Aluminium market to start recovery in second half of 2010 – The

first_imgChina dominates the global aluminium industry accounting for one third of both world production and world consumption of primary aluminium, according to analysis group Roskill Information Services’ The Economics of Aluminium (9th Edition 2009) publication. The report shows that while China is self sufficient in aluminium metal and approaching self sufficiency in alumina, dependence on imported bauxite remains high despite rising output. However, power supply issues and high costs of production could result in declining production in the longer term and the possibility that China will become a net importer of primary aluminium. Russia, Canada, the USA, Australia, Brazil, Norway and India are the principal producing countries after China. These countries, together, account for about three quarters of world output of primary aluminium. Although some 200 smelters, half of which are in China, produce primary aluminium, 14 companies operating about 100 plants controlled over 60% of output in 2007.The report states that “world aluminium output rose by between 0.15 and 12.2%/y between 1994 and 2008, averaging 5%/y. Growth averaged around 7%/y after 2001 mainly due to explosive expansion in production in China. Output began to contract in the second half of 2008 and this accelerated in 2009, meaning that world aluminium production is likely to decline for the first time in fifteen years and by as much as 5%.“In 2009, almost fifty aluminium smelter projects, with a total capacity of 20 Mt/y, were at various stages of development, but only 10, with a total capacity of 2.8 Mt/y, were already under construction. For most of these projects, no decision with regard to timing had been finalised and the timetables of the others are under review. At the same time, most of the major producers are idling high cost and inefficient capacity in response to low demand and prices. The earliest major project to come online will probably be Qatalum in Qatar, which is likely to be a very low cost producer. During 2008, a new 300,000 t/y smelter started operations in Oman and UC Rusal restarted output in Nigeria.“Reported production (which excludes as much as 2 Mt in China) of refined secondary aluminium and aluminium alloy amounted to about 8.8 Mt/y in 2007, mainly in the USA, Japan, Germany and Italy. A further 3 to 3.5 Mt/y of secondary aluminium is recovered directly into end-uses. US-based Aleris International, owned by Texas Pacific and, formed in 2004 by the merger of IMCO Recycling and Commonwealth Industries, is probably the world’s largest aluminium recycling company. Novelis, which acquired Alcan’s secondary facilities in the USA, and Hydro Aluminium North America are [also] major aluminium recyclers.”Roskill’s report shows that between 1998 and 2007, world primary aluminium consumption grew by a year-on-year average of 5.6% to reach 37.2 Mt. After a fall of 5.3% in 2001, aluminium consumption increased by an average of 7.8%/y up to 2007, largely driven by Chinese consumption, which increased by an average of 23.7%/y over the same period. Chinese aluminium consumption is, by a sizeable margin, the largest in the world, having overtaken the USA in 2004. Japan is the third largest consuming country.Total use of aluminium including all forms of secondary metal, amounted to about 51 Mt/y in 2007, and the report sees little change coming from 2008 figures. Consumption was divided regionally into about 44% in Asia and 27% each in Europe and the Americas, while the major markets for aluminium were transportation (14% of demand), construction (11%) and packaging (6%).The Chinese market (almost 30% of the world total in 2007 and 2008) expanded by about 27% in 2007; Antaike estimates that it increased by about 8% in 2008 and will increase by 3% in 2009. Roskill’s report predicts that “in Europe, North America and Japan, demand will almost certainly fall in 2009 and will either level out or show minimal growth in 2010. The market will start to recover in the second half of 2010, and global growth of 4 to 5%, led by China, is likely in 2011. Average growth in the global aluminium market to 2013 will probably be about 2.6%/y resulting in total demand of about 58 Mt.”The LME monthly average cash price for high grade aluminium fell from a record high of $3,070/t in July 2008 to $1,329/t in February as LME stocks increased from 1.1 Mt to 3.2 Mt. There were signs that prices had bottomed out in March/April 2009, and had stabilised in a range between $1,400 and $1,500/t. The report comments that “lower production and the end of ‘destocking’ is expected to stop or reverse the increase in inventories and push prices up to between $1,500 and $1,700/t by September or October 2009, and they may reach $1,800 t by year-end. In 2009, aluminium prices will probably average $1,400 to $1,450/t. The large stocks are expected to overhang the market until the slide in global demand is reversed, which most analysts expect to happen in early 2010.”In the early and mid 2000s, cash production costs for primary aluminium rose steeply to a global average of almost $2,000/t, mainly because of increased alumina and power costs. Alumina prices have fallen with those of aluminium, but power costs remain high, and prices in early 2009 were less than the costs of many producers.Electrical power and alumina are the most costly inputs in the production of primary aluminium. “A secure, low cost and proximal supply of power is a more important factor than either nearby raw materials or markets, when deciding on a location for an aluminium smelter. The presence of large smelters in Bahrain, Dubai, Oman, South Africa, Mozambique and Iceland is evidence of this. Countries such as Canada and Norway take advantage of both plentiful hydroelectricity and nearby markets. New smelters are under construction in Abu Dhabi and Qatar to take advantage of gas resources.”More information on The Economics of Aluminium (9th Edition 2009) can be found at www.roskill.com/reports/aluminiumlast_img read more


