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Cong raises SYL canal issue between Punjab & Haryana in RS

first_imgNew Delhi, Mar 11 (PTI) Congress members from Haryana and Punjab today raised the issue of sharing of water between the two states from the SYL canal in Rajya Sabha that turned into a political slugfest between opposition and treasury benches. Difference of opinion was also witnessed between Congress members from Haryana and Punjab. During the Zero Hour, Kumari Selja and P L Punia, both natives of Haryana, trooped into the Well carrying placards with slogan SYL. Soon thereafter, M S Gill (Cong) who had given a notice for Zero Hour mention on the Satluj Yamuna Link (SYL) canal said water disputes cannot be resolved by court orders. “River waters cannot be settled by court orders. This order was given eight-ten years ago and it is lying there… So, this has to be settled coolly with all the parties applying their mind calmly…,” he said. Deputy Chairman P J Kurien asked Selja who was in the Well to associate with Gill. However, the former Union Minister sought time to speak on the issue saying “I have to say because I am from Haryana and he (Gill) is from Punjab”. “I only want to say that the Supreme Court has given its ruling that Punjab must complete S.Y.L. and give Haryana its due share of water and the Presidential Reference is pending in the Supreme Court,” she said. “President has asked for reference from the Supreme Court. The decision is yet to come. Elections are due in Punjab. Akali government has arbitrarily, illegally has taken decision” to return the land acuquired in 1977 for SYL. When Selja said Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has “destroyed” people, farmer and youth of Punjab, Food processing Minister and SAD leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal and some other members from the treasury benches objected to her statement. “How can you allow them to say this? They are bringing a low level of politics into the House,” said Power Minister Piyush Goyal. Kurien said he would go through the records and expunge if anything was found objectionable. Ambika Soni, the Congress Rajya Sabha Member from Punjab too was saying something but could not be heard. Amid counter arguments between Congress and ruling party mebers, the House was adjourned for 10 minutes. PTI RNK NKD ARCadvertisementlast_img read more

FIFA U-17 World Cup: The mystery of the missing thousands

first_imgIndia is hosting its very first FIFA tournament, the FIFA Under-17 World Cup, and unless you have been living under a rock, you would probably know that.India played their first game of a FIFA tournament amidst much excitement and fanfare on the opening day of the competition, on October 6. Some 46,351 odd crowd also saw India lose their opening match against a very professional USA team.Yet, for such huge a number of people thronging to the stadium, why are there empty pockets in stadium? Is the Indian public even bothered to go the stadium to see their country play a game football? Cricket has no such problems.There have even been complaints that people in the capital are just not interested in ‘the beautiful game’, even suggesting that FIFA would have better off scheduling India’s game in the ‘City of Joy’. India’s matches have been moved once before from Mumbai to New Delhi. This was done after a special request by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) on the directive from the Sports Ministry.”Attendance, especially in the venue where the home team plays its matches, is one of the priorities of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017,” FIFA’s Head of Tournaments Jaime Yarza had said in a statement after the rescheduling.’Attendance’ being the operative word there, for there were empty patches in the stadiums not only in the matches featuring other team, which was understandable, but for India’s games as well.There were early signs that the stadium would not look ‘full’ for India’s opening game on October 6, given the snail pace at which the tickets were selling.advertisementWhen All India Football Federation President was questioned about the volume of complementary tickets/passes handed out to VIPs/stakeholders of the tournament, he had ridiculed the idea.”It’s a FIFA tournament and we cannot give out random tickets,” Patel had told reporters in a press conference in New Delhi on September 26.But for India’s show of strength, students from around Delhi had to be brought in for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit.”We have given away 27,000 tickets to schools around the Delhi region and will also provide pick and drop facility. It will be embarrassing for us if the stadium looks empty,” an organising committee member had confessed on conditions of anonymity.There was mismanagement, such that 46,351 people didn’t have adequate water to drink, as the children had to suffer as they were not allowed to bring their own bottles to the stadium, as is the case in high profile tournaments. Sources in the Local Organising Committee said to India Today that the food and water supplies were halted at the gate for four hours due to VIP movement.Even in Kolkata, England’s game against Chile saw empty seats after the tickets for the match had been sold out long back. Even though 46,154 had turned up to see Chile take on England on Sunday. So was the case in Kochi for the group stage marquee clash between Spain and Brazil. There were only 21,362 fans in Kochi, some 8,000 less than the official capacity. In Goa, 12,329 fans were present for the Germany-Costa Rica and Iran-Guinea games, with 16,000 being the official capacity of the stadium.According to the Local Organising Committee (LOC), India’s match against Colombia was sold out. Yet the 56,000-capacity Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi had empty seats in pockets around the ground and the official attendance came out to be 48, 354. But, how is that possible.  A day before the match, the LOC had issued a statement saying that the ’empty seats’ might be due the fact that tickets which had to distributed due to “contractual obligations”.”All the tickets that have been put up for sale, are the maximum number of tickets that can be sold at each venue discounting below mentioned commitments. When a venue appears sold out, it reflects the position of tickets that have been put out for sale.Discounting the contractual obligations with the Hosting Association, all the participating teams, all the 13 commercial partners of the Tournament, the host broadcaster, the signatories of host city, stadium and training site agreements and other stakeholders with which there are contracts with regards to the Tournament, to provide tickets.”last_img read more

Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 5G variant will sport the Snapdragon 855 chip: Report

first_imgA few months ago, Xiaomi stunned the world with its all-screen Mi MIX 3. The smartphone completely ditched any kind of visible bezel by adopting a manual sliding mechanism for the display. At the launch, Xiaomi announced that they will bring a 5G variant of the Mi MIX 3 later in its product life cycle, which led the world of technology enthusiasts to wonder how Xiaomi would achieve that, given that MIX 3 debuted with the Snapdragon 845 chip accompanied with the Gigabit-class X20 LTE modem. Now though, we have an answer.On Wednesday, Qualcomm announced the 5G enabled Snapdragon 855 chipset for use in various flagship smartphones for 2019. OnePlus was on hand to claim an early access to the platform for its next flagship smartphone. However, on the other side of the world at the China Mobile’s Annual Partner Conference in Beijing, Xiaomi too indirectly confirmed an early access to the Snapdragon 855 on one of its smartphones. The smartphone in question is none other than the Mi MIX 3, which Xiaomi promised to equip it with 5G connectivity in a later model. At the conference, Sina.com.hk was able to witness a working prototype of the 5G variant of the Mi MIX 3. While Xiaomi was giving a demonstration of the Qualcomm X50 5G modem’s performance, it also indirectly confirmed that the Snapdragon 855 will be powering the 5G variant of the Mi MIX 3.The specifications listing stated that the chipset will use the X50 modem and one of Xiaomi’s in-house antenna switching technologies, all of which will enable the Mi MIX 3 to achieve download speeds of up to 2Gbps. Sina.com’s representative claimed that the MIX 3 was latching on to the 5G network quickly and opening web pages swiftly.advertisement Source: Sina.com.hkAs for the rest of the device, the 5G variant retains a similar form factor to the regular variant of the MIX 3. The slider display remains and so does the rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, the cameras and all the other specifications. Xiaomi has only replaced the older Snapdragon 845 Soc and replaced it with a the brand new 7nm Snapdragon 850 SoC equipped with the X50 modem. Xiaomi said that the 5G MIX 3 will be a part of China Mobile’s trial runs and will eventually be launched in Europe sometime in Q1 2019.ALSO READ | Samsung unveils Galaxy S9+ in Polaris Blue and Galaxy Note 9 in Alpine Whitelast_img read more

Scottish Premiership roundup: Rangers win thriller on busy night for Morelos

first_imgScottish Premiership Rangers opened up a five-point gap to third-placed Aberdeen with a 4-2 win at Pittodrie on an eventful evening for Alfredo Morelos: the striker scored two first-half goals, missed a glorious chance to clinch his hat-trick and moments later was sent off – his third red card this season against Aberdeen.Two goals from Sam Cosgrove and a coolly converted James Tavernier penalty kept the excitement high in a seesawing contest. Morelos was red-carded in the second half for his part in a tussle with Scott McKenna, for which the Aberdeen defender also got his marching orders, before Jermain Defoe rounded off the scoring late on. “For Alfredo to improve he will have to channel his aggression,” said Steven Gerrard. “But I’m doing everything in my power to help the kid grow as a footballer and as a person.” Share on LinkedIn Share on Facebook Topics Aberdeen v Rangers: a rivalry inflamed by a terrible tackle news Share on Messenger Share on Twitter Read more Share via Email Celtic overcame Hibernian thanks to a clinical Ryan Christie finish and a second from Oliver Burke – Christie turning provider – to maintain their six-point lead at the top. Emilio Izaguirre was carried off late on.Two goals from Andrew Nelson were only enough to give Dundee a 2-2 draw against Kilmarnock, who remain fifth on goal difference.Hamilton stayed ahead of second-bottom Dundee after a pair of poacher’s finishes from George Oakley steered them to a 2-1 victory over St Johnstone, and Motherwell climbed to seventh with a win by the same scoreline at rock-bottom St Mirren. A stunning early goal from 19-year-old Jake Hastie was answered by Paul McGinn’s looping header before Allan Campbell sealed a win that keeps the Saints at the foot of the table by three points. Rangers Reuse this content Share on Pinterest Aberdeen Share on WhatsApplast_img read more

