New Zealand include Glenn Phillips, Todd Astle in squad for India ODIs

first_imgGlenn Phillips and Todd Astle are in line to make their ODI debut after being among the six players added to the New Zealand squad for the three-match series against India, beginning here on October 22.Besides Phillips and Astle, Matt Henry, Henry Nicholls, Colin Munro and George Worker will join the national team after the conclusion of the series between India A and New Zealand A in Visakhapatnam on Saturday.Star batsman Kane Williamson will captain the Black Caps on the India tour comprising three ODIs and as many T20 Internationals.New Zealand had earlier picked only nine members for the ODIs and had to pick the remaining six after assessing the performance of the players taking part in the A tour.Astle has been picked for the ODIs ahead of leg-spinner Ish Sodhi, who remains part of the T20 squad. The 31-year-old has two First-Class hundreds to his name besides 312 wickets and has played two Tests and as many T20s for New Zealand.Phillips, meanwhile, has shown decent form in the ongoing series against India A and scored an unbeaten 140 in the second unofficial ODI on October 10.Following the conclusion of ODIs, senior batsman Ross Taylor and George Worker will head back home.The nine members of the squad arrived here yesterday and will play two warm-up games before the ODI series opener.BREAKING NEWS | @TomBruce42 joins @BLACKCAPS T20 squad in India & @GeorgeWorker stays for the ODI Series! Well played Stags! ???????? #INDvNZ Central Stags ??? (@CentralStags) October 14, 2017New Zealand selector Gavin Larsen, who is also manager of the A team, said Astle and Phillips grabbed their spots through both domestic form and their performances for A team.”Todd has been one of the best white-ball players in domestic cricket the last few seasons and he’s backed that up with a strong showing for New Zealand A. Todd brings all round skill to the squad, quality leg spin, is athletic in the field as well as being able to contribute with the bat,” said Larsen.”Glenn has made an immediate effect in domestic cricket and has certainly taken his opportunity over here with NZ A, including an outstanding 140 not out. Glenn is an option for us with the gloves in both Twenty20s and ODIs, so we feel we have our bases covered with the 15 weve picked.”Its widely accepted that India in their own backyard is the toughest challenge in cricket, so well have to be at our best,” Larsen added.Coach Mike Hesson and batsman Tom Latham check in at @CHC_Airport as they prepare to fly as the first contingent to India #INDvNZ #whiteball BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) October 11, 2017NZ ODI squad: Kane Williamson (c), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Adam Milne, Colin Munro, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, George Worker.T20 squad: Kane Williamson (c), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Tom Bruce, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Adam Milne, Colin Munro, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee.last_img read more

Spotted First Look at NCLs LeonardoClass Ships

first_imgMiami-based Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) showed first images of its new Leonardo-Class ships at Seatrade Cruise Global in Miami on March 15. In February this year, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings signed a deal with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri for the construction of four new cruise ships, with an option for two additional vessels, for its NCL brand.The company’s four next generation ships are scheduled for delivery in 2022, 2023, 2024 and 2025.The two optional cruise ships would be handed over to their owner in 2026 and 2027.Each of the four 140,000 gross ton ships will be able to accommodate approximately 3,300 guests.The new class of ships will build upon the cruise line’s most recent Breakaway-Plus Class ships. A priority of the prototype design is energy efficiency, with the aim of optimizing fuel consumption and reducing the impact on the environment, according to NCL.last_img read more

Damen Shiprepair Curaçaos Floating Docks Up and Running

first_imgDamen Shiprepair Curaçao (DSCu) commissioned its floating D-dock on November 22, making both of its floating docks operational.Following the mooring of D-dock to its moorings on November 16th, final tests were carried out and D-dock was submerged onto the equalized seabed, ready for the first visiting vessel the Jara. The vessel is a Damen ASD Tug 3110 (L 30.82m x W 9.40m x D 4.08m) owned by Citgo Aruba.The commissioning of the D-dock comes weeks after the company put into operations its Panamax C-dock, measuring 230 x 45 metres.Both C and D docks arrived jointly at the Caribbean island of Curaçao on 30th April, 2018 and are part of a USD 40 million investment program at DSCu, following its takeover by Damen in 2017.The yard now has four drydocks, two graving and two floating docks.                                                               Image Courtesy: DamenImage and Video Courtesy: Damenlast_img read more

Pasloski new Yukon premier

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Yukon has a new premier.In a landslide vote this weekend, the Yukon party chose Darrell Pasloski as their new leader.Pasloski is a Whitehorse pharmacist and businessman who has never held elected office. He ran unsuccessfully for the Conservatives in the 2008 federal election.He currently does not hold a seat in the Yukon legislative assembly.Pasloski replaces Dennis Fentie who is retiring. Fenti has led the Yukon government since 2002.Pasloski will have to call a territorial election before mid-October.As premier, he says he will focus on building a strong cabinet and working on current issues.last_img read more

