Marco offers dual-aspect brewer

first_imgMarco Beverage Systems has added self-service coffee brewers to its range. The machines can be operated on one side by customers and by staff from the other side.The side facing the operator is fitted with traditional free-flow Tomlinson-style handles, so staff may draw coffee at any time, while the customer-facing side is a push-and-hold system, where coffee pours only for as long as the button is pressed. The new option is available on Marco’s Qwikbrew single and double models plus the high-volume Maxibrew. All the machines also provide enough water for tea. Marco can also apply clients’ branding to the machines.Cost: Qwikbrew RVPB £1,922[]last_img read more

WBB : Hall looks to end slump as SU travels to take on Cincinnati

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 21, 2011 at 12:00 pmcenter_img Elashier Hall was on her way to becoming Syracuse’s star.The sophomore averaged 15.8 points per game and shot 47.5 percent from the field through an 11-game stretch from a Dec. 22 game against Clemson to a Jan. 29 game versus South Florida. She hit 17-of-32 shots from 3-point range. She scored double-digit points in all of those games except a nine-point outing against Marquette.But against Notre Dame on Feb. 1, that streak came to a crashing halt. Hall missed the only three shots she took in South Bend, Ind., and failed to score in SU’s 71-48 loss.The game was the beginning of a severe dip in the guard’s offensive production. Hall refused to call her past six games a slump, but the numbers prove otherwise. Her scoring average has plummeted to 4.7 points per game on 22.5 percent shooting in the recent stretch. She also knocked down just two 3-pointers in February after being deadly from beyond the arc during that 11-game hot streak.Hall will look to reverse the trend Tuesday when Syracuse (19-7, 7-6 Big East) takes on Cincinnati (8-17, 1-12) at 7 p.m. in Cincinnati.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘It’s growing pains for her,’ head coach Quentin Hillsman said. ‘She’s got to understand, it’s really out of respect because a team’s game-planning for you, and they fly out and they run double teams. That means that they really respect her game.’Hall showed signs of a recovery Saturday against St. John’s by scoring 10 points in SU’s 78-67 win. But prior to that outing, her highest total in the subpar stretch had been seven against DePaul on a 3-for-13 shooting effort.In her mind, the main difference has been Syracuse’s game plans. The goal in recent games has been to pound the ball inside and let the Orange bigs overpower the opposition. SU’s frontcourt scoring has been up in recent contests, but there’s another area of Hall’s game that has contributed to her lack of production.‘Obviously shooting,’ she said when asked what worked for her in the hot stretch. ‘Just going hard, playing hard. That’s what I do every game. I don’t know. Maybe something clicked in those games.’As things started to click for Hall, though, opponents started paying her more attention. Hillsman said he first saw it after the sophomore tallied back-to-back 20-plus point efforts against Rutgers on Jan. 11 and West Virginia on Jan. 15.Defenders fly out and contest her shots quicker than they used to. Opponents double-team her and force her to dribble instead of giving her catch-and-shoot opportunities.‘I guess now she can see it,’ Hillsman said. ‘And now she understands people are not going to let you just come downcourt and let you get free shots when you are a prolific scorer. And she proved to be that.’Sophomore Carmen Tyson-Thomas and senior Erica Morrow both said the best thing to do in a slump is to stay confident and shoot out of it. Morrow added she can provide some help for Hall in games, but a lot of it still falls on the sophomore to work her way through the struggles.‘Just as a point guard, it’s my job to put her in positions to score,’ Morrow said. ‘And then from there, it’s in her hands.’Hillsman agreed the burden is on Hall to fight her way back to the level of production she was at earlier this year. He said the sophomore has to create more opportunities for herself to get going.She did that a little more Saturday, knocking down 4-of-9 shots against St. John’s. And Hall is still confident — slump or not — that she can rise to the occasion when the time comes.‘The shots that I get, I just have to convert,’ she said. ‘But I’m not really worried because my team will take care of it. I’ll get it done when it needs to be done.’[email protected]last_img read more

