Crimson Frozen Four-bound

first_imgWith the Harvard women’s hockey team protecting a 5-1 advantage in the closing minutes of its NCAA regional showdown versus Dartmouth on Saturday afternoon (March 15), a small contingent of Crimson fans suddenly filled Bright Hockey Center with a battle cry. “Min-ah-so-ta” they sang, followed by a rhythmic succession of hand claps (two slow, three fast). Ever the educated sports fans, those Harvard hockey nuts – making up a good majority of the 1,497 on hand – weren’t just whistling Dixie.In dispensing the eight-seeded Big Green, 5-1, the No. 1 Crimson squad (31-1-0; 27-0-0, ECAC) punched its ticket to the big dance in Duluth, scheduled for March 20 and 22 at the city’s Entertainment and Convention Center. With the victory, the Harvard program is set to make its fifth Frozen Four appearance (the team competed in the tourney in 2001, 2003, 2004, and 2005). And though the Crimson captured the American Women’s College Hockey Alliance national championship in 1999, the women’s NCAA title – established in 2001 – has remained elusive for the Cambridge team.The semifinals, scheduled for this evening (March 20), will pit Harvard against the fourth-seeded (and reigning national champion) University of Wisconsin Badgers. Opening face-off is scheduled for 6 p.m. The No. 2 and 3 seeds, meanwhile, the University of Minnesota, Duluth, and the University of New Hampshire, respectively, will play in the other semifinal matchup at 9 p.m. The prevailing squads will then vie for the championship two days later (March 22) at 1:30 p.m.Against Dartmouth, Harvard avoided a scoreless first period (and a wasted 17-shot effort) when Jenny Brine ’09 knocked a close-range blast by Carli Clemis with 33 ticks remaining. It marked the junior’s 18th goal of the season.The Crimson found its groove in the middle stanza when the team rattled off two straight goals (courtesy of Kate Buesser ’11 and Sarah Vaillancourt ’09) within a four-minute period to take a 3-0 advantage. And though the Big Green made it a two-goal game at the 16:36 mark of the second period following Sarah Parsons’ unassisted tally past Harvard’s Christina Kessler (30 saves on the day), the Crimson later recorded a pair of power-play goals in the final period to thwart the visitor’s momentum.Such capitalization on player-up opportunities has served Harvard well all season long. (In the midst of a 21-game win streak, the women’s last setback was Dec. 14.) For head coach Katey Stone – who incidentally earned her 300th career victory with the win – the Crimson’s aptitude in that department speaks to many of the team’s strengths. “I think we have a lot of weapons; we have a lot of versatility. Our players are really good at figuring out where the holes are,” she explained following the game. “I think we have some pretty dynamic kids and so we’re able to do a lot of things that help us be successful.”The No. 1 Harvard women icers will take on the University of Wisconsin at 6 p.m. (EST) today (March 20) for the right to play either the University of New Hampshire or the University of Minnesota, Duluth, on Saturday (March 22) at 1:30 p.m. (EST) for the national title. For scores and updates, visit or read more

United Wagon Co awarded first tank wagon contract

first_imgRUSSIA: United Wagon Co’s TikhvinChemMash tank wagon business has won its first order, covering the supply of 105 methanol tanks to chemical company Metafrax. Production is to begin by the end of the year, with entry into service planned for 2016.Announcing the contract on November 3, UWC said the design had been developed in close co-operation with Metafrax. The wagons will have 25 tonne axleload bogies, with the 71·5 tonne or 94 m3 capacity being higher than existing designs. The wagons are designed for a service life of 32 years.UWC estimates that 15 000 Russian tank wagons will reach the end of their life by 2020, or about 40% of the total. The company is planning to offer a range of more than 15 types of tank wagon, and Metafrax is planning an order for Type 15-6900-01 stainless steel tank wagons for transporting formaldehyde.last_img read more

Arianna slab track selected for Marlengo tunnel

first_imgITALY: South Tirol infrastructure manager STA has awarded Wegh Group a contract to install its Arianna slab track system through the Marlengo tunnel on the Merano – Malles Venosta line.The lower rail height compared to the existing ballasted track will provide the additional clearance necessary for the installation of overhead electrification equipment on the route.The tunnel alignment takes the form of a steeply-sloping helix with a radius of just 200 m, and replacing the ballasted track with slab track was selected as a cheaper, simpler and faster option than enlarging the tunnel.The work is scheduled to start in January 2018 and take about three months.last_img read more