Marine Le Pen attacks Nicolas Sarkozy for Meeting Saudi King in…

Rabat – Marine Le Pen lashes out at Nicolas Sarkozy for visiting Morocco’s Tangier to “pay allegiance” to the Saudi King Salman Abdul-Aziz Al Saud. In the French city of Brachay, leader of the French right-wing political party Le Front National (FN) Marine Le Pen delivered a speech on September 2 accusing 2017 Presidency frontrunner Nicolas Sarkozy’s of visiting the Saudi King in Morocco.Le Pen took aim at the former president of France for “secretly” visiting Saudi King Salman Abdul-Aziz al Saud, who was on a personal vacation in Tangier. “The journal ‘Marianne’ reveals that in early August, Nicolas Sarkozy traveled to Morocco to secretly meet the president of Saudi Arabia to ensure their kind friendship,” Marine Le Pen stated in front of her supporters.The leader of FN also pointed out the discrepancy between the image that Sarkozy has promoted in his election campaigns, and the alliances he established under wraps with “promoters” of extremism.“Clearly, Nicolas Sarkozy, who wants to be the media champion of fighting Islamic radicalism, paid allegiance to the global promoter of Wahhabism. That is, the doctrine adopted by the most obscurantists, most radicals, and organizers of the worst provocations.”Marine Le Pen continued her attempt to discredit Sarkozy: “How can we believe that the French would rely in their fight against Islamism on a political figure that submits to the Qataris or the Saudis?”Nicolas Sarkozy is known for his anti-Islam stance, and has been accused of demonizing Islam to gain public support in France.During the recent burkini controversy in France, Sarkozy expressed his utter opposition of the beachwear, saying that the Muslim communities force women to wear it. Amnesty International later dismissed this argument as “based on impressions and not proof.” read more

AIDS epidemic at critical juncture in AsiaPacific region says new UN report

An estimated 4.9 million people were living with HIV in Asia and the Pacific in 2009, according to the report by the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) that was launched at the 2011 International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific, in Busan, Republic of Korea.The majority of them are living in 11 countries: Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Thailand and Viet Nam.The report found that the region has seen a 20 per cent drop in new infections between 2001 and 2009, and a three-fold increase in access to antiretroviral therapy since 2006. Notably, Cambodia, India, Myanmar and Thailand have reduced their HIV infection rates significantly with intensive HIV prevention programmes for people who buy and sell sex.At the same time, the report warned that this progress is threatened by an inadequate focus on key populations at higher risk of HIV infection and insufficient funding from both domestic and international sources.In addition, while more people than ever before have access to HIV services across the region, most countries there are a long way from achieving universal access goals for HIV prevention, treatment, care and support, according to a news release issued by UNAIDS.“Getting to zero new HIV infections in Asia and the Pacific will demand national responses based on science and the best available evidence,” said UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé. “HIV programmes must be sufficiently resourced and solidly focused on key populations. Investments made today will pay off many-fold in the future,” he stressed.The report also cited an estimated 15 per cent drop in new HIV infections among children since 2006. However, regional coverage of HIV services to prevent new HIV infections in children continues to lag behind global averages, particularly in South Asia.New HIV infections in the region remain concentrated among key populations: people who buy and sell sex, people who inject drugs, men who have sex with men, and transgender people. And yet, “most programmes to protect key populations and their intimate partners from HIV infection are inadequate in size and scale,” said UNAIDS.In addition, stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV and populations at higher risk of infection are still a problem. Around 90 per cent of the countries in the region retain punitive laws and policies that effectively prevent people living with HIV and key populations from accessing life-saving HIV services.Lack of funding is another concern, according to the report, which said that an estimated $1.1 billion was spent on the AIDS response in 30 countries across the region in 2009 – just one third of the funding needed to achieve universal access goals to HIV services.The report added that investments to protect key populations from HIV remain insufficient. Among countries reporting detailed expenditure data in 2010, only 8 per cent of total AIDS spending in South Asia and 20 per cent in South-east Asia focused on HIV prevention among key populations at higher risk of HIV infection.In a related development, UNAIDS today applauded a decision by the Government of Fiji to lift its restrictions on entry, stay or residence based on HIV status – which was officially announced by the country’s President at the conference in Busan.“This is a clear breakthrough in our efforts to secure the global freedom of movement for people living with HIV,” said Mr. Sidibé, adding that restrictions that limit movement based on HIV-positive status only are discriminatory and violate human rights.After the removal of Fiji’s restrictions, UNAIDS counts 47 countries, territories, and areas that continue to impose some form of restriction on the entry, stay and residence of people living with HIV based on their HIV status. At least, 128 countries have no such restrictions. 26 August 2011The AIDS epidemic in Asia and the Pacific is at a crossroads, says a United Nations report released today, which adds that while the region has seen impressive gains in the HIV response, greater and sustained efforts will be needed. read more

