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Toll-free women’s helpline launched

first_imgAs many government and non-government organisations organised many events to mark International Women’s Day across Odisha, Chief Minister launched a toll-free helpline number 181 for women in distress on Wednesday.The 24×7 helpline, which will be available in all the 30 districts of the State, will extend prompt response to women affected by violence and provide information about women-related schemes and a range of other services, Mr Patnaik said while speaking at a State level function organised here to mark the day.Observing that more and more women were contributing towards the development of the society by proving themselves in various fields, Mr. Patnaik said a lot was left to be done for political social and economical empowerment of women.While former Chief Minister late Biju Patnaik had introduced reservation for women in the Panchayati Raj system and government jobs in the nineties, the State government had taken it forward by keeping 50% posts reserved for women in the three-tier Panchayati Raj system in the State, he added.A silent changeThe Chief Minister further said that women of Odisha had brought a silent change in their socio-economic condition by about 50 lakh of them joining the women self help groups. Many women who had achieved success in their respective fields along with women employees and workers engaged in implementation of various women welfare schemes were felicitated by Mr. Patnaik on the occasion.last_img read more

Is Anthony Davis a better player than LeBron James and Kevin Durant? He certainly…

first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementWhen people discuss the best player in the NBA, it is LeBron James who is the frontrunner, followed by Kevin Durant, whose case has gained traction recently. Not many put forward Anthony Davis, but the New Orleans Pelicans forward thinks he should be in the race.Not only that, Davis told ESPN’s Rachel Nichols that he is the best player in the league, ahead of both LeBron and KD.Nichols asked him about his status among the NBA’s elite, and Davis asserted his opinion. “Honestly, I see myself as the best player in the league, most dominant player in the league,” he said. “I think it’s time for that step. You only get a short window. And, I don’t want that window to close, so I think my time is now.”On being ahead of LeBron and KD, he said, “Those two are great, great players, but I think I bring something unique to the table. My game is different from both of those guys. Both ends on the floor. I was MVP candidate and Defensive Player of the Year candidate, and so that’s why I feel like my name should be at the top of that list.”Davis averaged 28.1 points, 11.1 rebounds, 2.6 blocks, 2.3 assists and 1.5 steals for the Pelicans last season, which are incredible numbers. He will commence the regular season in Houston on Thursday, which will be his first opportunity to threaten LeBron and KD at the top.last_img read more

Cricket facilities in the United States surprise Anil Kumble

first_imgAnil Kumble, had a great start to his coaching assignment and now faces a new challenge when India takes on West Indies in two T20Is on August 27 and 28 in Florida. The challenge for Kumble and the team will be in switching to the T20 mode.However, with MS Dhoni having flown in to lead the side, the Indian head coach is looking forward to work with his former team-mate.”This is the first time I will be working with Dhoni. We have played together over a long period of time and we had a chat as well. I’m really looking forward to working with him, and the new set of boys who have joined the team. It is nice to be a part of the Indian dressing room again,” Kumble told reporters at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground. (MS Dhoni to feature in just seven more games in 2016)Kumble was also surprised to see the facilities at the ground and said this series will definitely kick-start cricket in the United States of America. “Well, certainly didn’t expect the facilities to be as good as what it is here. I had heard about Florida and this ground, but I’m very impressed with the facilities that we have seen today. It is the first time I am seeing this ground and the wickets are good, ideal probably for a T20. The practice facilities, too, are good and the outfield is fantastic. All in all, really impressed with the way facilities are here.advertisement”At least a start has been made. India is looking forward to next couple of days over the weekend. I’m sure the ground will be packed. From an Indian perspective, we are looking forward to these T20 games against the West Indies,” the former legspinner said.T20 SWITCHThe Indian coach also admitted that it won’t be easy to switch from Test to T20 but was confident that the players will adapt quickly and give tough challenge to reigning World T20 champions, West Indies.”It is a mindset change and not easy to switch your focus from playing a Test series and coming into a T20 mode. Both bowlers and batsmen need to make adjustments. It is not easy, but all of us are professionals and they have played enough T20 cricket to adjust. It is more in the mind,” Kumble stated.India go into the series placed second in T20I rankings, four points apart from table-toppers New Zealand. But Kumble said, India won’t be thinking much about the rankings and rather focus on winning both the matches. (Whitewash of West Indies won’t be enough for India to get top T20I rank) “The rankings are on everyone’s mind and we keep hearing about it where you’re in terms of standings. But the critical point is you have to play some good cricket. Yes, the Test series victory was very good. Even if you look at India’s T20 record over the past six months, it has been pretty impressive, and that is something we would like to take forward in these games as well,” Kumble said.Prior to the T20Is, India had defeated West Indies 2-0 in the four-match Test series under the leadership of Virat Kohli.last_img read more