Breen takes third in La Baule Derby, Sweetnham in Grand Prix Top Ten

first_img Tags: Home  »  Disciplines News  »  Breen takes third in La Baule Derby, Sweetnham in Grand Prix Top Ten Breen takes third in La Baule Derby, Sweetnham in Grand Prix Top Ten 19 May 2013, 15:40 TIPPERARY rider Shane Breen claimed third place and an 8,000 euro prize in the famous five-star La Baule Derby in France on Saturday, while fellow Munster rider Shane Sweetnam was best of the Irish with a ninth place in today’s (Sunday) Grand Prix.Breen, who helped Ireland to a joint third place with a clear round on the stallion Balloon in Friday’s Nations’ Cup at the French venue, rode his own mare Ominerale Courcelle on the challenging derby course, and though faster than the French winner Patrice Delaveau, had one fence down.Delaveau, who recorded one of only two clear rounds in the competition with the mare Ornella Mail, picked up 12,400 euro for his win.Before today’s Grand Prix, Shane Sweetnam racked up Ireland’s only win at La Baule with victory in the morning’s feature class with Niklas Arvidsson’s bay stallion Cyklon, scorching home with over three seconds in hand against French challenger Philippe Rozier and Akita.However, a fence down in each round of the Grand Prix aboard Spy Coast Farms’s Amaretto Darco left Sweetnam in ninth place overall, yielding victory to the double clear of local rider Patrice Delaveau and Orient Express.At the weekend’s other five star show at Wiesbaden in Germany, Tipperary’s Denis Lynch lost out on his chance at the Global Champions Tour Grand Prix jump-off on Saturday with a single time fault in his second round on Thomas Straumann’s All Star, with the USA’s Laura Kraut claiming first place with three clear rounds on the 15 year-old Cedric. Lynch finished in eighth.In Northern Ireland, meanwhile, Meath’s Alexander Butler saw off a strong British challenge to collect 8,000 euro for his win in the Balmoral Grand Prix on Friday night, riding the Irish Sport Horse Will Wimble.In eventing, Ireland’s Michael Ryan took third place in the one-star competition at Rockingham in England with Ballylynch Wizard, with Britain’s Kitty King taking the trophy aboard Ceylor LAN.Will Wimble (ISH) – 2000 grey gelding by Touchdown (ISH) out of The Woolsack (ISH). Owner/Bred by Harold McGahern, Rincoola, Granard, Co. Longford. Rider: Alexander Butler (IRL)last_img read more

Nigeria vs Seychelles: Asaba Lights Up In Preparation For Another Football Showpiece

first_imgSuper Eagles Starting XI against Seychelles Confidence is high in the camp of the Super Eagles as the Pirates of Seychelles, who are already eliminated, tackle the three-time African champions at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba in what kicks off a true football feast in the Delta State capital on Friday.Tomorrow’s session is in fulfillment of the final day fixtures of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying series.Group leaders Nigeria made sure of a slot at African football’s biggest house party far back in November 2018 after a 1-1 draw with South Africa in Johannesburg, but there is word in the camp that the Nigerian stars are looking to rack up a high-score win for bragging rights.Libya’s Mediterranean Knights, who are involved in the other match of the group against South Africa in Tunisia, incinerated the Pirates 8-1 right in Mahé Island in one of the group matches. That remains the highest-score win of the entire qualifying series.In Mahé Island on 8th September 2018, goals by Ahmed Musa (a rocket from his weaker left foot), defender Chidozie Awaziem and Odion Ighalo sealed a 3-0 win and kept the Eagles in the hunt for a ticket to the 2019 AFCON. Wins over Libya home and away and the draw in South Africa took Nigeria to the finals.On Friday, Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr will unleash his best legs, as a high –score win would put the Eagles in a good and great mood for Tuesday’s prestige international friendly against seven-time African champions Egypt at the same venue.Twenty –four hours before that encounter, the Nigeria U23 squad will seek to overturn a 0-2 first leg loss to their Libyan counterparts in a 2019 Africa U23 Cup of Nations qualifying first round fixture, also at the Stephen Keshi Stadium.Stand-in skipper Ahmed Musa, who has led the Eagles brilliantly during this qualifying series, told “Yes, we have qualified already, but there is something called pride. And also, we need to be in the mood for the match against Egypt, and again take this as part of the preparation for the Cup of Nations. The Cup of Nations is less than three months away so our preparation has already started. The bigger picture is the thing.”CAF has named Cape Verde official Fabricio Duarte as the referee for tomorrow’s match. His compatriot, Jose Carlos Alexandre Pina Mendes is the assistant referee 1, with Delgade Fernandes Wilson Jorge as assistant referee 2 and Delgado Rocha Lenine as fourth official.The match commissioner is Martin Gomez from Gambia, while Togolese Latre-Kavi Edzona Lawson Hogban will be referee assessor.The encounter is scheduled for 4pm Nigerian time.Relatedlast_img read more

