An Early Bowl Game Is Changing Its Location This Year

first_imgAn interior view of the Tampa bay Buccaneers stadium.Raymond James Stadium scoreboard and pirate ship as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the Baltimore Ravens September 10, 2006 in Tampa. The Ravens defeated the Bucs 27 – 0. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)The Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl is on the move. It isn’t going very far though.For the last decade, the bowl has changed its name many times but was always played at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. However, it will head to Tampa Bay this year, according to Brett McMurphy.The game will be played at Raymond James Stadium, home of the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the annual Outback Bowl.Sources: After 10 years, Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl is leaving St. Pete’s Tropicana Field for Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) May 23, 2018According to McMurphy, attendance is a major reason for this change. The game hasn’t topped 17,000 fans in each of the last three seasons.What the game has lacked in fan support, it has more than made up for in names. In the past, the bowl has been known as the magicJack St. Petersburg Bowl; St. Petersburg Bowl Presented by Beef ‘O’ Brady’s; Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl; Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl and St. Petersburg Bowl.It was renamed the Gasparilla Bowl in 2017, with Bad Boy Mowers signing a three-year naming rights deal.The Gasparilla Bowl is typically played in the week before Christmas as one of the earlier bowl games, although it was held on December 26 from 2014-16.  Temple won last year’s game over FIU by a score of 28-3.Past MVPs of the St. Petersburg/Beef O’Brady’s/Gasparilla Bowl include current NFL players Mohamed Sanu (Rutgers), Jacoby Brissett (NC State) and Blake Bortles (UCF).last_img read more

Joest unwraps an array of new and established offerings at Electra Mining

first_imgVisitors to Joest’s stand at Electra Mining Africa 2014 will be able to watch a heavy media separation pilot plant in action, showcasing the performance of company’s vibrating screens and feeders. The plant will incorporate the recovery of sinks and floats on a Joest single deck screen. In addition, this exhibit will incorporate a new magnetic drive that is now available from Joest through an exclusive supply agreement with Avitech in Germany.Joest, a wholly owned South African OEM of vibrating equipment, is exhibiting this year under the tagline ‘Engineered for Tonnage’, which derives from its core competency – developing custom designed vibratory equipment solutions for the African mining industry..“’Engineered for Tonnage’ means we make a difference to our customers’ operations by producing screens and feeders which have been engineered for the lowest Total Cost of Ownership and which meet our customers’ individual application requirements,” Joest MD, Kim Schöpflin, says. “These products are supported by our regional support structures, in-house R&D and by metallurgical know-how that is based on engineering for very challenging conditions.”“To supplement our strategically located service centres in North West, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape, we’ve initiated a branch strategy that has seen the first fully-fledged Joest branch recently open its doors in Kathu in the Northern Cape. Other branches will follow, based on demand.”The Joest brand includes vibrating screens, feeders, exciter gearboxes, unbalanced motors and the Sweco range of separators. At the show, the company will launch its new motor range, developed in collaboration with a leading European motor manufacturer. Models in the new range retain the Joest footprint, but incorporate several technical improvements. Also on display at the Joest stand will be a new, in-house developed and manufactured exciter gearbox boasting the lowest noise levels, below 85 dB, in the industry.last_img read more