Series-opener between India, West Indies washed out

first_imgSHARE null COMMENT cricket After two rain-interruptions, India’s innings ended at 199 for three in 39.2 overs. RELATED Published oncenter_img June 23, 2017 COMMENTS SHARE SHARE EMAIL Indian batsmen had no trouble in getting a few easy runs under their belt before persistent rain led to abandonment of the first cricket One-dayer against the West Indies, here today.Shikhar Dhawan extended his red-hot form with a 87-run knock and Ajinkya Rahane scored 62 before rain forced an early suspension of the Indian innings. After two rain-interruptions, India’s innings ended at 199 for three in 39.2 overs. The first time rain stopped play, India were 189 for three in 38 overs. Play resumed after loss of a few minutes but only 10 balls were bowled when rain again stopped play.The Indian innings could not be re-started after that and the hosts were set a target of 194 in 26 overs. However, rain denied a contest. The second match is scheduled for Sunday.Dhawan and Rahane did not quite set the stage on fire but batted comfortably to raise a solid 132-run opening stand on a slowish track, not conducive for stroke-play. They looked on course for big knocks before an innocuous looking bowling line-up from the West Indies stopped them in their tracks. Like in the Champions Trophy, the Indian openers batted quite slow, scoring just 47 runs in 10 overs and the following batsmen did not get the chance to accelerate later.None of the West Indies bowler troubled the Indian batsmen, who did not dominate the attack either, preferring to nudge the ball around to keep the scoreboard ticking.Dhawan’s 87 came off 92 balls with 10 boundaries, including two shots over the ropes while Rahane took 78 balls for his 62 which had eight shots to the fence. Yuvraj Singh (4) got out cheaply and captain Virat Kohli (32) and MS Dhoni (9) had a finishing job to do but the rain interruptions denied them the opportunity.Leg-break bowler Devendra Bishoo completed his quota of 10 overs and conceded 39 runs and also dismissed Dhawan. After reading the wicket well and mostly scoring through languid drives, Rahane raised his half-century when an edge off Miguel Cummins raced to the boundary ropes.Dhawan too completed his fifty with a six off pacer Alzarri Joseph over deep square leg boundary. It looked easiest of the shots he played as he picked the length quite early and lofted it over the ropes.The runs were coming at will for the Indians and suddenly there was something to cheer for the hosts as Jospeh deceived Rahane with a slower one forcing the Indian opener to miscue the shot which landed in the hands of the skipper at mid-on.The fall of wicket brought captain Kohli to the crease and he had to negotiate some testing spin from leg-break bowler Devendra Bishoo. Dhawan though kept going strong, getting a six off Joseph and a four off Cummins to get close to the three-figure mark. Kohli took some time to adjust to the slow nature of the wicket as initially he relied on singles. He took 20 balls to hit first boundary, which was a pull off a short and rising ball from Cummins.Bishoo was rewarded for his hard work when he caught Dhawan plumb in front of the wicket. Dhawan played a flick but missed the line completely and was adjudged leg before wicket by Kumar Dharamsena. Indians reviewed the decision but TV replays confirmed that the Sri Lankan umpire had called it correct.Stage was set for Yuvraj to get a big score with the bowlers hardly making an impact but the left-hander hit one straight to Evin Lewis off rival captain Holder. Rahane’s ton sets up India’s 105-run thrashing of WIlast_img read more

Petrol bomb thrown at Ajax fans in Athens chaos

first_imgAjax supporters have been caught up in chaotic scenes during a Champions League clash with AEK Athens, with a petrol bomb thrown into the away end.The Eredivisie giants were in the Greek capital on Tuesday for the latest round of fixtures in Group E.Before a ball had even been kicked, tempers boiled over off the field as the home support set their sights on the visitors. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! A Molotov cocktail, plastic bottles and various other objects were aimed in the direction of those to have made the trip from Amsterdam.No arrests or injuries were reported at the time, with the local police quickly onto the scene.Those responsible for the missiles were dispersed, but Ajax followers were understandably left angered by the events which had unfolded.As a result, they ended up clashing with baton-wielding enforcement officers.Ajax AEK Athens Champions League police 271118Police had also faced trouble from a number of Greek supporters in central Athens earlier in the day, and on Monday evening.Petrol bombs were also used during those disturbances, with traffic blocked before order was restored.As chaos erupted inside the stadium on Tuesday, Ajax defender Matthijs de Light was among those to try and act as peacemaker.He approached the away end as fans tangled with police and called for calm from those involved.The Netherlands international has emerged as a talismanic presence at Ajax, with the likes of Barcelona and Manchester City currently being linked with big-money moves for his services.For now, his focus is locked on trying to steer his current employers into the last 16 of the Champions League.last_img read more

