India Today Web Desk MelbourneDecember 29, 2018UPDATED: December 29, 2018 18:56 IST Tim Paine was dismissed for 26 in the second innings of the MCG Test (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRohit Sharma had said he would get Tim Paine for MI if the Australia skipper scored a century Tim Paine failed to even get close to the three-figure mark in both the innings of the third TestIndia are on the verge of winning their first-ever Boxing Day Test in AustraliaThree-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Mumbai Indians have taken a cheeky dig at Australia captain Tim Paine, who has been involved in a sledging war with India players in the ongoing four-Test series in Australia.Adding salt to the insult, Mumbai joined their skipper Rohit Sharma, who had some funny exchanges with Paine during the ongoing Boxing Day Test at Melbourne.It all started when Paine sledged Rohit Sharma while the MI skipper was batting during India’s first innings at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The Australian skipper tried to break Rohit’s concentration when he was caught on stump mic telling short-leg fielder, Aaron Finch that he would pledge his allegiance to Mumbai Indians if their skipper hits a six.Rohit didn’t take the bait and went on to hit a half-century – a knock that saw no sixes from the blade of the MI skipper as India posted a big total of 443 for 7 declared.Before the start of play on Friday, Rohit said he had heard the banter and that he had told his teammate and Rajasthan Royals skipper, Ajinkya Rahane that Mumbai Indians would buy Paine if the Australia captain hits a century during the MCG Test.As Tim Paine failed to make a half-century, let alone reach the three-figure mark in both the innings of the ongoing Test, the Mumbai Indians took to Twitter and joined the banter.The IPL franchise uploaded a photo of Tim Paine with his second innings score of 26 and “Mission Failed” as caption embedded on it.advertisementIf he (Paine) gets a hundred here, I will put in a word about him to my boss at Mumbai Indians and we’ll buy him. Looks like he’s a fan of Mumbai.” – @ImRo45Tim Paine: c Pant b Jadeja – 26 (67) #CricketMeriJaan #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/c36xdjZRYWMumbai Indians (@mipaltan) December 29, 2018Meanwhile, Australia opener Aaron Finch had insisted that it was good banter and that Rohit had failed to fall into the trap when he was batting on the second day.”We were just trying to have a bit of banter with Rohit. I asked Rohit if we brought mid on up if he’d take us on and go into IPL mode and he didn’t take the bait, unfortunately. It was just a bit of good fun, a bit of banter. It was a long time out there,” Finch said.Over the third and the fourth day of the MCG Test, Paine and India wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant continued their sledging war.”Tell you what big MS is back in the one-day squad. Should get this bloke down to Hurricanes… They need a batter. Fancy that extend you Aussie holiday, beautiful town Hobart too… get him a waterfront apartment,” Paine had chirped at Pant on Friday.Responding to Paine’s comments, Pant called the Australia skipper “a temporary captain” when the latter was batting on Saturday.Despite all the on-field banter, India have come up with a professional approach in the ongoing Test. The visitors need only two wickets on the final day to win their first-ever Boxing Day Test in Australia while the hosts need to bat out an entire day or score 141 runs to avoid conceding an unassailable lead in the series.Also Read | Pant’s banter with Lyon caught on stump mic: “You don’t want to come tomorrow for nothing”Also Read | Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami: Trio creates history in 2018For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow India vs AustraliaFollow Rohit SharmaFollow Tim PaineFollow Mumbai IndiansFollow Boxing Day TestFollow Rishabh Pant Mission Failed: After Rohit, Mumbai Indians troll Australia skipper Tim PaineThree-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians joined the sledging war by reacting to Rohit Sharma’s banter with Australia captain Tim Paine in the ongoing third Test of the four-match series in Melbourne. advertisement
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGhana’s President due in Guyana today for high-level 2-day visitJune 10, 2019In “latest news”Guyana, Ghana engage in bilateral talks; Ghana’s president expresses support for Guyana in border disputeJune 11, 2019In “latest news”President of Ghana pays tribute to Non-Aligned leadersJune 11, 2019In “latest news” Minister of Education, Hon. Dr. Nicolette Henry greets H.E Nana Akufo-Addo. Also, in photo is President David Granger. (DPI photo)President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will be conferred with Guyana’s highest national award, the Order of Excellence – which is reserved for the most distinguished of persons who made sterling contributions to the country.The Ghanaian President arrived in Guyana at 23:00h last night for