Cement news – Shot Crete Ad Mix http://shotcreteadmix.com/ Sat, 21 May 2022 09:14:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://shotcreteadmix.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/profile.png Cement news – Shot Crete Ad Mix http://shotcreteadmix.com/ 32 32 Chino City Hall of Fame Recipients Recognized | News https://shotcreteadmix.com/chino-city-hall-of-fame-recipients-recognized-news/ Sat, 21 May 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://shotcreteadmix.com/chino-city-hall-of-fame-recipients-recognized-news/ The 2022 Chino City Hall of Fame recipients were announced at Tuesday’s Chino City Council meeting by Mayor Eunice Ulloa. They are Allen Phillip McCombs who died in 2021 and Brenton K. Galbreath who died in 1850. The families of both men were present to receive the award from the Chino Valley Historical Society and […]]]>

The 2022 Chino City Hall of Fame recipients were announced at Tuesday’s Chino City Council meeting by Mayor Eunice Ulloa.

They are Allen Phillip McCombs who died in 2021 and Brenton K. Galbreath who died in 1850.

The families of both men were present to receive the award from the Chino Valley Historical Society and the City of Chino.

Mayor Ulloa said the award is given to people who have made a major and lasting contribution to the development of the city. It is awarded to those who have demonstrated outstanding examples of leadership and service in a way that engenders historical honor and respect for their participation in the community.

Plaques citing the two winners will be displayed in the Hall of Fame collection at the Chino Community Building.

Steve Austin, first vice-president of the Historical Society, read the following about Mr. McCombs:

Mr. McCombs was the owner and publisher of the Chino Champion, a civic leader, a respected community leader and a historian of Chino. Mr. McCombs was born August 8, 1929 in Oakland and grew up in Berkeley. He received his bachelor’s degree in journalism from Stanford in 1951 and a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard University in 1953. He served in the Naval Navy Supply Corps from 1953 to 1956. Mr. McCombs married Gretchen Degelman on 11 July 1953. They had a son, Bill, in 1957.

In 1956 the couple bought the Chino Champion and moved to Chino to start their new life.

After 60 years of owning the Chino Champion, Mr. McCombs sold the newspaper but continued to write his “Rolltop Roundup” column. With his unparalleled knowledge of Chino, he provided insight through his weekly column where he enlightened, entertained and taught the community to appreciate Chino’s rich history.

Mr. McCombs was a dedicated member of the Chino Rotary Club from 1957 to 2021. He served on the Chino Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees for 10 years, serving as president several times.

He served as Chino Planning Commissioner and past president of the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Chino Valley YMCA. Mr. McCombs was an active member of the Chino Cultural Foundation and the Chino Valley Historical Society and served on both boards. He has contributed to the community by serving on the board of the Chino Valley Medical Board Center.

Mr. McCombs took the lead on the Highway 60 project in 1960, helping negotiate the portion of the Chino Freeway to be built below street level.

As an active member of the Chino community, he has received numerous awards, including the Community PTA Honorary Service Award and the Chino Valley Fire District Community Service Award. In 1976 he was named Chino’s Citizen of the year. In 1998, it was recognized as Chino Valley Small Business of the Year. In 2014 he received the Spirit of Achievement Award.

Mr. McCombs died on March 12, 2021.

“His contributions to the community are many and his list of accolades is just the tip of the iceberg. He loved his city and its people and was dedicated to improving the quality of life for the entire community,” said said Mr. Austin.

Bobby Martinez, the second vice president of the Chino Historical Society, read the following about Mr. Galbreath:

Brenton K. Galbreath, who helped incorporate the city of Chino, was born on April 3, 1850 in Ohio. Mr Galbreath married Martha Bansi in September 1873 and they had five children Leslie, Albert, Enoch, Russell and Omar. Omar died at the age of 11.

Mr. Galbreath came to Chino from Pomona in 1894 and entered the general merchandise business when he purchased a retail store in 1907 located on D.

As his business continued to thrive, Mr. Galbreath and his sons constructed a concrete building at the corner of Sixth and D streets using cement and bricks made by the family.

He continued as a prominent merchant until his retirement in 1918, when he and his sons sold the building.

Mr. Galbreath was elected the first local president of the WCTU, the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, as part of a first service project to keep alcohol out of town during Prohibition.

He was part of the group of businessmen who organized the Volunteer Fire Company,

he became the first president. In 1937, he was on the committee of the Chino Valley Partners Association.

Upon retirement, Mr. Galbreath became a beekeeper and collected rocks and cacti. His cactus garden was one of the most remarkable in the south and was visited from all over.

Mr. Galbreath died at his Chino residence on October 28, 1940.

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Kamaru Usman explains injury problem and talks return schedule https://shotcreteadmix.com/kamaru-usman-explains-injury-problem-and-talks-return-schedule/ Fri, 20 May 2022 20:15:00 +0000 https://shotcreteadmix.com/kamaru-usman-explains-injury-problem-and-talks-return-schedule/ Kamaru Usman’s health is moving in the right direction. It just takes a little time. Usman (20-1 MMA, 15-0 UFC), the reigning UFC welterweight champion, is still recovering from a hand injury that has kept him out of action since a unanimous decision against his rival Colby Covington at UFC 268 in November. He sees […]]]>

Kamaru Usman’s health is moving in the right direction. It just takes a little time.

