The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series are at Phoenix Raceway this weekend. Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (Race is Sunday, 3:30 p.m. ET, FOX)Stage 1: Ends on Lap 75Stage 2: Ends on Lap 150Final Stage: Scheduled to end on Lap 312 Below are the stage lengths for each race. Click here to bookmark stage lengths for every race this season. BUY TICKETS: See the races in Phoenix RELATED: Full schedule for Phoenix XFINITY Series (Race is Saturday, 4 p.m. ET, FOX)Stage 1: Ends on Lap 60 Stage 2: Ends on Lap 120 Final Stage: Scheduled to end on Lap 200
RUSSIA: United Wagon Co is expanding its range with the development of two side tipping wagons for the transport and automated discharge of aggregates and ore.The wagons were designed by UWC’s All-Union Research & Development Centre for Transportation Technology and are currently undergoing certification, ahead of the planned start of mass production at the TikhvinSpetsMash factory later this year. Intial orders for 20 and 25 wagons have been placed by BrIK and Fast Delivery.The Type 32-6982-01 is intended for fine bulk cargoes. It offers a capacity of 42 m3 or 72 tonnes, which UWC said was a significant increase on older designs of which ‘almost 99%’ have a capacity of 60 to 68 tonnes. The Type 32-6982 is designed to carry coarser ore, with a capacity of 42 m3 or 71 tonnes. The body structure is designed to withstand higher impact loads during loading. The side opening and pneumatic discharge systems can tilt the body 45° to either side with simultaneous opening of the sides. Both wagon designs have Type 18-9855 bogies and a design life of 32 years, which UWC says is 10 years more than existing designs. UWC said Russia’s existing tipping wagon fleet is ‘rather worn and obsolete’, with 30% of the vehicles having exceeded their design life and a further 45% to be life expired within the next five years.
Author: Baibhav Mishra Mexico has banned federal institutions and state governments from doing business with Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht SA [ODBES.UL] for the next 2-1/2 years, and fined the company around $60 million, the government said.Two units of the Brazilian company had each been fined 543.5 million pesos (USD 30.1 million), a government document showed. Two legal representatives of the company were also fined 1.26 million pesos (USD 69,700) each, it added.The decisions relate to probes into suspected corruption involving Odebrecht’s business with state oil firm Pemex [PEMX.UL], officials say. The government did not provide details.Odebrecht said in a statement that the company had been notified and was analyzing the steps taken by Mexico. Odebrecht has spent the past few years at the center of one of the largest corruption scandals in Latin America, and has admitted paying bribes from Peru to Panama.In December, Mexico banned the Brazilian construction firm from bidding for federal public contracts for four years after the Public Administration Ministry (SFP) said it had sanctioned the company for an “incorrect charge” with Pemex.Ecuador jailed its vice president over the Odebrecht scandal, and the company has paid billions of dollars in settlements in the United States, Brazil and Switzerland.Last month, Peru’s president resigned after a probe targeted his connections to Odebrecht. Odebrecht has admitted to U.S. and Brazilian prosecutors that it paid USD 10.5 million in bribes in Mexico.(Source: Reuters)Sea News, April 23
Chelsea manager, Maurizio Sarri, has insisted he is not worried about getting sacked, following their 2-0 defeat to Manchester United in the FA Cup on Monday night.Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba both scored in the first half, as the Red Devils dumped the holders out.And frustrated Chelsea fans chanted “F*** Sarri-ball” and even sang “you’re getting sacked in the morning” at the Italian.Substitutions were jeered and the sides were booed off at both the break and full-time.“I am worried about the results – not about the fans.“I can understand, because the result wasn’t really good. We are out of the FA Cup, so I can understand. But I am worried about the results.“I could not hear what they were singing very well, but sometimes yes. I have never had that sung at me before, but there is always a first time,” Sarri told Sky Sports after the game.Sarri’s job appears to be hanging by a thread, after being hammered by Manchester City and comfortably beaten by United.But asked whether he is worried about being fired, the former Napoli boss said: “No. I was really very worried when I was in League Two in Italy. Not now.“We were unlucky. Will I be given time? It’s not my problem.“My problem is to start preparing for the next game. I think the players are with me. I am not sure, but I think so.“My relationship with my players is good.”