SPORT-WT20-IND-BOARD 2 LAST

first_imgBangladesh innings (target: 147 runs from 20 overs)Bangladesh innings (target: 147 runs from 20 overs)T Iqbalst Dhoni b Jadeja35M Mithunc Pandya b Ashwin1 S Rahmanst Dhoni b Raina26Shakibc Raina b Ashwin22M Mortaza b Jadeja6 Mahmudullah c Jadeja b Pandya 18S Sarkarc Kohli b Nehra 21Mushfiqur Rahim c Dhawan b Pandya 11 S Homnot out0M Rahmanrun out (Dhoni)0 Extras (lb-4, w-1)5Total (For 9 wickets; 20 overs) 145 Fall of wickets: 1-11, 2-55, 3-69, 4-87, 5-95, 6-126, 7-145, 8-145, 9-145Bowling: Nehra 4-0-29-1, Bumrah4-0-32-0, Ashwin 4-0-20-2, Jadeja 4-0-22-2, Pandya 3-0-29-2, Raina 1-0-9-1. PTI KHS KHSlast_img

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Sports Wrap: Harbhajan bats for Dhoni, Zaheer warns Kohli and more

first_img1. Harbhajan backs Dhoni’s decision to cut ties with AmrapaliVeteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has praised India’s limited-overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni for his decision to snap ties with real-estate giants Amrapali over their failure to deliver on promises made to people. Dhoni on Friday resigned as brand ambassador of Amrapali.2. Zaheer warns Virat Kohli and Co. after thrashing KXIPAfter registering a comfortable eight-wicket victory over Kings XI Punjab on Friday, Zaheer Khan has warned rival teams to beware of Delhi Daredevils in the long season ahead. “We are playing RCB in a couple of days, and this win will definitely help,” Zaheer said.3. Sunrisers seek first win vs KKREyeing their first win of the season, Sunrisers Hyderabad would be looking to put up an improved show in their home ground where they lock horns with Kolkata Knight Riders, who would also be keen to get back to winning ways in the Indian Premier League here on Saturday.4. High-flying Gujarat Lions take on MumbaiPumped up after back-to-back wins in their debut season, a positive Gujarat Lions will aim to extend their winning steak when they take on hosts Mumbai Indians in an Indian Premier League encounter at the Wankhede Stadium here on Saturday.5. Federer bows out out of Monte Carlo MastersRoger Federer suffered a 3-6, 6-2, 7-5 to Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters. This was Federer’s comeback tournament after more than two months out following arthroscopic surgery on his left knee for torn cartilage.advertisementlast_img read more

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What Would a Fantasy Big 12 League Look Like After Week 1?

first_imgHere’s a look at the Week 1 leaders in fantasy points by position. In order to be listed under a position, you must have completed a minimum number of attempts (passes, rushes, receptions) at that position.This leads to a few quirks like Joe Mixon appearing on the WR list and not the RB list (he only carried the ball 5 times, not enough to make the RB list). Wendell Smallwood of West Virginia appears on the RB and WR list.The fantasy points are calculated using FanDuel’s scoring system. I don’t claim these to be 100 percent accurate – I gathered the numbers from the (awesome) College Football Play Index, which I trust, but I don’t include any return stats and there may be other things missed (fumbles, etc.). This is just for fun, in other words.AdChoices广告QuarterbacksScreen Shot 2015-09-09 at 1.57.57 PMRunning backsScreen Shot 2015-09-09 at 1.58.10 PMWide ReceiversScreen Shot 2015-09-09 at 1.58.34 PM While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

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10 months agoPorto midfielder Yacine Brahimi interesting Everton

first_imgPorto midfielder Yacine Brahimi interesting Evertonby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePorto midfielder Yacine Brahimi is interesting Everton.The Mirror says they sent a scout to watch the 28-year-old Algeria international in action during his club’s 3-1 victory over Nacional on Monday night.And Brahimi enhanced his reputation by scoring twice as Porto moved six points clear at the top of the Portuguese League.Brahimi is set to be out of contract at the end of the season, so could be available at a knock-down price.Born in Paris, the attacking midfielder started his career with Rennes in France before moving to Spanish club Granada in 2013 following a loan spell there the previous season. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Saudi Arabia opens to foreign holidaymakers, chases tourism investment