Managing water in coalbed methane wells

first_imgBig Cat Energy’s patented ARIDTM underground water management system, which allows coalbed methane (CBM) operators to re-inject the water byproduct at a fraction of the cost of current technology, will be marketed in the US by Universal Well Site Solutions, a CBM industry leader. ARID, the Aquifer Recharge Injection Device, uses the existing well bore to move water from the target coal seam to a shallower aquifer of similar water quality. With the ARID tool and process in use, the production well will not require the discharge of any produced water or the use of a separate re-injection well for any of the produced water. “Universal Well Site Solutions has the marketing power, industry relationships, stellar reputation and dedicated sales and marketing team we believe will help our ARID technology become the process of choice for CBM operators seeking to cut costs and optimise production,” said Tim Barritt, President, CEO and Director of Big Cat Energy Corp.Cathy Conner, CEO and Chairman of Universal Well Site Solutions called the ARID an industry breakthrough that should be welcomed by CBM producers as a primary tool in their down-hole water management solutions. “This is a green solution that we know will be received well by ranchers, farmers, environmentalists and regulators who are concerned-as everyone is-about underground water quality, availability and recharge,” said Conner. “Leaving the water underground where nature intended it to be is a major step forward for the environment, in addition to the dollar savings for gas producers looking for every financial advantage they can find in this market. Because of its many benefits to end-users and the environment, we look forward to marketing the ARID in the US and later in key CBM markets globally.”“One of the primary benefits of our ARID system is that the water never leaves the well bore,” said Barritt. “It is redirected into different aquifer zones, which are easily identified from the geophysical logs the company runs to confirm the coal zones when the well is first drilled.”Details of the ARID technology, specifications and applications can be viewed at www.bigcatenergy.com/bigcat/s/ARID.htm or at www.universalwellsite.com.last_img read more


