THIBODAUX, La. — Jeremiah Jefferson scored 21 points as Nicholls played a home game for the first time in 22 days, turning away Division II Spring Hill, 85-65 on Wednesday night.The Colonels won back-to-back games to claim a fifth-place finish at the Emerald Coast Classic, knocking off North Carolina Central and beating Western Michigan in overtime.Spring Hill got off to a strong start and held a 39-35 lead at intermission. Daniel Regis dunked to put the Colonels ahead for good, 46-45 with 16:38 left in the game.A graduate transfer, Jefferson scored 20 points or more for the fifth time for Nicholls (5-4). Kevin Johnson added 17 points and Brandon Moore Jr. and Regis each pulled down 10 rebounds. Regis, who averages just under three blocked shots per game, had two against the Badgers.Justin Allison scored 14 points to lead Spring Hill.The Associated Press
Modular Mining Systems Inc, the leading global supplier of real-time computer-based mine management solutions for surface and underground mining operations, recently announced the successful commission of its DISPATCH® Underground 2015 Fleet Management system (FMS) at a large, high grade gold-silver mine in Sonora, Mexico. The mine will leverage the DISPATCH Underground system’s real-time equipment, locations, material, and crewmanagement capabilities to automate and manage its development and production workflows. The mine will also utilise the DISPATCH Underground FMS to monitor and manage the haulage operations of nearly 50 mobile equipment units. The mine’s mixed-manufacturer fleet consists of LHDs, trucks, drills, bolters, auxiliary units and foreman vehicles.“In response to customer feedback, we’ve expanded our underground system beyond the management ofproduction activities to provide similar gains in the development process,” said Neil Ferreira, Product Manager FleetManagement at Modular. “New workflow automation capabilities built for underground-specific mining activities anda fully redesigned user interface enable our customers to more easily manage a complex operation in a challengingenvironment,” he added.Since its initial implementation in 1991 at the De Beers Finsch diamond mine (now owned by Petra Diamonds)in South Africa, Modular’s DISPATCH Underground system has been helping mines achieve their utilisation andproductivity goals. The DISPATCH Underground 2015 FMS, the latest evolution of the underground system releasedearlier this year, gives mines a higher degree of visibility into the development and production activities taking placebelow the surface.