first_imgSaudi Arabia opens to foreign holidaymakers, chases tourism investmentTourism chief Ahmed al-Khateeb told Reuters in an interview ahead of the official announcement that abayas will not be mandatory but modest dress covering shoulders and knees is, including at public beaches.advertisement Reuters RiyadhSeptember 28, 2019UPDATED: September 28, 2019 09:14 IST Tourism chief Ahmed al-Khateeb (Photo: Reuters)Saudi Arabia threw open its doors to foreign tourists on Friday, launching a new visa regime for 49 countries and appealing to foreign companies to invest in a sector it hopes will contribute 10% of gross domestic product by 2030.The ultra-conservative Muslim kingdom, relatively closed off for decades, has in recent years relaxed strict social codes, like segregating men and women in public places and requiring women to wear all-covering black robes, or abayas.Tourism chief Ahmed al-Khateeb told Reuters in an interview ahead of the official announcement that abayas will not be mandatory but modest dress covering shoulders and knees is, including at public beaches.He indicated that alcohol remains banned: “We will have enough tourists to come to Saudi Arabia to enjoy other things.”Visas are now available online, on arrival or at Saudi diplomatic missions for about $120 including a health insurance fee, according to a press kit. Outbound countries include the United States, Russia, China, Japan and many European states, with more to be added later.Visas allow multiple entries and stays of up to 3 months. There are no restrictions for unaccompanied women as in the past, and Muslims can perform pilgrimage outside of haj season, the press kit said.Until now, foreigners travelling to Saudi Arabia have been largely restricted to resident workers and their dependents, business travellers, and Muslim pilgrims who are given special visas to visit the holy cities of Mecca and Medina.Plans to admit significant numbers of leisure tourists have been discussed for years, only to be blocked by conservative opinion and bureaucracy. An e-visa for sporting events and concerts was introduced last December.advertisementThe move is part of de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s ambitious plans to develop new industries to wean the world’s top oil exporter off crude and open up society including by introducing previously banned entertainment.Many of his reforms received international praise, but his image has been tarnished by last year’s murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the arrest of critics including prominent women activists, and a devastating war in Yemen.SEEKING INVESTMENTSTensions with arch-rival Iran have also flared. Riyadh blames Tehran for an attack earlier this month on Saudi oil facilities, which Iran denies.Khateeb, who chairs the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, said the country is “very, very safe” and the attack would not impact plans to attract tourists.Tourism is high on the crown prince’s agenda, despite a shortage of infrastructure. To drive growth, Khateeb estimated some 250 billion riyals ($67 billion) of investments are needed, including 500,000 new hotel rooms by 2030 – half at government-backed mega projects and half from private investors.The government signed memoranda of understanding totalling around 100 billion riyals with regional and international investors including conglomerate Triple Five and UAE-based developer Majid Al Futtaim.The government wants to attract 100 million annual visits in 2030, up from about 40 million currently. Contribution to GDP is targeted to reach 10% from 3%.Asked about negative perceptions of Saudi Arabia among some in the West, he said: “I’m very, very sure they will have a better judgment when they come and experience the life here in Saudi Arabia, and I promise them they will leave with great memories.”The Gulf country, which shares borders with Iraq to the north and Yemen to the south, boasts vast tracts of desert but also verdant mountains, pristine beaches and historical sites including five UNESCO World Heritage Sites.”We remain authentic,” said Khateeb. “We have a great culture where many, many tourists would love to come and explore this culture and learn more about it and see it and experience it.”The development drive aims at adding 1 million tourism jobs. Getting hundreds of thousands of Saudis into the workforce remains a major challenge for the crown prince, who has so far only managed to make a dent in the official unemployment rate which remains over 12%.Also Read | Rouhani says he rejected US offer to lift sanctions mentioned in message to EuropeansAlso watch | How Saudi drone attacks will impact India’s oil supplyGet 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 byManisha Pandey Nextlast_img read more

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Western Bulk Suffers Losses in Chilean Unit

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Western Bulk Norway’s dry bulk vessel operator Western Bulk did not meet its performance expectations mainly due to significant losses experienced in the company’s Chile business unit.After good performance for the first half of the year, the vessel operator said that the second half fell short of expectations as its Chilean business experienced a net TC loss of USD 10 million during the period, combined with low market volatility in the third quarter hampering performance across the group.“In Chile it was revealed that contracts had been approved based on unrealistic assumptions presented by a trusted employee, combined with the market moving against the positions, as well as weather delays. The Chile business unit has been restructured and the employee removed from his position, and internal control routines have been reviewed and enhanced,” Western Bulk explained.As the majority of the loss-making contracts in Chile terminate in the first quarter of 2019, and the restructuring of the business unit has made it more focused on short term contracts in line with other business units, a zero net TC result is expected from Chile in 2019.“After ending both 2017 and the first half of 2018 with increase in profitability, the last six months of 2018 were disappointing due to losses in Chile. At the same time, with the Chile business unit restructured and a good fourth quarter I am convinced that we will be able to better reflect the strong performance in the remaining business units on group level in 2019,” Jens Ismar, CEO of Western Bulk, said.Despite significant losses in Chile, full year profit after tax decreased slightly from USD 4.3 million to USD 4.2 million in 2018.last_img read more