Multotecs mineral processing highlights at Electra Mining

first_imgAt Electra Mining Africa 2010, Multotec is exhibiting an extensive suite of products. Engineers on the booth explain how advanced technologies have been applied to the specific requirements of each minerals processing application. There is likely to be considerable interest in the Multotec Max 1450 cyclone, the Multotec spiral and Multotec Wear Lining’s exhibit, all of which have already been attracting significant attention in the market.Said to be one of the most cost-effective solutions in DMS, the Max range of hydrocyclones, developed by Multotec, are a great advance in alumina-tiled cyclone engineering design. Designed using extensive field experience and using computational fluid dynamic analysis and 3D CAD, the Max range offers a number of major features. The ‘Max’ designation is derived from the maximum efficiency of separation and maximum wear life provided by these cyclones.The Max 1450 cyclone boasts a number of innovative design features, including the inlet head which reduces wear and turbulence, lengthening the life cycle of the inlet and increasing capacity. The scrolled evolute inlet also provides for a higher capacity compared with a traditional tangential inlet, while the smooth evolute entry into the inlet results in a more efficient separation process within the cyclone. The inlet head can also be custom designed to meet the specific capacity requirements of customers.The parallel throat spigot design eliminates the initial high wear rate and maintains the spigot size for longer, while the overflow design enables any leak to be noticed immediately, eliminating the potential for the loss of product or mate- rial to the overflow.The major advantages of this more specialised design include the easy removal of the lightweight vortex finder and the ease of inspection to determine internal wear within the cyclone.The design of the flanged joints eliminates the possibility of efficiency losses through inward steps. The wetted joints are sealed with epoxy, thereby avoiding the problem of gaskets protruding into the cyclone body. Separation is enhanced, producing less misplaced material. Finally, pre-engineered tiles are designed to ensure that lining failure is prevented while the wear life of the cyclone is extended.Also on display, will be the Multotec 420 high-capacity cyclones which offer significant advantages in reducing maintenance and operating costs. These cyclones are equipped with weep holes to prevent damage to cyclone housings and prolong operational life.There are also the Multotec SX7 coal spirals which are provided with auxiliary splitters that allow for easier control and a more flexible operating range for the discard cut. Spirals are supplied with pipe launders for product collection. Pipe launders are lightweight, durable, spillage free and corrosion resistant.Another highlight on the outside stand is the Multotec Wear Linings display. This group company is intent on showing that ceramic as a lining material can, contrary to popular perception, in fact, withstand impact. A selection of liner panels with ceramics of different thickness embedded in various matrices will be impacted on by a 120-mm rock dropped from a height of 2.5 m. For the purposes of the test, material will be fed by conveyor through a lined chute onto easily interchangeable panels.The working Rondo chute system display discharges material onto a return conveyor, with transfer between feed and return conveyors taking place through a vibratory feeder lined with removable, bolt-on and rubber-backed ceramic liners. The closure of the circuit between the feed and return conveyors at the opposite end is through a Multotec-designed transfer chute. Ceramic pulley lagging will be displayed at the drive and tail ends of both feed and return conveyor pulleys.Multotec Manufacturing launched its injection-moulded modular rubber screen panels for small aperture sizes, a P3P adaptor sleeve for screens with conventional angled runners, a reversible sievebend housing manufactured from high-density polyethylene, which is lighter than conventional steel housings and does not require special linings for corrosive environments and its modular trommel panels for heavy-duty applications, which reduce cost and manufacturing time.Multotec Magnetics, a subsidiary company which specialises in the separation of minerals and materials on the basis of their magnetic properties, is showcasing a number of new developments, including low-intensity drum separators which have been completely re-engineered for improved performance, serviceability and durability. Visitors can also see the new overband tramp removal magnets, which are compliant with underground requirements, and the high-intensity ‘dewatering’ magnet used in dense-media separation circuits and iron-ore beneficiation.last_img read more


Modular Mining Systems announces new CEO

first_imgLuiz Steinberg is Modular Mining Systems’ new President and Chief Executive Officer. He will assume the position, currently held by Peter Carter, effective on September 16. Steinberg joined Modular in 1993, and he hassince held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility. In 2000, Steinberg opened the Modular subsidiary in Brazil and served as regional General Manager until 2005. Most recently, as Vice President of Product Development, Steinberg guided hardware and software development and strategic R&D to meet the needs of Modular customers.  “Luiz brings a rich background in high technology, as well as a strong understanding of mining customers,” states Kazunori Kuromoto – President, ICT Business, Construction & Mining Equipment Marketing Division, Komatsu Ltd. Kuromoto continues, “His leadership will enable Modular to continue providing unique and innovative value to the mining industry and to Komatsu mining products and services.”Steinberg holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the Federal University of Pernambuco in Brazil and a Master’s degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering and Manufacturing from the University of Florida.Departing President and CEO, Peter Carter, plans to return to his home country of Australia to be closer to his family. Serving as CEO since 2005, Carter has led Modular through unprecedented growth. Regarding his successor, Carter states, “Luiz is well-qualified to lead the company through the next growth stage. He will provide a unique combination of technology and general management knowledge, acquired through his varied assignments at Modular.”Modular provides powerful information management solutions to meet the needs of both surface and underground mining operations worldwide.last_img read more