first_imgKenyas Olympic champion Kipchoge wins Delhi Half Marathon New Delhi, Nov 20 (PTI) Reigning Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya expectedly won the mens race of Delhi Half Marathon in a fast time but below the course record while Ethiopias Worknesh Degefa clinched the womens title as thousands of people thronged the roads of the capital city on a Sunday morning here today. Kipchoge, considered one of the greatest marathoners of all time, clocked 59 minute and 44 seconds to cover the 21.097km distance and win the race at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium ahead of Ethiopias Yigrem Demelash, who clocked his personal best of 59:48, in a close finish. Another Kenyan Augustine Choge was third in 60:01. Kipchoge, running here in his first competitive race after winning Rio Olympics marathon gold in August, was clearly the pre-event favourite in mens elite race but many had thought he would lower the course record of 59:06 set by Guye Adola of Ethiopia in 2014. But, neither he lowered the course record nor could do better his personal best of 59.25 in a course considered one of the fastest in the world. In the womens elite race, Degefa clocked one hour, seven minutes and 42 seconds to clinch the title ahead of fellow Ethiopian Ababel Yeshaneh (1:07:52) and Helah Kiprop (1:08:11) of Kenya. Reigning half marathon world champion Peres Jepchirchir of Kenya was fifth with a timing of 1:08:28. The womens course record was 1:06:54, set by Mary Keitany of Kenya in 2009. Both the mens and womens elite winners pocketed USD 27,000 for their victories. Among Indian men, G Lakshmanan, who has won the 2013 edition of Delhi Half Marathon and also TCS World 10K 2016, emerged the winner with a timing of one hour, 04 minutes and 34 seconds while Mohd. Yunus (1:04:38) and Man Singh (1:04:40) were second and third respectively. Monika Athare finished first among Indian women with her personal best time of one hour, 15 minutes and 34 seconds while Sanjeevani Jadhav (1:15:35) was second and pre-race favourite Swati Gadhave (1:17:43) was third. The 32-year-old Kipchoge, a living legend in Kenya, said he was happy to be in India for the second time. He had won a silver in 5000m race in the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games. “I am happy to come to India and I came here in the capacity of an old runner (six years after 2010). The conditions were good,” he told reporters after the race. “I have no issue with my time though I could not break the course record. I have come here to inspire the people of India to take up (long distance) running,” he added. Sports Minister Vijay Goel and Athletics Federation of India President and IAAF Council member Adille Sumariwalla flagged off the races. Former 100m world record holder Asafa Powell, who was brought to India by PUMA, graced the event and cheered the runners. PTI PDS/APA ATK ATKadvertisementlast_img read more

Manning Closes On Favre’s TD Record

first_imgPeyton Manning shrugged off the question about the meaningfulness of inevitably breaking Brett Favre’s NFL record for touchdown passes.Deep down, though, the only man to win five MVP awards must recognize what an achievement it is.On Oct. 19 against San Francisco, or perhaps Oct. 22 against San Diego, Manning will surpass Favre’s 508 regular-season TD throws. Manning is two shy after throwing for three scores in a 31-17 victory over the New York Jets on Oct. 12.“I don’t know if any of them are big for me, necessarily, especially in the middle of the season,” Manning said. “We’re trying to win football games. It’s tough. It’s a tough schedule. That’s all I’m thinking about, trying to find a way to win the game.“If Ronnie (Hillman) wants to run for four touchdowns next week, I’m in favor of that.”It’s not that Manning doesn’t care about owning these records — and when he is through in the NFL, he might own all of the passing marks. He certainly covets all of those Associated Press Most Valuable Player honors, possessing two more than Favre, the next most frequent winner.And when he threw for an almost unimaginable 55 touchdowns last season, the massiveness of the accomplishment wasn’t lost on him.This upcoming record puts him in the category of Barry Bonds — or if you prefer, given the way Bonds’ career accomplishments are muddled, Hank Aaron.“I think it is a measure of ultimately how productive he is,” said Bill Polian, the man who drafted Manning back in 1998 in Indianapolis and watched him develop into perhaps the greatest of all passers.“That is the sort of No. 1 task of a quarterback, especially in this day and age, so it is very meaningful. It’s a little like the home run record.”Manning has been hitting ’em out of the park — well, throwing them into the end zone — with incredible regularity since missing 2011 because of several neck surgeries. His work in Denver has been even more impressive given how questionable any comeback was when the Broncos signed him after Indianapolis released him in early 2012.Two of his three highest passer ratings have come as a Bronco; only in his original record-setting season of 2004 did he rate higher with the Colts.Manning averaged 46 TD passes in his first two Denver seasons; he averaged just under 24 in Indy. Two of his three highest completion percentages have come as a Bronco; same things for yards passing.Polian doesn’t see too many adjustments that Manning has been forced to make in Denver.“He looks to me very much like the quarterback I knew,” said Polian, now an analyst for SiriusXM NFL Radio and for ESPN. “The arm isn’t what it was, but it happens to every quarterback. I don’t think there’s much difference from Peyton in Indianapolis before the injury; his timing still is exquisite.”It sure is: Denver hosts San Francisco on Sunday night, so Manning can grab the record in prime time. The NFL and NBC have to love that for the ratings it will bring.Football fans haven’t lost any desire to watch this 38-year-old quarterback. Favre is the standard for longevity — sure, George Blanda played until he was 48, but the last nine seasons were mostly as a kicker; Vinny Testaverde lasted until he was 44, but in a journeyman sort of way. Manning remains at the top of his game, performing at a level few reach in any sport.To Polian, what Manning, Tom Brady and Drew Brees still can do is entertaining, educational, and rare.“They have seen everything that anyone can throw at them,” Polian said. There’s no new wrinkle a defensive coordinator can throw at them, even including terrifically creative guys like Rex Ryan. You are not going to fool them. Peyton and those guys can go back into their memory bank and see where they faced it, and they do just that.“All of them are exceptionally intelligent and diligent. That long experience gives them an advantage in that it is impossible to fool them.“One other thing all great quarterbacks have to a greater degree than most — and Peyton may be the best of all — they can manipulate defenses. Only the great ones can. With their eyes, their motions, looking people off, going through progressions, they are trying to make the defense react in a certain away. And they do very frequently. That is a huge advantage for those guys.”___(BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Mike Gundy has only had one top 10 team