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Benkirane Says Marriage of Two Ministers Tarnishes Image of his Party

Rabat – Chief of government Abdelilah Benkirane recently expressed his discontent with the romance between Habib Choubani, Minister Delegate in charge of Relations between Parliament and Civil Society and Soumia Benkhaldoun, Minister Delegate to the Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Executive training.According to the daily newspaper Akhbar Al Yaoum, Abdelilah Benkirane said in a meeting of his party’s executive committee on Monday that the relationship between the two PJD ministers has tarnished the image of the Islamist party.While he acknowledged that he has no right in intervening in the personal lives of others, Abdelilah Benkirane did not hide his displeasure with the ministerial couple, saying that everyone must be responsible for the consequences of their decisions. Benkirane said the ministers’ alleged engagement and the controversy that surrounded it have only caused damage to the party’s political image. Akhbar Al Yaoum added the PJD is moving towards the establishment of a committee whose mission will be to minimize the impact of the issue on the party’s image. read more

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Fishermen released by Sri Lanka reach India

A group of fishermen who were released by the Sri Lankan government were brought to India by a Coast Guard vessel on Friday evening, The Hindu newspaper reported.Forty-nine among them were from Nagapattinam district; 13 from Ramanathapuram and 16 from Pudukottai district. They were all arrested by Sri Lankan Navy in the mid-sea since September. Fisheries Minister K.A. Jayapal, Commissioner of Fisheries Beela Rajesh, Nagapattinam District Collector S. Palanisamy and Fisheries Department officials were present at the Karaikal port. At a Rameswaram jetty, 48 fishermen, including seven from Tuticorin, arrived carrying tales of woes.Earlier, ICG vessel Rajkamal received the fishermen from the Lankan Navy at the International Maritime Border Line (IMBL). Braving heavy rains, family members of the fishermen thronged the fishing jetty to receive them. The Tuticorin fishermen were taken in a van soon after. Police sources said the fishermen were brought by the Coast Guard vessel ‘Sagar’. Upon arrival at Karaikal port, the Coast Guard personnel handed over the fishermen to the Fisheries Department. The Rameswaram fishermen who had been languishing in Anurathapuram prison complained that they were treated in inhuman manner in the prison.On many days they could not eat as the food smelt bad. Paul (20) a fisherman from Thangachimadam said he suffered from food poisoning and was treated in the jail hospital.Before repatriation, the Lankan Navy warned them they would be detained in prison for a minimum of two years if they were found poaching again, a fisherman said. Meanwhile, U Arulanandham and P Sesu Raja, fishermen leaders, urged the Centre to secure the release of the boats before they suffered damage due to the vagaries of weather. read more

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Talks advance on UN treaty for disabled persons chief negotiator says

“We need to change the current attitudes, environment and economic realities experienced by individuals with disabilities,” said Luis Gallegos Chiriboga of Ecuador, the Chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee on a Comprehensive and Integral International Convention on Protection and Promotion of the Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities. “In truth we need to change society.”The UN World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that there are 600 million people with disabilities. “The experts consider that 30 to 40 per cent of the households of the world have members with disabilities,” the Chairman said, pointing out that this figure was expected to rise in the future as the global population as a whole ages.A holistic international convention on the rights of persons with disabilities must encompass not only traditional human rights concerns but other issues emerging in today’s rapidly changing world, he said. These ranged from technological advances to epidemics and poverty.”What we’re looking for is integrating disabilities in a worldwide covenant that would protect those rights, but that will also give [disabled persons] opportunities, with new technologies, of integrating into society,” he said. read more

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Ban condemns deadly attack on Shia mosque in Pakistan during Friday prayers

The attack comes just two weeks after nearly 60 people were killed in another assault on a Shia mosque in southern Pakistan, which the UN chief also condemned.“There is no justification for such crimes,” Mr. Ban stressed in a statement issued today by his spokesperson in New York.According to the statement, the Secretary-General is deeply dismayed the repeated targeting of innocent people based on their religious beliefs and places of worship.Mr. Ban called on Pakistani authorities to bring the perpetrators swiftly to justice. He also urges them to redouble their efforts “to protect religious and ethnic minorities and to combat terrorism in all its forms.”The Secretary-General in the statement extends his heartfelt condolences to the victims’ families, the Government and the people of Pakistan. read more

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LDCs Behind the scenes – gearing up for a UN conference on

