SALT LAKE CITY, UT – SEPTEMBER 3: View of a Michigan Wolverines football helmet before their game against the Utah Utes at Rice-Eccles Stadium on September 3, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)Jerry Rice is likely the best wide receiver in football history. His son is set to play the position at the college level in a few years.Brenden Rice is a three-star prospect out of Arizona. 247Sports has him ranked No. 397 in the 2020 class.He’s the No. 68 receiver and No. 12 player in the state of Arizona for the class.In early June, Rice announced a top 11 schools list. Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Michigan, Nebraska, Ole Miss, Oregon, Texas A&M, UCLA, USC and Washington State made the cut. He visited Michigan a few weeks ago, for a huge Wolverines recruiting weekend that saw double-digit recruits make the trip to Ann Arbor. His Twitter profile picture is now of him in a Wolverines uniform.On Tuesday, Brenden Rice appeared to hint at a potential commitment to Michigan.He doesn’t outright say it, but it is hard to interpret this #GoBlue tweet as anything else.#Goblue y’all in for sum special tmrw 😁‼️— Brenden (@BrendenRice) July 2, 2019Of course, we won’t have to wait too long to find out. Rice said the “something special” is coming today. A commitment seems like the most likely thing, but even if he doesn’t take things that far, Michigan is obviously in a great spot with the NFL legend’s son.All six of the predictions in 247Sports crystal ball for Rice have him choosing the Wolverines.Michigan currently has the No. 6 class in the country. That includes a pair of four-star wide receivers: A.J. Henning and Roman Wilson.
Over 3,500 engineers, students and apprentices have already signed up to a flagship industry scheme designed to match engineering talent with new job opportunities.The national web-based Talent Retention Solution (TRS) brings together specialists whose jobs may be at risk or people who want to work in engineering, with companies that are looking to recruit skilled staff to satisfy growth in their companies.Since its launch in 2011, the scheme has grown to include over 600 companies of all sizes supporting a number of sectors including automotive, aerospace, electronics, energy and construction. These include companies such as Rolls-Royce, Airbus, Jaguar Land Rover, Nissan, BAE Systems and Siemens.This number of companies on TRS is set to nearly double with the addition of the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) and British Glass as the latest sponsors of the scheme.Business Secretary Vince Cable said, “What I like most about the TRS is how simple it is. It’s like an ‘eBay’ for engineers that matches vacancies with talent.With successful manufacturers constantly telling me they struggle to recruit engineers, I hope the popularity of the TRS will encourage even more people to sign up – especially small businesses who can use it for free.”Allan Cook, Chair of the Skills and Jobs Retention Group, which led the development of the TRS, said, “I am delighted with the service TRS is providing and how employers in our sector plan to expand it further. The involvement of our latest sponsors – ECITB and British Glass – is a further boost for TRS, given their tremendous reach with companies across a wide range of industries including nuclear, oil & gas, construction and glass manufacturing. This will enhance the scheme, adding to the companies that have supported TRS since its launch in 2011.”Companies seeking to recruit engineering talent or people interested in working in engineering and who want to find out more, visit the TRS website.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
Standard Lithium has engaged Advisian, the consulting arm of WorleyParsons Canada Services, to carry out a preliminary economic assessment (PEA) on its flagship LANXESS project in the south-central region of Arkansas, the US.The AACE Class 5 PEA on the 150,000-acre (60,703-ha) lithium brine project will be established using a baseline production of around 20,000 t/y of lithium carbonate equivalent. It is expected to be completed towards the end of the June quarter.Dr Andy Robinson, Standard Lithium President and COO, said: “Myself and the Standard Lithium team are very familiar with the high level of quality and technical rigour that Advisian will bring to this PEA. Their deep experience in the lithium brine processing and crystallisation world, combined with a long track record of working in the US Gulk Coast region, is ideal for evaluating Standard Lithium’s unique and advanced lithium brine project in southern Arkansas.”Advisian and WorleyParsons have carried out many lithium studies for brine and produced-water projects in North and South America for a range of operating and development-stage clients, according to Standard Lithium.Standard Lithium’s patent-pending rapid lithium extraction process has the potential to reduce the recovery time of extracting lithium from brine from the current industry method that takes years to as little as several hours, according to the company.“The process may also prove to be much more environmentally-friendly with a significantly smaller footprint than the conventional processes,” Standard Lithium said.The company has a signed agreement to locate a demonstration-scale plant in Southern Arkansas, in 2019, with a processing approach that has not yet been used to extract and process lithium from brines at a commercial scale anywhere globally.