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Elastomers offer easy upgrade

first_imgTANK wagons carrying hazardous cargoes will need to be fitted with crash buffers by 2010, the next step in a European process which began with the introduction of UIC standards mandating the use of the energy-absorbing buffers on tank wagons built after January 1 2005.To meet the need to retrofit existing wagons as simply as possible, Durel GmbHhas been established to supply buffers and drawgear incorporating Arnitel TPE-E elastomers produced by DSM Engineering Plastics. Offering a range of products formerly supplied by ELH in Halle, Durel holds rights to elastomer springs patented by Belgian firm Bureau Mertens SPRL. Distribution and application engineering is handled by John Staub and ETQ in Quedlinburg, Germany. Installed in buffers in place of rubber or steel springs, Arnitel TPE-E absorbs predictable amounts of energy to smooth coupling, starting and stopping. Unlike metal spring systems, the Arnitel TPE-E parts will not corrode or exhibit catastrophic failure due to metal fatigue, and efficiency is not reduced through wear. The elastomer offers a longer life than rubber, and to minimise the effects of compression set, toroidal elements are strung like large beads along a central guiding rod and separated by circular steel discs with outer diameters matching the expansion of the elastomer at maximum pressure.EST Eisenbahn-Systemtechnik has used the high load-bearing capability of Arnitel TPE-E to produce a crash buffer which has similar dimensions to conventional side buffers, allowing simple retrofitting to older rolling stock. The springs work in tandem with controlled plastic deformation of the buffer’s steel housing, and if forces in a collision exceed a pre-set threshold, the outer shell will peel back to dissipate energy, giving the appearance of a banana. The shell remains intact during bumps and nudges in routine operation, with the elastomer providing damping at the rated energy absorption level of the buffer.Durel says its elastomers will have consistent perfomance throughout a maintenance-free life of at least 20 years.Durel, Germany. The springs also can be combined with traditional metal dry friction systems and with hydraulic systems to achieve the very high capacity levels required for the heaviest freight trains.last_img read more

Argonauts Compete at War Eagle Invitational

first_imgArgonauts Compete at War Eagle Invitational AUBURN, Ala. – The West Florida cross country teams concluded their spring seasons at the War Eagle Invitational track meet hosted by Auburn on Saturday, a meet featuring several top-ranked Division I teams.  The Argonauts posted several strong times, including sophomore Martinique Sykes’ (Orange Park, Fla./Orange Park HS) season-best time in the 1500.Martinique Sykes finished the 1500 with a season-best time of 3:57.25, placing eighth out of 26.  Sophomore Dominique Sykes (Orange Park, Fla./Orange Park HS) finished 24th with a time of 4:23.  Martinique Sykes also raced in the 800 and finished 19th overall and second among Division II runners at 1:55.76.The 500 meter race included two Argonaut runners and finished after 9 p.m. on Saturday, as events were rescheduled due to storms in the area.  Junior Jared Black (Tallahassee, Fla./Leon HS) turned in a solid performance, finishing 31st at 15:53.  Freshman Titus Cheruiyot (Eldoret, Kenya/Tenwek HS) crossed the line at 16:41 and finished 37th.“This was a great meet to cap off the spring season for us,” said Bergen.  “With some of the best athletes in the nation at this meet, it helps bring out the best performances.  Martinique and Jared turned in great performances today, and the guys as a group worked hard this spring with Coach Neil McDonagh.”The War Eagle Invitational concluded the spring season for the UWF cross country teams.  On the men’s side, the top times included Martinique Sykes’ victory in the 1500 at South Alabama and his season-best 3:57 time on Saturday at Auburn.  Black, along with freshman Seth Rosonina (Mims, Fla./Astronaut HS), turned in the top 5000 meter times; Black twice raced under 16 minutes, including a 15:29 mark at North Florida, and Rosonina’s season was highlighted by a 15:10 time in the same race.  Dominique Sykes had the team’s top 400 time with a 52.36 at UNF.For information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. Print Friendly Version Sharecenter_img Martinique Sykes (Photo by UWF Sports Information) last_img read more

Alabama coach Nick Saban defends Shaun Hamilton after targeting call at Texas A&M