Vikram Rathour set to replace Bangar as batting coach, Arun, Sridhar retained

first_img Press Trust of India MumbaiAugust 22, 2019UPDATED: August 22, 2019 20:59 IST Vikram Rathour (middle) with former India captain Sourav Ganguly. (IANS File Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVikram Rathour will be replacing Sanjay Bangar as India’s new batting coachBharath Arun and R Sridhar were expectedly retained as bowling and fielding coaches respectivelyThe senior national selection committee has recommended three names each for all the support staff positionsFormer opener Vikram Rathour will be replacing Sanjay Bangar as India’s new batting coach while Bharath Arun and R Sridhar were expectedly retained as bowling and fielding coaches respectively.The senior national selection committee headed by MSK Prasad has recommended three names each for all the support staff positions and the top names in each category will be appointed after the formalities with regards to Conflict of Interest declaration is complete.The 50-year-old Rathour, has played 6 Tests and 7 ODIs in 1996 without much success but was a domestic heavyweight for Punjab. He till few years back (2016) was a senior national selector under Sandeep Patil’s chairmanship.He had earlier applied for NCA batting consultant and U-19 batting coach’s position but his application was put on hold as his brother-in-law Ashish Kapoor is the chairman of U-19 selection committee.”Vikram Rathour has got enough experience and we are convinced with his skill sets (as a coach). We will ask him to declare if he has any conflict,” BCCI CEO Rahul Johri told reporters.As per the recommendations of the selection committee, current incumbent Sanjay Bangar came second while former England batsman Mark Ramprakash was third.”The team management had their own views but looking ahead, we felt there should be some freshness in the support staff,” Johri said.Former Mumbai Indians physio Nitin Patel, who was part of the support staff during the 2011 campaign, was back while Englishman Luke Woodhouse was appointed as the strength and conditioning (trainer) coach.The other notable candidate to lose his job was incumbent administrative manager Sunil Subramaniam, who was removed for his alleged misbehaviour with top diplomats of the Indian government during the ongoing tour of West Indies.advertisementSubramaniam was replaced by Girish Dongre.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Vikram RathourFollow Bharat Arun Vikram Rathour set to replace Bangar as batting coach, Arun, Sridhar retainedVikram Rathour has played 6 Tests and 7 ODIs in 1996 without much success but was a domestic heavyweight for Punjab. He till few years back (2016) was a senior national selector under Sandeep Patil’s chairmanship.advertisementlast_img read more

Liberals name Richard T Lee as new candidate in Burnaby South

first_imgBURNABY, B.C. — The federal Liberals have named a new candidate to run against NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh in the Burnaby South byelection.They say former provincial legislator Richard T. Lee will replace Karen Wang on the ballot on Feb. 25.Wang stepped aside Wednesday after she urged Chinese people to vote for her, the “only” Chinese candidate, instead of Singh, who she described as “of Indian descent.”The Liberals say Lee represented Burnaby in British Columbia’s legislature for 16 years, serving for a time as deputy speaker.They note that he has lived in the city for more than three decades.The decision for them to run a candidate in the riding was not a given: Green Party Leader Elizabeth May urged the Liberals to follow her party’s lead in offering a “leader’s courtesy” to Singh by not running against him.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Chuck E Cheese returning to public trading after 5 years