Usman (20-1 MMA, 15-0 UFC), the reigning UFC welterweight champion, is still recovering from a hand injury that has kept him out of action since a unanimous decision against his rival Colby Covington at UFC 268 in November. He sees his doctor frequently, he said, but according to his last appointment last week, he still needs more time.

“What I was hoping for was that the doctor would say, ‘Hey, okay, let’s go full blast.’ But he told me it was a tendon problem,” Usman said, in a recent interview with The Subway. “The problem with tendons is that there’s no blood flow there, especially when they’re in your hands. So it takes a lot longer and not just that way. It’s also right above my knuckle. It’s right on that money maker right there. That’s the one I’m going to get in touch with real, real quick.

Usman, 35, refuses to let his eagerness get the better of him. Of course, fans want to see it again. Usman also wants to be back. But if he rushes things, it could lead to significant long-term damage to his hand. It’s a risk he’s not ready to take.

“If I don’t give him the time to heal properly, I’ll just open his back and be out for a whole year, potentially worse,” Usman said. “(I could) cause irreparable damage where I could no longer fight. It’s not a chance I’m willing to take now. I love my career.”

While UFC plans appear to have Usman vs. Leon Edwards (19-3 MMA, 11-2 UFC) on the record, the champion is unsure if an August rumor will happen.

“We’ll see,” Usman said. “The thing with me is I always wanted to be that guy where I was always weeks away from a fight. I’m always weeks away from a fight if I really want to. is right now that I’m in a position where I want to make sure I’m delivering the best product I can come up with every time I step in. To do that, I need enough time to prepare for a guy and go out and deliver performances. I listen to the doctors and make sure I’m healthy. Once I’m healthy, I’ll be the first to go back.”

UFC triggers on working title implementations have gotten faster over time. These days, a champion’s request for an extra month can mean that an interim title will be added. Regardless of what happens, Usman said it won’t change the reality of who the undisputed champion is. He will be indifferent.

“I don’t really care about any of these guys, because I proved who I am,” Usman said. “It’s not like, ‘You just got the title and now you’re out for a year or two years.’ No, I think what is a year? A year that you’re gone, then it’s a working title. I just took a year to cement where I am instead. Let’s be honest. A working title means I really don’t think so Everyone knows who the champion is Everyone knows who the best pound for pound fighter on the planet I can only think of my health and when I can go back and do what I love to do.

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Analysis: Elite condolence calls show UAE leader’s power https://shotcreteadmix.com/analysis-elite-condolence-calls-show-uae-leaders-power/ Wed, 18 May 2022 08:08:21 +0000 https://shotcreteadmix.com/analysis-elite-condolence-calls-show-uae-leaders-power/ DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Airplanes carrying world leaders from around the world have landed in the capital of the United Arab Emirates to offer condolences on the passing of the country’s president — and acknowledge the man’s influence now fully charged. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan rarely speaks in public. The new […]]]>

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Airplanes carrying world leaders from around the world have landed in the capital of the United Arab Emirates to offer condolences on the passing of the country’s president — and acknowledge the man’s influence now fully charged.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan rarely speaks in public. The new president avoids the annual United Nations summit in New York. And his thoughts on the world around him are filtered through a tight-knit coterie and leaders who interact with him rather than from his statements.

But MbZ, as he is known, has become a major influence in the wider Middle East, whether through his longstanding relationship with the US military, his opposition to Islamists or his autocratic country’s new ties with Israel.

After the death of his half-brother, President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Sheikh Mohammed’s new reign is an opportunity to cement the rapid advance of skyscraper villages achieved by the United Arab Emirates since its founding there. is just over 50 years old.

But it also comes as tough decisions loom for a nation mired in a bloody war and stalemate in Yemen, facing choices about whether to embrace an America increasingly wary of its ties to China and Russia and concerned about an Iran whose nuclear program is now rushing to arms. – school levels.

Even before becoming president, Sheikh Mohammed would have been the country’s de facto leader since a stroke in 2014 saw Sheikh Khalifa disappear from public view. His mystique and his young age compared to other regional leaders – he is now 61 – set him apart.

He is also a symbol in this young country that is home to Dubai, where his figure in aviator glasses remains a popular sticker for car windows.

“MbZ is a leader not just in the UAE, but more broadly in the Middle East, where he is seen as a particularly dynamic member of the generation taking over from geriatric cases that have dominated the region for decades,” a diplomatic cable posted. 2009 American. by WikiLeaks said.

Educated at England’s Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst and fluent in English, Sheikh Mohammed’s style also found favor with the Allied military. Today, some 3,500 American troops remain stationed in the United Arab Emirates. Dubai’s Jebel Ali Port is the United States Navy’s busiest port of call outside the United States.

Al-Dhafra Air Base in Abu Dhabi is home to US drones and warplanes that have bombed the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria. US Patriot missile batteries have defended the capital there this year against attacks by Yemen’s Houthi rebels.

As part of the relationship with America, the United Arab Emirates has deployed forces to fight in Afghanistan. MbZ also fully supported the United States after the September 11, 2001 attacks by al-Qaeda. Two of the 19 hijackers were from the Emirates.

