation, exporting its minerals as unprocessed ore rather than higher-value finished products.“Many countries that are resource-rich seek to improve their revenue through taxation. They should consider that beneficiation may be a more effective option,” said Abiel Mngomezulu, the chief executive and president of Johannesburg-based mineral processing company Mintek, and moderator of the panel discussion on beneficiation.According to Deloitte, the gross revenue from sales of all minerals in South Africa for the 2010 financial year amounted to $24.5-billion (R227-billion). But only $9-billion (R86-billion) was generated from processing base metals, precious metals and other minerals. Job creationSouth Africa’s government has named beneficiation as a priority for job creation and economic growth. In 2011 it released a strategy that identified policies, legislation and incentives that could be put in place to grow the industry and give the country a greater competitive edge. Beneficiation is one of six focus areas in the New Growth Path, which aims to create five-million new jobs by 2020.Beneficiation lends itself to helping countries move ahead through job creation, technology advancement, skills transfer, and research and development, Sipho Nkosi, the chief executive of JSE-listed mining group Exxaro, said.“Under colonialism or imperialism, BRICS nations were not viewed as countries that should industrialise – instead the powers took what commodities they could and shipped them home. Now the world realises that we have to develop our own industries.”To successfully meet the challenge of building a beneficiation industry, he said South Africa needed to invest in resources – capital, power, infrastructure, skills and education. South-South co-operationCo-operation between BRICS countries could help this along. “Investment in Africa is one of our top priorities, and South-South co-operation will improve the African economy,” said Jiang Huicheng, the president of China’s First Investment Holding Group.Jiang said investment in mining would have the added effect of boosting crucial infrastructure such as rail networks. “We strongly support local industry,” he said.Jiang dismissed rumours that China planned to strip Africa of its mineral resources. “Our long-term target is to help African countries and also give small and medium enterprises a hand, and we are committed to this. We have been investing in Africa for over a decade.”China’s African investment was around $15-billion (R139-billion) in 2011, he said. In 2010, the country had more than 10 projects with an investment of more than $100-million (R926-million).Jiang cautioned that the environment for this kind of investment in Africa was not yet optimal. “Governments must show support for the mineral industry to attract more foreign investment.” Available incentivesThe South African government has singled out 10 minerals which it believes have the greatest potential for value through beneficiation: chromium, manganese, coal and uranium, nickel, diamonds, platinum, gold, titanium, iron ore and vanadium.There are five value chains associated with these commodities, namely:•          Energy commodities (coal, uranium and thorium)•          Iron and steel (iron ore, chromium and manganese)•          Pigment and titanium production (titanium and vanadium)•          Autocatalytic converters and diesel particulate filters (platinum)•          Jewellery fabrication (diamonds, gold and platinum)Radebe said there are tremendous opportunities in hydrogen fuel cell production.“This is part of the green revolution, and the future of energy supply,” she said. “The energy production process is silent, combustion-free and better for the environment. There are implications for residential, automotive and other sectors, and we expect that by 2015 the technology will be commercialised.”Radebe, who is founder of Mmakau Mining, said there were a range of government-driven incentives available to beneficiation companies and to both greenfield and brownfield initiatives. Incentives and benefits included tax reductions, the development of transport corridors and special economic zones, as well as training allowances.The Department of Science and Technology also offered incentives for research and development, she said. Mining’s superpowerOther countries are quick to tap into South African mining expertise.“Many of our recent improvements have been led by people with a South African background,” said German Pikhoya, the chief executive of Russia’s Polyus, one of the world’s biggest gold producers with the third-biggest reserves on earth.The company’s chief operating officer is James Nieuwenhuys, who learned his trade at the Gencor Pomfret Mine and then De Beers, where he was project engineer for the development of the Venetia open-pit diamond mine in Limpopo.“His input helped us to increase our gold output,” said Pikhoya, “and it has been so positive that we will probably internationalise our team even more.”Polyus is also co-operating with Mintek, he said. “We view South Africa as a mining superpower.”last_img read more