IRVING, Texas — Got some spare tokens? Chuck E. Cheese is returning to the public markets.CEC Entertainment Inc., which owns 750 Chuck E. Cheese and Peter Piper Pizza stores in the U.S. and abroad, expects to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange in the second quarter.It’s the first time since 2015 that a restaurant chain will go public in the U.S. The last one was Brazilian steakhouse chain Fogo de Chao.CEC anticipates an initial valuation of $1.4 billion. The Irving, Texas-based company reported revenue of $896 million in its 2018 fiscal year.CEC — founded in 1977 and famous for its pizza parties and arcade games — was taken private in 2014 by the private equity firm Apollo Global Management. Apollo will be the company’s largest shareholder.The Associated Press read more

Africas agricultural revolution requires concerted efforts by all – UN official

26 August 2010On the eve of a major conference on agriculture in Africa, the head of the United Nations rural development arm stressed the need today for the right policies, access to markets, infrastructure and affordable technologies to ensure food security on the continent. “Agricultural revolutions that are sustainable and inclusive are enabled by policy revolutions, in which governments play a leading role,” said Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).He noted that agricultural revolutions are not solely technological, and so it is not enough just to devise the new techniques and create the new varieties. The transformation of African food markets requires concerted, sustained efforts by all, added Mr. Nwanze, whose Rome-based agency works with poor rural people to enable them to grow and sell more food and increase their incomes.“We will need more partners in government who support inclusiveness of opportunity for all their fellow countrymen and women.” Mr. Nwanze will carry this message to the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), hosted by the Alliance for the African Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), which will be held in Accra, Ghana, from 2 to 4 September.Before heading to the Forum, he will travel to the eastern region of Ghana to meet with rural people who are participants in the IFAD-supported Rural Enterprises Project and the Root and Tuber Improvement and Marketing Programme.The AGRF brings together African leaders, farmers, the private sector, financial institutions and civil society to address agricultural deficiencies in Africa and help drive investment into key projects to address food security. During the conference, Mr. Nwanze will outline what it takes for another agricultural revolution on the continent, including access to markets, land and infrastructure, as well as new and technologies for rural communities.“We will need more partners among farmers’ organizations who empower farmers and producers to gain access to the marketplace,” he stated. Next week’s gathering, co-chaired by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and hosted by the President of Ghana, John Mills, will be the first time the Forum will be held in Africa, following three successful conferences in Oslo, Norway. “The commitment and the momentum are building and our concerted efforts have never been so crucial to success. This is our window of opportunity to get it right, for Africa and for the world,” said Mr. Nwanze. read more

CP Rail sued by ADM for service disruptions allegedly resulting from imprudent

CHICAGO — Archer Daniels Midland Co has filed a lawsuit against Canadian Pacific over service disruptions in 2013 and 2014 at crop-processing plants in North Dakota and Minnesota, alleging they stemmed in part from cost-cutting and the Canadian railroad’s pursuit of merger partners.Chicago-based ADM, one of the world’s largest grain traders and processors, filed suit against CP in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois on March 18, seeking damages “resulting from one of the worst and most persistent railroad service failures experienced by ADM in many years.”The U.S. rail system has long served as the lone, dependable way to move grain thousands of miles in the northern U.S. Plains, where there are no commercially navigable rivers.In early 2014, farmers in the Upper Midwest held the largest grain stocks in years after months of worsening delays that crippled the U.S. farm transportation system.Canadian Pacific Railway gives in, seeks ruling on Norfolk Southern deal from U.S. oversight boardFossil fuels are ’probably dead,’ says Canadian Pacific Railway CEO Hunter HarrisonCanadian Pacific did not immediately respond to a request for comment.The damages referred to by ADM in several counts in the lawsuit only amount to “several million dollars,” but it is potentially embarrassing for CP as it highlights key areas the railroad has touted in its bid to buy Norfolk Southern Corp.CP in mid-November disclosed its US$28 billion offer to buy Norfolk Southern.The Norfolk, Virginia-based railroad has rebuffed all CP’s approaches so far. CP has claimed a deal would result in cost savings of more than US$1.8 billion annually.While some rail customers back the bid, many like package delivery companies UPS and FedEx Corp oppose it. Opponents say cost-cutting initiatives would cause service disruptions.Since septuagenarian railroad legend Hunter Harrison became chief executive of CP in 2012, Wall Street has cheered the company’s cost cuts as a success story.But ADM’s lawsuit claims service disruptions at its facilities in Enderlin and Velva, North Dakota, plus Red Wing, Minnesota are partly the result of CP “engaging in imprudent cost-cutting initiatives.”ADM also blamed the problems on CP’s “engaging in ancillary and diversionary management activities during the period pertaining to potential rail merger/acquisition partners.”No. 3 U.S. railroad CSX Corp also rejected a takeover bid from CP in late 2014.The lawsuit also alleges CP did not allow ADM to use alternative rail providers “to mitigate its service deficiencies.” CP has promoted the idea of “open access” that would allow rail customers to use alternatives in similar situations.© Thomson Reuters 2016 read more