CREA says January home sales up from year ago but down compared

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Craig Wong, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 14, 2014 8:39 am MDT CREA says January home sales up from year ago, but down compared with December OTTAWA – Frigid weather was blamed Friday for a drop in Canadian home sales as 3.3 per cent fewer deals were struck in January compared with December — the fifth consecutive month-over-month decline.But BMO Capital Markets chief economist Doug Porter said the nasty weather probably just accentuated a cooling that the residential real estate market has experienced in recent months.He noted that prices have gone up substantially over the past year and predicted they will soften because of the weaker demand.“Old Man Winter likely put a serious chill into January home sales, but underlying activity looks to be simmering down in any event,” Porter said.“Despite the gaudy price increases in January, we suspect that pricing power will eventually follow the sales lead.”The Canadian Real Estate Association said Friday sales through the Multiple Listings Service were down in more than 60 per cent of all local markets, including Toronto and Vancouver.Meanwhile, the number of newly listed homes was up 0.2 per cent on a month-over-month basis in January.“A number of buyers likely waited out January’s deep freeze before going house hunting, particularly where I’m from in southern Ontario,” CREA president Laura Leyser said in a statement.The slowing pace of home sales comes as the rate of construction of new housing units also slowed in January, compared with December.Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. said earlier this week that housing starts in January came in at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 180,248, down from 187,144 in December.The Canadian housing market — which is generally viewed as overvalued — has been a key risk for the economy and closely watched by policy-makers.Recent indicators have suggested that a soft landing — or gradual, mild pricing decline — may be in the works for the market, but there are persistent worries about a bubble bursting.Compared with January 2013, CREA said last month’s sales volume was up 0.4 per cent and the national average sale price rose 9.5 per cent to $388,553 — far faster than wage gains or overall inflation.The association said the year-over-year climb in prices reflected a drop in sales a year ago in some of the busiest and most expensive markets, which dragged down the national average.The MLS home price index, which CREA says is a better measure than the national average price, was up 4.83 per cent year-over-year.The index for two-storey single family homes was up 5.57 per cent, while one-storey single family homes were up 5.32 per cent. Townhouse and row houses were up 3.94 per cent and apartments were up 3.35 per cent.TD senior economist Francis Fong said a bounce back in sales when the spring thaw comes “would be entirely unsurprising.”“Indeed, the upcoming spring market could get an additional boost as prospective buyers lock-in to the recent pullback in mortgage rates,” Fong said.TD Bank recently suggested that home prices in Canada were about 10 per cent overvalued given the expectations for rising interest rates.“It is worth noting that mortgage growth has slowed significantly over the last year as an increasing share of buyers are priced out of the in-demand, but expensive single-family market,” Fong said.“All said, with household indebtedness still at lofty levels and interest rates expected to grind higher over the course of this year, we continue to anticipate a soft landing in the housing market.” read more

Protest over Chicago teens killing by police disrupts citys posh shopping district