Liberia’s Hottest Party Thrower Sets Date for Birthday Bash

first_imgIf you have a calendar and somewhere to jot down one of the most exciting and turned up events to hit Liberia, you’re going to want to take note that Hazem Harb’s, commonly known as Double H, all Black and White Bday Bash is set for July 9, 2016.Hottfm’s partner and long time friend, Double H, has brought in a new way of having fun and pulling in crowds during big events. His social group includes thousands and for everywhere he turns up, so does his followers. He has been bringing in a lot of money for events, concerts and so many other gigs.This time around it’s his 8th Annual Bday Bash. An event that you’ll walk in feeling like a million bucks with all the swag affiliated with party goers, and those there to have a good time celebrating the birth of one of Liberia’s greatest supporters. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Theories of the Moon: Looney Tunes?

first_imgThe TV science channels tell it like a matter of fact: our Moon originated from the coalescing debris of a glancing impact with Earth from a Mars-sized object, sometime long ago.  They even have computer animations to show how it all happened.  How reliable is this theory, though?  This month’s Planetary Report from The Planetary Society contains some sobering qualifiers from Dave Stevenson, a professor of planetary science at Caltech. In many respects, our Moon is the best-studied body other than Earth…. If we have already learned so much, what do we expect to gain by going back? …. I argue … that we really don’t understand the Moon very well, and that it is a body the understanding of which features prominently in our attempts to figure out what took place when the planets formed.The Apollo program and subsequent research revealed that our Moon is an oddball.What’s wrong with the standard story of the Moon that we need more explanation to fix the story?  … Part of the answer lies in something that often happens in science: we have a story that is widely accepted, but it is a story that is actually incomplete and poorly tested.  To some extent, the so-called giant impact origin of the Moon has gained acceptance through the failure of alternatives rather than through its evident correctness.Several alternatives to the impact origin have been proposed…. All these alternatives have very major and extensively studied shortcomings.  This is, however, not the same as saying that we know for sure that the giant impact happened—it simply seems more likely than rival hypotheses. Stevenson referred to the recent finding of activity on the surface (see 11/09/2006) as an indication that the moon’s interior must still be hot.  Though he pointed to a few indirect evidences in support of the leading theory, the tone of his article is that the gaps in our knowledge are still large – even after the Apollo missions make the Moon “the only body (other than Earth) for which we have rocks of known provenance.”  And if we can’t get the Moon right, what does that say about our theories for the origin of the rest of the Solar System?  See also the 01/26/2007 entry.Stevenson’s candor was refreshing, even if it contains an ulterior motive for justifying the Planetary Society’s lobbying for new lunar missions.  Just remember these doubts the next time the news media give the impression that we have our tidy theories all locked up.  The best theory is not ipso facto a good theory – see Best-in-Field Fallacy in the Baloney Detector.  Remember also something Dr. Kevin Grazier (JPL) said in the film The Privileged Planet: “if our moon didn’t exist, neither would we.”(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Cleaner energy means more jobs: Patel

first_img21 May 2010Moving to cleaner energy sources holds enormous opportunities for South Africa’s economy, Economic Development Minister Ibrahim Patel said during the Green Economy Summit in Johannesburg this week.Speaking on the sidelines of the three-day event at the Sandton Convention Centre, Patel said in order to address huge unemployment challenges in the country, South Africa had a responsibility to explore innovative ways of growing the economy.“[The] green economy gives us an opportunity to achieve our economic development goals, and it’s something we have to explore,” Patel said.Job creationHe said organisations like the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) were ready to finance entrepreneurs who were willing to enter the “green” economy.The IDC has began to calculate the potential size of the green economy, and Patel said preliminary research covering areas such as solar bio-fuels showed that almost 300 000 jobs could be created by the industry in the next few years.Patel said South Africa would be learning from countries where the move to a green economy had led to massive job creation.The green economy sector has attracted more than US$17-billion in China, and more than 1.2-million people are currently employed in the sector. Germany has managed to create about 200 000 jobs using throughput technologies aimed at reducing carbon emissions.Responsible miningSouth Africa’s mining industry has also committed to achieving green economy objectives by promoting “responsible” mining that does not leave behind negative environmental impacts.“I firmly believe that this new approach is a global imperative, not only for sustainable mining but also for sustainable development in general,” said Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu.Shabangu said old mining technologies and outdated mindsets towards labour issues had created unnecessary and painful social consequences and environmental damage.“To avoid these preventable outcomes, we have embarked upon a process of multi-stakeholder engagement involving all role players in our mining sector,” she said.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