his very first state visit.He was accompanied by a 43-member delegation, who were greeted by Guyana’s President David Granger and most of the members of his Cabinet at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA).A 21-gun salute and the unfurling of the vibrant Ghanaian flag marked the arrival of the high-level team who will today be visiting various places and meeting a host of individuals, including Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo.President Akufo-Addo will first participate in wreath-laying ceremonies at the Company Path Gardens and then at Square of the Revolution. He will then be escorted to State House where he will interact with President Granger in a discussion slated to last an hour.Thereafter, he will be escorted to the Umana Yana for a state luncheon, where the Order of Excellence will be conferred.Afterwards, President Akufo-Addo will meet the Opposition Leader for a scheduled 15 minutes.He will then continue his tour of Guyana, first at the Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) and then at Banks DIH Limited – the country’s two leading beverage manufacturing companies.Later in the day, the Ghanaian President is slated to interact with the Ghana diaspora in Guyana and representatives from the country’s African Group Organisations. The next day, the President and his delegation will depart Guyana.The state visit was announced by President David Granger two weeks ago when he accredited the new Ghanaian High Commissioner to Guyana. The Guyanese Head of State had disclosed that he met President Akufo-Addo twice – first, at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Conference last year and again this year, in Cuba, where the African Leader accepted an invitation to visit Georgetown.The visit is aimed at “deepening and strengthening the cordial relationship” the two countries have built over the past 40 years.President Granger had previously noted that his Ghanaian counterpart’s visit will result in practical measures aimed at enhancing relations and cooperation between our two states, particularly in the fields of agriculture, culture, energy, environment, investment, petroleum production, Private Sector cooperation, tourism and transportation.This state visit comes on the heels of a recent visit by a large Ghanaian delegation two weeks ago to engage local stakeholders on areas of mutual interest in the oil and gas sector, among others.The more than 15-member team, led by Ghana’s Energy Minister and Deputy Minister (Petroleum) Dr Mohammed Amin Adam, had met with a number of Government Ministers and officials including those from the Department of Energy.Ghana investors are also said to be interested in buying Guyana’s Rose Hall Sugar Estate.Additionally, the Governments of Guyana and Ghana have already inked a commitment to work to develop the air bridge between the two countries. This was done last year at a high-level ICAO meeting in Guyana.
The international Mining and Minerals Hall (MMH), in Seville, Spain, has more than 70 speakers lined up for its next edition, taking place on October 15-17.MMH 2019, taking place at the Seville Conference and Exhibition Centre (FIBES), is the third edition of the meeting. While it will keep the same format as the previous two events, this year’s MMH has changed focus. Previously named Metallic Mining Hall, the change is aimed at creating an inclusive meeting for the entire mining sector embracing sectors such as industrial minerals this time around.The King, Don Felipe VI, Pedro Sánchez, President of the Government, and Juan Manuel Moreno, President of Junta de Andalucía, will be leading MMH’s Honorary Committee, which has devised an event that will attract participation from the main mining industries and representation from ancillary service companies. The exhibition area, which has been expanded since the last event in 2017, is to host more than 100 companies.MMH has attracted a stellar list of speakers this time around, who will analyse the latest industry trends and share their experiences in the regional industry, which has recovered its role as one of the most important engines of the Andalusia economy.As Javier Targhetta, CEO of the metallurgy company Atlantic Copper, and Commissioner of this new edition of MMH, said: “This evolution of the Hall can only be explained by the recovery of a sector which, in the last few years, has striven to find new ways and procedures to develop its activity efficiently and sustainably.”Targhetta is right. In the two years since the last edition of MMH, the Riotinto copper mine has expanded, MATSA has ramped up its operations and, more recently, Cobre Las Cruces is considering a significant mine life extension through a new underground and pyrometallurgical project.Targetta continued: “This is shown by the increase in the number of professionals from the different fields of mining who will participate in the scientific conference and will also enrich the knowledge of the conference attendants with their work, their experience and their innovative