first_imgPhoto Attribution: USATSIPhoto Attribution: USATSIThe final AP poll came out on Tuesday and Oklahoma State finished ranked No. 17. I started wondering how this fit in to the average over the course of the Mike Gundy era.Here are OSU’s nine finishes in the AP poll under Gundy..2005 — Not ranked2006 — Not ranked2007 — Not ranked2008 — No. 162009 — Not ranked2010 — No. 132011 — No. 32012 — Not ranked2013 — No. 17So if you give the “not ranked” teams an average ranking of, say 40 (I feel like this is a pretty fair number) you could say Gundy’s average finish is around the No. 25-30 range.USA Today’s last update had him as the 11th-highest paid coach in the country.I don’t think he’s overpaid because his last five years of work has been pretty spectacular (and he had a team that nearly won the title in 2011) but the average final ranking of his teams at least makes you take pause.Also, here’s a look at where OSU was ranked preseason and postseason in the last nine years..2005 — NR – NR2006 — NR – NR2007 — NR – NR2008 — NR – 162009 — 9 – NR2010 — NR – 132011 — 9 – 32012 — 19 – NR2013 — 13 – 17So only in 2011 and 2013 did pollsters nail OSU (or did OSU live up to expectations). In 2008 and 2010 it exceeded expectations and in 2009 and 2012 it fell below expectations.Still, it’s pretty wild to me that for all the hype and fervor surrounding Gundy and his teams, OSU has only had one top 10 team at the end of the year, though four top 20s in six years is pretty legit.I get that some of this is because it says “Oklahoma State” in black across the uniforms and the SEC hype (et al), but you can’t throw all the blame on that.Speaking of, how about these AP finishes for OU since Stoops took over..1999 — NR2000 — No. 12001 — No. 62002 — No. 52003 — No. 32004 — No. 32005 — No. 222006 — No. 112007 — No. 82008 — No. 52009 — NR2010 — No. 62011 — No. 162012 — No. 152013 — No. 6Incredible. OSU has only finished ahead of OU once in the AP poll (in 2011). Not only can Gundy not beat Bob Stoops but he can’t finish a season ahead of him either even with, at times in the last five years, clearly better squads.Look, I’ll take No. 17 rankings with 10-3 records ALL DAY (if you want more of my feelings on Gundy running this program, click here. Hint: I think he’s awesome) but I think it’s at least intriguing that Gundy has only produced two top 15 teams and one top 10 team in his tenure.[1. Granted that top 10 team was a top three team and could have been the champs.]If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Evergreen Orders Ten More 2800 TEU Feeders

