Harrison to make return to ring

first_imgAudley Harrison is to return to boxing in a 10-rounder against Chelsea’s Ali Adams in Brentwood on 14 April.It will be the Wembley heavyweight’s first fight since losing a one-sided world title clash with David Haye in November 2010.Harrison, 40, was crowned Olympic champion in 2000 but has been much maligned during his professional career, and the third-round stoppage by Haye was his fifth defeat.“Anyone can lose but I didn’t lose with dignity. I was never going to retire after that performance,” said Harrison.“I’ll have too much for Ali Adams. I intend to show I still have a future in the game.”Adams, who was born in Iraq, is 10 years younger than Harrison and has a record of 13-3-1.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Paving Roads With Recycled Plastic

first_imgA Scottish startup company has developed a method for supplementing conventional bitumen asphalt with pellets of recycled plastic, producing a stronger and more durable pavement.MacRebur describes MR6 as a high-performance asphalt binder additive that reduces the amount of bitumen needed to make asphalt, simultaneously reducing the amount of oil going into pavement and finding a use for the millions of pounds of waste plastic that now go into landfills every year.According to the company, pavement made with the material has higher tensile strength than conventional asphalt, better cohesion and adhesion and much better resistance to rutting and cracking. As a result, roads last longer and cost less to maintain.The company’s Facebook page features a number of photos of paving projects, but it’s not clear how much of the asphalt has actually been turned into roads. MacRebur says it’s target market are the 275 asphalt plants in the UK and nearly 5,000 across Europe. It already has agreements in place with several smaller UK asphalt producers.“MR6 can be added into every ton of asphalt produced without any modifications being required by the asphalt manufacturing plants,” the company website says. “MR6 allows for less bitumen to be added to their mix, giving the manufacturer instant increased profits from all current and future business.”MacRebur isn’t the only company using plastic in road mix. Inhabitat reports that the city of Vancouver is paving its streets with asphalt containing a binder made from recycled plastic. The mix is said to flow at lower temperatures than conventional asphalt and doesn’t look any different than ordinary pavement. The process adds 1% to 3% in costs, but could get cheaper as its use becomes more widespread.And Motortrend reports that a Dutch company is developing a way of producing hollow-core road sections from recycled plastics. The material lasts three times as long as conventional pavement, VolkerWessels says.last_img read more

AUSTRALIA OPENERS WATSON, HADDIN AT CREASE VS INDIA

first_imgAustralia openers Shane Watson and Brad Haddin are at the crease against India in their World Cup quarter-final match in Motera on Wednesday. Live ScoreAustralia openers Shane Watson and Bad Haddin are at crease against India in the second World Cup quarter-final match at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera, Ahmedabad, on Thursday.Earlier, Aussie skipper Ricky Ponting won the toss and elected to bat. Not an unusual decision considering that seamers won’t have much bounce and carry and it is a good batting wicket. The wicket looks dry and there will be some turn in offer for the spinners.In World Cups, India and Australia have played each other nine times. Australia have won seven times and India have won twice. However, in the knock-out stages of ICC events, they have met four times where India have won thrice and the Australia just once. At Motera, they have played twice and both have won one game each. Teams -India: Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (capt./wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Munaf Patel  Australia: Shane Watson, Brad Haddin (wk), Ricky Ponting (capt.), Michael Clarke, Cameron White, Michael Hussey, David Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Jason Krejza, Brett Lee, Shaun Taitlast_img read more