This week alone, two summits in Turkey have been organized with the support of the Turkish Government; first the World Humanitarian Summit which ended on Tuesday, and starting tomorrow, in the coastal city of Antalya, the Midterm Review of the Istanbul Programme of Action (IPOA).The 10-year plan was developed to give impetus to economic and social development in some of the world’s most vulnerable States. The category of least developed countries (LDCs) was officially established in 1971 by the UN General Assembly to attract special international support to disadvantages members of the UN family. The current list includes 34 in Africa, 13 in Asia and the Pacific, and one in Latin America. The newest to have joined is South Sudan. Today in Antalya, the technical arrangements for ensuring that the global IPOA conference can be followed by millions of viewers were being tweaked. Crucial services include interpretation in the six official languages of the Organization.Sophie Louyot, the UN chief interpreter, is leading a team of 49 language experts. She started in 1982 as an interpreter herself and has been on many missions to major UN conferences. The UN News Centre asked her to explain the difference between covering an international meeting at the world body’s New York Headquarters, as opposed to one in a remote location. “First of all, we are in a hotel, so there are no [interpreters’] booths in the rooms,” Ms. Louyot noted. “So they put in chairs and brought mobile booths from outside. They’re not the perfect size, they’re not isolated correctly, they’re not ventilated correctly, but the sound is good, which is the main priority.” Mobile interpretation booths at the Midterm Review of the Istanbul Programme of Action. 26 May 2016. UN Photo: Stéphanie Coutrix The voices of all these women and men can be heard in English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Russian and Arabic anywhere in the world on UN Web TV. The broadcast service is also on demand for those in different time zones. Andreas Damianou, the Chief of that unit, welcomed the UN News Centre into their makeshift space. In less than one day, he has transformed the hotel bar into a broadcast studio. “We are in one of the main parts of the hotel,” he said. “Actually, it used to be a disco, and we’re turning it into a UN webcast room. We set up encoders where we can stream live, simultaneously three meeting or events.”Four computers are required for each event; two are used for the live stream – one for English and the other for the original language – while the others serve to archive the footage for the on demand service. Mr. Damianou is working with eight local volunteers who were selected by a Turkish event planning company. They all have very different backgrounds, as the only requirement was to speak English. The rest they learned during a four day training, which was organized in Istanbul prior to the World Humanitarian Summit. “The hardest part is that we need to be very quick,” said 22-year-old Selin Pars, who recently completed her undergraduate studies in genetics, but was eager to gain a different kind of experience before starting a Master’s degree. She said she is learning the lingo of the broadcast world, and how to work under the pressure of live demands. “I also get to hear all the speeches, and that’s why I’m learning. For example, from the people who govern the countries, like the important people,” she chuckled. “I’m also learning about the current issues in the world and how people are trying to find a solution. It is quite interesting.”As the day winds down in Antalya, with last minute tweaks to speeches, colorful signs being propped up and security scanners placed at the head of long hotel corridors, those working behind the scenes can now get just a few hours shut eye before the opening drum roll of a crucial conference that will discuss issues of direct concern to more than 880 million people living in some of the world’s most vulnerable countries. Despite these challenges, she said her dedicated and professional crew of linguists is adapting well because the change of scenery helps break their usual routine. “Because they’re in Antalya, because the surroundings are different, because it’s beautiful outside, everything is easier in a way to accept the conditions they’re working under,” she assured, speaking from one of the hotel rooms redesigned as an “interpreter lounge” through Sunday. The headquarters of UN Web TV at the Istanbul Programme of Action. 26 May 2016. UN Photo: Stéphanie Coutrix read more

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Attacks on hospitals and medical staff symptoms of grave disregard for international

