Klaas reveals new truck crane

first_imgThe Klaas K1100 RSX was first shown at Dach + Holz International 2020 exhibition in Stuttgard, GermanyCrane and aerial lift manufacturer Klaas, part of Kranlyft Group, has introduced a new truck-mounted crane.The Klaas K1100 RSX has a main boom with a telescopic fly jib for a maximum lifting height of 60 metres and a capacity of 6 tonnes. The boom is made of aluminium.Despite being one of the larger truck-mounted cranes in its portfolio, Klaas said the model’s outrigger spread width of less than 6 metres makes it suitable for sites with limited space.“This exciting new model is a strong addition to our range of larger truck cranes,” said Jonas Gadolin, technical director at Kranlyft Group. “The K1100 is truly an innovative piece of German engineering and we are looking forward to deliver the first orders.“As a dealer that works in parallel with the market we can see how these types of mobile cranes keep finding new ways of use. Easy manoeuvrability and comfortable handling are combined with the enormous reach of the aluminium boom.”The K1100 RSX comes with diesel motor drive, radio remote control, continuous rotation, personal safety mode and automatic levelling as standard. It also has a 2.5 tonne capacity winch and, is available with a hybrid drive system as an optional extra. According to Klaas, it enables the machine to use fuel more efficiently and to be more environmentally friendly.The new machine was first shown to the public in January at the Dach + Holz International 2020 exhibition in Stuttgart, Germany. More than 52,000 visitors from 83 countries attended the event, which had more than 600 exhibitors from 29 countries.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# The Klaas K1100 RSX has a maximum lifting height of 60 metres #*#*Show Fullscreen*#*#last_img read more

Roblox expands user generated catalogue

first_imgA very important part of playing Roblox is how your avatar looks. After all, it’s supposed to be a representation of yourself in the game. Some people try to make their avatar look as close to their real-life selves as they can whilst others like to delve into the realms of fantasy dressing as robots, dinosaurs or wizards. For a while now Roblox has allowed users to make and sell shirts and pants within the game and are looking to expand on this.From the official blog post:“When you have a groundswell of talented people coming to Roblox every day to unleash their wildest imaginations upon the world, great things happen. A huge focus for us this year is to enable those gifted creators to bring more of their content to the Catalog. Not just shirts and pants, but ultimately accessories, animations, bundles, and more.”The first step on this journey is hats. Selected community members have already been publishing their own designs which you can find under the new community creations category in the catalogue.Looking at the page there are already thirty community creations which range from sparkly cat ears and an Area 51 alien with loads of variety in between.I for one think more customisation options are a great idea so that people can put a firm stamp on their identity within the game.If you’re new to Roblox check out our What is Roblox? piece to get the lowdown and if you’d like some recommendations of games to play on the platform visit our Roblox Weekly Roundup articles which are published every Sunday.last_img read more

Missing Kenyan activist found dead

first_img#FindCarolineMwatha: Search intensifies for missing Kenyan activist Related 7 dead, 136 declared missing after boat capsizes in Nigeria Human rights defender, Caroline Mwatha. Human rights defender, Caroline Mwatha.Missing Kenyan human rights activist Caroline Mwatha has been found dead after her disappearance last week Tuesday. Mwatha, a senior official at the Dandora Community Social Justice Center, disappeared on February 5, with efforts to find her initiating the trending hashtag #FindCarolineMwatha.She had been documenting cases of enforced disappearance and police extrajudicial killings, including the October 2018 murders of six Dandora residents in the Eastern part of Nairobi.A police source said that Mwatha had died from abortion-related complications.The owner of an abortion clinic and a doctor came forward and said that “they took the body to the mortuary and booked her under a different name and indicated she died of diarrhoea,” AFP reported. Six people have been arrested in connection with her death, according to Kenya’s Director of Criminal.Police sources also indicated the body was taken to the morgue on February 7, a day after she disappeared. However, this contradicts earlier reports from the family who said they had visited the mortuary but did not find Mwatha’s body. In an official press release, the Dandora Community Social Justice Centre expressed their “shock and disbelief” surrounding Mwatha’s death, describing her as “passionate about campaigns against police killings and police brutality.”The statement also expressed doubt over the police findings, noting: “We are also concerned about how the investigations about Caro’s disappearance and death was conducted and we demand for an independent autopsy to be conducted as soon as possible to ascertain the real cause of her death.” Kenyan lawyer who went missing found deadlast_img read more