Dominic Solanke: Sancho’s success has been big influence on young players

first_img Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend Share on Twitter Read more Share on Pinterest Dominic Solanke believes young English players are increasingly unwilling to wait for their chance to prove themselves at the biggest clubs in the country and will follow his example, as well as that of Jadon Sancho, by leaving in order to find first-team football.Solanke completed a £17m move from Liverpool to Bournemouth last week, a fee that is somewhat remarkable given the 21-year-old’s playing record – one 17-minute substitute appearance for Chelsea in October 2014 followed by 21 appearances, 16 of which came off the bench, and only one goal scored for Liverpool having moved there in May 2017. Speaking alongside the striker on Friday, the 27-year-old also dismissed claims from Neil Warnock that he had already agreed to join Cardiff before moving to the south coast. Warnock last week accused Liverpool of “lacking class” over Clyne’s situation before going on to describe himself as “disappointed”, having given the player his first taste of first-team football while manager of Crystal Palace in 2008.“Nothing was agreed,” insisted Clyne. “It was just talks, really, between my agent and the clubs, and ultimately I made the decision to come to Bournemouth. I’m just fully focused now on training and playing for Bournemouth.” Transfer window Maurizio Sarri hits out at Bayern Munich over pursuit of Callum Hudson-Odoi He did score seven goals in 25 Eredivisie appearances during a loan spell at Vitesse Arnhem, while at Chelsea, and was also a key part of the England Under-20 squad who won the World Cup in 2017. As such, he backs himself to be a success at Bournemouth and views his decision to join Eddie Howe’s side as part of a wider trend that began when Sancho moved from Manchester City to Borussia Dortmund two summers ago. The winger was deemed by some to have taken a risk but he has thrived at the Bundesliga leaders and has gone on to become part of Gareth Southgate’s senior setup.“That [Sancho’s success at Dortmund] has affected everyone,” said Solanke, who has one England cap. “When one young player sees another young player doing that they think they can do it as well, especially when everyone is playing at international level together. Sancho is doing well in Germany and a lot of players would like to follow his path. What he’s done, getting into the England team at such a young age, it will influence a lot of young players.”Callum Hudson-Odoi could become the next young domestic talent to leave one of England’s biggest clubs in order to gain first-team football, with the 18-year-old Chelsea winger the subject of a £35m bid from Bayern Munich and supposedly keen to make the switch given he has yet to start a Premier League game for Maurizio Sarri’s side. Share on LinkedIn Topics Bournemouthcenter_img Share on Messenger news Share on Facebook “I think every footballer just wants to play,” said Solanke when commenting on his own lack of opportunities at Stamford Bridge, as well as at Anfield. “You want to show what you can do and I’m definitely looking forward to playing here.” Solanke will have to wait for that opportunity given he is still recovering from the muscle injury that meant a move to Crystal Palace fell through at the start of the month.In contrast, Nathaniel Clyne is already up and running for Bournemouth having also joined the club from Liverpool on a loan deal that runs until the end of the season. The right-back started last week’s FA Cup third-round defeat to Brighton and is in line to do the same against Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday.Like Solanke, Clyne is enthused by the prospect of regular first-team football at Bournemouth having struggled for that at Anfield. Read more The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Share via Email Share on WhatsApp Liverpool Reuse this contentlast_img read more

10 months agoSolskjaer on hefty bonuses at Man Utd

first_imgSolskjaer on hefty bonuses at Man Utdby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is on hefty bonuses if he can lead the team to success.Solskjaer is on-loan at United from Molde.And the Mirror says according to sources in Norway, Solskjaer will be in the money if he delivers silverware or qualifies for Europe.He is earning £1m, but qualification for either the Champions League or Europa League will net him a seven-figure bonus, while winning a cup will earn a £1m payday.However, should he become the next permanent boss at Old Trafford Molde are set to benefit to the tune of £8m in a managerial transfer fee. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

10 months agoEmery approves Arsenal move for Dalian Yifang winger Carrasco

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Emery approves Arsenal move for Dalian Yifang winger Carrascoby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery has approved a move for Dalian Yifang winger Yannick Carrasco.The Belgian winger, formally of Atletico Madrid, has been heavily linked with the Gunners over the past few weeks.The 25-year-old has been playing in the Chinese Super League since 2015, but could now be set for a sensational return to Europe.Foot Mercato says Emery is a big fan of the winger and has given his permission for Arsenal to launch a bid for the Belgium ace.However, Arsenal will have their work cut out as Dalian Yifang are unwilling to part with the man who has scored seven goals in 26 appearances this season. last_img read more