“Despite our efforts, civilians continue to bear the brunt of conflict around the world,” Mr. Guterres told the 15-member body, stressing that attacks on medical staff and facilities continue in conflict zones. Alongside him were Christine Beerli, Vice-President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Bruno Stagno Ugarte, Deputy Executive Director for Advocacy of Human Rights Watch. The UN chief recalled that last year, the Council took specific action to improve the protection of medical care during conflict, by adopting Resolution 2286, which, among others, urged ‘States and all parties to armed conflict to develop effective measures to prevent and address acts of violence, attacks and threats against medical personnel and humanitarian personnel exclusively engaged in medical duties.In August, his predecessor submitted recommendations for the swift implementation of this resolution.“But on the ground, little has changed,” Mr. Guterres warned, citing statistics from the World Health Organization showing that attacks on medical care took place in at least 20 countries affected by conflict in 2016.Attacks on hospitals and medical staff, and the removal of medical supplies from humanitarian convoys, are symptoms of a continued grave disregard for international law and the protection of civiliansIn Syria, Physicians for Human Rights has documented more than 400 attacks on medical facilities since the conflict began. More than 800 medical staff have been killed, and more than half of all medical facilities are closed or are only partially functioning, with two-thirds of specialized medical personnel having fled the country.In Yemen, just a few months after the adoption of resolution 2286, 15 people including three medical staff were reported killed when a hospital was hit in an airstrike.In Afghanistan, the number of reported attacks against health facilities and personnel almost doubled in 2016 compared with 2015.In South Sudan, after years of attacks, less than 50 per cent of medical facilities are functional in areas affected by conflict. Some 17,000 people who fled to a UN Protection of Civilians site in Wau, South Sudan, following violence, have access to water, and are putting up basic structures to shield from the hot sun. Photo: UNMISS/Nektarios Markogiannis (file) “These attacks are evidence of a broader trend: parties to conflict are treating hospitals and health clinics as targets, rather than respecting them as sanctuaries,” Mr. Guterres said.He went on to highlight the three main protection priorities; ensure greater respect for international humanitarian and human rights law; stepping up the protection of humanitarian and medical missions, by implementing his predecessor’s recommendations on Security Council resolution 2286 (2016); and preventing forced displacement and finding durable solutions for refugees and internally displaced people.On the third point, he stressed the need to address the root causes of conflicts that are driving displacement, by investing in inclusive and sustainable development, promoting all human rights and the rule of law, strengthening governance and institutions, and enhancing mediation capacity, from communities to national governments.“Preventing and ending conflict is my first priority,” he declared. “I call on you all to make it yours, for the sake of the millions of civilians who are suffering around the world.” According to a concept note circulated by Uruguay, which holds the Council presidency for May, Member States are invited to place the issue of the protection of healthcare in a broader context, connecting it to overarching ‘protection of civilian’ issues. read more

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Preserving biodiversity vital to reverse tide of climate change UN stresses on International Day

Biodiversity in plant and animal life in the world – in terms of species, habitats and genetics – leads to ecosystems that are healthier, more productive and better able to adapt to challenges like climate change, says the UN, and human activity is threatening the fate of species around the world like never before, according to an alarming new UN report earlier this month. The theme “Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health” aims to leverage knowledge and spread awareness of how much all life depends on biodiversity.  In his message to mark the day, celebrated every 22 May, UN Secretary-General António Guterres, notes that “the quality of the water we drink, the food we eat and the air we breathe all depend on keeping the natural world in good health”, also underlining that biodiversity was essential to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and to address climate change.  Healthy ecosystems can “provide 37 per cent of the mitigation needed to limit global temperature rise”, he said, warning that the “current negative trends in biodiversity and ecosystems are projected to undermine progress towards 80 per cent of the targets for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We cannot allow this to happen.” What is #biodiversity? It’s the existence of many different types of plants and animals that makes the 🌍 a healthier and more productive place.We wouldn’t be able to survive without it! Learn more 👉https://t.co/rr3tq8anVk#BiodiversityDay #IDB2019 #ZeroHunger pic.twitter.com/dDJvJ7AnL0— FAO (@FAO) May 22, 2019 “The world’s current food system is increasingly broken.  Billions of people lack access to proper nutrition”, said the UN chief. “Approximately one third of what is produced is lost or wasted.  The ways in which we grow, process, transport, consume and waste food are leading causes of biodiversity loss, while also contributing to climate change.” Addressing the issue of deforestation, Mr. Guterres said it had caused the “loss of more than 290 million hectares of forests that help to absorb harmful carbon dioxide emissions from the atmosphere”.  Mr. Guterres urged all governments, businesses and civil society to “take urgent action to protect and sustainably manage the fragile and vital web of life on our one and only planet”.  Highlighting the galvanizing effect of biodiversity for human health and well-being, the Secretary-General stressed that “solutions exist”.  “By halting environmentally harmful practices, diversifying our food systems and promoting more sustainable production and consumption patterns, we can improve global health, increase food security and strengthen resilience to climate change”, he concluded.  How can you help? By choosing to eat only seasonal and local produce, we can ensure that the demand for the right foods is high in the right season.  According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), more than 90 per cent of traditional crops have disappeared from farmers’ fields, while half of the animals bred by humans have been lost. All of the world’s 17 main fishing grounds are being fished at or above their sustainable limits. FAO also underlines that agricultural biodiversity is fundamental for coping with a changing climate, and helping to remove carbon from the atmosphere, and securing the future of diverse sources of healthy and nutritious food. read more

