Corrosion costs SA R130bn: Mintek

first_img26 May 2011Natural corrosion causes the collapse of buildings, aeroplane crashes and refinery and factory explosions, directly costing the economy about R130-billion a year, research and development organisation Mintek says.Supporting the company’s claim, a 2005 University of the Witwatersrand study puts the estimated direct cost of corrosion at R154-billion per year, higher even than Mintek’s figure.International support for the claim comes from an Electric Power Research Institute of the US study, which shows that more than half of all unplanned power outages are due to corrosion.Other studies in different countries indicate that between 25% and 30% of water supply is lost in the supply chain due to corrosion, according to Mintek.However, several independent studies have also shown that 25% of the effects and costs of corrosion can be prevented by applying known corrosion technology.Corrosion technology experts neededMintek says the problem is that South Africa’s higher education institutions do not churn out experts in corrosion technology, and the current pool of experts is shrinking.Mintek is attempting to address this problem together with the Corrosion Institute of Southern Africa.“Mintek helps industry reduce the adverse impacts of corrosion by performing failure investigations, aiding in material selection, and providing advice,” said Deon Slabbert, co-ordinator of the Mintek Metals Technology Centre.“The centre also performs failure investigations in order to identify root causes [of corrosion]. This is not only important for litigation, but also to prevent costly failures and downtime in future,” he added.Sapalast_img read more

LIAM MURPHY BOOKS THE GOOD WITCH – CONGRATULATIONS

first_img Twitter FROM IBIS TALENT MANAGEMENT:  Congrats to the hardest working actor, LIAM MURPHY on booking a role on Hallmark Channel’s GOOD WITCH starring Catherine Bell, James Denton and Bailee Madison. Way to go Liam!!LIAM MURPHY LINKSFACEBOOK:  https://www.facebook.com/liam.murphy.7547IMDB:  http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5618149/AGENT:  IBIS TALENT MANAGEMENT Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisementcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Balanced attack helps Buckeyes outlast Western Carolina at St John Arena

Following a record 40-point performance from freshman Jared Sullinger in its last outing, No. 2-ranked Ohio State (8-0) featured a much more balanced attack Sunday afternoon, easily handling Western Carolina (4-8), 85-60. On a snowy Columbus day, OSU traveled just down the street from the Schottenstein Center to historic St. John Arena, the Buckeyes’ former home, and got off to a hot start on both ends of the court. “I thought today we came out and had a little more intensity to our defense,” said OSU coach Thad Matta. “Offensively, especially in the first half, we did a good job of sharing the ball. … I was pretty pleased with how guys played.” The Buckeyes garnered double-digit scoring from five players, including 17 from Sullinger, as the team shot 51.9 percent from the floor. OSU stormed out of the locker room, putting together an 18-4 run in the game’s first nine minutes. The Buckeyes would not relinquish their double-digit lead the rest of the afternoon. “I felt like a little bit early in the game we almost gave them too much respect,” said WCU coach Larry Hunter. “They came out and jumped right on us to their credit.” Paced by 12 first-half points from Sullinger and nine from junior guard William Buford, the Buckeyes took a 42-25 lead going into halftime. Defensively, OSU was just as dominant in the contest’s first stanza. The Buckeyes’ defense forced 14 first-half Catamount turnovers, which led to 14 OSU points. “Coach Matta said we needed to let them know we’re there on defense and try to push the turnovers,” Sullinger said. “The whole practice, the last couple practices have been about toughness, and I think we showed that today.” OSU opened the second half with another big run, this time an 18-8 surge, extending its lead to 27 points. Despite the Buckeyes’ overall dominance, the Catamounts held a distinct advantage over OSU on the glass as they outrebounded it 39-26. “We didn’t rebound at all tonight,” Sullinger said. “They were a real scrappy team and they’re going to be a good team by the end of the year and they outrebounded us just because they wanted it more.” Still, Matta said he was content with his team’s effort overall. The Buckeye coach was able to get all 11 of his available players on the court. “I think the more we can build our bench, the better off we will be,” Matta said. Buford, Deshaun Thomas and Dallas Lauderdale each contributed 13 points apiece, and Jon Diebler added another 10 of his own to OSU’s balanced scoring. After completing final exams Dec. 9, the Buckeyes will be out of class until Jan. 3. Sullinger said this period of time is of the utmost importance for the team. “Right now this is where players are made,” he said. “You can relax and just go clubbing and have a good time, or you can be in the gym, getting better and hitting the weights hard. “We really have a tough basketball team and I think we are going to be mentally tough to handle the obstacles that are going to come our way.” The Buckeyes will return to action Dec. 15 as they welcome Florida Gulf Coast University to the Schottenstein Center for a 6:30 p.m. tipoff. read more

Mens basketball Kyle Young out with ankle injury versus William Mary

Ohio State freshman Kyle Young looks to pass into the post against Walsh in an exhibition game on Nov. 5 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Jacob Myers | Managing Editor for ContentOhio State’s forward depth continues to wane thin as freshman forward Kyle Young is out with an ankle injury for the Buckeyes’ game against William and Mary, an Ohio State spokesperson said Saturday. With center Micah Potter’s continued absence from the team, Ohio State now will turn to sophomore forward Andre Wesson as the primary backup to center Kaleb Wesson and forwards Jae’Sean Tate and Keita Bates-Diop. Young has averaged 2.4 points, 1.8 rebounds and 0.2 assists per game. He registered a career-high six points and four rebounds against Michigan in the team’s 71-62 win against the Wolverines Monday. read more