It also marked the hardening of Sheikh Mohammed’s views towards pan-Arab Islamist groups like the Muslim Brotherhood. Brotherhood members taught in Emirati schools in the 1980s, formative years for a young Sheikh Mohammed.

“I am Arab, I am Muslim and I pray. And in the 1970s and early 1980s, I was one of them,” Sheikh Mohammed told US officials in 2007, according to another diplomatic cable. “I believe these guys have an agenda.”

After the 2011 Arab Spring, Sheikh Mohammed led a campaign of repression against members of Islah, a group associated with the Muslim Brotherhood in the Emirates. Groups like the Muslim Brotherhood are challenging the hereditary rule of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates. Political parties and unions remain illegal in the country, which has been accused of using spyware to monitor activists and dissidents.

Former President Barack Obama, in his recent autobiography, described Sheikh Mohammed as “young, sophisticated…and perhaps the most discerning leader in the Gulf”.

But MbZ criticized Washington’s support for the 2011 protests that toppled Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak and briefly installed a Muslim Brotherhood member as president.

Obama quoted Sheikh Mohammed as saying that the US position “shows that the United States is not a partner we can count on in the long term.” The UAE backed Egyptian General Abdel Fattah el-Sissi’s 2013 coup that brought him to the presidency.

This suspicion grew. Sheikh Mohammed reportedly described himself as surprised by the US’ secret negotiations with Iran over what later became Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers in 2015.

The UAE’s diplomatic recognition of Israel, while boosting trade, serves as a cover against an Iran suspected of attacking shipping in the waters just off its coast in 2019. Yet Emirati officials have also opened talks with Iran. The country’s foreign minister even offered his condolences on Monday for the death of Sheikh Khalifa, the same day as a US delegation led by Vice President Kamala Harris.

Dubai and the wider Emirates remain open to Russians despite Moscow’s war on Ukraine. Ties with China are growing ever closer, although Beijing runs a secret prison in the country and concerns about a possible military dimension to its operation in an Abu Dhabi port.

But despite being described as a tactician, some of Sheikh Mohammed’s most important gambles have not paid off. He got entangled in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report about former US President Donald Trump and Russia.

An indictment appears to link Sheikh Mohammed to the chairman of Trump’s inaugural committee in 2017, who faces charges alleging he secretly conspired to influence US policy for the benefit of the Emirates. Meanwhile, a years-long boycott of Qatar amid a political dispute ended just before President Joe Biden took office..

Then there is the war in Yemen, the poorest country in the Arab world, where Iranian-backed rebels still hold its capital. The United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia face international criticism over civilian war casualties. The war has killed dozens of Emirati soldiers and injured more.

While the Emiratis have largely withdrawn from the conflict, the Abu Dhabi bombings earlier this year show that the country remains a target.

For Sheikh Mohammed, the responsibility for all this now rests solely with him.

“Every decision has risks, no doubt about it,” he once said.

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EDITOR’S NOTE – Jon Gambrell, Gulf and Iran news director for The Associated Press, reported from each of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, Iran and other locations across the world since joining the AP in 2006. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jongambrellAP.

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India News | Shocked by poor governance in Punjab: Sukhbir Badal https://shotcreteadmix.com/india-news-shocked-by-poor-governance-in-punjab-sukhbir-badal/ Mon, 16 May 2022 15:46:19 +0000 https://shotcreteadmix.com/india-news-shocked-by-poor-governance-in-punjab-sukhbir-badal/ Jalalabad (Pb), May 16 (PTI) SAD leader Sukhbir Singh Badal on Monday criticized the AAP government for the alleged breakdown of law and order in Punjab since coming to power two months ago and s is said to be shocked by the way the state was ‘badly governed’. “Punjab has witnessed 27 murders. No less […]]]>

Jalalabad (Pb), May 16 (PTI) SAD leader Sukhbir Singh Badal on Monday criticized the AAP government for the alleged breakdown of law and order in Punjab since coming to power two months ago and s is said to be shocked by the way the state was ‘badly governed’.

“Punjab has witnessed 27 murders. No less than 24 farmers committed suicide and 61 youths lost their lives due to drug overdose. Instead of coming to the aid of the common man and making the ‘rule of law… Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann is staging fake photo ops in Chandigarh,’ Shiromani leader Akali Dal said in a statement here.

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“If this is the change that the AAP promised, then Punjabis are in one of the worst phases in the history of the state,” he said.

Badal also accused the Aam Aadmi party of deceiving the people of the state to get their votes. He alleged that the party had no intention of fighting the drug menace.

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Badal further demanded that the Center lift the wheat export ban.

He claimed that farmers were victimized and denied the benefit of higher export prices. Apparently the same logic has not been applied to steel and cement exports, he said.

“We have witnessed a sharp increase in the prices of steel and cement after their export was authorized by the Center, which has benefited the companies. But wheat is not allowed to be exported because farmers do not have no voice in government,” he added.

Badal said allowing the export of wheat would have allowed farmers to recoup losses incurred due to low yields due to unseasonal rains and high temperatures.

He said the AAP government failed to have the phenomenon declared a natural calamity.

The state government should forcefully take up the cause of the farmers with the Center and demand compensation of Rs 500 per quintal for them.

“Failure to do so will negatively impact the agricultural economy of the state and affect all stakeholders,” he added.

India has banned wheat exports as part of measures to control rising domestic prices.