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Whats best and who in underground mine development

first_imgWe will be closing the nominations for the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame in August. Do you wish to nominate someone who has contributed in an outstanding way to technology in underground mine development or efficiency, safety, productivity, etc.in that discipline? Contact john@im-mining.com about nominations.The chosen nominees will be inducted at the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame gala dinner at the Hyatt Regency at Colorado Convention Center, Denver on February 25, 2019. The dinner is a key event in the SME Annual Conference week.The current nominations shortlist in the Underground Surface Mining has just two men, J.H. Fletcher. He began his company intent on developing technology that would greatly improve mine productivity and reduce personnel risk by using rubber-tyre, non-track-mounted vehicles in underground applications. In 1938, the company showed its first products at a coal show in Cincinnati; a rubber-tyre tractor and drop-bottom conveyor. Since that time, J.H. Fletcher & Co has operated with a singular vision: to work with a vigilant focus on finding ways to improve mining processes and reducing risk for the people who work there.Craig Stewart developed new software for Microsoft Windows called ‘Ventsim’. During the late 1990s and early 2000s new graphical features were added to the software incorporating true 3D representation and graphical rotation of mine ventilation models, as well as new simulation features such as contaminant simulation. Ventsim Classic (version 3.9) was released in 2007, by which time the majority of Australian mines and universities had adopted it. Today Ventsim is up to V5. A key point in the software’s success is that for every algorithm and ventilation simulation method developed into the software, a proportionally much greater time is spent making the software interface easier and more enjoyable to use, ensuring end users can readily access and use the available features.The last inductee was Morris Medd has an extensive background spanning over 45 years of mine contracting and development. Most recently he was the President of the Redpath Group of Companies, a world leader in shaft sinking, underground mine development and contract mining. He has been credited with the establishment of a number of new and innovative mine development techniques and was considered to be an expert in the field of shaft sinking. http://www.im-halloffame.com/underground-development-3/There is a total of 12 categories and nominations are welcomed for all of them: Bulk Handling, Concentration, Comminution, Exploration, Environmental Management and Stewardship, Metallurgy, Mining Software, Safety (sponsored by FLSmidth), Surface Mining, Underground Development, Underground Production and Outstanding Innovator.www.im-halloffame.comlast_img read more

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IHF Super Globe 2013 New Barca – HSV final

Al Rayyan handballEl Jaish handballFC Barcelona handballHSV HandballIHF Super Globe 2013Taubate handball IHF Super Globe 2013 semi-finals will be played on Thursday in Doha, Qatar with possible EHF CL final replay between European teams, FC Barcelona and HSV Handball. Both teams have won the groups and avoid the clash in the semi-final. Barca beat very good Tunisian Sahel 34:27 (STATISTICS). The next rival is domestic El Jaish, team who easily beat Sydney 38:14 after two tough matches.In the second semi-final will play German HSV who beat Al Sadd 30:29, against Tunisian Sahel.In the match without competitive importance, Brazilian Taubate beat Al Rayyan 27:26. ← Previous Story Handball-Planet.com list of TOP 15 women’s transfers for season 2013/2014 Next Story → BREAKING NEWS: Inaki Malumbres to Vardar Skopje? read more

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Sixgoal Chelsea ruin Arsene Wengers big day

first_imgLiverpool can move to within four points of Chelsea with victory at second-bottom Cardiff City later on Saturday, while fourth-place Manchester City will climb above Arsenal, with two games in hand, if they beat bottom club Fulham.Arsenal were the first team to threaten at a sun-soaked Stamford Bridge, with Olivier Giroud forcing Petr Cech to make a smart save in the fourth minute, but from then on it was one-way traffic.Eto’o opened the scoring a minute later, cutting inside Oxlade-Chamberlain and curling home, before Schurrle made it 2-0 two minutes later with a drilled shot into the bottom-left corner.Eto’o was then forced off due to an apparent hamstring injury, with Fernando Torres entering the fray, but Chelsea continued to attack.- ‘Ref, it was me!’ -The 15th minute witnessed the game’s most peculiar incident, as a diving Oxlade-Chamberlain used his left hand to block a shot from Hazard that was drifting narrowly wide of the Arsenal goal.Referee Andre Marriner pointed to the spot, but sent off Gibbs, rather than Oxlade-Chamberlain, who could be seen on television vainly telling the official: “Ref, it was me!”Hazard coolly lifted his spot-kick down the centre of the goal and there was even more misery to come for Wenger before half-time as Oscar tapped in Torres’s low cross to further swell Chelsea’s lead.It was the second time this season that Arsenal had gone 4-0 down in the first half, after their 5-1 loss at Liverpool last month, and the second period brought yet more misery for Wenger’s beleaguered side.Oscar beat goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny with a shot from outside the box before Salah ran through and slotted home his first goal since his January move from Basel.Elsewhere on Saturday, seventh-place Manchester United will hope to harness the momentum from their 3-0 victory over Olympiakos in the Champions League in mid-week when they visit West Ham United.Third-from-bottom Sunderland visit Norwich City and fourth-bottom Crystal Palace travel to Newcastle United, while Hull City host West Bromwich Albion and Everton tackle Swansea City at Goodison Park.- © AFP, 2014Drama at Stamford Bridge as referee sends off wrong player>‘United can reach Champions League final without RVP’ – Paul Scholes> CHELSEA SPOILT ARSENE Wenger’s 1,000th match as Arsenal manager by humiliating their London rivals 6-0 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday to pull seven points clear in the Premier League.Wenger was hoping to celebrate his milestone by cutting Chelsea’s lead to a point, but instead his side were blown away by a flurry of first-half goals from Samuel Eto’o, Andre Schurrle, Eden Hazard and Oscar.Hazard’s goal came from the penalty spot after Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain had handled the ball on the line, but a bizarre case of mistaken identity meant that his team-mate Kieran Gibbs was sent off instead.Oscar completed his brace in the 66th minute before substitute Mohamed Salah scored to seal the club’s biggest-ever win over Arsenal and give manager Jose Mourinho his most emphatic Chelsea success.Arsenal retain a game in hand on Chelsea and have the consolation of an FA Cup semi-final to look forward to, but they are now at risk of being left behind in the title race.last_img read more

