CHAPEL HILL, NC – NOVEMBER 18: A general view as the sun sets during the game between the Western Carolina Catamounts and the North Carolina Tar Heels at Kenan Stadium on November 18, 2017 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)The 2018 college football season is over and it’s time to start looking ahead to the 2019 season.ESPN is here for that, as the Worldwide Leader has released a series of “bold” predictions for college football’s next season.College football writer Mark Schlabach is predicting two major programs will miss bowl games next year.Those two programs: North Carolina and Kansas.The Tar Heels and the Jayhawks are now led by Mack Brown and Les Miles, respectively, but those two national title-winning head coaches won’t be going bowling in Year 1.ESPN.com explained why:Brown, who turns 68 four days before the Aug. 31 opener against South Carolina in Charlotte, North Carolina, inherits a team that went 2-9 in 2018. Seven of UNC’s nine losses were by 10 points or fewer, including two in overtime.Keep an eye on UNC’s home game against Miami. New Hurricanes coach Manny Diaz was Brown’s defensive coordinator at Texas, and things didn’t end particularly well.Kansas went 3-9 in coach David Beaty’s final season, and Dr Pepper commercials are about as close as Miles, 65, will get to another national championship trophy.You can view ESPN’s full series of predictions here.
These continue to be busy times for Suspended Dump Body specialist, Duratray. The SDB in its various forms combines impact-resistant, shock absorption features and the abrasion-resistant properties of a rubber wear mat and a combination of specialised steels. Variants of the SDB have also been proposed in other mining applications, such as to act as liners in the hopper beds of mobile in-pit truck-loaded sizer stations.In terms of recent deliveries, in Russia at Severstal’s Kostomuksha iron ore mine in Karelia, the first ten 161 m3 CAT 793D bodies have been delivered – the attached photo shows one of the trucks being loaded with an IZ-Kartex EKG-20 shovel. Elsewhere, Newcrest-Lihir and FQML have recently purchased additional CAT 785 SDBs at their operations in PNG and Zambia respectively; while in Canada, De Beers Canada at Gahcho Kué has commissioned four Komatsu 830E SDBs to bring their fleet to 12 units as that mine continues its ramp-up; delivery was via the Ice Road. Finally, Duratray has recently delivered two SDBs and five steel bodies to Downer Mining for the Bowen Basin coalfields; the trucks are near new Komatsu 930E-4SE units which were relocated from the now closed CNR Bloom Lake mine in Canada.