ESPN Computer’s Updated Iowa Game-By-Game Predictions

first_imgIowa all-conference tackle Tristan Wirfs gets hyped up before a game with his Hawkeye teammates.IOWA CITY, IOWA- NOVEMBER 23: Offensive lineman Tristan Wirfs #74 of the Iowa Hawkeyes celebrates with teammates after their match-up against the Nebraska Cornhuskers on November 23, 2018 at Kinnick Stadium, in Iowa City, Iowa. (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)Iowa football enters Week 3 at 2-0, with perhaps its biggest rivalry game on deck. The Hawkeyes head to Ames for a showdown with 1-0 Iowa State.This edition of the Cy-Hawk game brings some extra juice as well. Ames will be the site of College GameDay for the first time ever.Per ESPN’s Football Power Index, Iowa football has a slight edge entering the game. The metric gives Iowa a 57.7-percent to knock off the Cyclones for a fifth straight year.Iowa owns a 44-22 all-time edge in the rivalry, which has been played annually since the late 1970s after a long layoff in the mid-20th Century. Per the FPI, Iowa is on track to finish with a projected record of 8.5-3.8. You can round that to 9-3, using the game-by-game percentages calculated by the system.Here are those individual game win percentage numbers:Sept. 14 – at Iowa State: 57.7-percent chance to winSept. 28 – vs. Middle Tennessee: 94.1-percentOct. 5 – at Michigan: 34.6-percentOct. 12 – vs. Penn State: 38.2-percentOct. 19 – vs. Purdue: 84.1-percentOct. 26 – at Northwestern: 73.4-percentNov. 9 – at Wisconsin: 27.8-percentNov. 16 – vs. Minnesota: 72.8-percentNov. 23 – vs. Illinois: 88.2-percentNov. 29 – at Nebraska: 65.8-percentFPI gives a 9.4-percent chance of Iowa winning the Big Ten Conference, and even a 0.2-percent chance of winning out. That would set up a likely showdown with Ohio State (with Michigan and Penn State each losing to Iowa in the regular season), in the title game, with the College Football Playoff on the line.I certainly wouldn’t bet on it, but yes Hawkeye fans, FPI is saying there’s a chance.[ESPN]last_img read more

Rocky end to halfterm holiday ends in sheer relief for daring schoolboy

first_imgHalf-term can be both a challenging and an expensive time for mothers and fathers faced with keeping their restless children occupied during the school holidays.But for the parents of one adventurous seven-year-old, who had to be rescued by firefighters after getting stuck 40ft up a cliff face, it proved especially eventful. coastguard rock boy Police, firefighters and the coastguard were all called out to help rescue the boy, who was uninjuredCredit:Wales News Service One onlooker said: “I heard him being told to come down when he was only about 12 feet up.”It would have saved a lot of bother. But he kept on going.”Another added: “The little boy looked confident going all the way up the rock, but then he panicked and got too scared to come down after he realised how high he’d gone. A coastguard helicopter stands-by on North Beach, Tenby, West WalesCredit:Wales News Service rock rescue boy The unnamed boy was rescued by firefighters using an extendable ladder two hours after his parents raised the alarm, after he became stranded near the top of craggy Goscar Rock.Police, firemen and a coastguard helicopter were called to the scene on the beach at Tenby, West Wales, at an estimated cost of £10,000.The boy, from England, was uninjured but said to be “very relieved” after he was carried to safety before the tide came in. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The boy was stuck some 40ft from the sand for around two hoursCredit:Wales News Service “He was forced to cling on for ages until the firemen carried him down on the ladder.”Police and coastguard services were the first on scene, before firefighters were called to North Beach, Tenby, Pemb, shortly after 1.30pm on Thursday. boy rock rescuelast_img read more

Maaden chooses Outotec process equipment for Saudi Arabia gold project

first_imgThe Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden) has awarded the consortium of Outotec and Larsen & Toubro with an engineering, procurement and construction contract to build a greenfield mineral concentrator and gold processing plant in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Finland-based company says.The order, worth some €140 million ($157 million) to Outotec, is almost evenly shared between the reporting segments and will be booked into Outotec’s June quarter 2019 order intake, the company said. The total value of the project is around €540 million.Outotec’s delivery includes basic and detail engineering, procurement and delivery of process equipment, commissioning, start-up assistance and training services. The new gold processing plant is due to be completed in 2022, it said.Ma’aden is a leader of the Saudi Arabia mining industry, and an internationally recognised mining company with a global presence, thanks to partnerships with the likes of Barrick Gold, Alcoa and the Mosaic Company.The Mansourah & Massarah operation will be built in the Central Arabian gold region, with the processing plant capable of up to 4 Mt/y throughput. The concentrator and the gold processing plant has been designed to produce an average of 250,000 oz/y of gold per year over the life of mine, Outotec said.Markku Teräsvasara, CEO of Outotec, said: “We are extremely pleased with this significant order and continued cooperation with Ma’aden that is growing to be a global mining company.“Our previous deliveries have included grinding, flotation and filtering technologies as well as alumina calcination technology, and three sulphuric acid plants. Our proven technologies and services enable them to get the best value from their resources and build sustainable operations.”last_img read more