The General Directorate of Foreign Trade (DGFT) said in a notification dated May 13: “The wheat export policy is prohibited with immediate effect.”

However, export shipments for which irrevocable letters of credit have been issued on or before the date of this notification will be permitted, the DGFT said.

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Boost the calendar of events to attract more visitors https://shotcreteadmix.com/boost-the-calendar-of-events-to-attract-more-visitors/ Sat, 14 May 2022 21:58:00 +0000 https://shotcreteadmix.com/boost-the-calendar-of-events-to-attract-more-visitors/ Melbourne is building momentum with a record year of events, thanks to a $25 million boost from the City of Melbourne. The 2022-23 draft budget to be released on Tuesday, May 17 will see a turbocharged schedule of events and festivals to attract people, support local businesses and restore confidence in the city. After a […]]]>

Melbourne is building momentum with a record year of events, thanks to a $25 million boost from the City of Melbourne.

The 2022-23 draft budget to be released on Tuesday, May 17 will see a turbocharged schedule of events and festivals to attract people, support local businesses and restore confidence in the city.

After a two-year hiatus, the Firelight Festival will light up Docklands in July for a three-night celebration of the Winter Solstice – with immersive new lighting, fire installations, music, live performances and food trucks.

The 2019 Firelight Festival drew over 75,000 people over three days, injecting $4 million into the local economy.

More than $6.4 million has been allocated to Melbourne’s much-loved Christmas festival, following a resounding success in 2021 – attracting a record 1.6 million people to the city.

New Year’s Eve will receive an investment of $3.9 million, with rooftop fireworks expected to return in full force, as well as family entertainment and live music.

The Moomba Festival, Melbourne Fashion Week, Melbourne Knowledge Week and Melbourne Music Week also feature in the city’s busy calendar of events, sharing $11 million.

The City of Melbourne will also support more than 60 other events across the city with $2.6 million for iconic festivals and community activations.

The Melbourne City Revitalization Fund will include millions of dollars in additional funding for exciting new events across Melbourne. The $200 million fund is a joint collaboration between the City of Melbourne and the Victorian government.

The 2022-23 draft budget will be announced on Tuesday, May 17, followed by a month-long public comment period.

Quotes attributable to Lord Mayor Sally Capp

“We’re spending $25 million on events, festivals and activations to restore confidence in our city, liven up our streets and alleyways and cement Melbourne’s place as Australia’s cultural capital.”

“We know events drive foot traffic and business spending across the city. Our beloved Moomba Festival drew a record 1.44 million people to the city in March, while our expanded Christmas Festival generated $18 million in economic impact.

“We are on track to stage our biggest ever year of events, and this will allow us to continue to draw huge crowds to the city to enjoy everything on offer – from food and fashion to music. and culture.”

“By investing in momentum, we are showing traders, residents, tourists and investors that Melbourne’s future looks better than ever.”

Quotes attributable to Senior City Activation Portfolio Advisor Roshena Campbell

“There is no doubt that Melbourne is Australia’s events capital and that events are essential to the city’s economic recovery. Before the pandemic, they brought nearly 30 million visitors to Greater Melbourne each year and gave the local economy a $52 million boost.

“Our small retail, hospitality and other businesses have told us that the most important thing we can do to accelerate their recovery is to generate visits. By investing in a record year of events, the City of Melbourne is answering that call.

Fast facts on major events:

  • $25 million for events
  • $6.4 million for the Christmas Festival
  • $4.9 million for Moomba
  • $3.9 million for New Year’s Eve
  • $2.9 million for Melbourne Fashion Week
  • $1.8 million for Melbourne Knowledge Week
  • $1.4 million for Melbourne Music Week
  • $1.1 million for the Firelight Festival
  • $2.6 million for local events
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AP News Summary at 4:19 a.m. EDT | Nation and World https://shotcreteadmix.com/ap-news-summary-at-419-a-m-edt-nation-and-world/ Fri, 13 May 2022 08:07:05 +0000 https://shotcreteadmix.com/ap-news-summary-at-419-a-m-edt-nation-and-world/ Kremlin warns of retaliation after Finland moves closer to NATO KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Kremlin has warned it will retaliate after Finland’s leaders said they favor NATO membership. Sweden could do the same within days, in a historic realignment sparked by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Meanwhile, the first war crimes trial of a Russian […]]]>

Kremlin warns of retaliation after Finland moves closer to NATO

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Kremlin has warned it will retaliate after Finland’s leaders said they favor NATO membership. Sweden could do the same within days, in a historic realignment sparked by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Meanwhile, the first war crimes trial of a Russian soldier since the start of the conflict was due to open in kyiv on Friday. A 21-year-old captured member of a tank unit is accused of shooting dead a civilian during the first week of the war. The British Ministry of Defense said Russia had made no significant progress despite concentrating its forces in the Luhansk and Donbass regions of eastern Ukraine after withdrawing its troops from other regions.

North Korea reports 6 deaths after admitting COVID-19 outbreak

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea says six people have died and 350,000 have been treated for a fever that has spread explosively across the country. Friday’s announcement came a day after acknowledging its first cases of COVID-19 from the pandemic. North Korea likely does not have enough testing equipment and said the cause of the fevers was unclear. Experts have warned that a COVID-19 outbreak could be devastating in a country with a failing health system and an unvaccinated and malnourished population. Chief Kim Jong Un appeared on state television during a pandemic response meeting, where he removed his face mask and smoked a cigarette while chatting with officials.

