USC must be able to offer something other than money to pull Meyer out of retirement. The Trojans have burned through Lane Kiffin, Steve Sarkisian and perhaps Helton since Pete Carroll left. The administration is anything but steady right now. Maybe Meyer cures all that, but it’s more likely he opts to stay out of a head-to-head battle with Chip Kelly in a conference that doesn’t have as much weight as it used to. USC and Ohio State are historical rivals, too, even if that’s a big outdated.If you’re looking for a Big Ten coach that fits USC, then maybe take a look at Penn State’s James Franklin. He had to address those rumors last year. Maybe they swirl again in November if Helton is canned.Meyer retired from coaching following the 2018 season, citing health issues.The three-time national title-winning head coach is only 55, though, and many see him eventually returning to the sideline.Bender, however, doesn’t believe it’ll be at USC. Not next year, anyway. PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer speaks to the media after the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)The Urban Meyer-to-USC rumors aren’t going away anytime soon, though one college football analyst doesn’t see it happening.Sporting News’ Bill Bender has released his predictions for the upcoming college football season. The list of predictions includes one about Meyer.Meyer will not be coming out of retirement to coach at USC, predicts Bender.Bender actually sees another Big Ten head coach as more of a fit.
Sandvik is proud to announce it has partnered with Newtrax, the global leader in wireless IoT for the underground metal mining industry, “to deliver world-class mining safety, efficiency, and productivity to underground metal mines through digitalisation.”Sandvik’s OEM-independent OptiMine® digital platform “will seamlessly integrate with Newtrax’s system of wireless IoT to provide all relevant data in one source, delivering both real-time and predictive insights to improve operations.”“We are eager to see our partnership with Sandvik’s OptiMine® help our customers more rapidly and effectively realise their crucial mine digitisation objectives. Sandvik shares our core values, and this partnership ultimately will deliver more value to our joint customers faster, and at a lower cost,” said Alexandre Cervinka, CEO of Newtrax.“Together, I truly believe we truly have the best solution for our customers. With OptiMine® software as the ‘brain,’ and the Newtrax IoT system as the ‘nervous system’ monitoring machines, people, and the environment, our customers will have all they need to leverage the power of machine learning, and more effectively realise the value of their digital investments,” said Patrick Murphy, President, Rock Drills & Technologies, Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology.The integrated system will be deployed at select mines and showcased in the Sandvik test mine in Tampere, Finland in early 2019. Hindustan Zinc’s Sindesar Khurd (SK) is the first mine to implement integrated Newtrax and OptiMine® solutions to drive their digital transformation.