One step closer to digital broadcasting

first_imgThe migration from analogue to digital signal was first agreed to at the International Telecommunication Union, a United Nations agency for telecommunication. Global shift to digital As part of the scheme, the government plans to subsidise 70%, or around R400, of the expected R700 cost of a set-top box. The council comprises Mamokgethi Setati (chairperson), Ruddy Rashama (deputy chairperson), Nomvuyiso Batyi, Dingane Dube, Calvo Mawela, Karen Willenberg, Zubair Munshi, Sabelo Silinga, Richard Paulton, Cawekazi Mahlati, Llewellyn Jones, Julia Hope, Masodi Xaba, Hlukanisa Zitha and Rosey Sekese. In August 2008, then Communications Minister Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri announced that the government would introduce a scheme for ownership support to help households that could not afford to buy set-top boxes. Communications Minister Siphiwe Nyanda this week named the 15 members of the Digital Dzonga Advisory Council, which will advise on and oversee the broadcasting migration process. According to the Department of Communications, the 15 members were drawn from 51 nominations submitted by the public. The council to oversee South Africa’s migration from analogue to digital broadcasting has been appointed. The country’s analogue signal will be switched off on 1 November 2011, after which South Africans will require either digital-compliant TV sets or converters for their existing sets in order to watch television. After 1 November 2011, the analogue signal will be switched off, and viewers will need a set-top box to convert the digital signal for their analogue television sets. However, digital-compliant television sets, which do not require set-top boxes, will also be available by then.center_img The current period of “dual-illumination”, in which television will be broadcast via both analogue and digital signals, runs until 1 November 2011. The members represent a wide variety of backgrounds, ranging from regulatory, signal distribution, legal, broadcasting, labour, consumer groups and the government. Subsidies for poorer households 25 August 2010 The union took a decision that protection for analogue signals would cease in 2015. Member states were given timelines per region to comply with the decision. Africa forms part of region 1, together with Europe and the Middle East. Matsepe-Casaburri said the advantages of digital broadcasting far outweighed the estimated cost of such a subsidy. These include access to more channels, including focused educational channels, and direct access to new services, such as e-government services. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

LNL Systems Receives National Recognition as Motorola’s Number One Two-Way Radio Partner

first_imgLNL Systems recently announced its status as Motorola’s top two-way radio partner for 2016. The Motorola partnership has allowed LNL Systems to expand their product portfolio, reportedly offering customers a set of powerful and innovative communications solutions.Key FactsIn 2016, LNL Systems sold more business class two-way radios than any other Motorola reseller.LNL has been a Motorola partner for over eight years, focused on the retail industry.LNL has developed a retail Internet of Things (IoT) platform that integrates seamlessly with the Motorola business class radios.Mark Barnes, chief executive officer of LNL, is thrilled about the opportunity to integrate two-way radio technology with LNL’s IoT platform, “We are excited about the long-term relationship between LNL Systems and Motorola. Motorola is a leader in the industry and continues to develop innovative products enabling our retail customers to be more productive and efficient. By integrating the two-way radios with our SmartHub platform, store associates can now be alerted when a customer needs assistance, resulting in a better customer experience and increased conversion.”“Recognized around the world for their expertise, Motorola is known for their success in delivering innovative solutions to help their customers make critical decisions, allowing companies to streamline their processes and improve overall results.”- Sponsor – Eric Kriete, director of sales and marketing at MEI (Motorola market development distributor), believes there are several key factors involved when it comes to being recognized in this space, “LNL Systems continues to grow the market for two-way radios based on their knowledge of Motorola products and superb customer service. They have the ability to handle large deployments and service the products after the sale which is critical for large, national accounts.”This recognition spans North America and Canada. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Chess: England’s medallists battle jetlag but rack up six wins in 4NCL