Jonas Harper holds a sign on Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, in Chicago, as ommunity activists and labor leaders hold a demonstration billed as a “march for justice” in the wake of the release of video showing an officer fatally shooting Laquan McDonald. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) Protest over Chicago teen’s killing by police disrupts city’s posh shopping district CHICAGO – Hundreds of protesters blocked store entrances and shut down traffic in Chicago’s ritziest shopping district on Black Friday to draw attention to the 2014 police killing of a black teenager who was shot 16 times by a white officer.Demonstrators stood shoulder to shoulder in a cold drizzling rain to turn the traditional start of the holiday shopping season on Michigan Avenue’s Magnificent Mile into a high-profile platform from which to deliver their message: The killing of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald — captured on a squad-car video made public earlier this week — was another example of what they say is the systemic disregard police show for the lives and rights of black people.They chanted “16 shots! 16 shots!” and stopped traffic for blocks to express their anger over the Oct. 20, 2014, shooting and the subsequent investigation, which they say was mishandled.While shoppers continued to make their way along sidewalks and the empty street, some major retailers were forced to close, at least temporarily. Among them was the typically swamped Apple store, where dozens of employees in red shirts stood in an otherwise empty two-story space and watched through store windows as protesters linked arms to stop anyone from entering.It was the largest demonstration in Chicago’s streets since police on Tuesday released the video under a court order to make it public.The footage shows McDonald jogging down a street and then veering away from Officer Jason Van Dyke and another officer who emerge from a police SUV drawing their guns. Within seconds, Van Dyke begins firing. McDonald, who authorities allege was carrying a three-inch knife and was suspected of breaking into cars, spins around and falls to the pavement as Van Dyke keeps shooting.Prosecutors charged Van Dyke with first-degree murder on Tuesday, hours before the video’s release.Frank Chapman, 73, of Chicago, said the video confirms what activists have said for years about Chicago police brutality.“That needs to end,” Chapman said. “Too many have already died.”Chicago police blocked off roads to accommodate the march down Michigan Avenue, and officers in some areas formed a barrier of sorts between protesters and stores and helped shoppers get through the doors. But protesters succeeded in blocking main entrances on both sides of the street for more than three blocks.When one person tried to get through the front door of Saks Fifth Avenue, protesters screamed at him, shouting, “Shut it down! Shut it down.” Entrances were also blocked at the Disney Store, the Apple Store, Nike, Tiffany & Co., and Neiman Marcus, among others.Several protesters were seen lying face-down on the ground in handcuffs. A police spokesman says there were three arrests during the demonstration, two of them traffic related and the third resulted from a battery, but he didn’t elaborate.Shoppers seemed to take the disturbance in stride, with some even snapping photos of the crowd.“Honestly it’s the cold that’s likely to scare us away first,” said Christopher Smithe, who was visiting from London with his girlfriend.With the rain and the protests, there seemed to be less foot traffic than on a normal Black Friday, said John Curran, vice-president of the Magnificent Mile Association, which represents 780 businesses on North Michigan Avenue.“The storefronts that were blocked by the demonstrators certainly had an impact on some of the businesses,” he said.Throughout the week, protesters have expressed anger over the video of the shooting. They’ve also harshly criticized the department for its months-long effort to prevent the video from being released and the state’s attorney’s office for taking more than a year to file charges against Van Dyke, despite having footage of the incident.All previous marches have been largely peaceful. There have been isolated clashes between police and protesters, with about 10 arrests and only a few minor reports of property damage.Van Dyke is being held without bond. His attorney said Van Dyke feared for his life when he fired at McDonald and that the case should be tried in an actual courtroom, not the court of public opinion.___Follow Sara Burnett on Twitter at by Sara Burnett, The Associated Press Posted Nov 27, 2015 12:04 am MDT Last Updated Nov 27, 2015 at 6:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Silver Bullets defense carrying the burden for Ohio State while offensive struggles

Junior safety Vonn Bell (11) attempts to tackle Northern Illinois junior wide receiver Aregeros Turner (22) during a game on Sept. 19. OSU won 20-13. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Photo EditorThe Ohio State offense is not off to a strong start.Among a weekly quarterback controversy, five turnovers in its last game and a 33.3 percent third-down conversion rate that ranks 102nd in the nation, the Buckeyes’ offense is not making things easy for its defensive teammates on the other side of the ball.Still, that has not slowed down the enthusiasm or confidence of the “Silver Bullets.”“We’ve got the mindset that if we have to win the game 3-0, that’s just how we’re going to win the game,” sophomore linebacker Raekwon McMillan said. “We can’t depend on anybody else, we just have to go out there and stop their offense and do our job, and then everything will take care of itself.”Through three games against Virginia Tech, Hawaii and Northern Illinois, OSU has allowed just 225 yards per game, the fifth fewest in the country. The 119 passing yards allowed per game also ranks fifth, and that includes meetings with Hawaii’s Max Wittek (67 passing yards vs. OSU, 237 yards per game in the other two) and NIU’s Drew Hare (80, 359).OSU co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach Chris Ash said the talent and work ethic of the members of the secondary have enabled them to become a shutdown defense.“I think it starts with the players that we have,” Ash said. “They’re talented players. They’re playing extremely hard. They’re playing with a lot of confidence. They believe in themselves, believe in what we ask them to do.”Cornerback Eli Apple, who has an interception and a fumble recovery through three games, offered an alternative credit: the pass-rushing abilities of the front four on the defensive line.“Any time you get a team in passing situations, and you just let our front four get out and rush the passer, you can feel the quarterback wanting to take faster throws,” the redshirt sophomore said. “We have great pass rushers, so we know that we can just sit on routes and be a little bit more aggressive because we know the ball is going to come out faster.”The Buckeyes have 12 sacks in their first three games, including at least half-sack credits to nine different players.“Our defensive line is playing the best, to me the best in the nation,” McMillan said. “You just know they’re going to disrupt passing lanes, they’re going to pressure the quarterback on every play. We know as linebackers that we don’t have to worry about the D-line performing every week, because they’re going to play outstanding.”So while the offense has started the season in a manner that has made games against heavy underdogs Hawaii and Northern Illinois more interesting for much of the contest than OSU expected, the defense has come through to keep the team 3-0 and No. 1 in the country.Ash said that dynamic is the opposite of what he had seen throughout much of his first year in Columbus in 2014, and it is something that any team must be able to deal with in order to succeed.“Offensively there are going to be great days and there are going to be bad days. Defensively, there are going to be great games and already going to be bad games,” Ash said. “But the true measure of a great team is you can balance each other out and pull through tough times when one side of the ball maybe didn’t have a great game or the other side of the ball didn’t; the playmakers on the opposite side pulled the team through and you get a victory.”OSU coach Urban Meyer promised the members of his defense that much of the burden would be lifted from their shoulders and the offense would improve rapidly after Saturday’s game, according to Apple. Still, Ash said he has his defense prepared to play at its current level regardless of what happens while the offense takes the field.“At the end of the day it doesn’t really matter what the offense does,” Ash said. “If they score 50 points or five points, we have a job to do, and it’s to go out there and limit points and keep the opponent out of the end zone.”OSU is next set to take the field on Saturday against Western Michigan. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. at Ohio Stadium. read more