Farmington area ‘Sisterhood’ spreads cheer, one porch at a time

first_img jonihubred Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) by Beverly ChurchWhat started out as a way for a few friends to boost one another’s spirits during the COVID-19 pandemic has grown into a 650-member group that is spreading cheer – along with wine, chocolate, flowers and other goodies – throughout the community.Farmington resident Sarah Davies launched The Sisterhood of the Traveling Wine/Spirits, named for “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants”, a series of stories about friends who stay connected through a pair of shared jeans. She got the idea after seeing a news story about a similar group in another community.“I had no idea how quickly it was going to grow or how big it was going to become,” said Davies. “It’s incredible. People are gifting each other all the time. It’s such a sweet thing.”Sarah Davies is founder of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Wine/Spirits-Farmington area. (Contributed)To date, members have distributed more than 1,000 gifts.Residents of Farmington and Farmington Hills can sign up on the group’s Facebook page. Once you’ve joined the group, you can choose someone to deliver a gift to. If you provide your address (it’s optional), someone else can gift you. There is no limit to how many times you can give or receive. Recipients are asked to observe social distancing guidelines when delivering a gift and post a photo when they receive one.Taking care of one anotherIn addition to sharing wine and other goodies, Davies said the group has become a way to help take care of one another. When she learned that one woman was experiencing a family health crisis, she posted a message asking members to help with a “special project.”“We rallied together and started a Go Fund Me page for her and we ‘wined’ her a whole bunch,” she said. “(We delivered gifts) every day for two weeks in a row so she could feel the love from the community.”Of the 650 members, Davies said about 480 have included their addresses.“Some…don’t want to be gifted but want to be secret fairies,” she said. “They just go and wine other people and want nothing in return. One of those women had done a lot, and she had a big retirement coming up, so I sent people to wine her on her last day of work. So we’re trying to keep it really fun.”These are just some of the more than 1,000 items Sisterhood members have gifted over the past few months. (Contributed)Local business help outLocal businesses have also gotten involved to help members shop for gifts safely and inexpensively. Meadows Fine Wine & Liquor on Farmington Road will help members select wines over the phone to fit the sender’s budget and will bring them out to the car. The Vines Flower & Garden Shop offers “wine bouquets” ($4 and $5 arrangements) and will also bring them out to the car.Brightening someone’s dayDavies said one of the most rewarding parts of being in the group is knowing that you’re making someone else’s day.“We’ve all been on an emotional roller coaster these past four months,” she said. “I love seeing people post, ‘I was having the worst day today’ or ‘I was feeling so down.’ It’s so nice to see, when people are having a lousy day, and this gift just brightens their whole world.” Reported bylast_img read more

No. 15 Argos Close Regular Season With Win At No. 8 Valdosta State

first_img VALDOSTA, Ga. —  No. 15 UWF men’s basketball (25-3, 17-3 GSC) wrapped its regular season conference schedule the way it began it: with a win over a ranked Valdosta State squad. The Argos downed the No. 8 Blazers (25-3, 18-2 GSC) for the second time this season, scoring a 91-84 win at The Complex in Valdosta. DJ Thorpe led the way with a career-high 24 points. UWF will host the opening round of the GSC Tournament Tuesday in the UWF Field House.”A great road win against a quality team,” said UWF head coach Jeff Burkhamer. “To come in here and beat them on senior night after they had won 23 straight [at home] is a heck of a win for our guys. Really proud of their effort, proud of their poise in a great environment for basketball to keep the lead and finish the game.”Rashaan Benson and DJ Thorpe combined to score the Argos’ first 25 points early. The duo’s early-game outburst was aided by strong play late in the half from Jarrett Henderson. The Argos built the advantage to 37-33 at half. Thorpe led the team with 16 points, Benson added 12 and Henderson finished with seven.”We turned the ball over early in the game, some uncharacteristic turnovers,” said Burkhamer. “Our bigs really struggled early and because of that, our guards carried us.”Valdosta State equalized the score at 39-39 early in the second half before the Argos reeled off an 18-11 run. Furious rallies late by the No. 8 Blazers would keep the contest tight, but the Argos never trailed in the game’s final 27:27.Henri Ventoniemi scored all 12 of his points with less than 10 minutes remaining in the game, a flurry of scoring that had a huge impact for UWF down the stretch.A Winston Morgan three trimmed the Argo lead to 83-79 with 1:02 to go before late free throws by Benson, Marvin Jones and Moter Deng helped to keep the advantage out of reach.Valdosta State outshot the Argos from the field (.529 to .485) and from beyond the arc (.464 to .250), but UWF proved to be the better free throw shooting team. The Argos knocked down 21 of 29 (.724) free throws vs. 17 of 29 (.586) for the home team. UWF outrebounded VSU 39-30. The win was the first in program history vs. a top-10 team.Thorpe finished with a career-high 24 points (9-13 FG, 1-2 3-PT FG, 5-7 FT). He also added four steals and three rebounds. Benson scored 18 points (6-13 FG, 3-6 3-PT FG, 3-4 FT) to go with three assists, three steals and one block. Both played all 40 minutes.Deng scored 11 points and Marvin Jones added 10 to go with Ventoniemi’s 12. Darryl Tucker scored nine points and added nine rebounds, narrowly missing his 11th double-double of the season.The Argos will host a first-round GSC Tournament game for the first time in program history Tuesday. UWF will host the Montevallo Falcons (15-14, 10-10 GSC) at 7:00 p.m. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors, military and children. The first 150 UWF students will be admitted for FREE. More information on the GSC Tournament is available on the conference’s Tournament Central page.”It’s the first time we’ve ever hosted a GSC Tournament game,” said Burkhamer. “We’ve won 25 games. We had a great crowd for senior night. We need all those people back and more. We need a great environment there for this tournament game to help us get up to Samford to play in the semifinals.”For the latest information on the Argos, follow the team on Twitter @UWFMensBBall.#ARGOS#Print Friendly Version Live Stats Preview Full Schedule Roster Montevallo (First Round) 2/27/2018 – 7:00 PM Watch Live Next Game:last_img read more