Liebherr and KAMAZ start production of new diesel engines

first_imgOn March 25, 2014 in Ehingen (Germany), KAMAZ and Liebherr signed a cooperation agreement for the development of a new range of 6-cylinder in-line diesel engines with the power output ranging from 300 to 520 kW (400 to 700 hp). In the course of three years, the KAMAZ engine production site has undertaken large-scale adaptations to facilitate the manufacturing of the new engines: production facilities for the machining of cylinder blocks and heads, as well as a state-of-the-art assembly line including test benches and painting area have been installed. In December 2017, the first components of the new engine KAMAZ 910.10 were manufactured and put onto the assembly line.“In order to produce the most advanced range of KAMAZ vehicles an innovative approach behind our projects was required”, – remarked the general director of the KAMAZ, Sergey Kogogin. “We are striving to optimise our product for customers and to enter new markets. The new powerful and reliable engines, which are based on advanced global technologies and created in collaboration with our partner Liebherr, who has extensive experience in development and manufacturing of engines for difficult climatic and operational conditions, will allow us to significantly improve the technical and consumer-oriented characteristics of vehicles and to build trucks that are safer for people and the environment”.In the process of engine development, special attention was paid to the reduction of fuel consumption, optimisation of operational weight, improvement of reliability and extension of service lifetime. With a capacity of twelve litres, the new 6-cylinder in-line engine is equipped with a Common Rail system as well as an engine control unit (ECU) developed by Liebherr. Engines with similar configuration have successfully proven themselves in a variety of Liebherr machines. Some of the advantages of the new engine include a very economical fuel consumption and high environmental friendliness. As a result, the new engine complies with the Euro V emission standard and also provides sufficient capacity to comply with the requirements of Euro VI emission standard in the future. In addition, the engines’ service intervals have been increased to 150,000 km.“Our companies have been cooperating for many years, starting from the moment of the development of production facilities for KAMAZ gearboxes. Therefore, it is a particular pleasure to be present at birth of a new engine, which is the direct result of the mutual hard work of the developers and engineers. The impressive, cutting-edge production and assembly line has been constructed exclusively for the new engine series. I would like to express special gratitude to all Liebherr and KAMAZ workers, who have made this project possible, and wish them success with the new engine”, – remarked the president of the Liebherr Group, Willi Liebherr.Today, all the new assembly lines are working in start-up mode. The industrial production of the 6-cylinder in-line engine will be launched at the KAMAZ production site in March 2018. The new line is designed to produce 12,000 powertrains a year. Within the framework of the project, 150 new workplaces have been created at KAMAZ. These engines will be on board the K5 KAMAZ trucks of the next generation, which are planned for production in 2019.last_img read more


CIMICs CBP gets first major BHP South Flank contract

first_imgCIMIC Group company, CPB Contractors, has been selected by BHP Iron Ore to deliver the construction of bulk earthworks, concrete and underground services for the South Flank project in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.Revenue to CPB Contractors for this construct-only contract is approximately A$260 million, with construction scheduled to commence in July and conclude in September 2020.CIMIC Group Chief Executive Officer Michael Wright said: “CIMIC Group has delivered significant resources infrastructure projects for the major mining clients in the iron ore industry, with our team continuing to contribute to Australian mining across all sectors.“The South Flank development works will help to ensure that the Mining Area C precinct becomes one of the largest standalone iron ore processing centres in the world, and it is our privilege to again be working with BHP to deliver high-quality assets of long-term value.”CPB Contractors Managing Director Juan Santamaria said: “Our extensive mining and resources experience and long history in the Pilbara mean we can offer comprehensive construction capabilities, certainty of delivery, and high standards of safety and quality.“In addition, we are focused on a procurement strategy that provides participation, employment and training opportunities for Indigenous enterprises and local businesses, towards broader community benefits.”The South Flank development is one component of BHP’s strategy to increase the mining, processing and out-loading capacity of the Mining Area C hub. As part of the South Flank Project, CPB Contractors will undertake works in and around the existing rail loop, including:– Earthworks and concrete works to support the expansion and duplication of the existing rail loop and stockyard;– Earthworks and concrete works for the development of a new ore processing plant and train load-out facilities; and– Underground services, including electrical and water services, for the above work.last_img read more