first_imgForty-eight hours after the world team championship closing ceremony in Astana, Kazakhstan, England’s jet-lagged trio of team silver and individual board medal winners Luke McShane (gold), Gawain Jones (silver) and David Howell (bronze) were in action again in the penultimate weekend of the 4NCL, Britain’s national league. Not conveniently near Heathrow, either – they had a further tiring journey to Telford in the West Midlands. Support The Guardian Since you’re here… Twitter Share via Email news 3611 1 Bh7+! so that if Kf8 2 Qxh6! gxh6 3 Rxf7 mate. The game ended 1…Kh8 2 Bg6! and Black resigned faced with fxg6 3 Nf7+ and 4 Nxd8. Chess England’s world team championship squad (left to right): Jonathan Speelman, Luke McShane, Michael Adams, Gawain Jones, David Howell and Malcolm Pein. Photograph: David Llada Quick guide Gediminas Sarauskas v Luke McShane, 4NCL, Telford 2019 Thank you for your feedback. Share on Messenger Chess: England win first major medal in 22 years with silver at world teams Was this helpful? Reuse this content The decorated trio notched up a combined result of six wins in six games. It was a significant feat, since jetlag is well known to affect chess players and another participant at Astana, attempting the same operation in a different European league, lost badly with the comment: “My brain was just useless.”Jones and McShane led the Guildford team which continued its record unbeaten run, now standing at 72 wins and two draws spread over more than six years. Guildford has 8/8 match points, followed by Howell’s Cheddleton squad and Manx Liberty on 6/8.Manx was level with Guildford in February, but was then beaten by Yorkshire’s White Rose, for whom James Adair scored in this week’s puzzle.The title deciders are at the final league weekend in early May, when Guildford meet both Cheddleton and Manx. The Surrey team is far ahead in tiebreaking game points, so the realistic question is whether well-financed Manx can end Guildford’s mammoth unbeaten run and thus gain a psychological edge for a serious title challenge in 2019-20. Rumour has it that Manx will really go for it and bring in a couple of 2,700-rated elite GMs to outrate Jones and McShane, plus some 2,600s in support. Share on Twitter Share on Facebook A different question prompted by the England medal trio’s intercontinental dash is why they took such trouble, since their teams won by wide margins anyway. At least part of the answer lies in the bunched live ratings, which show England’s top five – the medal trio plus Michael Adams and Matthew Sadler – covered by a mere 15 rating points between Howell 2,701 at world No 39 and McShane 2,686 at world No 54. The race is on to succeed Nigel Short and Adams as top dog and every rating point counts.McShane’s win below was a classic case of too many early queen moves, here seven of the first 14, by his opponent. White’s homespun plan was intended to dodge the mainline Berlin Wall 5 d4 or 5 Re1, but when the errant queen finally returned to base by 14 Qd2 McShane already had a pleasant position with active bishops and knight.White tried a tactical trick 19 Bxc7 but McShane struck with 20…f5! and 23…Bxg2! comically netting the white queen still recovering at d2 from her early sortie. In theory there was still work to do with rook, knight and pawn for queen, but Black’s active queen soon homed in on the a2 pawn and White resigned due to 34 Ra1 Qa3 35 h4 Qb2 when the queen eats White’s a2 pawn and Black’s own a pawn has a clear run. Pinterest Leonard Barden on chess Share on LinkedIn … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Facebook Topics Share on Pinterest Read more Show Share on WhatsApp Hide 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bb5 Nf6 4 O-O Nxe4 5 Qe2?! Nd6 6 Bxc6 dxc6 7 Qxe5+ Qe7 8 Qa5? Qd7 9 Qe5+ Qe6 10 Qa5 Be7 11 Re1 Qd7 12 d3 O-O 13 Bf4 b6 14 Qd2 Bb7 15 Ne5 Qd8 16 Nc3 Nf5 17 Nc4 c5 18 Ne3 Nh4 19 Bxc7 Qd7 20 Bg3 f5! 21 Ne2 f4 22 Nxf4 Rxf4 23 Bxf4 Bxg2! 24 Nxg2 Nf3+ 25 Kh1 Nxd2 26 Bxd2 Bf6 27 Bc3 Bxc3 28 bxc3 Re8 29 Rxe8+ Qxe8 30 Ne3 Qe5 31 d4 cxd4 32 cxd4 Qxd4 33 Rd1 Qa4 0-1last_img read more