Iheanacho set for Leicester

first_imgManchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho is close to making a £25m move to Leicester City.According to reports, the  20-year-old  Super Eagles  is in advanced talks with Leicester  and is believed to welcome  the move.Iheanacho has scored 21 goals in 64 games in all competitions since making his debut for Manchester City in 2015.Last August, he signed a new contract until 2021, but saw his playing time limited by the January arrival of Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus.last_img

MSU safety Evans to start in Bulldogs’ bowl game – again

first_imgSTARKVILLE – It’s that time of the year. Finals are finished, the holiday season is in full swing, and Deontay Evans is preparing for a start.The sophomore has started just two games in his career. The safety will make a third for Mississippi State in the Orange Bowl. His first-career start came in the Liberty Bowl last year.“(The) same thing happened last year, but I’m more mentally prepared and more mature,” Evans said. “I can really handle the position right now.”Last year, Evans started for Nickoe Whitley, who tore his ACL. This year, he’ll play in place of Kendrick Market, who is out with a torn Achilles.Justin Cox, who is suspended indefinitely for an arrest involving domestic violence, started eight games for Mississippi State at free safety. Market filled in the other four games.The Bulldogs were without Cox and Market for the majority of the Egg Bowl. Market tore his Achilles early in the first quarter. Ole Miss piled up 327 passing yards.But Georgia Tech’s offense provides a different challenge. Ole Miss used its passing attack to open rushing lanes. The Yellow Jackets will run, run again, then probably run some more.Only Air Force carried the ball more than Georgia Tech in the regular season. The Yellow Jackets average 56 carries per game.The emphasis on the run actually demands more out of Kivon Coman and Evans.UAB first exposed the Mississippi State secondary in the second week of the season. The Blazers threw for 435 yards. It’s still the most surrendered by the defense this season.UAB entered Davis Wade Stadium known for its rushing attack.The Blazers rushed for 338 yards on 55 carries the week before it played Mississippi State. They only attempted 20 passes.MSU crept toward the line, which allowed UAB receivers to break free deep. It’s up to Coman and Evans to not get fooled.“You better be in position to make the plays against the run,” Tony Hughes said. “But it goes back to eye discipline. This is where my eyes are supposed to be. This is what I’m supposed to do.”Hughes simplified it even more. Mississippi State’s assistant coach said if his safeties are deep, they play the pass. If they are close to the line, they play the run. Georgia Tech has the ability, like UAB, to make Mississippi State regret sneaking toward the line. The Yellow Jackets average 9.2 yards per attempt, which is sixth best in the country. They average 17.7 yards per completion, which leads the nation.Mississippi State’s weakest aspect defensively is allowing big plays.The Bulldogs’ secondary won’t be challenged much. Only four teams attempted fewer passes than Georgia Tech’s 191. The Yellow Jackets completed 51.8 percent of their passes. Mississippi State limits opponents to a 52 percent completion percentage.The numbers predict Georgia Tech’s success rate through the air will mimic a coin-flip with each drop back. In the circumstances that favor the Yellow Jackets, it’s up to Coman and Evan to prevent Georgia Tech from hitting the jackpot.“It’s all about the technique and where your eyes are at. Their offense will really mess with your eyes,” Evans said. “You just have to be ready and read your keys. You’ll be fine.”Contact Michael Bonner at (601) 961-7289 or mbonner@jackson.gannett.com. Follow @MikeBBonner on Twitter.last_img read more