first_imgNick Saban felt the need to come to Shaun Hamilton’s defense.The Montgomery, Ala., native was called for targeting in the first half of Alabama’s 41-23 win Saturday at Texas A&M, but Saban said Hamilton didn’t intentionally target Sam Moeller helmet-to-helmet on a punt return.“All you can do is learn from it,” Saban said Monday. “It was not intentional. He’s not that kind of person. The guy has played well for us on special teams and he’s played well for us when he’s had to play. He’s a good person.”Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Montgomery native Shaun Hamilton was ejected from last week's win at Texas A&M for targeting.Shaun Hamilton was ejected from last week’s win at Texas A&M for targeting. Session ID: 2020-09-18:70f27a8a540e1486331a63f Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-426331-4567135849001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.On Cyrus Jones’ return, Hamilton leaped into the air and launched himself into Moeller at nearly the exact same time freshman defensive back Shawn Burgess-Becker nailed the A&M player, but Hamilton, a sophomore linebacker, was the only one ejected.“You’ve got to see what you hit,” Saban said. “I don’t think he intentionally hit the guy helmet-to-helmet. He was playing with toughness and he was being aggressive, but I think especially an unprotected player in a situation like that? What we tell the players is you’ve got to see what you hit and you have to lower your target.”Alabama senior linebacker Reggie Ragland began his answer to the question of what did he said to Hamilton after the play by saying, “man, come on.” He later defended the former G.W. Carver High star, too.“It happens,” Ragland said. “He wasn’t trying to do it intentionally.”Hamilton sat out the second half at A&M, but is eligible to play the entire game Saturday against Tennessee. If a player is ejected in the second half, he must sit the first half of the next game.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5A_XB7P7Yqw&w=560&h=315%5Dlast_img read more

Adult learning centres needed in Guyana

first_imgDear Editor,Guyana has poor education standards in comparison to the developed democracies which is compounded by “the brain-drain” as many Guyanese seek to escape Guyana to live abroad.This education problem (the lack of education) needs urgent attention as an investment in education normally pays off in the medium to long-term.As a start, the Government should consider investing in some adult education centres to facilitate the re-education of the adult population to meet the current and future demand. Investing in adult education is a worthwhile endeavour as it not only educates the adult population but this will also bolster parents to help and encourage their children in their educational pursuits. Everyone accepts that parents should spend more time helping to educate their children. However, how can this be achieved when many of the parents themselves are uneducated?Fifty adult education centres throughout Guyana would cost about $10 billion (estimated cost). The bonus is that an educated workforce would encourage investment into Guyana. I accept that the money may not be there for this investment and that more urgent problems need to be prioritised. However, it is a long-term investment that will pay dividends in the future.Sincerely,Sean Orilast_img read more

Around Whittier

first_img Registration is required. For more information, call (562) 902-3160, or visit www.cityoflamirada,org. Notary to review new laws for ’06 WHITTIER – Deane Orr of American Family Notary Services will review new laws for 2006, including the Medicare prescription drugs plan, at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Posada Whittier, 8120 S. Painter Ave. Posada Whittier also will have bingo starting at the same time. Cost is $1. There is a $30 jackpot. For more information, call (562) 945-2651. Go dancing with Good Neighbors SANTA FE SPRINGS – The Good Neighbor Senior Club will hold a ‘Welcome 2006’ dance from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Neighborhood Center, 9255 Pioneer Blvd. Music will be provided by The Latin Touch. Cost is $7. For tickets, or for more information, call (562)926-4344. Applicants soughtfor city event work PICO RIVERA – The Pico Rivera Arts and Culture Committee has several openings for residents interested in assisting in organizing events, programs and trips designed to foster cultural awareness and community pride. The committee meets monthly and is responsible for organizing numerous events throughout the year, including the summer concerts series, the Dia De Los Muertos celebration, Family Arts Day and the holiday tree-lighting ceremony. Those interested in joining should complete an application form available at the city’s Parks and Recreation Department, 6767 Passons Blvd., or on line at www.ci.pico-rivera.ca.us. For more information, call (562) 801-4430. Volunteer readers for children needed LA MIRADA – The city is looking for volunteers to read short stories to children ages 3 to 5 in the city’s Tiny Tots programs. Spend 15 to 20 minutes sharing new stories with youth once a week for five to six weeks. All volunteers for the city of La Mirada who work with children are fingerprinted to ensure youth safety. For more information, call (562) 902-3160. Cerritos Collegeto hold art fair NORWALK – An artists’ reception for the Cerritos College Student Art Exhibitwill be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Mary Paxon Gallery inside the Cultural Arts Center at the Norwalk Arts and Sports Complex, 13200 Clarkdale Ave. The mixed media art show is free and open to the public. It runs through Feb. 4. Exhibit hours are 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (562) 929-5521. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!,PICO RIVERA – A roofer who fell from atop the Pico Rivera Senior Center while doing repair work Jan. 17 has died, officials said Tuesday. The 27-year-old Los Angeles man, whose name was not released, died Monday at an area hospital, said Sgt. Samuel Arellano of the sheriff’s Pico Rivera Station. The man had been in critical condition since falling from the roof of the center and landing on his head. Lecture to cover asthma relief LA MIRADA – A representative from Whittier Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital will present a free lecture on the causes, effects and assistance for asthma at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the La Mirada Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd. PICO RIVERA – A roofer who fell from atop the Pico Rivera Senior Center while doing repair work Jan. 17 has died, officials said Tuesday. The 27-year-old Los Angeles man, whose name was not released, died Monday at an area hospital, said Sgt. Samuel Arellano of the sheriff’s Pico Rivera Station. The man had been in critical condition since falling from the roof of the center and landing on his head. Lecture to cover asthma relief LA MIRADA – A representative from Whittier Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital will present a free lecture on the causes, effects and assistance for asthma at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the La Mirada Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Registration is required. For more information, call (562) 902-3160, or visit www.cityoflamirada,org. Notary to review new laws for ’06 WHITTIER – Deane Orr of American Family Notary Services will review new laws for 2006, including the Medicare prescription drugs plan, at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Posada Whittier, 8120 S. Painter Ave. Posada Whittier also will have bingo starting at the same time. Cost is $1. There is a $30 jackpot. For more information, call (562) 945-2651. Go dancing with Good Neighbors SANTA FE SPRINGS – The Good Neighbor Senior Club will hold a ‘Welcome 2006’ dance from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Neighborhood Center, 9255 Pioneer Blvd. Music will be provided by The Latin Touch. Cost is $7. For tickets, or for more information, call (562)926-4344. Applicants soughtfor city event work PICO RIVERA – The Pico Rivera Arts and Culture Committee has several openings for residents interested in assisting in organizing events, programs and trips designed to foster cultural awareness and community pride. The committee meets monthly and is responsible for organizing numerous events throughout the year, including the summer concerts series, the Dia De Los Muertos celebration, Family Arts Day and the holiday tree-lighting ceremony. Those interested in joining should complete an application form available at the city’s Parks and Recreation Department, 6767 Passons Blvd., or on line at www.ci.pico-rivera.ca.us. For more information, call (562) 801-4430. Volunteer readers for children needed LA MIRADA – The city is looking for volunteers to read short stories to children ages 3 to 5 in the city’s Tiny Tots programs. Spend 15 to 20 minutes sharing new stories with youth once a week for five to six weeks. All volunteers for the city of La Mirada who work with children are fingerprinted to ensure youth safety. For more information, call (562) 902-3160. Cerritos Collegeto hold art fair NORWALK – An artists’ reception for the Cerritos College Student Art Exhibitwill be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Mary Paxon Gallery inside the Cultural Arts Center at the Norwalk Arts and Sports Complex, 13200 Clarkdale Ave. The mixed media art show is free and open to the public. It runs through Feb. 4. Exhibit hours are 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (562) 929-5521. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Mourinho backs struggling United star, makes comparison with Chelsea’s Willian