first_imgzoom Taiwan’s Evergreen Group, the parent company of Evergreen Line, signed an order with Japanese shipbuilder Imabari Shipbuilding for ten 2,800 TEU class B-type vessels on September 10. These are in addition to the order for ten similar vessels announced last month from CSBC in Taiwan.The first ship is planned to be delivered during the first half of 2018 with the completion of the series due by the first half of 2019. All twenty newbuildings are planned to be deployed in the intra-Asia trade.Evergreen’s B-type vessels will be 211 meters in length, 32.8 meters wide, and have a design draft of 10 meters.The ships are designed to load 13 rows of containers on deck, which is within the span of existing gantry cranes in the major ports on the intra-Asian trade.The hull design of the vessels is wider in comparison to ships of a similar capacity. Such design enables the ships to navigate in the shallower ports encountered in the intra-Asia trade and to enhance their cargo carrying capability. The ships can cruise at a speed up to 21.8 knots.The B-type vessels will be equipped with an electronic-controlled fuel injection engine, which meets the IMO Tier II standards for NOx emission and the requirements of Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI), and can reduce emissions by around 20% in comparison with vessels of traditional designs, according to Evergreen.The latest agreement for B-type vessels is the third project in which Imabari will participate in Evergreen Line’s fleet renewal program.Evergreen has signed agreements with Shoei Kisen Kaisha, the ship owning arm of Imabari Shipbuilding Group, to charter five 14,000 TEU container ships to be delivered in 2017 and eleven 18,000 TEU container ships to be delivered in 2018 and 2019.last_img read more

Fashion Talks about Royal Style with Donna Bishop Shinan Govani and Bojana

first_imgOn Day 2 of Toronto Fashion Week, host Donna Bishop joined journalist Shinan Govani and designer Bojana Sentaler for Fashion Talks, a live podcast event presented in association with CAFA. The trio gathered to discuss how the British Royal Family influences fashion. “You can think of the Royal Family as the original reality show,” Govani says. “They were the first influencers.” And that influence goes back for more than a century. It was Queen Victoria who first started the trend of wearing black at funerals. She famously donned dark hues for 40 years after the death of her husband. “She also popularized the white wedding dress,” Govani says. “Wearing white was an iconoclast thing to do.”The fashion influence of the late Diana Princess of Wales is still being felt on runways all over the world. She popularized the distinctive Sloane Ranger style—the idea of younger people wearing traditionally stuffy clothing such as houndstooth, oversized linen blazers and matronly printed dresses. “Marc Jacobs riffed on that style, so did Miuccia Prada,” Govani adds.But perhaps no Toronto-based designer knows about the tastes of the Royals better than Bojana Sentaler. Her eponymous label has been worn by both Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle. “I found out on Twitter that Kate Middleton had chosen to wear one of our wrap coats with our signature sleeves for her tour of the Yukon,” Sentaler says. “The coat immediately sold out, and was on back order four times. The Kate Middleton effect is real.” Meghan Markle also donned a tanned wrap coat over Christmas. “She’s been a fan of the brand for many years. She’s so lovely. She had access to wear anything she wanted—and I’m so honoured she chose to wear Sentaler.” Twitter Advertisement Login/Register With: Tickets for tomorrow’s Fashion Talk are still on sale here. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Funds running low to help Indonesian quake victims UN warns

Just one month after a devastating earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Java, money is running out for essential food, water and education projects to reach the people worst hit by the disaster, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said today.Initial contributions from donors were fairly limited, just 60 per cent of what was initially requested from the OCHA flash appeal, the agency’s spokesperson Stephanie Bunker said today. “When it comes to the recovery phase, that phase is more expensive and more protracted. It’s going to take time,” she added in an interview with the UN News Service.Without funding extensions for food aid, the most vulnerable – mostly women and children – could go hungry as early as the end of July and not even half of the one million people made homeless by the earthquake will have received emergency shelter by that time.Housing damage has exceeded initial estimates, with total reconstruction expected to take a minimum of two years.“There’s also a concern about water and sanitation, which is critical to maintaining public health,” Ms. Bunker said. Funding for medical supplies and equipment as well as emergency toilets and clean wells is another top priority for the agency.With school scheduled to start in mid-July, temporary schools and water facilities as well as teaching and learning materials are needed for more than 1,800 schools damaged or destroyed by the earthquake, OCHA estimates. read more

Almost one in ten heart attacks could be prevented if highrisk patients

Almost one in ten heart attacks and strokes could be avoided if check-ups were targeted at high risk patients, new research has revealed.People aged 40 and over in England and Wales are currently eligible to have their heart health assessed every five years.Blood pressure, cholesterol, blood-sugar levels, smoker status, age and family history are factors considered by doctors when working out a person’s chance of having a heart attack or stroke.Patients at higher risk can make lifestyle changes or take medication to lower their risk level.But scientists at University College London have found that low-risk patients are receiving checks too frequently while high-risk patients aren’t receiving enough checks.They believe a personalised rather than a “one-size-fits-all” approach could save lives without costing the NHS any more money.Their research, published in Lancet Public Health, involved monitoring 7,000 people and how long they spent in low, intermediate-low, intermediate-high and high risk categories.While low-risk patients took an average of nine years to become intermediate-low-risk, 70 per cent of intermediate-high-risk patients took just four years to become high-risk and require treatment.The scientists say screening intermediate-high-risk patients every year, intermediate-low-risk every four years and low-risk patients every seven years would cost the same as the current system. 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. They say this more targeted approach would allow higher risk patients to be treated sooner and that this would prevent eight per cent of heart attacks and strokes.Professor Mika Kivimaki, one of the researchers, said: “The key message is use individualised screening, not one-size-fits-all.”I think this will be taken up in future and I hope it will happen sooner rather than later.”   read more

