ARLINGTON, TEXAS – DECEMBER 01: Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners is tackled by Jerrod Heard #13 of the Texas Longhorns in the first quarter at AT&T Stadium on December 01, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)A college football rules expert says that Oklahoma’s game-clinching touchdown score against Texas in the Big 12 Championship Game should not have counted.ESPN college football host Chris Fowler says he spoke to a rules expert who claims Oklahoma’s game-clinching score against Texas came off of an illegal formation.Oklahoma was already winning at this point, and Texas turned the ball over on its ensuing possession, so maybe the penalty call wouldn’t have changed anything.Still, a flag likely should’ve came.“Was pointed out to me and then verified by @CFBRulesExpert that OU’s TD (amazing catch) to go up 12 late was on an illegal formation. Only 6 men on the line. Top WR a yard off the ball. Oops,” he tweeted.Was pointed out to me and then verified by @CFBRulesExpert that OU’s TD (amazing catch) to go up 12 late was on an illegal formation. Only 6 men on the line. Top WR a yard off the ball. Oops. pic.twitter.com/vhRiMRq1mv— Chris Fowler (@cbfowler) December 1, 2018There were complaints about the officiating during Oklahoma-Texas for most of the contest. This is just another addition to the list.Oklahoma ended up winning today’s game, 39-27, to inch closer toward the College Football Playoff.Stay tuned for the release of the College Football Playoff foursome on Sunday.
A ground breaking ceremony attended by high profile dignitaries on April 18 marked the start of construction on Volvo’s SEK350 million excavator factory, underscoring the company’s commitment to the Russian market.The new plant is being built in Kaluga – 150 km southwest of Moscow – and will be Volvo’s seventh excavator manufacturing facility (of a total of 16 plants globally). Building has begun on the 15 ha plot and, when completed, the final manufacturing area will be 20,660 m2. Six models of excavators are planned to be made at the plan ranging from the 20 t EC200 to the 48 t EC480. New Russian dealer Ferronordic Machines has an ambitious investment and expansion program that will see numbers of branches swell to some 100 locations by 2015 (up from today’s 55) and workforce more than double to around 1,000 people in the same timescale. The first machines are due off the assembly lines in 2013, creating 280 new jobs in the process. While these excavator models are mainly used in the construction and quarrying industry, they are also employed in mining applications such as smaller gold operations – both for selective ore mining, as well as host machines for breaker attachments. They have also been delivered to Russian coal operations. This year, Ferronordic delivered a Volvo EC460B excavator to Yakutugol, which will be used for coal loadnig at its Dzhebariki-Khaya mine.“This is a considerable investment and underscores Volvo’s confidence in – and commitment to – the Russian economy,” commented the company’s President Pat Olney. “Excavators are a key product in this rapidly developing market and customers in Russia have a high regard for the Volvo brand and for the fuel efficiency, reliability and performance of our machines. This investment also demonstrates our strategy of, where possible, manufacturing goods close to where our customers are located.”“This is the first completely new plant Volvo CE has built for quite a while,” said Carl Slotte, Vice-President of the company’s activities in northern Europe. “Starting with a clean sheet of paper gives us the opportunity to create an advanced manufacturing site that incorporates innovative technologies and designs. It will be built in close compliance with our performance and environmental requirements.” Volvo CE states that it is a leading player in the Russian market today, and plans to double sales in the country by 2015. Excavator manufacturing in Kaluga will play an important role in achieving this goal. The second important success factor will be developing a distribution network.
Arpad SterbikSpain handball The magnetic resonance which underwent Arpad Sterbik (31), the naturalized Spaniard, showed that he does not have any remnants of the injury he carried for a very long time. These days he also realised double-work with the physioterapists of the national squad, as Spain is preparing to take on Lithuania in the qualifiers for the European Championship 2012 in Serbia.Former Yugoslavian national goalkeeper, Sterbik played only 10 minutes on the European Championship 2010 after he injured a muscle. However, he will not play the first two games of the qualifiers, as it was agreed so with the physioterapists of the national team, so everything is healed for the games after those. Probably for World Championships in January. ← Previous Story Kovacs again on the “half-bench” in Valcea? Next Story → Bojan Stefanovic in Antequera until end of the season