AngloGold Ashanti appoints Kelvin Dushnisky as CEO and executive director

first_imgAngloGold Ashanti has appointed Kelvin Dushnisky as CEO and an executive director of the Board of Directors of AngloGold Ashanti, effective September 1, 2018. He joins from Barrick Gold Corpo, where he holds the role of President and Executive Director.“Following an extremely competitive global search, we’re pleased to name someone of Kelvin’s calibre and experience to lead this organisation,” AngloGold Ashanti Chairman Sipho Pityana, said. “Kelvin brings to us an impeccable set of values, a deep understanding of operating a large, complex global portfolio of mining assets and projects, and a keen familiarity of an evolving geopolitical landscape. He will head a strong, cohesive team committed to executing AngloGold Ashanti’s strategy of sustainably improving returns, through disciplined capital allocation.”Dushnisky, who will relocate to Johannesburg, where AngloGold Ashanti is based, replaces outgoing CEO Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan (Venkat), who departs at the end of August 2018 for a role at London-based Vedanta Resources. Venkat will cease to be a member of the Board with effect from 31 August 2018.“AngloGold Ashanti has a strong portfolio of assets and an exciting pipeline of organic growth opportunities,” said Dushnisky. “I’m honoured to be selected for this role, and look forward to working alongside a worldclass team in building on the excellent work already done, as we unlock the enormous potential that exists in the company.”Since his appointment as President of Barrick in 2015, Dushnisky held direct responsibility for Barrick’s overall business and the execution of its operating plans and strategic priorities. This role included oversight of Barrick’s activities across Australia, Africa, the Middle East, North America and South America. He also held responsibility for Barrick’s relationships with host governments, local communities and other external stakeholders.Prior to this, he held a range of progressively senior positions in Barrick since joining in 2002. He holds a B.Sc. (Hon.) degree from the University of Manitoba and M.Sc. and J.D. degrees from the University of British Columbia. He is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia, the Canadian Bar Association, the Business Council of Canada, the Institute of the Americas, the Canadian Council for the Americas (Vice‐Chair) and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.Whilst at Barrick, Dushnisky represented the company at the World Gold Council and the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM). He is a member of the International Advisory Board of the Shanghai Gold Exchange and the Accenture Global Mining Executive Council. He is a Trustee and a member of the Board of Directors of the University Health Network.last_img read more


New Hope for dual fuel hybrid trucks following Australia coal mine trial

first_imgMajor players in the mining sector are clambering over each other to get a part of the new dual-fuel hybrid truck that has been doing circuits for the past two years at New Hope Group’s New Acland coal mine in Queensland, Australia, according to the mining company.The mine was the place of choice to conduct the trial of the latest innovative technology in dual fuel trucks by project partners Mine Energy Solutions (MES) and Hastings Deering.General Manager of New Acland mine, David Vink says the project was a great example of industry collaboration.“We provided the trial site and wherewithal, MES the technology and Hastings Deering the hardware – so to speak (truck and engines),” he said.He explains the revolutionary technology enables the conversion of high horse powered diesel engines from 100% diesel to dual fuel operation, using natural gas as the dominant fuel through sequential gas injection. The trial was on a Cat 789C haul truck (pictured).“When MES first looked for project partners in Queensland, there was no one interested,” Vink said.“But we could see the potential for this technology from the outset.“Now, after nearly 24 months operating on site, clocking more than 6,200 hours, we’ve piqued the interest of the big boys and the sceptics.“We’ve taken the technology from an R&D project to ready for commercial application. Actually beyond that – it has already been taken up commercially which has signalled the end of the trial.”Vink said the trial was originally planned to run for just six months in 2016 but, off the back of data collected as the trial progressed, the technology itself evolved even further.“The trial is complete, MES’s technology has been proven and we are pleased to be part of this exciting project that is now going global,” Vink said.last_img read more


DRDGOLD gears up for Far West Gold Recoveries commissioning

first_imgDRDGOLD says commissioning of the Far West Gold Recoveries project, previously the West Rand Tailings Retreatment project, is set to start on December 6.Commissioning of the South Africa project will begin with the pumping of reclaimed tailings into the carbon-in-leach circuit. This comes just four months into the construction of Phase 1.Far West Gold Recoveries was acquired from Sibanye Gold, trading as Sibanye-Stillwater, at the end of July. Stage 1 of the project involves upgrading of the Driefontein 2 plant to treat material from the Driefontein 5 dam.DRDGOLD CEO Niël Pretorius said: “The project is on track to achieve full production of 500,000 t/mth from Phase 1 in the first quarter of 2019.”As part of early-stage commissioning, a face has been established at the Driefontein 5 tailings dam reclamation site, from which pumping of reclaimed tailings through a new 2 km pipeline to the Driefontein 2 plant is set to begin. A parallel pipeline to return water from the plant to the reclamation site has been completed, DRD said.Work to upgrade the plant’s retreatment capacity is well advanced, with carbon loading – also part of the overall commissioning process – set to begin immediately.An 8 km pipeline to transport retreated tailings from the plant for cyclone deposition on the Driefontein 4 tailings dam and a parallel return water pipeline from the deposition site to the plant have also been completed.Phase 2 of the project, which involves consolidation of what remains of Phase 1 material and the remaining tonnes of material acquired, envisages a monthly production rate of 1.2 Mt and is planned to be enacted within 24 months after the start of Phase 1 production.Key features of Phase 2, feasibility of which will be tested over the next two years, are the construction of a large, centralised plant and an ultra-high volume deposition facility.The acquisition of the project saw DRDGold increase its gold reserves by 92% to 5.75 Moz.last_img read more