122 countries adopt global treaty banning nuclear weapons

(AFP) A global treaty banning nuclear weapons was adopted at the United Nations on Friday despite opposition from the United States, Britain, France and other nuclear powers that boycotted negotiations.The treaty was adopted by a vote of 122 in favour with one country — NATO member The Netherlands voting against — while Singapore abstained.US Ambassador Nikki HaleyLoud applause and cheers broke out in the UN conference hall following the vote that capped three weeks of negotiations on the text providing for a total ban on developing, stockpiling or threatening to use nuclear weapons.Nuclear-armed states have dismissed the ban as unrealistic, arguing it will have no impact on reducing the global stockpile of 15,000 atomic weapons.“Is there anyone that believes that North Korea would agree to a ban on nuclear weapons?” asked US Ambassador Nikki Haley when negotiations began in March. “There is nothing I want more for my family than a world with no nuclear weapons, but we have to be realistic.”But supporters hailed a historic achievement.“We have managed to sow the first seeds of a world free of nuclear weapons,” said Costa Rica’s ambassador, Elayne Whyte Gomez, the president of the UN conference that negotiated the treaty.Led by Austria, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa and New Zealand, 141 countries joined in drafting the treaty that they hope will increase pressure on nuclear states to take disarmament more seriously.None of the nine countries that possess nuclear weapons — the United States, Russia, Britain, China, France, India, Pakistan, North Korea and Israel — took part in the negotiations or the vote.Even Japan — the only country to have suffered atomic attacks, in 1945 — boycotted the talks as did most NATO countries.– No more prestige –Nuclear powers argue their arsenals serve as a deterrent against a nuclear attack and say they remain committed to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).The decades-old NPT seeks to prevent the spread of atomic weapons but also puts the onus on nuclear states to reduce their stockpiles.Impatience however is growing among many non-nuclear states over the slow pace of disarmament as are worries that weapons of mass destruction will fall into the wrong hands.Disarmament campaigners say the treaty will go a long way in increasing the stigma associated with nuclear weapons and will have an impact on public opinion.“The key thing is that it changes the legal landscape,” said Richard Moyes, director of the British-based organization Article 36.“It stops states with nuclear weapons from being able to hide behind the idea that they are not illegal.”“We hope that today marks the beginning of the end of the nuclear age,” said Beatrice Fihn, director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.“It is beyond question that nuclear weapons violate the laws of war and pose a clear danger to global security. ”Opponents believe the treaty will fail to advance nuclear disarmament.“We are very critical of this movement because it will give false hopes” and create unreasonable expectations, said a diplomat from a country opposed to the ban.The treaty will be open for signatures as of September 20 and will enter into force when 50 countries have ratified it. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedUS leads boycott of UN talks to ban nuclear weaponsMarch 28, 2017In “latest news”51 countries to sign UN treaty outlawing nuclear weaponsSeptember 20, 2017In “World”North Korea’s Kim promises no more nuclear or missile testsApril 21, 2018In “World” read more

Agnico Eagle talks LTE automation and ore sorting in Q1 results

first_imgAgnico Eagle Mines highlighed a number of initiatives in its March quarter results as the company continues its ambitious growth plan to hit the 2 Moz production milestone in 2020.The headline numbers might have disappointed investors – net income dropped to $37 million from $44.9 million a year earlier, on the back of lower gold sales volumes, realised gold prices and by-product revenue – but there was plenty to be excited about for the future.Group output of 398,217 oz in the first three months of the year puts the company on track to achieve 2019 production of 1.75 Moz of gold (1.63 Moz in 2018), Agnico Eagle said, while the company’s Meliadine gold mine in Nunavut, Canada, was due to achieve commercial production next month. This is expected to be followed by the company’s nearby Amaruq project producing first gold in the September quarter.On the technology front, Agnico reported on its communication infrastructure efforts at its deep LaRonde gold mine in the Abitibi region of Quebec, Canada.Following the successful deployment of its LTE network at LaRonde Zone 5, the company deployed an LTE network at the LaRonde mine below level 269 in 2018. Extension of the network in the ramp area from level 269 to surface and at LaRonde 3 will take place throughout 2019, Agnico said.“The LTE network facilitates the integration of automation technologies currently being tested at LaRonde Zone 5, which are expected to allow the company to maintain similar productivity levels at LaRonde 3 as it historically achieved in the shallower portions of the mine,” the company said.And, on those automation trials at LaRonde Zone 5, Agnico said: “Integration and pilot testing of automated mining equipment (two trucks and one scooptram) continued in the first (March) quarter of 2019 and will be ongoing over the balance of the year.”Last year, Agnico Eagle confirmed its ore sorting plans at its Pinos Altos operation in Mexico. This included the installation of a pilot plant at the mine.The company said, in its March quarter results, samples will be processed from all of the orebodies at Pinos Altos and La India in 2019 to determine the merits of implementing the technology at its Mexican operations.“To-date, sorting of open-pit ore from the Sinter deposit has yielded favourable preliminary results,” it said, adding that similar ore sorting pilot testing is being considered at the company’s other operating regions.last_img read more