Vihren smeared Pirin in control – BG Football – Second League

first_imgPirin Blagoevgrad suffered a heavy defeat in the control against Vihren Sandanski. The Eagles lost 2-5 to the third division team after leading 2-0 until the 32nd minute. The control meeting was held in Razlog.Four goals were scored in the first half. Pirin took the lead with 2: 0 until the 23rd minute with goals from Vladi Zlatinov and Dimitar Alexiev. When it seemed that the Eagles would not have much problems in today’s control, in the 32nd minute Vihren returned a goal through Kabranov. At the end of the first half, the third division team restored the tie after an own goal by defender Miroslav Pushkarov.The second half was disastrous for the team from Blagoevgrad, which collected three more goals. In the 55th minute Vihren received the right to execute a penalty, which Yakimov turned into a goal. Two minutes later Kabranov scored his second goal in the match, and the final result was formed in the 77th minute by Galabov. Follow us anywhere and anytime with the mobile application of Gong.bg. You can download it from Google Play, App Store and AppGallery.last_img read more

Pity! “In love with Grisho” saw Vicky Tomova’s account

first_imgBulgaria’s first racket in women’s tennis Victoria Tomova was eliminated at the start of the clay tournament in Istanbul, which is in the International category. She lost to qualifier South Bouchard of Canada 2-6, 4-6 after 95 minutes of play. The match did not start well for the 25-year-old from Sofia, who allowed two breakthroughs and started with a 0: 3 game, informs BNR. Tomova returned one break, but the Canadian, who reached №5 in the world, immediately made a new one and kept her lead until the end of the set. The second set was more equal. Up to 3: 3 the two exchanged two breakthroughs. Bouchard then made a new one, which managed to solidify for 5: 3. Victoria then served to stay in the match and did the job. The 26-year-old tennis player from Montreal applied for a place in the round of 16. Tomova reflected one matchball, but capitulated in the second.The Bulgarian made three breakthroughs from nine opportunities, and allowed six of the same chances. She won only 38 percent of the points in the first service played against 56 percent for the opponent.last_img read more

South Africa lose 9 for 28 as West Indies defend 107

first_img(ESPN) With a howling gale whistling behind her, Shabnim Ismail, one of the fastest bowlers in women’s cricket, blew away West Indies’ top order, but South Africa lost 9 for 28 in pursuit of 108 to be dismissed for 76. The 31-run win took the defending champions to the top of the Group A points table and a step closer to the semi-finals. Captain Stafanie Taylor, one of Ismail’s three wickets, overcome a neck injury and claimed a career-best 4 for 12 to tear up South Africa’s middle and lower order. She was backed up by electric fielding, highlighted by Deandra Dottin’s direct hit to run out Dane van Niekerk for 1.Dottin swooped in from point, collected the ball, threw down the stumps – all in one swift motion – to have Darren Sammy grooving in the stands at a ground that has been named after him. The night ended in similar revelry, with the West Indies women jiving with a packed crowd in Gros Islet.South Africa had a strong chance to secure their first win over West Indies in the World T20 after limiting the hosts to 107 for 7. They were still the favourites when opener Lizelle Lee and No. 3 Marizanne Kapp put on a 31-run stand after weathering incisive new-ball bursts from Shakera Selman and Shamilia Connell.Stafanie Taylor is pumped after taking a wicket (ICC photo) A spectacular collapse, though, was then set in motion, when Dottin had Lee holing out to sweeper cover, where Britney Cooper pulled off an outstanding catch in the 11th over. In the next over, Dottin capitalised on a mix-up between van Niekerk and her life partner Kapp, and caught the South Africa captain well short. Taylor’s loopy offspin and two further run-outs hastened the end for South Africa. From 48 for 1, they crashed to 76 all out, which left van Niekerk short of words at the post-match presentation.In the early exchanges, it was Ismail, who had silenced the West Indies top order and the crowd. She struck with her fourth ball, having Hayley Matthews nicking off to slip via a deflection off the wicketkeeper. She then hit the deck with her next ball and removed Taylor for a golden duck. Then, when she had Dottin popping a catch to extra cover in her next over, West Indies were 22 for 3 in four overs.Moseline Daniels snuck through the weak defences of Shemaine Campbelle in her first over to reduce West Indies to 29 for 4, but Natasha McLean and Kycia Knight staged a recovery with a 45-run partnership, the highest in the match. McLean was quite fluent through the off side, caressing Masabata Klass for fours through covers and mid-off. Knight switched gears only after McLean holed out in the 15th over, hoisting Daniels for a four and a six in the 18th. She herself holed out in the next over, but tigerish bowling and fielding from West Indies made their total of 107 for 7 look a whole lot bigger.last_img read more