The automation ready new Epiroc Pit Viper PV231 available from Spring 2019

first_imgEpiroc automation and digital solutions can be used to connect work sites in many surface and underground applications, and the company will continue to add to its suite. For example, the automation-ready Epiroc Pit Viper PV-231 surface blasthole drills will become available in Spring 2019.The Pit Viper series of surface blasthole drills offers Rig Control Systems (RCS) with automation capabilities as standard. The RCS is entering its fifth generation, building on the proven RCS4 platform with operational enhancements. Customers have the ability to operate their Pit Vipers manually with automated assistance or to utilise the platform for fully autonomous operation experienced today at mines around the world.Since its debut at MINExpo 2016, the PV-231 has undergone 18 months of successful field testing at a gold mine in Nevada. “The drills deliver application flexibility, fuel-efficient performance and enhanced safety with outstanding operator comfort and ease of maintenance.”“The PV-231 builds on the innovation and success of the Pit Viper PV-235, which is operating at more than 20 major mine sites, while maintaining the highest levels of productivity and reliability. One customer base looking to get as much value out of a single-pass surface drill is the gold market. Epiroc has worked with many gold mining companies to make the drilling process more productive and efficient with the PV-231.”last_img read more


Antequera with an emergency meeting

Antequera board of directors has called for a new emergency meeting for this week, a meeting of urgency in which the financial situation of the club will be discussed. A lot of proposals will be talked, mainly how to save the Malagan club from the bad financial situation, before the season restarts again in February. The club has a deficit of almost 600,000 Euros, and this means that the club needs to find a solution if they are to compete in the ASOBAL. One solution is to give the club to the Malaga CF. ← Previous Story HSV thanks Carlen – seeks new coach! Next Story → Slovenia without Bilbija at EHF EURO 2012


Germans open new Olympic cycle – Heuberger invites 4 newcomers against Serbia

Two friendly matches in Schwerin and Rostock will be played between Germany and Serbia (22 and 23 September). German NT coach, Martin Heuberger invites four newcomers for that matches, which will be the final test before the official start of the EHF EURO 2014 Qualifications.GERMAN SQUAD:GOALKEEPERS:Silvio Heinevetter (Füchse Berlin, 77/- A-Länderspiele)Carsten Lichtlein (TBV Lemgo, 152/1)Martin Ziemer (TSV Hannover-Burgdorf, 8/-)Uwe Gensheimer (Rhein-Neckar Löwen, 75/273)Dominik Klein (THW Kiel, 149/283)Lars Kaufmann (SG Flensburg-Handewitt, 131/320)Stefan Kneer (SC Magdeburg, 21/29)Sven-Sören Christophersen (Füchse Berlin, 76/120)Michael Haaß (Frisch Auf Göppingen, 93/138)Steffen Weinhold (SG Flensburg-Handewitt, 27/46)Michael Müller (HSG Wetzlar, 51/113)Kai Häfner (HBW Balingen-Weilstetten, -/-)Markus Richwien (Füchse Berlin, 13/30)Tobias Reichmann (HSG Wetzlar, -/-)Patrick Wiencek (THW Kiel, 23/32)Oliver Roggisch (Rhein-Neckar Löwen,176/35)Felix Danner (MT Melsungen, -/-)Evgeni Pevnov (Füchse Berlin, -/-)photo: dhb.de German handballMartin HeubergerRostockSchwerin ← Previous Story F.C Barcelona Intersport win Catalonia Cup! Next Story → Vardar and Metalurg organised friendly match for “the end of the war” read more