spirit.”Sustainability and achieving a more sustainable, environmentally friendly mining industry will be a key theme of the conference, with roundtables such as ‘Competitiveness, sustainability and security of energy supply for mining and industry’ looking to confront the issue head on. This panel will see José Luis del Valle Doblado take on the chairman’s role, drawing on his experience as President of the MMH Scientific Committee and Chair of LAR ESPAÑA and WiZink.The panel, ‘Circular economy opportunities for the mining industry’, meanwhile, will be moderated by Vicente Gutiérrez Peinador, General Manager of CONFEDEM, the National Mining Association of Spain. He will, no doubt, also have some thoughts to share on the sustainability panel given CONFEDEM recently became the fifth national mining association outside of Canada to adopt the Mining Association of Canada’s Towards Sustainable Mining® initiative.Luis Montoto Rojo, Communications Director of Junta de Andalucía’s Taxation, Industry and Energy Department, will have his work cut out as moderator of a session titled, ‘Social licence to operate: mining industry management and its connection with society’. Miners in Andalucia, in recent years, have done well to win back the trust of local and regional communities following a tailings dam failure at the Los Frailes lead-zinc mine, in 1998, that damaged the two’s relationship. Expect to hear some examples of this positive engagement during the panel.This is not all. The event program also includes presentations by José F Sánchez-Junco, CEO of explosives and blasting expert MAXAM, speaking on the subject, ‘Innovation and energetic materials in the mining operation’.The Confederation of Rock and Industrial Mineral Extractive Industries (COMINROC) has played an integral role in organising the third edition of MMH, having signed an alliance with MMH and Congresos y Turismo de Sevilla (CONTURSA), the company managing the MMH venue, FIBES, back in March. Representing 10 sectors of the extractive industry, namely aggregates, lime, cement, industrial minerals, ornamental rock, clay, slate, magnesite, siliceous sand and gypsum, COMINROC’s participation was key in ensuring miners from these segments participated in this third edition. César Luaces Frades, Technical General Secretary of COMINROC, will present, ‘Extractive industry strategy for biodiversity: a key actor’, at the event.Meanwhile, Glenn Orveillon, an expert in the circular economy and industrial leadership of the European Commission, will share his experience of working in the institution in a session titled, ‘Circular economy in the European Union’.Atlantic Copper’s Targhetta will moderate a panel titled, ‘Present situation, threats and opportunities of metallic mining’, steering a stellar lineup of participants including Alberto Lavandeira, CEO of Atalaya Mining – the owner of the historic Riotinto copper mine – Audra Walsh, CEO of MATSA – the owner of three base and precious metal mines in Andalucia – Isabel Suárez Díaz, Secretary General of the Geological and Mining Institute of Spain, IGME; Juan Pedro Soler, CEO of Cobre Las Cruces – the only hydrometallurgical copper producer in Europe; and Mark Rachovides, President of Euromines.The ‘Mining policies and investments’ panel will be moderated by Antonio García Muñoz, Managing Partner of Lener’s Mining Sector area; and ‘Biodiversity management in the extractive industry’ will be chaired by Lafarge Holcim España’s Pilar Gegúndez Cámara.The following talks will also be given: ‘Raw materials and geopolitics’ by Isaac Querub, Co-Founder and Partner of Moka Consulting; and ‘Premises for the new Mining Strategy in Andalusia, starting point’, by Natalia González Herrera, Junta de Andalucía’s General Secretary of Industry, Energy and Mines.Finally, several round tables will take a future view on the mining sector of Andalucia.‘Challenges and opportunities in the rock and industrial mineral sector’ will be moderated by Aniceto Zaragoza Ramírez, General Manager of The Spanish Cement Association, OFICEMEN. Mining original equipment manufacturer Epiroc will be represented up on stage by José Manuel Sánchez Blanes, President of Drilling Solutions. He will moderate a panel titled, ‘Innovation and development in the mining industry: mining as a forward-looking project’. Given Epiroc’s investments in battery-electric and automated equipment for underground mines, he will have much to add here.Horizon 2020, the European Union’s biggest research and innovation program ever with nearly €80 billion ($88 billion) of funding available over seven years (2014 to 2020), will also be discussed during the conference. Lydia González, Spain’s representative in the program’s committee, CDTI, will present, ‘Research and innovation on raw materials in Horizon Europe, UE’s 9th Framework Programme 2021-2027’.There will also be a series of workshops at the event to suit all participants needs.To hear more about the event, visit the website here.International Mining is a media sponsor of the third edition of MMH in Seville