World Cup 2019: Fit Kagiso Rabada raring to go for England challenge

first_img Reuters CardiffMay 25, 2019UPDATED: May 25, 2019 14:52 IST South Africa hope to buck the trend with a bowling attack led by Kagiso Rabada (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSouth Africa clashes with England in the World Cup 2019 opener at the OvalRabada returned home from IPL earlier this month to avoid aggravating a back problemRabada managed the figures of 7-0-40-1 in their 87-run victory against Sri LankaSouth Africa speedster Kagiso Rabada conceded feeling rusty in their warm-up match against Sri Lanka but was relieved that he did not feel any pain on his return to action from a back injury.A key cog in South Africa’s bid for a maiden World Cup title, Rabada returned home from the Indian Premier League (IPL) earlier this month to avoid aggravating a back problem ahead of the showpiece tournament.The right-arm paceman returned figures of 7-0-40-1 in their 87-run victory against 1996 champions Sri Lanka on Friday and was not unhappy with the outing.”I felt a bit rusty, but it was good to get a run out in the middle and get a feel for things again,” he said.”There’s no pain. I’m feeling all right, just rusty in terms of my bowling smoothness. But it’s all a work in progress.”That’s why we have warm-up games so it’ll be a challenge for me to get ready before the tournament starts.”Skipper Faf du Plessis hoped Rabada would get better as the tournament progressed.”KG has been slowly building up, working on his action and working on his run-up. Today was the first time he was bowling at full intensity,” du Plessis said.Rabada headlines what is one of the best pace attacks in the tournament who will begin their campaign on Thursday against an England side teeming with explosive strokeplayers.”England is going to be a stiff challenge, but an enjoyable one,” said Rabada, who turned 24 on Saturday.advertisement”It’s crunch time – the first game of the World Cup and it’s going to go down in history.”They’re a strong team, with good batsmen and bowlers. Multiple players from our team have played against England, we’re familiar with them and that helps.”On the day, we have to rock up. With the quality they possess, we need to make sure we are on top.”Also Read | World Cup 2019: Expectations high for Virat Kohli’s IndiaAlso Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Kagiso RabadaFollow South AfricaFollow England World Cup 2019: Fit Kagiso Rabada raring to go for England challengeRabada has topped the International Cricket Council’s bowler rankings in both Tests and one-day internationals, making the paceman one of South Africa’s key figures at the World Cup 2019.advertisementlast_img read more

Asian stock markets quiet amid public holidays 2 days after Federal Reserve

by Pamela Sampson, The Associated Press Posted Sep 20, 2013 1:24 am MDT Asian stock markets quiet amid public holidays, 2 days after Federal Reserve fueled big rally AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email BANGKOK – Japan’s benchmark stock index fell Friday while markets elsewhere in Asia were quiet or closed, two days after the Fed announced it would keep its unprecedented stimulus program in place.The Nikkei 225 index in Tokyo gave up early gains and fell 0.2 per cent to 14,736.44. Markets elsewhere also ran out of gas following big rallies that were sparked by the U.S. Federal Reserve’s surprise decision Wednesday to maintain its $85 billion in monthly asset purchases.Many traders had expected the Fed to start scaling back its asset purchase program, instituted in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis to help keep afloat a recession-mired U.S. economy. The program was used to increase the flow of money available for loans to spur growth, and also push down interest rates.The low interest rate environment proved a boon for stock markets, where investors fled with their money in search of higher returns.That is a key reason why stock markets rejoiced when the Fed left its “quantitative easing” program untouched earlier this week — even though the Fed is maintaining the program because the U.S. economic recovery is weak.Trading throughout Asia was muted Friday, largely due to public holidays. Markets in Hong Kong, mainland China, Taiwan, South Korea and Malaysia were closed.Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 fell 0.4 per cent to 5,272.10. Benchmarks in Indonesia, New Zealand and Singapore fell, while the PSE Composite index in Manila rose.On Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average fell 0.3 per cent Thursday to close at 15,636.55. The Standard & Poor’s 500 fell 0.2 per cent, to 1,722.34. The Nasdaq composite rose 0.2 per cent, to 3,789.38.Now that the Fed has spoken, investors will likely begin turning their focus to Washington and the political fighting between the White House and Congress over the approaching debt ceiling. It must be raised by Oct. 1 to avoid a government shutdown. Failure to do so could lead to the first-ever national default in U.S. history.Market volatility will increase as the deadline approaches, said Evan Lucas of IG in Melbourne, Australia.“This is the next key thing,” Lucas said. “A lot of people are looking for a reason to sell.”Benchmark oil for October delivery was down 30 cents to $106.09 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract fell $1.68 to close at $106.39 a barrel on the Nymex on Thursday.In currencies, the euro fell slightly to $1.3533 from $1.3534 late Thursday. The dollar fell to 99.32 yen from 99.37 yen.___Follow Pamela Sampson on Twitter at http://twitter.com/pamelasampson read more

Atlas Copco launches Green Line electric load and haul range

first_imgAtlas Copco is launching a unified range of underground loaders and trucks with electricity as the primary power source. The new range, introduced as ‘The Green Line’, includes seven products: two electric underground trucks, four electric underground loaders and a new portable generator. The statement said: “The underground mining industry is currently facing numerous challenges regarding energy efficiency, carbon emissions and environmental footprints. To help meet these demands, Atlas Copco is now offering a complete ‘green’ range of underground electric trucks and loaders, making the company the world’s leading supplier of low-emission underground mining equipment.”“With these new products, we are ready to be part of the global solution for reduced environmental impact”, said David Shellhammer, President, Underground Rock Excavation division at Atlas Copco. “We are especially proud to be the only supplier of underground electric trucks, and I believe this development marks the beginning of a change in the mining industry.” The range of electric underground loaders consists of two new loaders – the Electric Scooptram EST1030 and EST14 – in addition to the existing Electric Scooptram models EST2D and EST3.5 – all 100% diesel emission-free. “By replacing a 10 t diesel loader with the Atlas Copco Electric Scooptram EST1030 you can actually lower your annual emissions equal to 140 cars”, said Erik Svedlund, Product Manager at Atlas Copco. “Besides the fact that the electric loaders don’t consume any diesel, they require a minimum of ventilation.”Built on the successful Atlas Copco Scooptram platform and driven with highly efficient electric motors, the new loaders consume less energy, generate less heat and have a lower noise level than diesel loaders. The result is lower running costs, less environmental impact and a better working environment, says the group. A new portable generator, the Gentrail GT325, simplifies transportation of the electric Scooptram loader, which becomes a one-man-job. With a tramming capacity ranging from 3.6 t up to 14 t, there is a size for every application.The new electric underground trucks, Electric Minetruck EMT35 and EMT50, with a load capacity of 35 and 50 t respectively, are about twice as fast as any diesel truck in that capacity range, said the company. Erik Svedlund explained: “Looking at the cost per tonne, using an electric underground truck can almost double the productivity while decreasing the total cost of ownership by up to 50%.” At the same time, the electric trucks reduce energy consumption by up to 70%. High efficiency electric motors drive the axles directly, minimising transmission losses. Regenerative braking returns the energy to the grid meaning that about 30 % of the energy consumed up the ramp is regenerated going back down.last_img read more