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ALPLA accelerates the bottle cycle in Italy | Instant News

That ALPLA Group invest more than € 5 million in an extrusion a system for recycled food grade PET made from used PET bottles at its location in Anagni, Italy.

Anagni is home to one of the ALPLA Group’s most important early production plants. The plant, which currently has a workforce of 91, processes about 50,000 tonnes of PET per year, which is only a fraction of the recycled material used today. Most of the volume required is supplied in the form of recycled materials.

ALPLA therefore installs an extrusion system for 15,000 tonnes of rPET a year at its existing business locations. The total investment required for the construction of the building required and for the system amounts to more than five million euros. It is scheduled to start operating in the second half of 2021. Ten new jobs will be created.

Factory Manager Fabio Mazzarella said: “We will buy PET flakes made from used household packaging from local recyclers, process them into food grade rPET, and then use them on site to preform.”

Georg Lässer, Head of Corporate Recycling at ALPLA, added: “We wanted to promote the bottle-to-bottle cycle and avoid downcycling. In addition, we wanted to scale up local recycling solutions in areas that did not have the necessary infrastructure for bottle loops to date, ‘the recycling expert explained. The current demand for recycled materials is well managed. ‘But with this measure, we ensure that we can offer optimal support to our customers by realizing new specifications and targets in the long term as well and that we can offer them high quality recycled materials. “


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Hornets over the Forest at home in dramatic ways Local Sports | Instant News

The Huntland High School Hornets beat Forrest Rockets 57-55 at home on Saturday for their third win of the season.

The Hornets took the lead for most of the game and held off a late rally with Braylen Phillips taking two stoppage-time free throws to break the tie and give Huntland the lead for good.

The Hornets scored the first 12 points in the contest to take advantage of the early advantage.

They led 14-8 after one quarter.

The Rockets cut their lead to just two points a few times in the second quarter, but the Hornets have been able to get back ahead each time.

Huntland led 34-26 in the first half.

The Hornets pushed for a 15-point lead in the third quarter. However, the Rockets were able to cut the deficit back down to single digits before the end of the period.

Phillips scored nine of Huntland’s 13 points in the third quarter.

The Hornets led 48-39 into their final period.

The Rockets tied the score with 3:15 remaining and took the lead in their first game soon after to make it 55-53. Eli Wiggs leveled the score for the Hornets with 40 seconds remaining when he made a layup with an assist from Bryson Johnson.

After the Rockets failed to score on their next possession, Phillips was fouled and went to the line where he took both free throws to put the Hornets ahead by 8.4 seconds. The Rockets will not open fire until the last bell rings.

Phillips led the Hornets with 24 points for the game, followed by Johnson on 16 and Wiggs on seven. Phillips made five three-pointers in the contest.

Micah Millraney scored four points, Will Jolley scored three, Zeier Golden scored two and Trace Kilpatrick scored one.

With that victory, the Hornets increased to 3-7 this season.

They will next play Tuesday at home against Fayetteville City Middle School. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 pm


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Steady Mansoor took the lead while National Golf was in progress | Instant News

KARACHI: Mansoor Teli from Karachi took a three-shot lead on the opening day of the 60th National Amateur Golf Championship and in the process puts Sindh A on track to win a rare Inter-Association Trophy here at Karachi Golf Club on Thursday.

Mansoor, a very experienced KGC golfer, took full advantage of the familiar conditions to finish with an impressive 73 rounds in extremely windy conditions. Together with Saim Shazli (76) and Omar Khalid (77), Mansoor gave Sindh A a six-shot lead in the two-day Inter-Association Golf Championship that coincided with the National Amateurs.

In second place together are the Saim and Punjab trio Ralfay Raja and Ahmed Kayani at 76.They are followed by Omar Khalid, Abdullah Arif, Qasim Ali Khan and Saeed Khattak at 77.

With strong winds blowing all day, conditions were quite challenging for the participating golfers on the opening day of this prestigious championship. Apart from strong winds, the green fields on the Red and Blue fields were also a big challenge for the participants.

Meanwhile, Sindh A has catapulted herself into a strong position to claim the Inter-Association Trophy. Together, the trio Mansoor, Saim and Omar have 226 points. They have a six-shot advantage against second-placed Punjab B (232). Punjab B includes Ahmed Sultan, Ralfay Raja and Damil Ataullah. In third place was Sindh B followed by Punjab A, Federal and KP teams.