23 days ago​Klopp knows Liverpool under pressure to beat RB Salzburg

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Klopp knows Liverpool under pressure to beat RB Salzburgby Freddie Taylor23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp wants his team to get back to winning ways in the Champions League.The Reds suffered a disappointing defeat in the first round of games away from home against Napoli.They are in a tough group and know they must get a win in the second round of games if they are to progress to the knockout rounds.Klopp hopes they can do that against RB Salzburg on Wednesday.He said to reporters ahead of the game: “We have to start winning and we should not waste time.”We want to be the most uncomfortable opponent in world football and if we are then it is not easy for Salzburg. We should not forget that.” last_img read more

Another SecondHand Bulker to Join Capital Maritime

first_imgzoom Japan’s Nisshin Shipping has entered into an agreement to sell its 2012-built Capesize bulk carrier to Greek shipping firm Capital Maritime and Trading, according to data provided by VesselsValue.The 180,000 dwt Gran Trader, which features a length of 292 meters and a width of 45 meters, was purchased for a price of USD 22.5 million.Built by South Korean Sungdong Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering, the bulker has a market value of USD 23.6 million.The vessel, which is Capital Maritime and Trading’ latest addition, will join the company’s fleet of 16 vessels, two of which are bulk carriers.In September 2016, the company bought another Capesize for a price of USD 20.5 million. Purchased from German-based ER Shiffahrt, the 2010-built ER Boston was constructed at South Korean Hyundai Heavy Industries.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Archeologists find remains of 227 sacrificed children in Peru

first_imgLima: Archeologists in Peru say the 227 bodies they have unearthed from a site used by the pre-Columbian Chimu culture is the biggest-ever discovery of sacrificed children. Archeologists have been digging since last year at the huge sacrificial site in Huanchaco, a beachside tourist town north of the capital Lima. “This is the biggest site where the remains of sacrificed children have been found,” chief archeologist Feren Castillo told AFP on Tuesday. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USCastillo said the children, who were aged between four and 14, were sacrificed in a ritual to honor the Chimu culture’s gods. “They were sacrificed to appease the El Nino phenomenon,” and show signs of being killed during wet weather, he said. He added that there may still be more to be found. “It’s uncontrollable, this thing with the children. Wherever you dig, there’s another one,” Castillo said. The children’s remains were found in a position facing the sea. Some still had skin and hair. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsHuanchaco was a site where many child sacrifices took place during the time of the Chimu culture, whose apogee was between 1200 and 1400. Archeologists first found children’s bodies at the dig site in the town’s Pampa la Cruz neighbourhood in June 2018, unearthing 56 skeletons. Pampa la Cruz is a short distance from Huanchaquito, where the remains of 140 sacrificed children and 200 llamas were found in April 2018.last_img read more