Nikola Karabatic given 6 matches ban Karabatic will appeal the ban

← Previous Story Gyor wants new right back – Dalby or Bulatovic? Next Story → Enid Tahirovic: “I refused PSG” gajichonrubiakarabaticLNHprosttej The betting scandal that shook French scandal is having its final epilogue. Nikola Karabatic has been given the maximum suspension the regulations allow. That means he will be sidelined for 6 matches if the suspension is confirmed, in case the announced appeal of the suspension does not go through for Karabatic and his club Aix. He can continue playing as long as the appeal is underway.Six games suspension was also given to Mladen Bojinovic, Dragan Gajic, Samuel Honrubia,  Luka Karabatic, Primoz Prost and Issam Tej, all found guilty of “behaviour which does not conform with the principles and rules of handball and a manifest infringement of the values held by the LNH”. read more


Bojana Popovic becomes a mother

← Previous Story Hassan Moustafa to open WWCH 2013! Next Story → Tonje Larsen pregnant, but still thinks about handball Legendary handball player who ended proffesional career after the Olympic Games in London, Bojana Popovic (34) becomes a mother two days ago! Montenegrian player and sports director of ZRK Buducnost Podgorica got a daughter, so she won’t be able to help her NT during the WWCH 2013 in Serbia, but reason can’t be more beautiful!Congratulations to family Popovic!


SEHA Round 13 Meshkov Brest win brings them closer to F4

7.Borac m:tel144010328 : 42012 8.Nexe13328361 : 38011 dejan manaskovdmitry kamyshnikLino CervarMeshkov BrestmetalurgRastko StojkovicSEHAzeljko babic 3.Meshkov Brest13904357 : 32627 5.Metalurg13742343 : 31125 1.CO Zagreb141112449 : 38334 Metalurg took an important point against Dinamo Minsk few days ago which secured them the L16 phase of the EHF Champions League, but the team could not cope with strong and motivated Meshkov Brest side on Tuesday. Meshkov Brest were leading throughout most of the game, and in the deservedly won with 27:24 (15:12). The victory now puts them on the 3rd place with 27 points, while Vardar is 4th with 25 points and a game in hand, while Metalurg are at 25 points as well, with four rounds left.Dmnitry Kamyshnik led home side with 6 goals from 11 shots, followed by recent arrival Rastko Stojkovic with 5 points from 7 shots. Dejan Manaskov was Metalurg’s best with 5 goals.STATISTICSSTANDINGS: 9.Lovćen153210388 : 45111 6.Vojvodina13508329 : 35415 2.Tatran Prešov131102459 : 36133 10.Partizan141013333 : 4053 4.Vardar12813352 : 30825 ← Previous Story Sebastian Skube to HC Dinamo Minsk Next Story → Miha Zvizej stays in FENIX Toulouse! read more


VIDEO PSG Handballs victory over Dunkerque

← Previous Story Chekhovski Medvedi wins Russian Super Cup Next Story → IHF SUPER GLOBE 2014: Barca and Flensburg win the groups! DunkerquePSG Handballtrophee des champions PSG Handball won the 2014 edition of the Trophee des Champions in France with a relatively easy victory over the reigning league champion – Dunkerque. The most important and best moments in the game can be seen in this short video compiled by PSG handball. Enjoy!


Petar Nenadic before EHF CL comeback Ready for any role which Ljubo

The highest-paid transfer during the winter break in Men’s handball, Petar Nenadic move from Fuchse Berlin to Telekom Veszprem, caused a lot of attention in the last few months. The 32-years old Serbian playmaker netted the first goal in win over Gyongyos 31:18 in domestic league, but the real come-back will be seen tonight in Kiel, when Veszprem face one of the biggest rivals (19.30) in the first EHF Champions League match of the year.I am more than satisfied, the first impression is fantastic. Seven days past quickly in moving, first training sessions, finding connections. I had 5-6 sessions with the team, not too much, but I am trying to adapt as quickly as I can. I expect to play against Kiel, but without pressure. I will try to help my team-mates to win two points on tough away match. I will play on playmaker position, but also left back, everything, where I can help. Everything that Ljubo demands, I will try to fulfill – said Nenadic for Balkan-Handball.com. PHOTO: Telekom Veszprem ← Previous Story “GOLDEN IS BACK”: Gudmundur Gudmundsson overtakes Iceland Next Story → Sporting beat Porto in Portuguese derby Petar NenadicTelekom VeszpremTHW Kiel read more


