Neville influenced by Ferguson – Ellis

first_imgUnited States coach Jill Ellis believes playing under Manchester United great Alex Ferguson has rubbed off on her England counterpart Phil Neville.The Lionesses are one step away from reaching their first Women’s World Cup final in France having advanced to a semi-final date with the U.S.  in Neville’s maiden major tournament in charge.Neville had never managed a senior male or female team prior to landing the England job in January 2018, but he is quickly earning admirers thanks to the Lionesses’ run. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Ellis is not surprised by the success Neville has enjoyed in the past, pointing to a decorated playing career where he won 10 major trophies at Manchester United with Ferguson in charge.”A lot of us are products of our environments and obviously he had a pretty good mentor there for a while,” Ellis said at a news conference to preview Tuesday’s last-four clash with England in Lyon.”I’m not surprised [by Neville’s success]. In terms of managing a team, I think the team has made strides, you can see they’re playing hard, bought into what he wants them to do, I think he’s done a really good job.”I haven’t seen Phil on the inside so I can’t speak to what he’s like in front of his team. My interactions have been purely professional, he conducts himself in a great way. I enjoyed our sideline conversations – he seems like a really genuine person.”As it relates to Sir Alex, I grew up a Man United fan so I can’t speak enough about him as a manager, [he] brought the best out of his players, was ruthless at times.”In that regard, having probably been around Sir Alex at an internal level… everybody affects us, everybody influences us, you take a little bit of that away.”Some things you like, some things you don’t. In our lives we’re all affected by people we come in contact with so I’m sure that’s had the same effect.”The semi-finals are coming. And we can’t wait. #Lionesses— Lionesses (@Lionesses) June 30, 2019Ellis can also list Ferguson as an inspiration, albeit her meeting with the Scot at an awards ceremony was far briefer.Born in England, Ellis grew up a fan of Premier League giants United and said it was natural a great like Ferguson would also influence her. “[He was] super gracious, charming, nice,” she added of the Scot. “It was a brief interaction but I’ve read his books and being a young Man United fan back in the day, I was all in!”I think for me I’ve had a lot of different influences in my life. I’m a sum of all the parts. I think I’m authentic in who I am but I definitely think you grow and you learn from watching and speaking to other people in terms of the experiences you have.”last_img read more

Celebrate the Holidays All Year Long with Anchor Brewing’s Christmas Ale

first_imgChristmas may be over, but with all of the work and time that San Francisco’s Anchor Brewing Company has put into their annual Christmas Ale, it’s something to stock up on and celebrate year-round.In 2017, Anchor released the 43rd iteration of the Anchor Christmas Ale. Each year, a new recipe is written, but the beer is always meant to provide a holiday celebration, says brewmaster Scott Ungermann. In addition to the beer inside, the label itself changes annually, highlighting a different tree.The most recent iteration showcases the Santa Lucia fir, which can only found along the central California coast. The design comes courtesy of artist James Stitt, who has drawn the Christmas Ale labels since 1975. This, Ungermann says, not only helps to symbolize the winter solstice, but it also gives collectors something new to look for year after year.Available from November and through January (there’s still time to get yours!), Christmas Ale is full of cacao, toffee, nuts, honey, and herbal spice flavors. The spice levels this year, however, are less than years past, allowing other ingredients to shine through, Ungermann says. Anchor also added more specialty malts, including some that were used for the very first time at the brewery. The exact ingredients are held close to the vests of just a few brewers.“This year’s Christmas Ale has a strong malt profile that is enhanced with wintry spices,” Ungermann said. “This is the third year in a row that we peeled back the layers of spices, taking some ingredients out and making those remaining stand out even more.”While you can drink it now, it is also highly encouraged to save some of the Christmas ale so that you can do a vertical tasting. Once you’ve collected a few years’ worth of ales, invite some friends over and pop them open to see how the spices have evolved over time.Throughtout the years, the new recipes have increased the beer’s alcohol level, going from 5.5-percent ABV two years ago to-6.7 percent for the 2017 version. Anchor suggests settling in next to a fire to enjoy this Christmas Ale, as one might enjoy a holiday cocktail, or pouring next to a classic feast of roasted turkey (here’s your excuse to whip up another holiday meal before next December). Editors’ Recommendations The Best Coffee-Infused Beers to Flip All the Switches 9 Best Fall Beers to Drink This Year, According to the Brewing Experts All the New Whiskies You Need to Drink This Fall Guinness Shoots For the Moon With a New Beer The Best Oktoberfest Beers to Sip On This Season last_img read more