Biden seeks to push ASEAN leaders to speak out on Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is seeking to get Southeast Asian leaders to speak more candidly about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. But the question remains delicate for many members of the alliance of 10 countries in the region with deep ties to Moscow. Biden hosted the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations at the White House Thursday night for an intimate dinner to kick off the two-day summit, the group’s first meeting to be held in Washington in 45 years. of history. As Biden welcomed the leaders to the White House, his administration announced that the United States would commit more than $150 million in new projects to strengthen South Asia’s climate, maritime and public health infrastructure. South East.

Disabled facility on Ukrainian frontline plans evacuation

TAVRIISKE, Ukraine (AP) — There’s dancing in the garden and ball games. But there’s an eerie accompaniment to the music and laughter: the unmistakable thud of not-so-distant artillery fire. Staff at the institution for the mentally and physically disabled in the village of Tavriiske, near the frontline of the war in Ukraine, face a daunting dilemma: do they evacuate and how can this be done with minimal disturbances for the residents, for whom any change of environment will be extremely stressful? With approximately 425 residents, it is the largest facility of its kind in the Zaporizhzhia region in southeastern Ukraine. Finding suitable accommodation elsewhere is far from easy, explains its director.

The vote in Lebanon considered the last chance in a country in crisis

BEIRUT (AP) — In every household in Lebanon, there is likely to be one or more family members considering emigrating — if they can get a passport. The bankrupt government did not pay the company responsible for issuing or renewing the documents. Lebanese spend their days in banks, waiting to see what meager amounts they can withdraw for the month. They search for medicine and fuel and worry about their children’s next meal. It’s an economic collapse and Sunday’s legislative elections are seen as a chance to punish the ruling class that has pushed the nation into the ground. But a widespread sense of apathy and pessimism prevails, with most observers agreeing the vote is unlikely to make much difference.

Marcos Jr.’s allies set to dominate Philippine Congress

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Allies of Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the Philippines’ next presumptive president, appear poised to dominate both houses of Congress, alarming activists after the dictator’s late son’s apparent victory restored his family to the seat of power. Running tallies of Monday’s vote show they are poised to capture most of the 300 House of Representatives seats and half of the 24 Senate seats that were up for election. Their family members and siblings were also proclaimed winners of local office, reflecting the strong hold of political dynasties on Southeast Asian democracy despite a constitutional ban that was never enforced. A leftist lawmaker said the outnumbered opposition bloc had no choice but to press the fight for good governance and accountability.

January 6, panel subpoenas McCarthy, four other GOP lawmakers

WASHINGTON (AP) — House investigators say they have issued subpoenas to House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy and four other GOP lawmakers as part of their investigation into the violent Jan. 6 insurrection. It’s an extraordinary step that has little precedent and is sure to further inflame partisan tensions during the 2021 attack. The Jan. 6 panel subpoenas for California’s McCarthy and Republican Representatives Jim Jordan of Ohio, Scott Perry of Pennsylvania, Andy Biggs of Arizona and Mo Brooks of Alabama come as the investigation draws to a close and the panel prepares for a series of public hearings. hearings this summer.

Madison Cawthorn tries to survive primary as slip-ups mount

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A series of unforced political and personal mistakes by GOP Congressman Madison Cawthorn has brought the forces of high-profile Republicans and traditional enemies to weigh on his re-election bid in Carolina North. Some of the transgressions have made headlines, such as one that angered GOP colleagues who believe he insinuated they were hosting orgies and snorting cocaine. Some have been salacious, such as recently released videos showing him in sexually suggestive poses. But at home, perhaps the most significant was when he decided to run for another seat in the United States House before changing his mind. Some voters think he’s more interested in inflaming the culture wars than helping the district.

No Sea Serpents, No Gangsters, But Tahoe Trash Divers Find Gold

STATELINE, Nev. (AP) — Lake Tahoe divers sort through their loot after an unprecedented year-long effort to clear trash from all 72 miles of alpine lake shoreline atop the Sierra Nevada. They found no trace of a mythical sea monster and no sign of gangsters wearing cement shoes or long-lost treasure chests. But their hope is that the 25,000 pounds of scrap metal they have collected will prove to be much more valuable. Since last May, they have been meticulously sorting and recording the types and GPS locations of the trash. This is part of a first-of-its-kind effort to learn more about the potential harm from plastics and other pollutants in waters along the California-Nevada line.

EXPLAINER: Why Finland and Sweden joining NATO will be a big deal

BRUSSELS (AP) — Finland appears poised to join NATO. Sweden could follow suit. At the end of the year, they could be among the ranks of the alliance. Russia’s war in Ukraine has caused a public about-face on the membership of the two Nordic countries. They are already NATO’s closest partners, but if Russia responds to their moves to join, it may soon need the organization’s military support. Both are perfectly suited for NATO. Their armed forces and their political and legal systems are in tune with the alliance. They bring with them high-tech military equipment and high levels of defense spending. Their membership would double the length of NATO’s borders with Russia. It is not clear how Moscow will react.