Commuter compares 10mph train to Father Ted milk float episode after brake

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A much loved episode of the comedy show ‘Father Ted’ sees his hapless sidekick Father Dougal assume the role of the local milkman after the priests conspire to have the old one fired. But a revenge plot sees the milk float rigged with explosives that will detonate if the driver slows to less than 4mph, leaving Father Dougal in a terrible slapstick limbo.Yesterday morning, as the 08:29 train from Liverpool Lime Street set off towards Manchester Deansgate passengers became embroiled in their own low-speed turmoil, as a brake problem meant that the Northern train could not travel faster than 10mph. Referencing the Channel 4 comedy, one passenger, James Storer, said the experience “wasn’t quite as funny” as some people missed flights, job interviews and appointments.The train was supposed to arrive at Manchester Deansgate at 09:23, but after leaving Winston station the train ground to a halt “every 50ft or so” and passengers were told that it had developed a “brake fault”. But after leaving Whiston station “it stopped every 50ft or so” and passengers were told a “brake fault” meant it was restricted to 10mph.Speaking to the BBC, Mr Storer said that the train “could have stopped at any of the next three or four stations to let passengers off to make their own way but they wouldn’t”. “They said they would let everyone off at Earlestown and we got there nearly two hours after the train left Lime Street,” he said.A spokesman for Northern apologised and said that it would have been “impractical to disembark customers before Earlestown” because other trains were stuck behind it. Currently part of a British comical parody of #Speed on #northernrail. I’m on a train that can’t go above 10mph else the breaks engage and they won’t let any of the passengers off at any of the stations.It’s a rip-roaring adventure 🚂 💥— James Storer (@JamesStorer) August 13, 2019 read more

Outrage as Ugandan MP says beat your wife

A Ugandan MP has been told to apologise to victims of domestic violence after saying men should “beat” their wives.Onesmus Twinamasiko later told the BBC slaps are “fine” but “beatings which cause injuries or death” are not.Onesimus Twinamasiko said on Ugandan television channel NTV “as a man, you need to discipline your wife.“You need to touch her a bit, you tackle her, beat her somehow to really streamline her.”His words have met with strong criticism from social media users, with one leading women’s rights group in Uganda saying he should seek therapy.“Mr Twinamasiko should make a public apology to all women who have experienced violence,” Diana Kagere of the Center for Domestic Violence Prevention (CEDOVIP) told the BBC.“He should do the honourable thing and withdraw that statement. It’s really a shock that a member of parliament would justify violence in any way. This is about crime.”More than one in five women aged 15-49 have experienced domestic or sexual violence in Uganda, according to a government report published last year.In an interview with BBC Focus on Africa, Mr Twinamasiko attempted to clarify his comments with reference to his own marriage, saying:“I don’t mean beatings which cause injuries or death – but a slap – I would feel fine! Because it’s calling me to order. We would sit down and sort it out.“I was slapped once by my wife and it was OK with me, because we sorted out our differences. I also slapped her once. She had wronged me.”But Ms Kagere said that Mr Twinamasiko’s attitude was damaging.“We believe there is no violent solution whatsoever. You never know how far a slap can go.”She says there are other ways to resolve conflict, including “time out, speaking out and finding amicable solutions.“As a couple they can go for couple’s counselling,” Ms Kagere says regarding the violence the MP describes in his own marriage.“Many men… their own inner pride stops them from seeking our services, but we want to encourage them that it’s OK to reach out for support in this matter.” (Excerpts from BBC) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedJamaica: Female Pastor says she punched man for repeatedly abusing his wifeNovember 22, 2018In “latest news”Afghan woman’s ears cut off by husbandFebruary 1, 2017In “World”Argentine women to strike after fatal rape of teenagerOctober 19, 2016In “Regional” read more