Brandon Monebrake, March 27

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We’re farming about 2,300 acres counting custom ground. We raise about 40% corn and 60% beans we have more bean ground this year than we have because of prices and it is easier to get them in. We also raise a little freezer beef.We have been all no-till since 2000. If we work the dirt and it rains it will wash away, especially on our hillier ground. The corn does pretty well. We have spiked wheels on the planter on one side and that works the ground enough that the corn is up in three to five days if the weather cooperates. We added those last year.I farm with my grandfather and I have been working here since I was 13. Now I’m 21. We spray, we haul our own grain, we sidedress, we do everything ourselves. We got our sprayer four years ago.We both do the planting. I plant the beans and he plants the corn. We start the corn a week or two before the beans and we are hoping to get the beans in a little sooner this year. We try to get started by the end of April. We usually don’t like to plant beans before the fifth or tenth of May. Our soils are pretty much the same right here around home. We have pretty good dirt here. If you go north it has more clay around New Paris. The ground is rolling here and it is hilly in New Paris and we have a farm in Richmond Indiana and it is really hilly.I enjoy farming. I won’t do anything else. Competition from other farms for land is a real challenge for us. We are fortunate to do some custom harvest, planting and spraying.last_img read more

Of romance, love and chocolate…

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Romance and love are in the air. Let’s not forget about chocolate! Nothing says valentines like chocolate, conversation hearts and flowers. More than 58 million pounds of chocolate will be sold in leading up to that special day in February. Chocolate delivers a powerful punch in each bite. Last month we talked about comfort foods and how chocolate contains serotonin. It is mood lifting and plays a starring role as a comfort food. The natural compound of phenylethylamine in chocolate turns it into a stimulant. One thought is that chocolate stimulates short-lived feelings similar to when you are “in love” therefore giving it a nickname of the “love drug.”A gift of chocolate this February will not only shower your sweetheart with a gift of love and comfort but delight his/her heart as well. The anatomical heart, that is. February is also Heart (Health) Month. Believe it or not, a growing number of studies show that chocolate can be a heart healthy choice. That’s right, chocolate! It’s the ingredient of flavanols in cocoa that is so beneficial. The Mayo Clinic states that this flavanol component produces an antioxidant effect that can help reduce cell damage in heart disease, lower blood pressure and improve how your vessels and heart system work.The secret to chocolate that’s good for your heartFirst choose the darkest cocoa powder and chocolate you can find. It has the highest amount of these beneficial flavanols. Stop! This is not a license to eat chocolate candy like it’s an after Halloween sale! Most chocolate that is consumed is in the form of candy. Most chocolate candy and baked goods have added sugar and fat, which decreases the health benefit of the good cocoa. Chocolate candy, even dark should be eaten in moderation. Cocoa powder is where the goodness lies.A few months ago, I had the pleasure of stowing away with Paul on a business trip to the Netherlands. One of our excursions was to a historic windmill village called Zaanse Schans, where we smelled cocoa in the air. Our guide gave us a crash course on Dutch cocoa. It is believed that the Aztecs in Central America discovered cocoa and cherished this sacred plant, using it as “money” as well as creating the amazing chocolate drink we love. The scientific name for chocolate translates into, the much deserving “drink of the gods.” Cocoa came to Europe in the 15th century but it wasn’t until the late 18th century that Amsterdam became a major player in the world of chocolate. The Dutch discovered the way to remove the fat from the cocoa bean and create cocoa powder as we know it today.Dutchcocoa.com states that cacao is grown in the warmest part of our planet, which is the equator give or take 20 degrees. About 60% of the world’s supply is grown in Africa. Commercial cacao trees grow 13 to 26 feet high. Under a canopy of long, thin, dark green leaves, green pods grow out from the trunk and lower branches. It takes five to six months for them to be ready for harvest. Crack open the nine-inch yellow or red pods and you’ll find 30 to 40 cocoa beans, surrounded by white, spongy pulp. The cocoa beans are then roasted and pressed to separate into cocoa butter and cocoa “cake.” The “cake” is turned into cocoa powder where cocoa butter is used in chocolate making.Americans consume 11 pounds of chocolate a year. Although this is less than the Swiss at 20 pounds, that’s still a lot of chocolate. Next time you reach for chocolate, choose dark and enjoy a healthy chocolate valentine’s treat. Your heart and sweetheart will thank you!Eat well & healthy!ShellyAvocado & Banana Chocolate Pudding cleaneating.com (This is the source, not an endorsement. I made this and it’s good. I know it sounds weird, but I double dog dare you to try it!) 1 1/2 bananas, very ripe1 avocado, ripe, pitted and peeled1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder3 Tbsp pure maple syrup1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract, optional1/4 tsp ground cinnamon, optional  To a food processor, add banana, avocado and cocoa powder. Process until just a few chunks remain, about 1 minute. With processor running, pour maple syrup through feed tube and process until completely smooth, scraping down bowl as needed, about 1 minute. Add vanilla (if using) and cinnamon and process until combined, about 10 seconds. Transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate until completely chilled, 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Nutrition Information per 1/3 cup: 171 calories, 28 g carb, 8g fat, 6g fiber “Hot Chocolate” Banana-Nut Oatmeal foodnetwork.com 2 cups milk 1/4 tsp pure almond extract 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract Kosher salt 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats 2 Tbsp. unsweetened dark cocoa powder 2-3 Tbsp. honey or agave nectar 1/3 cup toasted and chopped walnuts Pinch ground cinnamon 2 Tbsp. dark chocolate chips 2 fully-ripened large bananas (1 1/2 diced and 1/2 thinly sliced crosswise) Bring the milk, 1 3/4 cups water, the diced bananas, and pinch of salt to a boil in a large saucepan over high heat. Stir in the oats, cocoa powder and 1 ½ tablespoon of the honey and reduce the heat to medium. Cook, stirring frequently, until the oats are fully cooked to desired consistency, 6 to 7 minutes. Stir in almond and vanilla extracts. Transfer to 4 bowls, top with the sliced bananas, walnuts, the remaining 1 tablespoon honey, cinnamon and chocolate chips and serve. Makes 4 servings.Red Wine Chocolate Lava Cakes eatingwell.com  4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped, divided5 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided2 tablespoons red wine, divided2 large eggs1 egg yolk1 teaspoon vanilla extract¼ teaspoon salt6 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar5 tablespoons all-purpose flour1 tablespoon unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder  Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat 6 cups of a muffin tin with cooking spray.Place 3 ounces chocolate and 4 tablespoons butter in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on High for 1 minute. Stir, then continue microwaving, if needed, stirring every 15 seconds, until completely melted. Let cool slightly. Whisk in 1 tablespoon wine, eggs, egg yolk, vanilla and salt. Sift confectioners’ sugar, flour and cocoa over the batter and whisk until smooth. Divide the batter evenly among the 6 prepared muffin cups, using about ¼ cup each.Bake the cakes until the edges look dry and puffed but the centers still look soft and gooey, 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack until firm, about 2 minutes. Place a cutting board on top of the pan and invert the cakes out onto it. If they stick, run a knife around and under them to loosen.Meanwhile, heat the remaining 1 ounce chocolate and 1 tablespoon butter in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on High for 1 minute. Stir, then continue microwaving, if needed, stirring every 15 seconds, until completely melted. Stir in the remaining 1 tablespoon wine. Using a thin spatula, transfer the cakes to serving plates. Drizzle the cakes with the chocolate sauce, about 1 teaspoon each. Serve warm. Chocolate Sauce www.Health.com 2 1/2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped into small pieces1/3 c unsweetened cocoa powder1/4 cup dark brown sugar, packed1 teaspoon instant coffee granules1 cup hot water1/4 cup agave syrup2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract  Combine first 4 ingredients (through coffee granules) in a food processor. Process until finely ground (about 1 minute).In a small saucepan, stir water and agave syrup together; bring just to a boil over medium-high heat. With the food processor running, add the syrup mixture, then vanilla. Continue processing until sauce is smooth, scraping down sides as needed. Transfer to a container and refrigerate until chilled (at least 2 hours). Stir before serving over fruit, ice cream, or banana bread.last_img read more

