first_imgPIAB (Loughborough, Leicestershire) specialises in industrial vacuum technology for packaging and processing.The company has a line of C Series hygienic vacuum conveyors for powder and bulk applications, as well as the IC Series of industrial vacuum conveyors, based upon the company’s patented multi-stage ejector technology.Its Automatic Vacuum Management has an integrated control option for highly automated systems.last_img

Frewsburg Woman Hurt In Crash

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Stock Image.FREWSBURG – A Village of Frewsburg woman was injured following a crash over the weekend on West Main Street in Frewsburg.The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office says that Maddison Howrd, 23, was traveling eastbound on Main Street when she lost control of the vehicle and struck a utility pole just before 11:30 p.m. Sunday.Howard was transported to UMPC Chautauqua Hospital in Jamestown via Frewsburg Ambulance for evaluation of apparent minor injuries.Deputies say charges are pending in the case. last_img

Predictive analytics in play at BCU

first_img continue reading » BCU ($4.0B, Vernon Hills, IL) is honing its skills in predictive modeling as the SEG-based cooperative tracks and acts on financial issues COVID-19 is posing among its far-flung membership.John Sahagian, BCU’s chief data officer, says the credit union currently is focused on getting ahead of an anticipated surge of delinquencies and defaults that would follow the expiration of deferrals, pay skips, and mortgage forbearances as well as the end of increased unemployment benefits paid out as part of the CARES Act.“We’re developing a model to show the likelihood of a loan to enter default,” Sahagian says. “We’re also working to strengthen predictive models we already have for early-stage delinquencies rolling to advanced collections and for recovery likelihood of charged-off loans. These efforts are still a work in progress, but we’re excited about their potential in allowing us to focus our finite resources where they can have the greatest impact.” ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Ex-defense minister Ishiba is people’s choice for next Japan PM: Polls

first_imgFormer Japanese Defense Minister Shigeru Ishiba is the most popular choice among the public to be the next prime minister, media opinion polls showed, as the race kicks off to succeed Shinzo Abe after his abrupt resignation last week.Ishiba has about 34% of the public’s support, more than double the 14% for Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, the second-most popular choice, a weekend Kyodo News survey showed.A Nikkei/TV Tokyo poll showed Ishiba with 28% support, followed by current Defense Minister Taro Kono with 15%. Suga came in fourth place with 11%, the poll showed. The surveys highlight a split between public opinion and internal Liberal Democratic Party politics.Suga – a longtime lieutenant of Abe’s in a key supporting role – is expected to get the backing of the faction led by LDP Secretary-General Toshihiro Nikai and of other major factions, local media reported, putting him in a favorable position.That would make it an uphill battle for Ishiba, a vocal Abe critic who unsuccessfully challenged the out-going premier in the last LDP leadership race in 2018 and is considered less popular within the party.Another potential candidate, LDP policy chief Fumio Kishida, came in last place in both of the public opinion surveys. Abe’s resignation announcement on Friday, citing the worsening of a chronic illness, set the stage for the party leadership election, which public broadcaster NHK said was likely to place around Sept. 13 to 15.The LDP president is virtually assured of being prime minister because of the party’s majority in the lower house of parliament.Brad Glosserman, deputy director of the Center for Rule-Making Strategies at Tama University, said Suga was the safe bet in terms of internal LDP dynamics, but might not be ideal come election time. A general election must be held by late October 2021.”He doesn’t seem to have either the charisma or the vision to push Japan in a new direction. He seems to be the eternal Number Two – he delivers on promises made by his boss,” said Glosserman. center_img Topics :last_img read more