ILIC VS KARABATIC Who will be the first in CLUB 1000

1000 handball goalsMomir IlicNikola Karabatic ← Previous Story IHF plans to give Olympic place to USA? Next Story → THW KIEL: “Duvnjak in the line-up in December” Although VELUX EHF Champions League has incomplete statistics for period between 1992 and 2000, there is no doubt that only few players could come close to reach mark of 1000 goals in European elite competition.One of them who did it a few years ago is Macedonian TOP star, Kiril Lazarov, who netted 1194 times until now in his almost two decades of playing at EHF Champions League (without data for two seasons with RK Zagreb).TOP stars who will follow his soon in “CLUB 1000” are Momir Ilic (Telekom Veszprem) and Nikola Karabatic (PSG Handball). The 36-years old Serbian left back netted 964 goals in jerseys of RK Gorenje Velenje, VfL Gummersbach, THW Kiel and Telekom Veszprem. There are still at least nine matches in current season (with TOP 16 which is almost secured) for fantastic shooter to open a new chapter of handball history.Three years younger Karabatic (34), one of the greatest players ever, is currently on 954 goals scored with Montpellier Handball, THW Kiel, FC Barcelona Lassa and PSG Handball.Who will be the first?Let’s follow this race until the end of the season. read more

Google Drive to go native on Chrome OS

first_imgGoogle only recently bestowed Chrome OS with a taskbar and window manager, but there’s another big update in the works. Now that Google Drive has officially launched, work has begun on tightly integrating the cloud storage and sync service with the native Chrome OS filesystem.The announcement from Google’s Sundar Pichai certainly can’t come as a shock. Since day one, Chrome OS has been squarely focused on connected use. First generation Chromebooks offer only a fraction of the local storage that a Windows or Mac notebook would. Chrome OS is also built to play well with Docs and be easily managed by Google Apps administrators,  so providing seamless access to that new storage system seems like a no-brainer.Will synchronization be supported? In all likelihood, yes. Chrome OS can perform a certain number of offline tasks — the Scratchpad app, for example, provides decent rich text editing and photos can be tweaked — so there’s no reason for Google to make Drive integration online-only. Current Google Drive clients also offer selective sync, and that’s something Chrome OS would definitely need. You wouldn’t want to overload your SSD with data you’ve stored in your Drive that isn’t of any use on your Chromebook, like PSDs, iWork files, or .MKV rips of your favorite Blu-ray discs.You also won’t have to enable Google Drive support if you don’t want to. According to Pichai, it’ll be an opt-in feature.Chrome OS will get Google Drive integration starting with version 20, which is currently being served up on the Dev channel. Google Drive has yet to surface in the file manager, but we’ll share some screenshots when it does and let you know how it all works.More at Wiredlast_img read more

Geek deals 100 off new Alienware X51 Core i7 Ivy Bridge Gaming

first_imgAs someone who has built a few gaming rigs in his time, gaming PCs are usually large, loud, and in your face. Large towers provide efficient cooling, room for all your cards/drives, and easy access for upgrading. Thankfully we’ve moved past the days of three foot tall beige boxes that sound like a leaf blower at full tilt, but a high end gaming rig will still eat up your floor space and your wallet.Game consoles these days try to be the opposite; they have a size and shape closer to your home theater components, despite being technologically similar to a computer. This was a move by necessity, if not choice, given that they tend to be deposited in the living room these days. Alienware took the latter approach when they designed the new X51 gaming PC, which is a rather stark departure from their usual gaming systems.Weighing in at just 12.1lb, the X51 looks more like the love-child of an Xbox and Playstation. Instead of 10 year graphics technology stuffed inside, this full-fledged gaming PC has some of the latest technology available. We’ll start with Intel’s newest processor platform, codenamed Ivy Bridge, represented by the deliciously fast Core i7-3770 which runs its four cores between 3.4 and 3.9GHz. NVIDIA’s 1GB GeForce GTX 555 will spit out gorgeous and fast frame rates to fulfill your fragging desires.Not just a horsepower machine, the X51 also has USB 3.0, Wireless-N, a 1TB hard drive, and a slot-loading optical drive. It wouldn’t be an Alienware, though, if it didn’t have the user-adjustable accent lighting system dubbed AlienFX. This deal comes with a rare $100 coupon code for the brand new X51, giving you a chance to upgrade your gaming with some nice savings.Head over to LogicBuy and check out the Alienware X51 Core i7 Ivy Bridge Gaming PClast_img read more