Centenarian recalls teaching career

A lot has changed in education over the past 60 years.Someone who has seen those changes happen in her lifetime is 100-year-old Jean McCallen, who taught at Waterford District High School in the 1960s.She was born in Haldimand on May 5, 1919 and lived in the Cayuga and Norfolk area growing up.She attended Waterford District High School and Robinson Business College in Waterford.“A Waterford teacher thought that I should apply to teach shorthand because they weren’t going to teach it anymore. I put on my pink coat, because I knew the principal’s wife always wore bright clothes, so I put on my coat, applied, and got the job,” McCallen said about the start of her career at WDHS.McCallen was head of the commercial subjects.She taught at WDHS for nearly 10 years, teaching shorthand, typing, secretarial science, business practice, library science, and economics.“I had more classes, and more students per class than any other teacher in the high school,” McCallen said.One of the high points she recalled in her life was working with a class of children with developmental disabilities. She rode along on the bus with the students to ensure their needs were met while the driver was busy keeping his eyes on the road.“I went along for the rides, and then I worked with the leader of the class as a volunteer,” said McCallen.This led to her getting her job at a residence for adults with developmental disabilities near Tillsonburg. She then finished her career as a bookkeeper in Tillsonburg.McCallen believes she knows how she has lived to 100 years.“I have the idea that having unpasteurized honey every day of my life was helpful in preserving my life,” she said. “I don’t know that officially, or scientifically, but I think it’s true.”McCallen’s father was a beekeeper when she was growing up, and she helped look after the colonies.For a short time she moved to Toronto. She worked at the James Fisher Advertising firm, where she typed the orders. She got that job when the man that previously held the position was sent to war.After marrying a Toronto man, Bob McCallen, they moved back to Waterford and raised a family. They had four children together, David, Margaret, Evelyn and Don. She now has seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.After retiring she drove local people to medical appointments when she wasn’t travelling. She’s been an avid reader and quilter.She enjoys birding and has traveled to spot birds. For several years she helped count birds for the Long Point Bird Observatory.McCallen spoke of her worldly travels, listing off the places she had been throughout her life. She has been to China, Australia, New Zealand, Galapagos, Ecuador, Peru, and England. During an interview, she and daughter Margaret had a hard time listing all of the destinations because she has travelled extensively.Some of her favourite memories from her travels are the animals she has seen around the world.“I saw an orca whale, which of course was exciting for me,” said McCallen. She also mentioned a high point was seeing monkeys in Gibraltar.astaylor@postmedia.com read more

UN envoy briefs Security Council on situation in DR of Congo

“The Council of course is very supportive of the actions of the United Nations, especially MONUC, in the DRC, and I think it will adopt a draft resolution which is being circulated to extend the mandate of MONUC for the next one year,” Amos Ngongi, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative to the country, told reporters after briefing the Council behind closed doors.Council members were still consulting on other aspects of the mission’s mandate, according to Mr. Ngongi. “There were discussions on the protection aspect of MONUC’s work, and clearly it is understood that MONUC does not have the capacity to be able to ensure full protection of the civilian population in the DRC – that’s not possible,” he said. “But clearly MONUC has the responsibility and the mandate to be able to protect those whose lives are in imminent danger, especially in the areas in which MONUC is fully deployed, like Kisangani.””We can take dissuasive action, rather than proactive protection; we don’t have the troops or the appropriate equipment for that,” he said, adding, “but that’s no excuse for not coming to the rescue of people whose lives are imminently in danger.” read more