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Latest News | Ultatech launches formal bid for Holcim’s Indian assets https://shotcreteadmix.com/latest-news-ultatech-launches-formal-bid-for-holcims-indian-assets/ Wed, 11 May 2022 16:20:14 +0000 https://shotcreteadmix.com/latest-news-ultatech-launches-formal-bid-for-holcims-indian-assets/ Mumbai/New Delhi, May 11 (PTI) Aditya Birla Group, which owns the country’s largest cement company, Ultratech, has officially joined the race to buy Swiss cement giant Holcim’s stake in Ambuja Cement and ACC, a known development person said. JSW Group, which is already present in the sector and Adani Group, which is not present, are […]]]>

Mumbai/New Delhi, May 11 (PTI) Aditya Birla Group, which owns the country’s largest cement company, Ultratech, has officially joined the race to buy Swiss cement giant Holcim’s stake in Ambuja Cement and ACC, a known development person said.

JSW Group, which is already present in the sector and Adani Group, which is not present, are also said to be in the race for the prized assets.

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Steel leader ArcelorMittal has also expressed interest and could join the race to acquire the two companies.

The Birlas have officially made a bid for the Holcim assets. The acquisition will be through Ultratech, a source familiar with the development told PTI.

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The source insisted it was not a binding offer.

The source also said his proposal includes divesting 10-15 tonnes of capacity from Holcim so the deal doesn’t get stuck with fair trade body CCI.

“We are quite confident of obtaining ICC approval as we are prepared to divest some of the target companies’ assets,” the source said.

When contacted, the spokesperson for the Aditya Birla group company declined to comment, saying it was not responding to market speculation.

There are a few examples of CCI mergers and acquisitions where the acquirer’s stake exceeded a limit, the source said and pointed out that when Vodafone and Idea merged, the two operators had to step out of a few circles.

Last month, the world’s largest cement maker, Holcim, announced its exit from the country after a long struggle here. The company, through two publicly traded entities, ACC and Ambuja, has a capacity of 66 million tonnes per annum (MTPA).

The group entered the market 17 years ago and the outlet will put its listed arms, Ambuja and ACC, up for sale. Holcim holds a 63.19% stake in Ambuja and 4.48% in ACC, while Ambuja holds a 50.05% stake in ACC.

The exit of Holcim is part of the group’s “2025 strategy” which aims for sustainable solutions for the building materials sector. The importance of cement across the group is already declining compared to ready-mixed concrete, aggregates, roofing and green building solutions.

The sale of the stake in Ambuja will trigger an open offer on both ACC and Ambuja.

Since Holcim owns a large stake in Ambuja and only owns a small fraction directly in ACC, the buyer can only buy out Holcim’s 63% stake in Ambuja and then trigger an open offer for an additional 26% in Ambuja.

If fully subscribed, a new owner may end up owning 89% of the company. This could represent an $8.7 billion transaction at the current market price.

Ultratech is by far the largest cement producer in the country with an installed capacity of 117 MT, giving it around 25% of the national cement market of just over 500 MT, and if the deal is successful it will have to divest 10 15 MT of Holcim’s ability to meet CII standards.

Ultratech is cash-rich and can easily go into debt for the buyout. In the December quarter, its debt to equity was at a low of 0.32x.

Ultratech is the world’s third-largest cement maker outside of China and the deal with Holcim will further cement that, but it is unlikely to make it the world’s second-largest, the source said.

In the past, it has acquired assets from competitors such as the cement assets of the Jaypee Group, Binani Cement and the cement business of Century Textiles.

Sources said Holcim was also in talks with energy steel conglomerate JSW Group and the Financial Times had on Tuesday, quoting its chairman Sajjan Jindal said it would make a $7 billion bid. for the Indian subsidiaries of Holcim.

JSW is reportedly offering $4.5 billion in equity and $2.5 billion in undisclosed private equity partners for the Indian assets of Holcim, Ambuja Cement and ACC, according to the report.

According to industry insiders, Adani Group, which is getting into the cement segment, is also in the running to acquire Holcim’s Indian assets.

The group headed by the richest Indian, Gautam Adani, plans to get into cement. It is already setting up two cement units at Dahej in Gujarat and Raigarh in Maharashtra and aspires to be a segment leader, sources said.

Holcim is seeking a quick sale of the Indian assets. Control of both companies will give the winning bidder a huge head start, and Holcim’s move has generated huge interest from potential suitors.

The Birla Group will get huge control of the industry if its bid is accepted. Therefore, he appears to have opted for a deal hoping he will make the cut with the Competition Commission.

India is one of the most attractive cement markets in the world, as evidenced by the presence of names such as Heidelberg Cement (formed by the acquisition of Italcementi in 2015) but with a capacity of 12.6 MT.

In 2014, French Holcim and Swiss Lafarge merged their global operations to form LafargeHolcim, leading to Lafarge India putting its 11 MTs on the block (it entered India in the late 1990s) to be taken over by the Nirma group. Lafarge grew in India through acquisitions and had also bought DLF’s cement business in 1999 and then taken over Ambuja.