Venetia diamond mine going underground ANSTO working on multiple rare earth projects

first_imgThe latest issue of International Mining Project News, out today (over 50 pages), reports 23 prefeasibility studies, 17 feasibility studies, 39 projects in development, four mines that have gone into production, 12 existing mines that are expanding, eight merger and acquisition announcements and many new appointments to influential positions within mining and exploration companies. It covers 39 gold projects, 16 copper, 14 coal and 13 iron ore projects, 10 silver, six reports on uranium and rare earth projects, four on zinc, molybdenum and nickel, three projects on tungsten, phosphate, diamonds and tin, two on PGMs and manganese and one project each on zirconium, sulphur, titanium, feldspar, zircon, tantalum, barite, cobalt and lead. Xstrata Coal has received the go-ahead for its A$6.3 billion Wandoan mine in Australia, potentially the largest thermal coal mine in the southern hemisphere. The proposed mine is in Queensland’s Surat Basin.Twin Metals Minnesota has instructed Bechtel Engineering to prepare the NI-43-101 prefeasibility study on the massive Twin Metals copper, nickel, PGM project in northern Minnesota.First Quantum Minerals has issued the mineral resource and reserve estimates for its Sentinel copper project in Zambia. The project is part of the Trident project that is located approximately 150 km west of the company’s flagship Kansanshi mine.Golden Star Resources has announced the completion of a company authored PEA of the West Reef orebody of the Prestea underground gold mine in Ghana.Baja Mining Corp has provided a project update for its 70% Boleo copper-cobalt-zinc project, located near Santa Rosalia, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Construction of the Boleo process plant and site infrastructure continues on schedule. Critical path analysis of the construction schedule continues to indicate a process plant completion date which is consistent with Baja’s objective of producing copper in the first half of 2013.Stonegate Agricom has announced the results of its prefeasibility study for the development of an underground mine in the Lower Phosphate Zone of its Paris Hills phosphate project in Idaho, USA.Encanto Potash Corp has released the resource results of a new NI 43-101 Technical Report being prepared by North Rim Exploration on the company’s Muskowekwan project situated on the Muskowekwan First Nation (MFN) Home Reserve and the MFN Treaty Land Entitlement lands (TLE Lands) which in combination cover approximately 23,600 ha in Saskatchewan. North Rim has prepared the resource calculations based on the solution mining extraction method. Sundance Resources and Equatorial Resources have signed a Memorandum of Understanding under which both companies will examine how Equatorial may use the rail and port infrastructure associated with Sundance’s Mbalam/Nabeba iron ore project in West Africa.Australian gold company Cortona Resources is on track to begin development of its flagship Dargues Reef gold project in NSW.Altona Mining has received first revenues from the Outokumpu copper project in Finland. Copper-gold concentrate shipments commenced in the last week of February and some 445 t (dry) of concentrate was delivered to the Harjavalta smelter in western Finland, some 400 km by truck from the project.White Mountain Titanium Corp has entered into additional agreements with professional firms to advance work necessary to take the Cerro Blanco project to final feasibility.Bateman Australia has been engaged by Toro Energy to provide a definitive feasibility study for the company’s flagship and wholly-owned Western Australian Wiluna uranium project. Bateman Australia’s Managing Director John Riordan said his team has been working closely with Toro Energy since September 2011 to assist the company with its pilot plant test work.Xstrata Coal has received the go-ahead for its A$6.3 billion Wandoan mine in Australia, potentially the largest thermal coal mine in the southern hemisphere. The proposed mine is in Queensland’s Surat Basin.  The Wandoan coal project is an open-pit thermal coal mine immediately west of the Wandoan township. The mining lease application area covers approximately 32,000 ha. The proposed mine would include a coal handling and preparation plant, and support facilities. With an expected life of more than 30 years, the mine would produce thermal coal that would be exported around the world or sold to the domestic market. It is anticipated that around 30 Mt/y run-of-mine coal would be mined.Greenland Minerals and Energy (GMEL) has announced the first mineral resource estimate for the ‘Zone 2′ multi‐element deposit. Zone 2 is the second mineral resource established in the broader project area, following the delineation of a 619 Mt resource at Kvanefjeld (March 2011).Rare Element Resources has entered into an agreement with the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) to develop and test a process to produce separated rare earth (RE) products from concentrates derived from ore material at the Bear Lodge project, Wyoming.Hastings Rare Metals has announced the engagement of ANSTO, a world-leading specialist in process development in rare earths and uranium processing, to act as R&D developer for the Hastings heavy rare earths oxide (HREO) project located in the northwest, Western Australia. Jacobs Engineering, as previously reported, will assist the Hastings team in the management of project development through to the prefeasibility stage.Avalon Rare Metals has provided an update on progress on the Nechalacho rare earth elements feasibility study, Thor Lake, NWT. Work on the Feasibility Study on the Nechalacho rare earth elements project, being carried out by SNC-Lavalin, is progressing steadily and remains on target for completion at the end of 2012.The 44.5 Mt Abu Dabbab tantalum-tin-feldspar deposit is located within the Central Eastern Desert in Egypt. The deposit is located about 16 km inland from the western shore of the Red Sea. The deposit is covered by two Exploitation Leases (1658 & 1659) granted in the name of Tantalum Egypt JSC, a company incorporated in Egypt and owned 50% by the Egyptian Government via the Egyptian Mineral Resources Authority (EMRA) and 50% by Tantalum International which is a 100% owned subsidiary of Gippsland.Sumatra Copper & Gold has advised the critical environmental permitting (AMDAL) for its 100%-owned Tembang gold and silver project, located in central Sumatra, is now complete.Bushveld Minerals, a mineral development company focused on iron and tin projects on the Bushveld Complex in South Africa, commenced trading on AIM after a placing raised gross proceeds of £5.46 million.Pan American Silver Corp and Minefinders Corp have announced the positive results of their respective shareholder votes to approve the previously announced plan of arrangement whereby Pan American will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Minefinders.AuRico Gold and Crocodile Gold Corp have entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which Crocodile Gold will acquire the Stawell and Fosterville mines located in Victoria State, Australia through the acquisition of all of the shares of Northgate Australian Ventures Corp from AuRico, for total consideration of up to C$105 million.Cuesta Coal has launched its IPO.All this and so much more in this latest issue.This fortnightly project watch is a great way of keeping up to date with your peers – other mining companies, other consultants or other engineering companies. These issues build into a global mine project overview. If you are a supplier – it is full of potential sales leads.Full details on all these projects and information on and contacts for many, many more are to be found in the March 30 issue of International Mining Project News…..To receive the full report, subscriptions to this service can be registered and paid for on-line (SUBSCRIBE TO IM PROJECT NEWS BUTTTON), or contact for a free trial copy.last_img read more