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Watch Californias Only Known Wolf Pack Has Three New Pups

first_img The only known wolf pack in California has welcomed at least three new pups, according to wildlife officials.The new additions bring the number of gray wolves in the state to at least seven, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) said in a report.The pups were born to a mother in the Lassen Pack ― which lives in an area spanning Lassen and Plumas counties ― in April. Trail cameras in Lassen County recorded the pups, as well as two or three adult wolves, in June.Video footage released by the CDFW show the pups yipping and howling as they travel on a trail in a wooded area, roughly 100 miles south of the Oregon border, with adult wolves of the pack.“This pack has been on the landscape in California since 2016,” Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist Kent Laudon told The Mercury News. “They had their first litter in 2017. Generally you would expect pups every year, so long as the adults stay healthy. They are acting like regular wolves.”The exact total number of gray wolves — which are protected as endangered under both California and federal Endangered Species Acts — in the state are difficult to come by because the animals roam hundreds of miles into other states, including Oregon and Nevada. Only two wolves in California have been radio-collared.A species native to California, the gray wolf roamed much of the West before they were driven to the point of extinction in the state during the 1920s, according to the CDFW.But in 2011, a radio-collared wolf that biologists called OR-7 wandered from Oregon into California, starting the new era of wolf recovery in the state.“Having wolves return to California is one of the most significant environmental developments in conservation in this state,” said Amaroq Weiss, an advocate for West Coast wolves with the Center for Biological Diversity, told KQED.However, in March, KQED reported that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced it would seek to delist grey wolves as an endangered species in most of the lower 48 states. The proposal drew opposition from scientists and members of Congress.Weiss said maintaining federal endangered status is crucial, since many of California’s wolves come from other states that might not have similar protection at the state level.More on Geek.com:‘Perfectly Preserved’ Head of 40,000-Year-Old Ice Age Wolf Found in Siberia‘Dog’ Rescued From Frozen River Turns Out to Be a Wild WolfWhy Four Canadian Wolves Were Airlifted to a US National Park Stay on target Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferWatch: Deep-Sea Octopus ‘Billows Like a Circus Tent’ last_img read more

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Seyii Tolof – Part 99 EPISODE 9 Difficult Marriages Forced and