The second round of the 72 holes amateur event will continue on Friday (today). The senior and women’s events will start on Friday.

The following are the amateur leader boards after the first half:

73: Mansoor Teli

76: Saim Shazli, Ralfay Raja, Ahmed Kayani

77: Omar Khalid, Abdullah Arif, Qasim Ali Khan, Saeed Khattak.

78: Omer Shikoh, Yashal Shah, Junaid Irfan, Umer Khokhar, Nadir Khan, Brig Omer Ijaz, Salman Jahangir

79: MA Mannan, Akbar Qayyum, Muslim Abbas, Noman Asghar, Hamza Shikoh.

80: Abdullah Adil, Abdul Moez, Damil Ataullah, Danyal Khan, Zia Hai, Salman Khan.


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Saim is leading the way in SGA trials | Instant News

KARACHI: Saim Shazli scratched the par 72 round to lead two strokes in the two-day trial organized by the Sindh Golf Association (SGA) to select the Sindh team ahead of the 60th Pakistan National Amateur Golf Championship.

The smash hit Saim was in full flow on the first day of testing here at Karachi Golf Club as he started with back-to-back birdies on the front nine finishing it on 35.His score of nine backs was 37.

Trials were conducted by SGA to select two teams of four (Sindh A and Sindh B) to represent the province in the Inter Association Amateur Golf Championship which will take place alongside the National Championship to be played at Karachi Golf Club from December 31 to January 3. The two-day Inter-Association Trophy will be played on the first two days of the National Championship.

Meanwhile on the first day of testing, the brothers Omar and Arsalan Shikoh were second and third. Omar got 74 cards while Arsalan scored 76. Also in third place together is young player Yashal Shah (76). In fourth place is Omar Khalid who is 16 years old (77). Followed by Mansoor Teli (78), Abdullah Adil (78), Ansar Mahmood (79), MA Mannan (80) and Junaid Irfan (80).

Meanwhile, in the trials of the Inter Association of Seniors Championship trials, Salim Adil had a stunning 72 shot to take a five-shot lead. In second place is former Pakistan international Khurram Khan (77). He was followed by Khalid Jamil Siddiqui (78), Shahid Azim Khan (78) and Asad IA Khan (80). The exams will be finished today.


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Rugby: Stacey Fluhler and Aaron Smith lead the nominations for the New Zealand Rugby award | Instant News

New Zealand’s Stacey Fluhler scored a goal, during the semifinals between New Zealand and France, on Day two of the 2020 World Rugby Sevens in Hamilton. Photosport

Dinamo Sevens Stacey Fluhler and All Blacks midfielder Aaron Smith have the chance to win three awards each at the New Zealand Rugby Awards.

The list of nominees had been revealed, prior to Thursday’s announcement on a Covid special TV show.

Recently leading the All Blacks to a Tri Nations victory in Australia, captain and freelance forward Sam Cane was among the nominees for All Blacks Player of the Year, alongside hooker Dane Coles and midfielder Smith.

Smith is also in the running for the Tom French Memorial Māori Rugby Player of the Year, as is Captain Māori All Blacks and hooker Ash Dixon and World Sevens Series winning midfielder Fluhler.

A breakthrough season for Fluhler also saw him being nominated for the Best Player of the Seven Black Ferns, along with playmaker Kelly Brazier and central midfielder Tyla Nathan-Wong. Fluhler is also running for the Fiao’o Faamausili Medal, nominated alongside Waikato center teammate Chelsea Alley and Canterbury midfielder Kendra Cocksedge, who was also nominated for the Black Ferns Player of the Year, along with Waikato freelance forward Kennedy Simon.

After claiming the World Series Sevens title for the first time since 2014, Co-Captains Scott Curry and Tim Mikkelson were nominated for the Richard Crawshaw Memorial All Blacks Sevens Player of the Year award alongside Ngarohi McGarvey-Black.

Highlanders midfielder Smith was also honored with Aotearoa Rugby Player of the Year award, as were Blues Captain Patrick Tuipulotu, Crusader playmaker Richie Mo’unga and Hurricanes defender Jordie Barrett.

The standout players of the Miter Cup 10, as selected weekly by commentators Sky, will compete for the Duane Monkley Medal. Finalists for the award are Hawke’s Bay central midfielder Folau Fakatava, Auckland outside defender Salesi Rayasi and Bay of Plenty defender Kaleb Trask.