Ryan Tubridy and Joe Duffy to appear in Pat Shortts new film

first_imgImage: Wildcard DistributionLife’s a Breeze is set to premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh and will hit Irish cinemas on 19 July.12 things to eat while watching Arrested Development>Helen Mirren continues her quest to be the Soundest Person Ever> RYAN TUBRIDY AND JOE Duffy are stepping out from behind their microphones and TV cameras for cameos in Life’s a Breeze, the new Pat Shortt film.The movie tells the story of a recession-hit Irish family “as they search for a lost fortune around the streets of Dublin”.Fionnula Flanagan and Peter ‘Fran from Love/Hate’ Coonan also star in the film, which is directed by Lance Daly.last_img read more

SprayOn Stem Cell Treatment for Burn Victims

first_imgImagine a world where serious skin wounds could be healed with an over-the-counter spray-on battle. A University of Utah pilot project is showing some amazing early results with just that concept in mind.Cardiothoracic surgeon Amit Patel and burn care surgeon Amalia Cochran are overseeing experimental procedures utilizing this new “bedside stem cell technique.” By combining a patient’s own cells with a few other chemicals thrown in, the research team is able to create a sort of bio jelly that can be sprayed directly onto a wound. Preliminary trials have shown some promising results at accelerating the healing process.Researchers are starting with small burns and hope to move on to larger injuries in future trials. In the future, research like this may lead to actual regenerated skin tissues created from a patient’s own cells that could be grafted onto large injuries.via ksllast_img read more

Saudis preparing to admit journalist death Latest on WWEs Crown Jewel event

first_img WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte According to a new report by CNN on Monday, the Saudis are currently preparing a report that will acknowledge the death of Saudi national and United States resident/Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.The report, according to two sources, will admit that Khashoggi’s death was the result of an interrogation “that went wrong” and one that was intended to lead to his abduction from Turkey. The same report is also expected to indicate that it was carried out “without clearance and transparency and that those involved will be held responsible.”Khashoggi was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in Turkey on October 2. As reported earlier, Turkish authorities told the Washington Post they have audio recordings proving Khashoggi was “killed and dismembered at the behest of the Saudi government ” inside the consulate, noting he was detained by a Saudi security team upon entering.WWE has received media backlash since this past weekend for continuing to go forward with the upcoming Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia at King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh on November 2. Any advertising for the event on is no longer listing any references to the country of Saudi Arabia at the time of this report.When reached for comment on Monday, a WWE representative informed that they are sticking with the same statement issued over the weekend, which stated the company was continuing to monitor the ongoing situation in Saudi Arabia.According to The Hollywood Reporter, Endeavor Content is set to pull out of its $400 million deal with Saudi Arabia in the wake of Khashoggi’s disappearance.“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” on HBO did a segment profiling the situation currently in Saudi Arabia, including WWE’s current relationship with the country.WWE is pushing two World Cup qualifying matches for RAW tonight, promoting that the tournament will take place in three weeks at Crown Jewel.So, as of now, it would appear WWE has no plans of canceling the event or relocating based on recent statements in the last few days.center_img Twitter Google+ Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton)last_img read more