Gov’t Targeting Expansion of Agro-Processing

first_img He noted that four distinct markets are being targeted – CARICOM, the Jamaican Diaspora, hotels, and the school feeding programme. Story Highlights He said that the AMC complex on Spanish Town Road is being targeted to become a modern facility for the processing of fresh fruits and vegetables. Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, says the Government is looking to expand agro-processing for local consumption and export. Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, says the Government is looking to expand agro-processing for local consumption and export.He noted that four distinct markets are being targeted – CARICOM, the Jamaican Diaspora, hotels, and the school feeding programme.He said that the AMC complex on Spanish Town Road is being targeted to become a modern facility for the processing of fresh fruits and vegetables.Minister Shaw, in emphasising the valued-added to the agricultural sector from agro-processing, noted for example, that “when pumpkin is processed into purée and sweet potato is parboiled they can have up to a two-year shelf life, and that is the direction of where agriculture is heading. What you can’t sell fresh; you can process,” he noted.He was speaking at the College of Agriculture, Science and Education’s (CASE) Founder’s Day held on January 25 at the college campus in Passley Gardens, Portland.St. Lucia’s Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, Physical Planning, Natural Resources and Co-operatives, Ezechiel Junior Joseph, in his remarks, said Jamaica’s agriculture programme is “moving in the right direction.”Mr. Joseph, who is a CASE alumnus, pointed to the need for the sharing of experiences, ideas and policies, aimed at strengthening the regional agricultural industry.He noted that the hospitality sector provides an excellent opportunity to establish linkages for the growth of the sector. “When tourism grows, it is an opportunity for our farmers,” Mr. Joseph said.Meanwhile, President of CASE, Dr. Derrick Deslandes, said the institution is ensuring that its programmes are in keeping with the needs of the country’s agricultural sector.last_img read more

Industry First ADNOC Loads LPG Propylene onto Same Ship

first_imgThe Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has completed the industry’s first co-loading of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and propylene onto the same vessel.By loading around 12,600 metric tons of propylene and 33,000 metric tons of LPG onto a single vessel, which was docked in Ruwais, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), freight rates were significantly reduced, according to the company.#ADNOC has safely completed the first co-loading of Liquefied Petroleum Gas and Propylene onto the same vessel, which was docked in #Ruwais, by using an innovative approach reduces shipping costs and generates greater value. pic.twitter.com/woh929DcPi— ADNOC Group (@AdnocGroup) December 11, 2018Under normal circumstances, LPG, which is produced by ADNOC Gas Processing, and propylene, which is produced by ADNOC Refining, are transported separately.“Throughout ADNOC, we are focused on thinking differently to deliver greater value and more efficient operations. This pioneering procedure, the first of its kind in our industry, has the potential to generate significant value for ADNOC,” Abdulla Salem Al Dhaheri, Director of Marketing, Sales and Trading at ADNOC, said.“Shipping costs, or freight rates as they are more commonly referred to, constitute a significant amount when delivering a product to customers and end-users. By co-loading product that is bound for a particular customer, or location, we are able to deliver substantial cost-savings.”To enable the co-loading of LPG and propylene, which must be stored at different temperatures, ADNOC conducted a number of workshops with its customers, product specialists and ADNOC Group companies involved in the loading operation.last_img read more

Province Prepares for Blizzard

first_imgA major winter storm is expected to hit Nova Scotia starting today, Feb. 12, and continue throughout the day Monday, Feb. 13. The storm is expected to bring heavy snow, strong winds and blowing snow, which will result in blizzard-like conditions and reduced visibility. Higher-than-normal water levels combined with high tide on Monday could produce localized flooding along parts of the Atlantic Coast. “The storm surge and strong winds can make the shoreline dangerous very quickly,” said Zach Churchill, Minister responsible for Emergency Management Office. “I urge Nova Scotians to stay away from the coast during this storm.” Environment and Climate Change Canada is predicting substantial snowfall amounts for Nova Scotia as the system stalls over our province into Tuesday. “Strong winds and heavy snow are a recipe for difficult driving conditions,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Geoff MacLellan. “Motorists are advised to stay off the roads if possible for their safety and to allow plow drivers to safely clear the roads.” Transportation crews are preparing and will be out in full force to keep roads as clear as possible. The Emergency Management Office will open its Provincial Co-ordination Centre today, at 7 p.m. to monitor the storm and offer support where necessary. For information on preparing for storms, including stocking your emergency kit, visit http://novascotia.ca/dma/emo/ . For road conditions, highway cameras, to track plows and more, go to http://novascotia.ca/tran/winter . Nova Scotians on Twitter can also follow @NS_TIR for road condition updates throughout the storm.last_img read more