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IPL 2022, Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals: Mumbai Weather Update https://shotcreteadmix.com/ipl-2022-rajasthan-royals-vs-delhi-capitals-mumbai-weather-update/ Wed, 11 May 2022 04:10:13 +0000 https://shotcreteadmix.com/ipl-2022-rajasthan-royals-vs-delhi-capitals-mumbai-weather-update/ Rajasthan Royals will be looking to cement their position in the top four when they take on Delhi Capitals on Wednesday May 11 at Dr DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai. With seven wins in 11 games, the Sanju Samson-led franchise sits third in the points tally with 14 points to their credit. The Delhi […]]]>

Rajasthan Royals will be looking to cement their position in the top four when they take on Delhi Capitals on Wednesday May 11 at Dr DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai.

With seven wins in 11 games, the Sanju Samson-led franchise sits third in the points tally with 14 points to their credit. The Delhi Capitals are in fifth place with 10 points.

Players of Rajasthan Royals during the IPL 2022 Match 44 match between Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians at DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai on April 30, 2022. Sportzpics for IPL

In the previous encounter between the two teams, the Rajasthan Royals pulled off a stunning victory in a high-scoring battle. England slugger Jos Buttler was the show stealer as he smashed an explosive ton making 116 of 65 deliveries. The Delhi-based franchise missed 15 carries while chasing a mammoth target of 223.

Rajasthan Royals will be very confident after picking up a fine victory against Punjab Kings in their last game. Their batters clicked well and helped them to a 6-wicket win.

On the other hand, the team managed by Rishabh Pant suffered a defeat against defending champions Chennai Super Kings in their last game. By choosing to play first, they couldn’t prevent the Yellow Army from showing a score of over 200 on board. In response, Delhi’s innings ended at just 117, as their batting line-up was a rare failure. They need to bounce back in the next game to stay alive in the playoff race.

Weather report:

The weather in Mumbai is expected to be partly cloudy on Wednesday evening. There is no chance of rain during this Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals game. Wind speeds are expected to be around 21 km/h on match day, while temperatures could range between 29 degrees Celsius and 34 degrees Celsius. Humidity is expected to be around 67% on Wednesday.

Possible playing XIs:

Rajasthani Royals: Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c), Daryl Mitchell, Riyan Parag, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Sen, Prasidh Krishna.

Capitals of Delhi: Mandeep Singh, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Rishabh Pant (c), Lalit Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Rovman Powell, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman, Khaleel Ahmed.

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Q1: Dangote Cement ramps up production at Okpella plant https://shotcreteadmix.com/q1-dangote-cement-ramps-up-production-at-okpella-plant/ Sun, 08 May 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://shotcreteadmix.com/q1-dangote-cement-ramps-up-production-at-okpella-plant/ Aliko Dangote …while earnings per share reached ₦6.18 Africa’s largest cement maker, Dangote Cement, has ramped up production at its brand new plant in Okpella Edo state even as its earnings per share rose by 16.8% to 6.18 naira in the three months ended March 31, 2022. The increase in production at the Okpella plant […]]]>

Aliko Dangote

…while earnings per share reached ₦6.18

Africa’s largest cement maker, Dangote Cement, has ramped up production at its brand new plant in Okpella Edo state even as its earnings per share rose by 16.8% to 6.18 naira in the three months ended March 31, 2022. The increase in production at the Okpella plant is part of efforts to increase cement supply in Nigeria and ensure timely supply of products to customers in South-South geopolitical regions and Southeast.

Analysis of the cement giant’s quarterly results indicated that Dangote Cement sold a total volume of 7.2 Mt of cement across the group, with Nigerian operations accounting for 4.8 Mt while the rest of Africa achieved the balance of 2.4 Mt.

Dangote Cement Managing Director Michel Puchercos said in his comments that the company started the first quarter on a positive note despite new uncertainties brought by a highly volatile global environment. He said increases were recorded in revenue and profitability, leading to strong cash generation across the group. Profit after tax reached N105.9 billion, up 18% from last year, while Group EBITDA reached N211.0 billion, up 18.6% with an EBITDA margin of 51.1%.

Puchercos said, “Operationally, we are ramping up production at our Okpella plant and making good progress to deploy crushing plants in Ghana and Ivory Coast. Demand remained strong in all markets and we remain confident that Dangote Cement is well positioned to meet customer expectations despite these temporary challenges.

Continuing our efforts to create shareholder value, Dangote Cement has finalized the second tranche of its buyback program. Following the completion of the two tranches, Dangote Cement has now repurchased 0.98% of its outstanding shares. This share buyback program reflects the Company’s commitment to finding opportunities beyond the dividend to return cash to shareholders.

Puchercos added: “The unstable international context reinforces our efforts to increase the use of alternative fuels and the execution of our export-to-import strategy. Reducing our dependence on imported inputs and making our markets self-sufficient has never been more relevant from a regional perspective.

Our continued focus on efficiency, meeting strong market demand and maintaining our cost leadership strengthens our ability to consistently deliver superior profitability and value to all shareholders.

Dangote Cement is Africa’s leading cement producer with a capacity of nearly 51.6 Mta across Africa. A fully integrated producer from quarry to customer, it has a production capacity of 35.25 Mta in its home market, Nigeria. The Obajana plant in Kogi State, Nigeria, is the largest in Africa with a capacity of 16.25 Mta across five lines; The Ibese plant in Ogun State has four cement lines with a combined installed capacity of 12 Mta, while the Gboko plant in Benue State has 4 Mta; and Okpella plant in Edo State has 3Mta. Through recent investments, Dangote Cement has eliminated Nigeria’s reliance on imported cement and transformed the country into a cement exporter serving neighboring countries.