first_imgBy Amie SillahA peasant family of two girls and a son, they occupy a family farm and a village house neither rich nor poor but have enough to eat when their field is harvested. Pa Bangaly has an industrious wife Naa Jumpfolo and their three children the first daughter, Jaha, first child (taw) 19, Jonsaba, second 13 and only surviving son, Jewru, 10 years, after they lost 4 boys in infancy. He is a jewel in the eyes of his parents who spoil him ‘pata-pata’ especially his father. He works less but is given more and the best chunk of the food ration. “I want the best for my son who will continue my lineage,” Pa Bangaly posited. “What about our daughters? Are they not precious?” “Yes they are only precious when we fatten them and sold to best suitors who will pay money to educate my son, these girls are being prepared for men to take them home to build their families and I’ll never marry my girls to poor suitors,” Pa Bangaly posited.Jaha She is easy going and calm very submissive and not an academic stuff. Naa Jonsi is preparing her for marriage. As a ‘taaw’ she takes responsibility of her siblings when Naa is away.Jonsaba She is the tigress of the family a right fighter and very academic; “I want to be a pediatrician to save the life of children. Naa Jumpfi lost 4 sons, how is that possible? No wonder Jewru becomes the family eye and precious stone, do I blame them?”Pa Bangaly He is a hard working peasant living under harsh backward conditions. The family has no help from any quarters working with crude back breaking tools, cannot afford  expensive fertilizer therefore can only apply it scantly. The family struggle with herbs when they are sick because they cannot afford expensive drugs, the nearest health facility can only afford pain killers and that is when you are lucky to find any. Life is very difficult in the countryside. But his small size and hardworking family is an asset and sometimes he enjoys bumper harvest and he plants water melon which fetch him cash to pay his children fees. Jewru is special. “Everything for my son whom I’ll educate and spend my last butut I want him to pull the family out of poverty,” he soliloquised.Naa Jumpfolo She is an African woman par excellence all encompassing, everyone is her child and she feeds them when they come to her abode. She is energetic and hardworking never tired as she is always bogged by the household drudgery; every household chore is manually done assisted by the girls. Jewru is exempted from any chores but she insisted that he fetches firewood which he does reluctantly.Jewru The only surviving male child, he is spoilt ‘pata-pata’, lazy and always dodging household work when he is able to but Naa Jumpfi insists for Jews to do household chores to the displeasure of Baa Bangaly. “You hope to travel how will you cope if none of us are around?” “I’ll hire house help.” “With which money? What are you going to save even if the money is available? Wake up boy and smell the coffee. Your father is deceiving you.”At the Farm The kids are happy working at the farm especially when it is time to return back to the village which means going back to school and meeting old friends.Baa Bangaly He assembled his household and announced to them; “We are returning back to our village, we all missed our old dry season house; harvest time we will come back and harvest our crops. Good bye farm house we will be back!” The kids are very excited jumping and singing.Naa Jumpfi She stayed and prepared a delicious chicken findi and ‘domoda’ (groundnut soup) for the family. The family came back to the farm house and enjoyed their meal. “Naa prepared the meal to treat all of us for a work well done. Eat and enjoy yourself.” Baa posited. He later called his son and gave him more meat and soup. “But the girls work harder why did you give him more meat and soup?” “He is a boy with huge appetite; it is fine the one to continue my lineage.”Long walk to the village The farm hut is a bit far from the village and the family has to trek it; the kids are very tired, Baa carry Jewru all the way through. Jonsi protested; “I am very tired I cannot walk again.” Naa slowed down and carried her.At the Village The family arrived tired the parents asked for water as they drank Jonsi left them and headed to an old text book scattered on the ground. She held it and kissed the book all eyes focused at her. Parents shook their head and Jonsi fixed her eyes on them.Jonsaba She is nostalgic and very sad as she protested and confronted her mom as she refused to eat her food. “I want to go back to school I am not going back to that god forsaken farm house, I want to stay in the village and go back to school.” She sobbed. She is 15 years and in secondary school. “Eat your food are you going to starve yourself? I’ll talk to your dad, just eat your food.” She urged.Jumpfolo She spoke to her husband and tried to reason with him. “Baa! Jonsi said she wants to go back to school and I support her. We can support all our children to school.” Baa rebuked her; “Naa! What are you saying? You know we cannot afford to send all our children and I cannot compromise on my son’s education, the girls will marry and Jonsi’ rich husband will send her to school I hope.” Naa wanted to speak further but he shut her up. “Do you want me to eat your food or do you want me to go on fasting?” “I’m sorry eat your food.” Jonsi heard them arguing and she rushed out into the dark. “Go after your naughty child before wild animals eat her up!” Naa ran after her and calling her to come back.To be Cont.last_img read more

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1 taken to hospital after rollover crash on I95 in North Miami

first_imgNORTH MIAMI, FLA. (WSVN) – One person has been taken to the hospital after a rollover collision on Interstate 95.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews responded to the crash in the northbound lanes of I-95 at Northwest 125th Street, early Tuesday.Two vehicles appeared to be involved, with one vehicle rolling over onto its side and the other left with major damage.One victim was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital in unknown condition.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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Cooper Landing Property Inventory Signs

first_imgCooper Landing remains in a SET status due to fire activity. All residents should be SET to evacuate if the situation warrants. If you feel uncomfortable or need additional time, consider leaving before an evacuation notice. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Cooper Landing residents may notice new signs and flagging up around the community. The Incident Command Team has been placing paper plate signs around some properties in the community. All firefighters in Cooper Landing are working to bolster defensible space around structures, to set up water sprinklers, and to improve contingency lines along the power line corridor. Prioritization of the properties arrange them in order of importance relative to each other based on how at risk they are to the fire.center_img Matt Bowers with the Incident Command Team: “They are numbering all of the houses. That numbering system is to help identify houses on map so that as resources go around they’ve got specific locations. So, if you paper plates hanging up that’s what it’s for, it’s an identification of locations.”  The plates are the structure protection crew’s method of identifying specific locations on their maps and not a prioritization of properties. They are asking residents to leave the signs in place to assist crews with their work.last_img read more

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