Andy Murray Raises £305000 At Charity Event

first_imgAndy Murray Live presented by SSE, the tennis exhibition event set up by the British number one, has raised over £305,000 for two children’s charities – Unicef UK and Young People’s Futures.The money raised will be used by Young People’s Futures to buy much needed facilities for young people in Possilpark, one of the most deprived areas of Glasgow. These will include a minibus to transport children to sports facilities, and a caravan to provide respite and holidays for families.Unicef, the world’s leading children’s organisation, will use the money raised to help protect children in emergencies, such as those affected by the Syria crisis. For example the funds could help Unicef provide 29,000 children with thermal blankets to keep them safe and warm when bitter weather hits this winter.In its first year, the event sold out within 48 hours, giving 10,000 people the chance to see Andy Murray play live at The SSE Hydro. Over half the tickets for the event were priced at less than £25 making it very affordable for all.Those not able to watch the event live could watch on SKY and over a million people globally tuned in to watch on Facebook – the largest audience of its kind so far on the social network.Murray commented: “It was always really important to me that this event should be for charity and so I’m really pleased we’ve been able to raise a significant amount in our first year. Children’s charities have become more relevant to me now I’m a father, and both these organisations are doing great work with young people in Scotland and around the world.”Lily Caprani, Unicef UK’s Deputy Executive Director said: “We are incredibly grateful to Andy for his continued support as a Unicef Ambassador to help children in danger. Right now, children’s lives are at risk from sudden disasters, long running and overlooked conflicts around the world. Millions are being forced to leave their homes, risking their lives on dangerous journeys in search of safety. The money raised by Andy and his fans will help Unicef provide life-saving food, clean water and vaccines, as well education and psychological support for children affected by conflict and disaster around the world.”Young People’s Futures spokesperson, Ann Lawrance said: “This was truly an amazing opportunity for our charity. Not only will the money raised make a huge difference to us, but also the awareness our charity received through being a partner of the event, was enormously important. It has made a real difference for the children on our programme and for that we are so grateful. Some of our children were able to attend the event, and to see Andy live, which was a once in a lifetime opportunity and will hopefully go on to inspire them to better things.”Joe Aitken, Head of Major Events at Glasgow City Marketing Bureau said: “Glasgow enjoys an enviable reputation as a top five global sports city with a world-class events portfolio and a state-of-the-art arena in The SSE Hydro, which provided a fantastic backdrop for a thoroughly entertaining evening. We’re also a city of hugely supportive tennis fans, as our hosting of the Davis Cup has shown, so it was no surprise that the event proved to be a sell-out in its first year – in front of a packed home crowd it felt like the roof was going to come off when Andy and Jamie stepped onto the court. To have raised such a terrific sum of money, which will make a real difference to the lives of children and young people in Glasgow and beyond, was the icing on the cake.”Murray plans to run a similar event in 2017, with more details being announced early next year.last_img read more

Toronto stock index closes down while US markets edge higher Loonie up

first_imgTORONTO – Canada’s main stock index ended lower as energy stocks weighed, while U.S. stock markets edged higher a day after they were closed for the July 4 holiday.The S&P/TSX capped energy index was slid a per cent to be the worst of the sectors on the TSX as prices for oil and gas both fell.Overall, the S&P/TSX composite index closed down 38.11 points at 16,266.61 as financials and materials stocks also slid.Base metal stocks were up on the day despite a big slide in the September copper contract that ended down nine cents at US$2.83 a pound.Copper has fallen steeply from the nearly US$2.30 a pound it spiked to in early June on labour concerns at the Escondida mine in Chile, as increasing trade concerns have tempered demand speculation.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average closed up 181.92 points at 24,356.74. The S&P 500 index ended up 23.39 points at 2,736.61 and the Nasdaq composite index was up 83.75 points at 7,586.43.Stocks rose despite looming tariffs coming from the U.S. and China on Friday as underlying market sentiments remain strong, said Kash Pashootan, CEO and chief investment officer at First Avenue Investment Counsel Inc.“Yes there are elevated risks, there is greater volatility, but it’s impressive to see the underlying optimism in equities is still strong when you see these types of rallies shortly after there’s bad news announcements like tariffs.”The Canadian dollar averaged 76.17 cents US, up 0.08 of a US cent.The August crude contract closed down $1.20 at US$72.94 per barrel and the August natural gas contract ended down three cents at US$2.84 per mmBTU.Pashootan said elevated oil prices are a potential concern for long-term consumer spending that makes up 70 per cent of economic growth.“One of the key takeaways from an investment perspective is these higher oil prices have led to considerably higher prices at the pump, which are taking a larger piece of the consumer’s wallet, and certainly affecting consumer confidence.”The August gold contract closed up $5.30 at US$1,258.80 an ounce.Centerra Gold slid 0.69 cents or 9.16 per cent to $6.84 after announcing that operations at its Mount Milligan mine in B.C. could be affected if it doesn’t secure new sources of water for processing. The company said it has applied to B.C. regulators take water from wells, creeks, and a lake.Canopy Growth Corp. closed up $1.05 or 2.72 per cent at $39.70 after the launch of a Latin American subsidiary and its acquisition of Colombian medical marijuana company Spectrum Cannabis Colombia for about $45.7 million in shares.Companies in this story: (TSX:WEED), (TSX:CG)last_img read more