Sporting events deliver huge economic benefits for Niagara research report

From left: Brian Hutchings, Scott McRoberts, Laura Cousens, Stephen Fischer and Martha BarnesLocal amateur sporting events pump millions of dollars into their local economy every year, shows research released today by Brock’s Niagara Community Observatory.The latest policy brief, “More than fun and games: sport’s contribution to Niagara’s economy and community wellbeing,” uses data from 73 sport clubs within the Niagara Region to show the economic impact of the events hosted by those clubs in 2009 was more than $7 million.Yet the same study, written by Brock researchers Laura Cousens, Joanne MacLean and Martha Barnes, shows that these organizations often struggle for financial and institutional support.“Community sport is about fun and games, but the huge economic impact that sport has on the Niagara area is frequently overlooked,” said David Siegel, Niagara Community Observatory director.The clubs are run by thousands of volunteers who make contributions in coaching, officiating and administrative support. But they suffer from barriers such as chronic under-funding and the struggle for resources. The Niagara Sport Commission (NSC) was created to work with Niagara’s sporting community to create partnerships, committees, inter-locking boards and communication tools to help the groups collaborate.The findings also show that sport is a recognized means of building children’s cognitive and social abilities. It enhances their academic achievement and teaches positive values and life skills.The report was released Nov. 10 during a briefing and panel discussion at the MacBain Community Centre in Niagara Falls. Panellists included:Scott McRoberts, Niagara Sport Commission executive directorBrian Hutchings, commissioner of corporate services, Niagara Region, and NSC advisory committee memberStephen Fischer, executive director, Welland International Flatwater Centre read more

Dont miss IMs Rapid Development Event in Sydney 1416 August

first_imgThere are now less than three months to go until our inaugural Rapid Development Conference in the Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel. From new approaches to shaft sinking; faster raise boring and down-reaming; advances in hard rock cutting technology and continuous mining for hard rock; rapid decline development; and the use of new mobile miner and TBM technology to tackle mine access tunnels and block cave development – interest in this area of the industry is at an all-time high so you cannot afford to miss this knowledge sharing opportunity.The following lists some of the highlights from the varied paper presentation programme. Some speaker slots remain; as well as sponsorship opportunities and several exhibition booths – please contact the Conference Director Paul Moore at paul@im-mining.com if of interest. To register, please visit http://corporate.im-mining.com/imevents/Rapid-Development-2013.aspDoug Morrison, President & CEO at Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI): Improving conventional drill and blast processes – the opportunities and challengesFidelis Suorineni, MIRARCO and Denis Thibodeau, Principal Consultant Rock Mechanics, Vale Base Metals Technology Development: Support selection for rapid drift development with drill and blast – methodology and a case studyCharles Howarth, Managing Director, Herrenknecht Australia: Mechanical excavation systems in miningAdrian Boeing, Senior Engineer, Control & Automation, Transmin: Improving rockbreaking safety and efficiency with automation and collision avoidance technologyMike Rispin, Senior Vice President, Normet Group: Development in block cave mines – approaches to ground supportSergey Reznichenko, President & COO, SightPower: A revolutionary fully automated mineshaft inspection and monitoring system based on a mobile laser scanning technologyMikael Ramström, Vice President – Mechanical Rock Excavation, Atlas Copco: An update on the Mobile Miner (TBS) projectDoug Harding, Vice President, Robbins: Improving Mining Methods through Mechanised TechnologyChris Wilkinson, CEO – Mining Consultancy Services: Improving Productivity Through the Application of Process Based Production Managementlast_img read more

Which of these 18 types of sports fan are you

first_imgvia @kayaburgess10. The showboatYouTube credit: getlads11. The early bird(INPHO/Morgan Treacy)12. The ultra-aggressive fanVia funnyordie.com13. The celebrity fan(INPHO/Billy Stickland)14. The trolling fanvia @sarahmarsh8215. The shameless fanVia funnyordie.com16. The wannabe managerVia quickmeme.com17. The long-suffering fanYouTube credit: KSIOlajidebt18. The unwise pitch-invaderYouTube credit: radfordredWho have we missed?Letter from London: No political football as Irish fans feel at home>Youngster donates First Communion cash to injured Irish rugby players> 1. The bare-chested fan(Owen Humphreys/PA Archive/Press Association Images)2. The Fantasy Football obsessive(Fantasy Premier League screengrab)3. The tattoo-loving sports fan(Lewis Whyld/PA Archive/Press Association Images)4. The type of fan who would take candy (or in this case, a baseball) from a babyYouTube credit: verbality5. The fun-loving fanPic via @bpfootball6. The overly involved fanYouTube credit: bulbulahamadnz7. The fair-weather fanvia @NFLMemez8. The unbelievably passionate fanYouTube credit: tpsradio9. The non-animal loverlast_img read more