PBA D-League: Petron-Letran halts Ironcon-UST’s unbeaten run

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Alvin Pasaol took over for the Knights in the final 3:12 of the game, scoring eight of Petron-Letran’s final 16 points.He finished with 27 points and eight rebounds but it was Jerrick Balanza who led all scorers for the Knights with a season-high 34 points with nine rebounds and two steals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe Knights also bounced back from their 83-64 loss to Cignal-Ateneo last week and improved to a 4-2 record in the Aspirants Group while the Growling Tigers dropped to 4-1 after their four-game winning start.“I told my team before the game that we joined this league to beat these kinds of teams especially those who have yet to lose,” said Petron-Letran head coach Bonnie Tan. “At least this game showed us that we can bounce back.” Kemba Walker gets 43 in possible Charlotte farewell as Hornets eliminated Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments LATEST STORIES MOST READ Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Jeremiah Taladua came off the bench for the Knights and poured in 13 points and grabbed four rebounds while Renato Ular had himself an 11-point, 11-rebound double-double.Soulemane Chabi Yo led the Growling Tigers with 25 points, 11 rebounds, four assists, and three blocks while Brent Paraiso had 17 points, five rebounds, and two assists.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MANILA, Philippines—Petron-Letran put a stop to Ironcon-University of Santo Tomas’ winning run with a convincing 114-101 win in the 2019 PBA D-League Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Two men arrested following fight over pool chair at Kearny Mesa apartments

first_img Posted: August 6, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Two men arrested following fight over pool chair at Kearny Mesa apartments August 6, 2019 KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Two men were arrested on suspicion of injuring four people during a fight at a pool in a Kearny Mesa apartment complex, police said Tuesday.The fight happened around 10 p.m. Monday at the Olympus Corsair apartments on Aero Drive, San Diego police Officer John Buttle said.A large group was in the pool area of the apartment complex when a fight broke out over a chair, Buttle said.During the fight, one victim was struck with a pool cue and three others were beaten up, but they all refused medical attention, he said.Officers responded to the scene and arrested a 29-year-old man and a 28-year-old man, whose names were not immediately available, on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, Buttle said. last_img read more