100 new jobs announced for Alltech in Dunboyne

first_imgONE HUNDRED NEW jobs have been announced for Dunboyne.The 100 jobs are being created at Alltech’s European headquarters in Dunboyne, doubling its workforce. The company develops and manufactures natural feed supplements for the agricultural sector.The news was welcomed by Fine Gael Meath East TD, Regina Doherty, who described it as “a great vote of confidence in the local workforce”.This facility in Dunboyne has gone from strength to strength since it first opened. Specifically, the newly expanded Bioscience Centre has trebled the capacity of the facility.She explained that as the centre for Alltech’s European operations, the new facility will play a major role in research, marketing and quality control.“The company has invested more than €10 million in this expanded venture, which illustrates its commitment to this Dunboyne location,” said Doherty, who added that she hopes the new jobs will have a positive knock on impact on other businesses in Dunboyne.Read: Consulting engineering practice creates 25 new jobs>last_img read more


Brazil activists free 200 dogs used for drug tests

first_imgBRAZILIAN ACTIVISTS ARE said to have stormed a laboratory in the southeastern state of Sao Paulo and freed some 200 Beagle dogs used for drug testing.Most of the animals had their skins shaven and one was found dead, frozen in liquid nitrogen and with signs of mutilation, according to reports carried by websites of the dailies Folha de Sao Paulo and O Estado de Sao Paulo.Rat fetuses were also found during the operation which occurred at the Royal Institute lab located in Sao Roque, 60 kilometres from Sao Paulo. Police made no arrests.The lab was not available for comment.Giulana Stefanini, one of the animal rights protesters who took part in the action, was quoted as saying that one of the beagles “was found with no eyes.”Ahead of their action, the activists went to police to complain of alleged mistreatment of animals at the lab, but they said no action was taken.The lab cancelled a meeting with the protesters at the last minute and described the invasion as “an act of terrorism,” insisting that its activities are monitored by Brazil’s Health Surveillance Agency, according to O Estado.Animal testing for scientific research is legal in Brazil and is regulated in line with international norms.- © AFP, 2012Read: Irish Wildlife Trust calls on public to help change animal welfare bill>last_img read more


Niall Horan says yes to Mullingar museum in his honour

first_imgHoran tweeted a request for some privacy earlier this month when he was back in Westmeath:A statue of another famous Mullingar son – Joe Dolan – stands in front of Market House, and it’s proposed that the likes of Niall Breslin (Bressie), Emmet Cahill and Foster and Allen could also be honoured. Source: Photocall Ireland He also said that the attraction for tourists is undeniable:Americans come to Mullingar out of curiousity, because of Niall Horan, and because it’s only an hour from Dublin.Davitt also said that One Direction fans from all over the world have visited the Westmeath town.Davitt’s proposal was seconded by his fellow Fianna Fáil councillor Ken Glynn, and supported by Fine Gael’s Fintan Cooney and Mick Dollard of the Labour Party.The motion is now being considered in advance of the next meeting of the County Council, which has responsibility for deciding what the building will be used for after May.H/T to Westmeath ExaminerRead: Who’s that baby with Niall Horan?More: Is Niall Horan going into politics in Mullingar>9 people who know how important Mullingar is> You could meet him in one of the shops, he plays golf out in Mullingar, or you might see him later that evening socialising with friends. ONE DIRECTION STAR and Mullingar man Niall Horan has given a nod of approval to a museum dedicated to music in his hometown.A proposal to turn the building currently used by Mullingar Town Council into a tourist attraction was put forward at a recent area meeting of Westmeath County Council.The town has seen a resurgence in musical interest since 20-year-old Horan found worldwide fame with One Direction.Fianna Fáil town and county councillor Aidan Davitt told DailyEdge.ie that he proposed the motion to set up a museum honouring Mullingar’s musicians in Market House.The building will become vacant in May with the abolition of the town council.Davitt said he’s been in touch with Niall Horan about the idea of a museum, and that he’s “quite supportive” of the proposal. Horan’s mother has said she’s behind the potential project.The boybander regularly returns to Westmeath; Davitt said he was “over last week”, and that he moves as normal through the town, albeit with increased attention from the local teenage girls:center_img He’s a great kid and his feet are very much on the ground.last_img read more