Marreese Speights eyes opportunity off the bench for Clippers

first_imgThe 6-foot-10 forward will be able to back up both center DeAndre Jordan and power forward Blake Griffin. His outside shooting touch gives the Clippers a big man who can keep defenders away from the basket.Speights made 38.7 percent of his shots from the 3-point range and averaged 7.1 points and 3.3 rebounds in 11.6 minutes for the Golden State Warriors last season. He said he believes his experience with the 2014 NBA champions can help the Clippers “get over the (playoff) hump.”“I think I bring the Clippers a guy who can shoot the ball,” Speights said. “I have a lot more to my game that everyone sees. That’s something I’ll make sure they cherish here.“I’m going to prepare myself to come into training camp in better shape and take the opportunity to show my game.”The Clippers’ three draftees, who also signed contracts Tuesday, also are eager to continue their growth. The three debuted their skills in the recently completed Orlando Summer League, but all agreed they need to improve physically. PLAYA VISTA >> Marreese Speights took note of what Cole Aldrich did last year for the Clippers and wants the same opportunity this season.Speights saw how Aldrich played a significant role off the bench and became an impact player when the Clippers lost Blake Griffin. Now, he gets the chance to do the same.Speights, a free agent, signed a one-year deal for the veteran’s minimum salary on Tuesday, but more importantly, is looking to provide the team with versatility much like Aldrich did.“I see what a guy like Cole Aldrich did here, the role he had, how he changed it to being an impact player on this team,” Speights said. “Free agency didn’t go as I wanted, but I feel like the opportunity here prepares me for the future. I have an opportunity to come here and play every night.” Center Diamond Stone said he needs to get stronger if he hopes to hold his own against the league’s post players. Guard David Michineau of France said he needs to work on his speed because “everything go faster” in the NBA compared to the international game. Forward Brice Johnson said he needs to gain weight. The four-year player from North Carolina comes into the league at 6-foot-10 and 230 pounds and said he wants to add 20-25 pounds.“It was kind of frustrating (in summer league) because I wanted to do more, but I just physically couldn’t do it, could do it the way I play,” Johnson said. “Defensively, I need to hold my own. That’s probably the biggest thing that hurt me.”Johnson said bulking up should be easy with an NBA paycheck.“Now I can pay for a lot more food that’s good for me and not go to McDonald’s or eat bad food all the time,” he said.Rivers said he was willing to help him with his weight issues.“I can get you 20 pounds easy,” Rivers said, jokingly.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Washington Capitals’ Alexander Ovechkin once again skipping All-Star Game

first_imgSporting News: Ovechkin and the NHL All-Decade team | NHL Athlete of the DecadeDue to NHL rules, the Capitals captain will be forced to sit out either the last game prior to the All-Star break or the first game back — but he’s not too worried about that.”The most important thing is not the regular year, it’s the playoffs,” Ovechkin said.”You don’t want to miss the game, but the rules are the rules,” Gulitti’s thread continued. “I’m healthy, thank God, and I just made this decision because I have to be in good shape and I have to be ready and good in the playoffs.”MORE: Sporting News’ top 10 hockey stories of the 2010s Washington Capitals star forward Alex Ovechkin has opted to sit out of this year’s All-Star Game for the fourth time in his career.”I have to get ready for the second half of the year,” Ovechkin said after his team’s 2-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets, per NHL.com’s Tom Gulitti. “I have to be healthy and focus on different things.” Your #NHLAllStar Division Captains will be as follows:Atlantic Division – David Pastrnak (@pastrnak96)Central Division – Nathan MacKinnon (@Mackinnon9)Metropolitan Division – Alex Ovechkin (@ovi8)Pacific Division – Connor McDavid (@cmcdavid97) pic.twitter.com/YuU9ypQT4c— NHL (@NHL) December 22, 2019Ovechkin was voted Metropolitan Division captain and once again thanked the fans for voting him in yet again, saying: “It’s a hard decision, obviously, being the captain and missing the All-Star Game, but have to do best for me and for my team.”In 2012, Ovechkin skipped the event while serving a suspension and in 2016 he sat out to tend to a lower-body injury. Last season, he sat out to rest up for the playoffs, making the 2020 All-Star game the second-consecutive time he has withdrawn.Now 34-years-old, the star forward is averaging just under a point-per-game for the first time in three seasons (36 points in 38 games). The back-to-back Rocket Richard trophy winner currently ranks fourth in goals with 23.last_img read more