Peugeot camps tiny with two capable compact camper vans

first_img Phys.org, 2015 The iBox kitchen includes a dual-burner stove, slide-out for small fridge, sink and storage drawers. The sink can collapse and fold flat against the face of the kitchen, providing access to the worktop next to the stove. The deployable faucet is attached to a 70-cm (28-in) hose, allowing it to work as a shower and sprayer.Inside, the bed deploys quickly to fill out the width of the cabin with a 140 x 192-cm (55 x 76-in) mattress.Peugeot’s announcement doesn’t list pricing for either of these camper van models, but Irmscher prices the full Traveller-compatible iBox kit (kitchen and fold-out bed, fridge sold separately) at €4,707 (approx. US$5,225). Listings for Alpin Campers show pricing starting around €29,600 (US$32,850) for a new Nissan NV200 camper van.We’ll be stopping by Peugeot’s booth at this year’s Caravan Salon to get more details about these two vans and to see the variety of other Peugeot-based motorhomes it’ll have on display.Source: Peugeot Germany Google Analytics settings Alpin Camper uses the same general layout in the Partner as it does with other small vans, setting an extendable sofa opposite a kitchen block. That sofa pulls out into a bed with very cozy 112 x 195-cm (44 x 77-in) dimensions. Below the sofa, two under-seat storage drawers offer space for clothing and other belongings, while the frontmost drawer is actually a small compressor fridge. Across the aisle, the passenger-side kitchen block includes a cartridge stove and a sink hooked to fresh and waste water tanks. The conversion even includes a parking heater with LCD temperature control.Peugeot will host the public world premiere of the Partner Alpin camper van at the Caravan Salon, which begins on August 30.Moving up in van size but down in interior living space, Peugeot will also be showing a Traveller converted by way of the Ischer iBox plug-and-play camper module. A rebranded variant of the Czech-designed Egoé Nest, the iBox packs a fold-out bed atop a slide-out kitchen box, offering an easy way to repurpose van into road trip-ready camper van. We recommend Peugeot, Mitsubishi team up on electric vehicle project The simple Irmscher iBox turns the Peugeot Traveller into a camper van for under €5,000Jast Photography Yes No Peugeot plans US return 30 years after exit David E. Lanfear, MD, myCME, 2019 Phys.org, 2010 Innovative HF Delivery Models: Putting Patients at the Center of Carecenter_img Powered by Phys.org Implement use of shared decision-making tools to help patients with HF identify treatment strategies that align with their preferences, values, and goals Seven sustainability lessons we can all learn from backpackers While Citroën seduces motorcyclists with its big, cavernous Biker Solution camper vans, sister brand Peugeot is busy appealing more to frugal, efficient nomads. At this year’s Düsseldorf Caravan Salon, Peugeot will be putting the focus on compact but livable camper vans. Both the Partner Alpin Camper and Irmscher Traveller capitalize on efficient, space-saving layouts to offer cozy living in the great outdoors.Bavaria’s Alpin Camper does conversion work on the VW T6, a mid-size van, but its real bread and butter is mini-campervans based on small vans like the VW Caddy and Nissan NV200. It’s even made an all-electric mini-campervan out of the Nissan e-NV200.The latest clay from which Alpin molds a habitable sculpture is the new Peugeot Partner. You may have missed it, but Peugeot debuted the new Partner panel van in 2018, a few months after the Geneva Motor Show debut of the new Rifter passenger van and flashy Rifter 4×4 off-road camper van concept. The Partner/Rifter is the smallest model in Peugeot’s van lineup, measuring between 440 and 475 cm (173 and 187 in), which happens to be right in Alpin’s wheelhouse. I consent to the use of Google Analytics and related cookies across the TrendMD network (widget, website, blog). Learn more Privacy policy Erica Spatz, myCME, 2019 myCME Clinical Convergence®: The Learning Pathway in Atopic Dermatitis: Maximizing Positive Outcomes for Your Patientslast_img read more