Bakary close to resuming club duties

first_imgBy Sulayman BahBulgaria-based Gambian footballer Bakary Kambi Njie is close to returning to full fitness as he begins tranuing  with rest of the Chernomore CF squad.The attacker has been sidelined with a knee problem for four months.The 27-year-old had his knee operated after being heavily clamped down while playing for Chernomore CF in a domestic league match.The former Espanyol forward spurred his club to the Bulgarian Cup in which he scored the match-winner but saw his season go up in smokes due to injuries and the latest one was the last straw.Club doctors’ tests showed he broke his cartilage forcing him to go under the knife in Spain where he completed his rehabilitation process.It was first feared he wouldn’t play till next year March.However, he has recuperated quickly and is now touted to start training at least this November.The injury was an ill-timed, one hitting in moment he was due to make his first appearance in the Europa League qualifiers.last_img read more

Edu relishing Arsenal return for Brazil Uruguay game

first_imgFormer Arsenal midfielder Edu is looking forward to returning to familiar surroundings ahead of Brazil’s game with UruguayThe two South American sides will play each other at the Emirates Stadium on November 16 as part of the Brasil Global Tour.Edu, who now works as Brazil’s technical coordinator, can’t wait for the occasion and stated his belief that the Emirates is now a world-class venue, which can host the best sporting events“It will be a great pleasure to go back to the Emirates, a stadium that’s home to a club I’m really fond of,” said Edu, according to Islington Gazette.“I had the opportunity to play for many years with Arsenal and win some important titles.“So, without a doubt, it will be a pleasure to see the red and white colours of Arsenal again in a stadium that is increasingly becoming more important in the world. It’s not the first time we (Brazil) are playing there.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.Edu made 79 appearances for Arsenal in a four-year stay and was a member of the famous “Invincibles” team that went the entire 2003/04 Premier League unbeaten.The former Valencia and Corinthians midfielder, who also managed 15 caps for Brazil, has many fond memories of Arsenal.“It will be a great pleasure. I remember well that I played my last game alongside great friends like Dennis Bergkamp and other great athletes that were a part of Arsenal’s history,” said Edu.“And just as I said earlier it will be a great pleasure to come back again now with the Brazilian team.“It will be a great honour and I will certainly remember the great moments I had with Arsenal’s supporters, and most of all at the Emirates stadium and at Highbury too.“I am waiting for you all on the 16th, Brazil – Uruguay. It will be a pleasure and an honour to see you all again.”last_img read more

Pitbull Prince Royce hit BBT Center stage

first_imgSUNRISE, FLA. (WSVN) – Mr. 305 took center stage in South Florida, and he was not alone.Pitbull teamed up with Prince Royce to bring the fun to the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Sunday night. The Latin duo delivered a full-on dance party.Pitbull and Prince Royce’s “Bad Man Tour ” continues Monday at the Hard Rock Live in Hollywood. Beautiful view of the stadium tonight 👌— BB&T Center (@thebbtcenter) July 31, 2016Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

People on the Move 021909

first_imgTime Inc. has named Karin Tracy publisher of People StyleWatch. Most recently, Tracy served as associate publisher at InStyle.Deborah Jones Barrow, who previously held positions at Meredith Corp. and Primedia, was named executive vice president and publishing director at Montvale, New Jersey-based Wainscot Media. Recently, Barrow served as chief content and traffic officer at Prize-winning journalist and author Barton Gellman was named contributing editor at large at Time magazine. Previously, Gellman spent more than two decades writing for the Washington Post. Former Nielsen Business Media managing editor Kenneth Hein has been named director of communications at J. Walter Thompson. At Nielsen, Hein managed the company’s media/entertainment brands, which were sold to e5 Global Media in December.United Business Media Think Tank Services CEO Philip Chapnick was appointed to the newly-created position of group chief representative for UBM in China. At the same time, UBM said Think Services will be merged with TechWeb and the new group will be led by TechWeb CEO Tony Uphoff.SmartMoney named Alice Hagge copy chief. Most recently, Hagge served as a freelancer at Time. Prior to that she served as copy chief at Condé Nast Portfolio.last_img read more