Explainer Whats at stake for each county in the last round of

first_imgExplainer: What’s at stake for each county in the last round of the GAA football league? Round 7 games are down for decision on Sunday afternoon. Division 4Everything has already been wrapped up in this tier with Derry and Leitrim having bagged the promotion places. They will meet in the Division 4 league final on the weekend of 30-31 March. This weekend’s final series of games are split between Saturday and Sunday.* – An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated the points of some counties in Division 1. Tyrone (7 points), Monaghan (4) and Roscommon (3) is the state of play ahead of Sunday’s game.Subscribe to our new podcast, The42 Rugby Weekly, here: 33,560 Views Subscribe By Fintan O’Toole Who will progress to the 2019 football league finals in Croke Park? Image: Oisin Keniry/INPHO Share3 Tweet Email THE FINAL ROUND of the 2019 Allianz football league is pencilled in for this Sunday afternoon with league final placings, promotion races and relegation battles set to be decided.Here are all the permutations across the four divisions with a reminder that head-to-head is used to split teams if two are joined together and scoring difference coming into play if more than two teams finish on the same number of points.Division 1Kerry (1o points), Galway and Mayo (both 8) and Tyrone (7) are all in with a chance of reaching the final. A win or draw will guarantee Kerry’s progression while scoring difference could also work in their favour if Galway and Mayo end up joining them on 10 points.If Galway win they will progress as they can better Mayo if head-to-head comes into play, while a draw would also suffice if Mayo draw or lose. Mayo must win and hope Tyrone do them a favour. Tyrone’s chances revolve around a win over Galway and Mayo losing to Monaghan.Dublin are the only side in the division who have nothing to play for on Sunday. The relegation battle is between Cavan (2 points), Roscommon (3) and Monaghan (4). Cavan must win, hope Monaghan draw with Mayo and Roscommon lose to Kerry, while also improving their scoring difference. Monaghan are definitely safe if they win or if Roscommon lose. A loss for Monaghan and a draw for Roscommon can see them demoted.Division 2Meath are on the cusp of promotion on 10 points. A win or draw at home to Fermanagh on Sunday rubber-stamps their graduation but even if they lose they’d need to suffer a heavy defeat and for Donegal to win so as to not finish in the top two. That latter scenario would see Meath (+20), Fermanagh (+2) and Donegal (+5) all finish top together with scoring difference currently weighted in the Royals favour. Donegal will be aiming to beat Kildare and hope for a Meath victory. If Donegal and Fermanagh finish level, the head-to-head record swings in Fermanagh’s favour. Kildare (7 points) must win in that away game against Donegal and hope Fermanagh lose if their outside hopes are to be realised of promotion.Armagh are safe leaving the Munster trio of Clare (-8), Tipperary (-9) and Cork (-22) all locked together on three points. Cork need to beat Armagh and hope Tipperary win or draw against Clare to survive. If Clare win they will escape while if Tipperary win, they’d need Armagh to get a positive result against Cork. Draws in both games involving the Munster counties would see Cork and Tipperary relegated due to Clare’s superior scoring difference.Division 3Last weekend’s postponement of the Louth and Westmeath game complicates the promotion picture here. Currently Down (10), Laois (8), Westmeath and Longford (both 7), and Louth (6) are all in with a chance of going up. If Down win or draw at home to Louth on Sunday, they will be promoted and similarly a win for Laois over Carlow could be sufficient for them. If Westmeath or Louth pick up full points from their last two games, they would enter the frame, while Longford will also pursue a win to keep their hopes alive.At the bottom Sligo are already relegated. Offaly (3 points) must beat them away from home in their last game while hoping Carlow (5 points) lose to Laois and then the head-to-head factor would favour Offaly.center_img Mar 20th 2019, 6:16 PM Wednesday 20 Mar 2019, 9:40 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL Image: Oisin Keniry/INPHO Who will progress to the 2019 football league finals in Croke Park? 10 Comments last_img read more