Bucyrus offers a complete range of services for dragline moves and upgrades

first_imgBucyrus International, a leading manufacturer of ultra-class draglines, offers turnkey solutions for dragline relocations and refurbishments. It states that its “ability to offer a vertically integrated OEM solution of dragline parts, service, and global facilities, coupled with the company’s legacy of engineering expertise, give Bucyrus an edge in the dragline relocation and overhaul space.” A recent example was the successful relocation and refurbishment of two draglines for Luminant, in the state of Texas, USA. Despite the dragline’s unmatched ability to remove overburden at extremely low cost per tonne, the initial capital outlay and time it takes to produce a new dragline can lead mine owners to explore other alternatives. Luminant found itself in such a scenario during the planning phase of the Kosse mine, wanting to use draglines for the overburden removal needs, but looking for less capital intensive alternatives that could also reduce the required manufacturing time to acquire a new dragline. The agreed-upon solution became the purchase of two pre-owned draglines, a Bucyrus 8200 model and a Bucyrus 1570W model, requiring substantial refurbishment and the relocation of both machines to Kosse in Texas. Wanting to ensure that both machines would again operate as reliably and productively as they did upon their original commissioning in the 1970s, Luminant solicited the expertise of the draglines’ original equipment manufacturer, Bucyrus, to manage the complex project.The complexity of the legacy dragline relocations and refurbishments for Luminant required Bucyrus Field Services to co-ordinate a cross-regional effort, entailing experienced project leadership by the Bucyrus team, as well as open lines of communication between the Bucyrus regional groups. Addressing these unique challenges helped to facilitate the completion of this extensive project, and serve to substantiate the project management aptitude of Bucyrus as it pertains to major dragline relocations and refurbishments. Jimmy Derry, the Bucyrus Construction Superintendent leading the project from the Bucyrus side affirmed, “Our experienced team of Bucyrus Tradesmen and Supervisors, working in-step with Henry Postell, Luminant’s Heavy Equipment Project Manager, and his team, were able to accomplish these dragline moves and upgrades in a safe, timely, and cost efficient manner; a feat everyone involved can be proud of.”“The benefit of using the OEM is that it is one-stop shopping for the customer,” says Jason Scott, a Bucyrus Project Manager. “Bucyrus has a knowledgeable and experienced service group to plan and execute a relocation, a dedicated sales team to ensure the customer has all necessary replacement parts and materials, and first-hand engineering support to offer not only solutions to existing concerns, but also to offer upgrades to enhance the performance and longevity of the machines.”While Bucyrus has established a strong legacy as a high-quality manufacturer of ultra-class draglines, rope shovels, and rotary blasthole drills, performing top-notch overhaul and relocation services for mining equipment, as exemplified by the work performed on the dragline moves for Luminant, are fundamental pieces of the Bucyrus portfolio. In fact, the ability to offer a vertically integrated solution of dragline parts, service, and local facility, coupled with the company’s legacy of engineering expertise, were important factors in Luminant’s decision to partner with Bucyrus on the 8200 and 1570W dragline projects. “Bucyrus not only provided us a cost-effective mining solution, they saw it through from beginning to end,” said George Boudreau, Director of Maintenance Support Services with Luminant. “We’re pleased with the end result and look forward to many years of productive mining at our Kosse mine.”“OEM expertise does not only apply to the manufacturing of new machines, but it can provide value in every facet of the services and support Bucyrus provides to its customers,” states Mike Lisowski, General Manager of Projects at Bucyrus. “Bucyrus has the resources and the contacts to offer and coordinate projects of the complexity and scope of dragline moves and overhauls, and the company looks to continue providing these top-notch services to our customers for the foreseeable future.”last_img read more