Monster Audio Unveils Miles Davis Trumpet Headphones

first_imgWe’ve seen a number of musicians get their own line of audio equipment recently, from Dr. Dre and Beats Audio to Ludacris’s new “Soul by Ludacris” line of headphones. This week at ces, Monster Audio announced that they would unveil the Miles Davis Trumpet Headphones, an in-ear model designed and inspired by Miles Davis and his music, and developed in collaboration with Sony and Miles Davis Properties, LLC, which owns the rights to his work. The earbuds even look a bit like trumpets, with a flared design that expands out to the actual earbud itself and is narrow in the center, with gold-colored trim and silver body design. The headphones are also etched with Miles Davis’ signature on the sides, and feature a stylized image of Davis playing the trumped on the flat audio cable leading down from the earbuds. Monster didn’t reveal when the Trumpet headphones would be available, but they did say they’ll be on sale for $349 retail price. AdChoices广告last_img read more

Driver abducts 51 schoolchildren in Italy and sets bus ablaze

first_img Firefighters stand by the gutted remains of the bus in San Donato Milanese, near Milan. Image: DANIELE BENNATI via PA Images Driver abducts 51 schoolchildren in Italy and sets bus ablaze The driver said he was protesting migrant deaths in the Mediterranean. Share130 Tweet Email1 https://jrnl.ie/4552947 58,223 Views Short URL Mar 20th 2019, 8:31 PM Firefighters stand by the gutted remains of the bus in San Donato Milanese, near Milan. A BUS DRIVER in northern Italy abducted 51 children and their chaperones earlier today, threatening them over a 40-minute ordeal before setting the vehicle on fire when he was stopped by a Carabinieri blockade.Officers broke glass windows in the back of the bus and got all the passengers to safety without serious injury before the flames destroyed the vehicle, authorities said.As he was apprehended, the driver said he was protesting migrant deaths in the Mediterranean, Commander Luca De Marchis told Sky TG24.De Marchis told Sky TG24 that the driver, an Italian citizen of Senegalese origin in his 40s, threatened the passengers, telling them that “no one would survive today” as he commandeered the bus carrying two middle-school classes to a nearby gym in Cremona province, some 40 kilometres from Milan.ANSA quoted one of the students as saying the driver took all their phones and ordered the chaperones to bind the students’ hands with cable ties, threatening to spill gas and set the bus ablaze. ANSA said the chaperones only loosely bound several students’ hands, not everyone’s.One of the middle school students described his terror in an interview with La Repubblica TV, his face obscured due to his age. His name was not given.“We were all very afraid because the driver had emptied the gas canister onto the floor (of the bus.) He tied us up and took all the telephones so we could not call the police,” the student said.“One of the telephones, belonging to a classmate, fell to the ground, so I pulled off the handcuffs, hurting myself a bit, and went and picked it up. We called the Carabinieri and the police.” Wednesday 20 Mar 2019, 8:31 PM By Associated Press Image: DANIELE BENNATI via PA Images Source: Quotidiano La Provincia di Cremona/YouTubeAuthorities said that an adult called an emergency operator, while one of the students called a parent, and they alerted authorities, who set up roadblocks. The bus was intercepted on the outskirts of Milan by three Carabinieri vehicles, which were able to force it into the guardrail, De Marchis said.“While two officers kept the driver busy — he took a lighter and threatened to set fire to the vehicle with a gasoline canister on board — the others forced open the back door, breaking two windows,” De Marchis said. While the evacuation was still underway, the driver started the blaze.De Marchis credited the officers’ “swiftness and courage,” for getting out all the children and their teachers “with no tragic consequences.”Some of the passengers were treated at a hospital, mostly for cuts and scratches related to the evacuation, he said. Source: Quotidiano La Provincia di Cremona/YouTubeThe driver was apprehended and was being treated for burns. ANSA identified him as Ousseynou Sy, and said he was being investigated on suspicion of kidnapping, intention to commit a massacre, arson and resisting law enforcement.The prosecutor’s office later said they would add terrorism as an aggravating circumstance since the event caused panic.De Marchis said he had previous convictions, but did not specify their nature.ANSA reported that Sy, who became an Italian citizen in 2004, had been convicted in 2007 and 2011 of drunken driving and sexual molestation of a minor.Sky TG24 said that the driver had worked for the bus company for 15 years without any employment-related issues.“Investigators must clarify how the transport company permitted such a delinquent … to drive a bus, especially one carrying children,” said Riccardo De Corato, a Milan provincial official for security. 37 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