LUNESCO rend son premier rapport sur les destructions à Tombouctou

first_imgL’UNESCO rend son premier rapport sur les destructions à TombouctouAprès les nombreux saccages et profanations qui ont touché les mausolées et bibliothèques de Tombouctou, l’UNESCO a enfin pu constater l’étendu des dommages. Commis par des islamistes, ils sont plus nombreux et graves et que prévu. L’UNESCO reste pourtant déterminée à restaurer ces sites, dont certains sont classés au patrimoine mondial de l’humanité. La ville était un joyau du désert, mais l’insurrection de 2012 a été le théâtre de nombreux saccages et profanations à Tombouctou, au Mali. L’UNESCO a rendu le 7 juin son premier bilan depuis que la ville est de nouveau sous contrôle. Les dégâts sont encore plus importants que prévu, mais l’organisation compte bien retrousser ses manches pour restaurer les nombreux monuments et bibliothèques détruits.”Les destructions causées au patrimoine de Tombouctou sont encore plus inquiétantes que ce que nous pensions, déplore le leader de la mission Lazare Eloundou Assomo du centre du patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO. Nous avons découvert que 14 des mausolées de Tombouctou, y compris ceux qui faisaient partie des sites classés au patrimoine mondial de l’humanité, ont été complètement détruits ainsi que deux autres à la mosquée Djingareyber.”Victime d’une insurrection en 2012″Le monument emblématique El Farouk aux portes de la ville a été rasé, poursuit-il. On estime que 4203 manuscrits du centre de recherche Ahmed Baba ont été perdus et que 300 000 autres ont été évacués, principalement à Bamako. Ils ont urgemment besoin d’être protégés.”Un soulèvement conjoint des Touaregs et d’islamistes a fait perdre le contrôle de Tombouctou au pouvoir central de Bamako. Depuis juillet 2012, et ce jusqu’à ce que les forces françaises reprennent la ville en janvier 2013, les islamistes se sont livrés à de nombreuses destructions de sites historiques ainsi qu’à des exactions envers la population. Les anciens mausolées et bibliothèques qui faisaient la fierté de la ville ont été considérés comme incompatibles avec la vision rigoriste de l’Islam des insurgés.L’UNESCO déterminée à restaurer les monumentsTombouctou a été un centre culturel, religieux et scientifique majeur de l’Afrique subsaharienne, avec entre autres sa très prestigieuse université de Sankoré. La ville eu un rôle considérable sous les empires du Mali et de Songhaï du XIIIe au XVIe siècle. Malgré les ravages de ces destructions volontaires Irinia Bokova, directrice-générale de l’UNESCO, a affirmé sa volonté de rendre sa splendeur à la ville.”Ce n’est pas qu’une question de réparer les dégâts, c’est une question de valeurs, affirme-t-elle. L‘UNESCO a sauvé les temples Égypte et reconstruit le pont de Mostar [en Bosnie-Herzégovine], l’UNESCO va reconstruire les mausolées du Mali.” Le 9 juin 2013 à 18:41 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Police search for Northeast MiamiDade adult store robber

first_imgNORTHEAST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Miami-Dade Police are looking for an armed man who robbed a Northeast Miami-Dade adult store.Surveillance video at the Adult Video World store near Northeast 167th Street and Seventh Avenue shows the subject armed with a handgun demanding cash from an employee.The robber then fired a shot into the floor then demanded the clerk hand over the $300 from the register.No one was hurt.If you have any information on this case, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

US Navy conducts drills off South Florida coast

first_imgPORT EVERGLADES, FLA. (WSVN) – Military personnel held training exercises off the Florida coast.A massive submarine was spotted near Port Everglades, early Wednesday.The military branch is known for routinely performing training exercises in the zone offshore, which is designated for Naval maneuvers.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Learning the art of Musicology

first_imgA two-day workshop titled ‘Shadaj se Nishad tak’ on musicology was held by the Cultural Archives on October 11–12 at Lecture hall of IGNCA’s new building complex in New Delhi.The workshop was conducted by an intern of the Cultural Archives, Sanjeevani Jain – who is presently studying her Masters on Musicology from the University of Amsterdam – to introduce the school children to the nuances of the basics of Hindustani classical music. The girl students of Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya Magazine Road, New Delhi, who have had no formal training of music were invited to participate in the workshop. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfAs a part of the workshop, a basic knowledge of what is ‘Hindustani classical music’ and ‘the seven notes’ with their meanings and from where these swaras were derived was demonstrated through audio-visual mediums on the first day.Whereas, on the second day the students were shown to films ‘oral tradition of the vedas’ and ‘A chairy tale’ depicting the connection between music and various bhavas or emotions.The children were also given some notes to combine and compose different sargams or tunes.Despite being introduced for the first time the participants were quick to imbibe the subject and took a keen interest in the subject and also performed on both the days an activity pertaining to the workshop.Children were actively engaged and were enthusiastic about more such workshops. Certificates were distributed at the end of the session by Dr Ramesh C Gaur, Director (Lib and Inf.), Kala Nidhi Division.last_img read more