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How to Prepare for a Rising Temperature Race, Health News, ET HealthWorld https://shotcreteadmix.com/how-to-prepare-for-a-rising-temperature-race-health-news-et-healthworld/ Sat, 07 May 2022 07:45:00 +0000 https://shotcreteadmix.com/how-to-prepare-for-a-rising-temperature-race-health-news-et-healthworld/ By Girish Bindra I don’t run to add days to my life, I run to add life to my days”, Ronald Rook The saying above aptly captures the feeling of a thoroughbred racer. Running, really, is an activity that never fails to clear your head, mobilize your mind to purge that nagging creative block, or […]]]>
By Girish Bindra

I don’t run to add days to my life, I run to add life to my days”, Ronald Rook

The saying above aptly captures the feeling of a thoroughbred racer. Running, really, is an activity that never fails to clear your head, mobilize your mind to purge that nagging creative block, or simply help you make important decisions clearly. About three decades of neuroscience research has identified a strong link between aerobic exercise and later cognitive clarity. Runners love the act so much that seasons and moods just don’t matter. For them, it is an elixir of life.

You can achieve a healthy mind in a healthy body, but you need to be aware of how much you are pushing your body through such extreme weather conditions. Summers can be a bit tough for the running community, but with the help of the right set of activewear, a satisfying diet, and key training tips, you can keep clocking the distance you run. are fixed.

Here are some tips to keep in mind when running in rising temperatures.

START SLOW WHEN TRAINING IN THE HEAT

Give your body time to adjust to higher temperatures. Avoid intense training sessions during the first very hot days of summer and start slowly. Gradually increase the intensity of your workout and let your body acclimate. If you are a beginner, you can also join a Running Club in your city to start your running journey. These clubs are run by experienced runners who offer weekly training programs with the goal of helping you reach your personal fitness goals.

LISTEN TO YOUR BODY

Be flexible with your race schedule. Give yourself the flexibility to adapt your speed and distance to the given conditions. Give yourself a realistic time frame and run based on how you feel. Vary your pace and adapt your performance level to the heat.

HEAT AFFECTS YOUR HEART

Heart rate is elevated in hot weather. When running with a heart rate monitor, remember that higher temperatures also increase your heart rate, even if you are running at your usual pace. Therefore, it may be a good idea to slow down a bit. The fitter you are, the better your body will handle the heat.

CHOOSE THE RIGHT OUTFIT

The right workout clothes can protect your skin from UV rays even better than some sunscreens. Opt for a loose fit and moisture-wicking materials for your shirt and shorts to keep heat from building up under your clothes. Wearing cotton clothes for running in summer is counterproductive: cotton absorbs perspiration without evacuating it and does not dry quickly. Be sure to choose light colors. They reflect sunlight and do not store heat. Running accessories are as important in summer as they are in winter. A light cap or scarf can protect the head and shade the face. Finally, wear sunglasses with UV protection.

GOOD PAIR OF SHOES

Choose and own a pair of shoes that will help you run comfortably. Personally, I like neutral running shoes because they are relatively light and provide good support and bounce.

STAY HYDRATED

When you run in the heat, your body tries to lower your core body temperature by sweating more. This causes you to lose fluids and minerals like magnesium and iron. Even a small change in your water balance can lead to significant performance losses. The most important thing is to start well hydrated. Drink regularly throughout the day and stick to diluted fruit juices, electrolytes and water. If you’re going to be training for more than an hour, make sure you have a bottle of water with you and take a sip every now and then. If you don’t want to take a bottle of water with you, plan your runs on routes where water is available.

AVOID THE MIDDAY HEAT

Picking the right time of day for your practice runs or runs is essential during the summer months. Avoid running in the midday heat; rather go out in the morning or evening.

SELECT THE RIGHT ROUTES

With the sun scorching in the sky, it makes sense to adjust your route. Asphalt and cement absorb and transfer heat. Warmer days provide a good opportunity to ditch the usual road routes and hit the trails. A run or workout on the trails is great fun, adds variety to training, and provides shade. Runners are slower on rough terrain, giving the heart a break.

EAT ADEQUATE VITAMINS AND MINERALS

Healthy foods rich in vitamins and minerals should be part of a healthy meal plan throughout the year. But when it’s hot outside, your body loses more minerals than usual through sweating. Since the body cannot produce enough minerals and vitamins, they must be obtained through diet. Eat foods like bananas, dried apricots, and whole grains before a workout to boost mineral levels. Protein bars with added vitamins and minerals make nutrient-dense post-workout snacks.

DON’T BE TOO AMBITIOUS

If you experience headaches, intense thirst, muscle cramps or dizziness, you should stop immediately, seek shade and drink water. Overconfidence is often your worst enemy when running in the heat, so leave it at home. Your body also needs more time to recover when it’s very hot. If you don’t feel well when the heat beats down with high humidity, it’s probably a good idea to take the day off or opt for a more cooling workout alternative like swimming.

By Girish Bindra, Coach, ASICS Running Club – Mumbai

(DISCLAIMER: The views expressed are solely those of the author and ETHealthworld does not necessarily endorse them. ETHealthworld.com shall not be liable for any damage caused to any person/organization directly or indirectly)

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