The new Salah? Roma’s wing wizard Cengiz Under

first_imgRoma Who is Cengiz Under? Roma finally have their replacement for Liverpool star Salah Mark Doyle Deputy Features Editor Last updated 1 year ago 16:00 2/23/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Cengiz Under Roma Getty Images Roma Serie A Shakhtar Donetsk v Roma Roma v Milan Milan Shakhtar Donetsk UEFA Champions League Opinion The Turkish sensation initially struggled to settle at the Stadio Olimpico but the 20-year-old has now netted five times in his last four appearances Manchester City or Roma? That was the dilemma facing Cengiz Under last summer. The Turkish starlet had previously admitted he wanted to play in England more than any other country in Europe. Indeed, he hadn’t even mentioned Serie A while discussing his preferred leagues.However, it became a question of first-team opportunities. According to Cengiz’s agent, Omer Uzun, City were “working in collaboration with Freiburg” with a view to signing the attacker and immediately loaning him to the German side. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Cengiz wasn’t keen and instead opted to join Roma, with Monchi proving the “decisive factor”, according to Omer. Roma’s sporting director had forged a reputation as one of the greatest talent scouts in world football by turning several low-cost signings into superstars during his time at Sevilla and he convinced Cengiz that there would be far less obstacles placed between him and the senior squad at the Stadio Olimpico than the Etihad.The Spaniard proved true to his word. Cengiz started Roma’s Serie A opener, against Atalanta, on the bench, but he featured as a substitute during the following weekend’s meeting with Inter at San Siro before earning his first start at home to Verona on matchday three.Cengiz clearly hadn’t settled, though, either at Roma or in Rome, and his difficulties in acclimatising manifested themselves in poor performances. He had never lived alone before and he also struggled with the language. Unsurprisingly, he found the first few months “difficult”. Before the winter break, there were even reports that the €14.9 million signing would be loaned to Sassuolo in exchange for Matteo Politano, a Roma academy graduate who had also previously worked with coach Eusebio Di Francesco at MAPEI Stadium.This was unknown territory for Cengiz, whose career had progressed seamlessly and rapidly up until that point. After starring in Turkey’s second tier for Altinordu as a 17-year-old, he then took the Super Lig by storm with Istanbul Basaksehir, racking up nine goals and seven assists to force his way into the national team squad.By November of last year, he had netted three times in six appearances for his country, so coach Mircea Lucescu took a vested interest in the prodigy’s situation.He spoke Italian with him to help him improve his linguistic skills and urged him to remain at Roma and resist all loan offers.“I also advised Di Francesco to persist with him and work patiently with him because his qualities would’ve come out in the long run,” the Turkey boss revealed.”I’ll be counting on him a lot in the future. Cengiz will become a pillar of the new national team.”Cenzig Under Quote PSThe Roma boss didn’t need convincing of the player’s, though. He wasn’t about to give up on Cengiz just yet.Aside from the youngster’s pace, excellent dribbling skills and powerful left foot – all of which combined to earn him the nickname ‘The Turkish Dybala’ – Di Francesco was impressed by Cengiz’s humility and work ethic. “Cengiz was a wise choice by the club, he needs to improve his choices, but since he arrived, he plays far more for the team than the individual,” the former Sassuolo coach enthused.“Cengiz is only 20, he came to Serie A from another world in football terms. We are not accustomed in Italy to waiting for young talent to develop and I say that with irritation. “People are so quick to point the finger and claim he’s not good enough even to play for the Primavera youth team. You must wait for players to develop.“Obviously a player like Cengiz needs a little more time to assimilate the change in league, the directives or movements that are asked of him.”At this moment, the player has this capacity, sharpness and exuberance to transform what I ask for into something remarkable. I hope he can continue like this, but he must never give up or lose his humility.“But if he keeps training with this determination and hunger, he can become a leader on the pitch.”As a result, he continued to make use of the 20-year-old as a substitute in December before starting him on the left wing against Sampdoria on January 24. Roma were beaten 1-0 in Genoa – their sixth game in a row without a win – but Cengiz had impressed. His reward was a start on his preferred right wing for Roma’s next outing, at Verona, and he took just 43 seconds to vindicate Di Francesco’s faith in him, cutting inside past two players before finding the bottom corner with a sweet strike of his favoured left foot.Cengiz Under Stats PSIt kickstarted not only Cengiz’s career but also Roma’s season. They beat Benevento 5-2 the following weekend at the Stadio Olimpico before triumphing 2-0 at Udinese on Saturday. Cengiz was involved in four of those goals, scoring three and creating another. Six months after Mohamed Salah’s departure for Liverpool, it was quickly claimed that Roma had finally found a worthy successor and there was a clamour for Cengiz to retain his place in the starting line-up for the Champions League last-16 first-leg clash with Shakhtar Donetsk.The winger had not been afforded a single minute during Roma’s group-stage campaign but now Di Francesco felt the youngster was ready.”He is in the optimal psychological mindset and can make the most of any situation,” he enthused, “whereas a few weeks ago he was short on confidence and was hitting [shots] into the stands.”His remarkable transformation was underlined by the way in which he kept his composure to put Roma ahead in Kharkiv to mark his first Champions League appearance with his first Champions League goal.The Giallorossi ultimately fell to a 2-1 defeat but, ahead of this weekend’s crucial Serie A clash with a resurgent AC Milan, there is now no doubt that Cengiz will start at the Stadio Olimpico.Manchester City or Roma? It’s taken a while but Cengiz now knows that he made the right choice.last_img read more