The championship winning team, the Crusaders team, Tasman, Hawke’s Bay and the Canterbury Farah Palmer Cup team will have a chance to win one more trophy as they are all nominated for the National Team of the Year.

All the teams in black who will take to the pitch in 2020 will be nominated for the New Zealand Team of the Year, and their respective coaches are nominated for New Zealand Coach of the Year.

National Coach nominees of the Year include Scott Robertson of the Crusaders, Andrew Goodman and Clarke Dermody of Tasman, FPC Waikato trainers James Semple and Mark Ozich of Hawke’s Bay.

Ben O’Keeffe, Paul Williams and Mike Fraser were nominated for Best New Zealand Rugby Referee.

The community award for Volunteer of the Year saw nominations for Allen Grainger (Waikato), Scott Kahle (Bay of Plenty) and Jane Chamberlain (Horowhenua Kapiti).

With the public voting now closed, the hotly contested Fans Try of the Year has been narrowed down from the list of 10 to three. Fans have placed Hawke’s Bay’s Neria Fomai, Christ’s College’s Jack Jones and Napier Boys High School’s Bethel Lutele-Malasia in the top three.

Three awards will be announced that evening – the NZRPA Kirk Award, Steinlager Salver and Kelvin R Tremain Memorial Player of the Year.

The complete list of nominations is:

Fan Trial This Year
Neria Fomai (Hawke’s Bay)
Jack Jones (Christ’s College)
Bethel Lutele-Malasia (Napier Boys Middle School)

New Zealand Referee of the Year
Mike Fraser (Wellington)
Ben O’Keeffe (Horowhenua Kapiti)
Paul Williams (Taranaki)

Charles Monro Rugby Volunteers of the Year
Jane Chamberlain (Horowhenua Kapiti)
Allen Grainger (Waikato)
Scott Kahle (Bay of Plenty)

Kirk NZRPA Award
Announced at night

Steinlager Salver
Announced at night

Duane Monkley Medal (10-Year Miter Cup Player of the Year)Hawke’s Bay
Salesi Rayasi (Auckland)
Kaleb Trask (Bay of Plenty)

Fiao’o Faamausili Medal (Farah Palmer Cup Player of the Year)
Chelsea Alley (Waikato)
Kendra Cocksedge (Canterbury)
Stacey Fluhler (Waikato)

National Coach of the Year
Andrew Goodman and Clarke Dermody (Tasman)
Mark Ozich (Hawke’s Bay)
Scott Robertson (Crusader)
James Semple (Waikato FPC)

New Zealand Coach of the Year
Allan Bunting and Cory Sweeney (Black Ferns Sevens)
Ian Foster (All Blacks)
Clark Laidlaw (All Blacks Sevens)
Glenn Moore (Black Fern)
Clayton McMillian (Maori All Blacks)

Super Rugby Player of the Year
Jordie Barrett (Taranaki, Hurricanes)
Richie Mo’unga (Canterbury, Crusader)
Aaron Smith (Manawatu, Highlanders)
Patrick Tuipulotu (Auckland, Blues)

Tom French Memorial Maori Player of the Year
Ash Dixon (Ngāti Tahinga, Hawke’s Bay)
Stacey Fluhler (Tuhoe / Te Arawa, Waikato)
Aaron Smith (Ngāti Kahungunu, Manawatu)

Richard Crawshaw Memorial All Blacks Sevens Player of the Year
Scott Curry (Bay of Plenty)
Team Mikkelson (Waikato)
McGarvey-Black (North Harbor)

Black Ferns Sevens Player of the Year
Kelly Brazier (Bay of Plenty)
Stacey Fluhler (Waikato)
Tyla Nathan-Wong (Northland)

Black Fern Player of the Year
Chelsea Alley (Waikato)
Kendra Cocksedge (Canterbury)
Kennedy Simon (Waikato)

All Blacks Player of the Year
Sam Cane (Bay of Plenty)
Dane Coles (Wellington)
Aaron Smith (Manawatu)

National Team of the Year
Hawke’s Bay
Canterbury (FPC)

New Zealand Team of the Year
All Black
All Blacks Sevens
Black Fern
Black Fern Seven
Maori All Blacks

Kelvin R Tremain Memorial Player of the Year
Announced at night


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