2 cows walk onto roads in Northwest MiamiDade

first_imgA pair of cows made their way onto the roads in Northeast Miami-Dade, Thursday.The two cows started along Northwest 186th Street and 87th Avenue before they ended up in a backyard at Northwest 181st Street and 88th Avenue.It is not clear if the cows have been rounded up yet.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

People On The Move

first_img Mashable just made a big investment in its own efforts there, hiring Eric Korsh to run Mashable Studios, a new unit at the company. Korsh, who comes to Mashable from his role as senior vice president of brand social and content at DigitasLBI Studios, will head up efforts to create cross-platform branded content, with a focus on video. Custom content studios continue to be all the rage in publishing. James R. Gaines has joined The Atlantic as director of content for the company’s creative marketing group, Atlantic Re:think. Gaines had previously served as global editor-at-large and editor of the Americas for Reuters. Down East Enterprise has hired Jeff Howland and Ian Rothwell to its marketing department. Howland comes to the company as digital strategist, and Rothwell as marketing designer. Here’s the rest of this week’s people on the move: ESPN’s Grantland named Chris Connelly interim editor-in-chief of the site. Connelly currently serves as a reporter for ESPN and ABC News. Jenny Anderson was named reporter for Quartz’s London bureau. Anderson had been a finance reporter in London for The New York Times. The move follows Mashable’s $17-million funding round earlier this year, and comes as part of a larger strategy to boost premium video content offerings. GQ named Lucy Armstrong fashion editor. Armstrong had previously been a senior stylist for Mr. Porter and had been working as a freelance men’s stylist. “We see branded video entertainment as core to our long-term strategy, and Eric brings a tremendous track record of both innovating for clients and creating original programming that resonates with audiences like ours,” Adam Ostrow, Mashable’s chief strategy officer, says in a statement. Mic had named Madhulika Sikka its executive editor. Sikka had served as executive editor for NPR since 2006.last_img read more

Will A Doctor Who Companion Return This Christmas

first_img HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster Stay on target Ahh, Christmas. A time for family and friends to gather, exchange gifts, share a meal, and hide behind the couch during the annual Doctor Who holiday special.Still more than 230 days away, the Yuletide is already on Whovians’ minds, considering it marks the end of long-time boss Steven Moffat and Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi’s tenures.Capaldi has reportedly already filmed his regeneration scene—the one where he morphs into the Time Lord’s still-uncast 13th incarnation—but is set to complete shooting this summer.The rumor mill has been running since last month, when British tabloid The Mirror tipped the wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey return of the First Doctor, played by David Bradley (reprising the role originated by William Hartnell).But good things come in pairs. And since we’re already expecting two Doctors and two Masters (though John Simm and Michelle Gomez are more likely to face off in the series finale, months before anyone trims their tree), should we hold our breath for two (or more) companions?Creators.co writer Lewis Jefferies on Tuesday hinted at the reappearance of Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman)—killed, resurrected, and departed with a stolen TARDIS at the end of season nine.Now traveling through all of space and time, presumably with the immortal Ashildr (Maisie Williams), you’d hope Clara could stop by for one final goodbye.Social media has been buzzing with theories: Twitter users claim Eddie’s Diner (in Mermaid Quay, Cardiff, Wales) has been booked for two days of filming in July. The real-life restaurant, as seen in a number of Doctor Who episodes, is believed to be Clara and Ashildr’s TARDIS in disguise. You do the math.It’s not uncommon for the Doctor to meet and travel with a new companion each Christmas. Only three episode into his adventures with newcomer Bill Potts, it remains unclear whether the Twelfth Doctor will see her off on Dec. 25, or if fate has something else in store for the inquisitive lunch lady.While none of the reported parties—Coleman, Williams, Bradley—or the BBC have given official confirmation, this does sound like a great way for Moffat to tie up loose ends before handing Doctor Who off to showrunner-in-wait Chris Chibnall.Stream all of Doctor Who now for free with your Amazon Prime membership.last_img read more