first_imgJose Mourinho insists Henrikh Mkhitaryan just needs time to adapt to the Premier League, and will come good for Manchester United.The playmaker has yet to make an impact at Old Trafford since arriving from Borussia Dortmund in the summer in a £26.3million deal.Mkhitaryan has not played since being substituted at half-time against Manchester City last month, despite returning to full fitness after a thigh injury.There has been speculation in recent weeks that he could be set for a swift exit, amid reported doubts over his ability to cope with the rigours of English football.However, Mourinho is adamant that the Armenian will become a key player for the club once he has fully settled in.He said: “Mkhitaryan is not injured, he is training with the team 100 per cent. Some players, their profile they are really adapted to come and to play.“Some other players need more time – time to feel it, to feel the intensity and the aggression, the game without the ball, the competitiveness.“Many times players come from different countries. The realities are different in the style of football is different and the realities are different, for sure, in terms of competitiveness.“There is no other country where it doesn’t matter the team you play against, you have to play at the highest level because if you don’t you have no chance.“Does Mkhi needs time to become the top player we know he can be? Yes, I think he needs.”It is, Mourinho insists, just case of Mkhitaryan getting used to the English game rather than anything deeper, pointing to well-known examples at his previous clubs.“I think it works, for sure,” he said of the Armenian. “I don’t like to speak about players from other clubs but I don’t think they will be upset with me.“Willian, when he arrived at Chelsea, had problems to play. He went through a process and then after a few months he became a top player, then, the next season when the team was champions, was absolutely phenomenal and still is.“When Angel di Maria arrived at Real Madrid coming from Portugal, he also had to learn a lot about his game adapted to a new reality.“Sometimes it happens. It happens sometimes with defenders but I think for defenders it’s easier to adapt.“For the attacking players, sometimes they arrive and go straight to success. But some other times it takes a little more time.“In Mkhi’s case, the process was interrupted by an injury that kept him out for about a month.“When you are in this process of evolution, to be out for a month and then come fit but not fit to play, you have to go through a process of getting match fitness. Then when you have that, you need competitive level to do it.“Of course we believe in him and of course we know that sooner or later (there will be) no problem.”Whether Mkhitaryan is called upon against Burnley remains to be seen as United look to build on the important 1-0 midweek cup win against City.It felt like a crucial victory following last weekend’s 4-0 humiliation at Chelsea, with the arrival of Sean Dyche’s side offering the chance to get the Premier League campaign back on track.“After the defeat, we had to play Man City two days after and because of that defeat, the match became more than just a normal cup match,” Mourinho said.“It was more because it was City but it was much more because two days before we had such a bad defeat.“Sometimes people react to bad defeats in a negative way and you go into a bad run of results.“But in this case, the boys managed to find that extra effort and extra competitive mentality to play that game because it means more than just a game.“It was very important for the players to win it and to give back to the fans.” 1 Henrikh Mkhitaryan during Manchester United training last_img read more