VAR makes history as Paul Pogba decides World Cup Group C

first_imgHistory has been made in the France vs. Australia World Cup game on Saturday as an intervention by the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) led to Les Bleus being awarded a penalty.VAR assisted to override referee’s original decision for a challenge on Antoine Griezmann by Josh Risdon inside the area, from which Griezmann fired home. But Samuel Umtiti powerfully handled inside the area and Mile Jedinak converted from the penalty spot to level the scores.This is the first time video technology is being used in the World Cup to directly influence a referee to change his decision. And it led to the opening goal of the game as Antoine Griezmann scored from the spot.Euro 2020Report: Euro 2020 qualifying Group H George Patchias – September 11, 2019 Euro 2020 qualifying Group H is being controlled by France and Turkey, but Iceland is still in with a shout.Reigning world champions France ran…Also, Aziz Behich’s challenge of Pogba was great and well-timed but the ball looped over Ryan and narrowly crossed the line having bounced down off the underside of the crossbar.France stuttered to a 2-1 win over Australia in their opening Group C World Cup clashlast_img read more

Lulic hails improved Lazio

first_imgSenad Lulic praised Lazio’s fighting spirit after recording a narrow 1-0 victory over Fiorentina in a keenly contested affair.Lulic went on to suggest that hard-fought wins are often the most enjoyable.“Today we saw the real Lazio, the team with heart that battles hard, that wins duels and games,” Lulic told Football Italia“If we play like this, then we can beat anyone. You could see today how hungry we were for the three points. In a way, these hard-fought wins are often the most enjoyable.”It was decided by a Ciro Immobile tap-in on a corner, his first ever goal against Fiorentina.Fonseca hints Smalling could debut tomorrow Manuel R. Medina – August 31, 2019 AS Roma manager Paulo Fonseca has hinted Chris Smalling could debut in tomorrow’s Derby Della Capitale between his team and Lazio.“Everyone knows Ciro has quality and fortunately he plays for us and not against us. There are others who do the dirty work around him, though, and put him in the position to score goals.”Assistant manager Massimiliano Farris hailed the team’s “character”“This victory is wonderful because it showed character, playing the way we had prepared every aspect of the game. In the second half, we started to struggle with Thursday’s effort felt in the legs, so Fiorentina kept more possession.“However, if you look at the scoring opportunities over the full 90 minutes, we deserved to win.”last_img read more

Sarri admits Zaha struggle

first_imgChelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has admitted his team struggled to cope with Wilfred Zaha during the team’s win against Crystal Palace on Sunday.The Blues defeated Roy Hodgson’s side 3-1 thanks to two goals from Alvaro Morata and one from Pedro Rodriguez, as Chelsea moved up to the second position on the Premier League table.Although the Côte d’Ivoire international failed to carry on with his penchant for scoring against the Blues, the winger was a constant source of worry for the Blues’ backline in the encounter.Sarri expressed his concern about his team leaving him space to attack, he was quick to point that playing against the former Manchester United winger is not an easy task.Sacchi explains Sarri, Conte, and Ancelotti Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Arrigo Sacchi talked about how Sarri has a tougher time at Juventus than Conte at Inter; while Ancelotti’s “blood is boiling” at Napoli.Arrigo Sacchi…“Because Zaha is very fast. Sometimes, I have to say that, especially in the first 20 minutes in the first half and the first 15 minutes of the second half, we were not in good positions under the ball line in the offensive phase,” Sarri admitted after the game, according to Goal.“We were in trouble because we gave them, and especially him, spaces to attack. So it’s not easy to run with Zaha in a long race.”Chelsea travel to Belarus on Thursday to face Bate Borisov in their fourth game of the UEFA Europa League, looking to maintain their perfect record in the competition this season.last_img read more

TCI Reacts to death of Conrad Howell

first_img Related Items:ama capron, conrad howell, death, garnique thompson, react Haitian gov’t official under investigation commits suicide Further investigation warranted in death of Provo man No medical report yet in Capron death Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 15 Sept 2015 – The public remains saddened at the shocking loss of a dynamic man, Rev. Dr. Conrad Howell, who has touched and impacted many lives.Scores of TCIslanders took to Social Media to express their thoughts in remembrance of Rev. Dr. Conrad Howell. Among them, Dr. Howell’s daughter who wrote, “this doesn’t even feel real. I always thought I’d have more time with my daddy. I figured he’d have been much older, and able to have enjoyed some grandchildren before he passed. I’ll never hear his voice on the phone again.” While Ama Capron wrote, “RIP Mr. Howell, everyone knew you as a good man and so shall it remain.”The passing of Rev. Howell has brought the TCI to a point of prayer and reflection, Garnique Thompson expressed through social media that not long ago Rev. Howell was one of a few pastors that attended a prayer gathering called by Rev. Violet Thompson where they prayed for the nation. Garnique said that, Rev. Howell “ will be missed by many but he left a legacy.” The people of TCI will forever remember Rev. Dr. Conrad Howell as their National Hero. Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Haitian Migrants Apprehended

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for youcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppCoral Harbour Base, Bahamas, December 24, 2016 –  A total of 99 Haitian migrants were taken to the Carmichael Road Detention Center after they were apprehended in the central Bahamas by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Saturday afternoon.  Patrol craft HMBS P- 49, under the command of Acting Sub Lieutenant Owen Sands, apprehended a 40-ft wooden sloop at 3:00 pm approximately 4 miles west of Hawksbill Rock, in the southern Exuma chain.   Defence Force Marines discovered the migrants –77 males and 22 females– onboard the sloop.   They arrived at the Coral Harbour Base early Christmas morning.The migrants were turned over to Immigration officials upon their arrival for further processing.  The Royal Bahamas Defence Force remains committed to protecting the territorial borders of The Bahamas. #MagneticMediaNews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more