Kerr hits out at haters after Matildas miracle

first_imgThe Matildas have bounced back from a shock 2-1 loss to Italy in their World Cup opener with an incredible come-from-behind win over Brazil and captain Sam Kerr savoured the chance to silence the side’s ‘haters’.Critics came out in force after Australia’s defeat against Italy but the Matildas dug deep on Friday morning (AEST) to claim a 3-2 win against Brazil having trailed 2-0. The result was particularly special for Kerr, who couldn’t resist hitting back at those that questioned her side’s credentials.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? “I’m so proud of the girls, I knew we were in it at half-time,” Kerr said post-match.”There was a lot of critics talking about us but we’re back so suck on that one! It’s just outside noise, we don’t listen to the haters.”The reaction from the girls, you can see what it means to us. We were so disappointed after the first game.”Australia’s win leaves them in a good position to reach the Round of 16 ahead of a final group match against Jamaica.Matildas coach Ante Milicic couldn’t be prouder of his side’s spirit against Brazil and believes they answered their critics in the best possible way. “It’s a big result and we needed it today,” Milicic said post-match.”It was a real Australian performance from these girls and I’m very proud of them.”I think to come from 2-0 down, if anyone questioned the character of this team they answered in the best possible way.”Delighted for the girls because they really deserved that.”last_img read more

Bateman continues to expand

first_imgBateman Engineering has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Mining Process division of Intertech Trading Corp.  The acquisition is expected to be completed shortly. Intertech is incorporated in the US but operates primarily in the CIS. Intertech’s Mining Process division supplies small to medium size turnkey metal and mineral processing plants and sells process equipment such as thickeners, flotation cells, hydrocyclones, pumps, screens, magnetic separators, gravity concentrators and filtration systems. Intertech is well respected in the CIS, has a solid project pipeline and experienced senior management. Intertech’s President, Dr. Matthew Grodowski, has agreed to join Bateman and help lead its business in the CIS. Commenting on the acquisition, Dr. Sivi Gounden, CEO of Bateman Engineering said: “Intertech Mining is very complementary to both our existing business as well as to our ongoing growth strategy. The Division’s focus on small to medium process plants diversifies our current mega-plant focus in the CIS. Intertech Mining’s reference list of gold, platinum group metals and coal projects in Russia and surrounding countries will diversify our business across the commodities and geographies we serve.”last_img read more