Decision on Chidambarams plea for protection from arrest next week

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday said it will pronounce on September 5 the order on plea of former Finance minister P Chidambaram in the INX Media money laundering case lodged by the Enforcement Directorate.A bench of Justices R Banumathi and A S Bopanna also extended interim protection from arrest granted to Chidambaram till next Thursday. The former Union minister offered before the bench to remain in the custody of CBI till Monday. The court refused to comment on it after solicitor general Tushar Mehta said extension of remand can only be done before the CBI court. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsThe bench also directed the ED to place before it in a sealed cover the material which the probe agency wanted to produce for the court’s perusal. Chidambaram’s plea in the Apex Court has challenged the August 20 verdict of the Delhi High Court denying him anticipatory bail in the INX Media money laundering case lodged by the ED. ED told the Supreme Court that custodial interrogation of Chidambaram is needed as he is a man with “resources, intelligence and wherewithal” even as the former Finance minister asserted that his right to liberty cannot be curtailed by arresting him without any valid reason.last_img read more

BLACKSTONE CREATOR RON E SCOTT FILMING FIRST NATIONS CRIME DRAMA TRIBAL IN

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Login/Register With: Ron E. Scott Facebook “It’s not in the same kind of vein as Blackstone,” says Scott, who is writer, producer and showrunner of the new series. “It’s a little more accessible, less confrontational, less aggressive in its narrative. That was how we shaped the show. At the same time, it does have a social relevance and definitely a commentary that is definitely interesting in our day and age.”center_img Advertisement There are worse dilemmas for a television creator.But Ron E. Scott’s previous project, the Edmonton-shot TV drama Blackstone, was so dark and singular that it’s hard to imagine how he might top it with a followup. The series ran for five seasons on Showcase and APTN, offering an unflinching and often harrowing look at the corruption, addiction and violence that plagued a fictional Alberta First Nations reserve.While it may be a stretch to suggest his new crime drama Tribal, which began filming last week on the Tsuu T’ina First Nation outside of Calgary, finds him lightening up, he will say that it has a different tone than his former series. Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Relative of Shalila Moonesinghe arrested over hacking case

Moonesinghe was arrested by the CID earlier after US$1.1 million from the Far Eastern International Bank in Taiwan was found in his personal bank account.Far Eastern International Bank was hacked by means of a computer virus and some US$60 million was wired to the accounts of the suspects at a Sri Lanka bank. (Colombo Gazette) The relative of the former Chairman of Litro gas Shalila Moonesinghe has been arrested in connection to the ongoing investigations over the hacking of a bank in Taiwan.The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) arrested Moonesinghe’s relative in at Kalubowila.

Detour Gold Corp faces new charges in workers cyanide poisoning death

by The Canadian Press Posted May 31, 2016 9:03 am MDT Last Updated May 31, 2016 at 11:32 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Detour Gold Corp. faces new charges in worker’s cyanide poisoning death COCHRANE, Ont. – A Toronto-based mining company is facing new charges in connection with the death of a worker last year.Denis Millette, 52, died of acute cyanide intoxication while repairing equipment at a Detour Gold Corp. (TSX:DGC) mine in Cochrane, Ont., on June 3, 2015.The provincial Ministry of Labour has laid 15 charges against the company relating to the incident, in addition to a criminal charge of negligence causing death that was laid last month.The ministry says the new charges range from failing to keep equipment in good condition to failing to make sure there was an antidote for cyanide poisoning.Three individuals who were Millette’s supervisors have also been charged with failing to make sure Millette was wearing protective gear, and failing to adequately supervise him.Detour Gold say that they’re waiting to receive the information that led to the charges before commenting further. read more

In Lebanon UN chief and World Bank President show commitment to leaving

During a visit to the Nahr El-Bared camp in northern Lebanon, which was reduced to rubble when fighting erupted in May 2007 between the radical group Fatah al Islam and the Lebanese Army, the UN chief highlighted that its reconstruction has been a top priority since beginning his tenure that same year. Many of the 31,000 Palestine refugees living there had to flee their homes. “Now after nine years, well, I’m seeing that almost half of the reconstruction has been made, but still there are so many people waiting to return to their homes,” Mr. Ban told reporters in Tripoli. “I just met some family members, the lady was crying, I tried to sympathize and console her, but no words can satisfy her, and no words [are enough].” An international conference was recently convened in London by the UN, the United Kingdom, Germany, Norway and Kuwait. They were able to mobilize a significant amount of funding—more than $5.5 billion for this year. Mr. Ban said some of these pledges will support the Nahr El-Bared camp reconstruction. “We have about 45 per cent of funding down,” he indicated. “I am urging the international community to provide remaining funding, at least $200 million, so that these people can return. It has been too long overdue, it’s been over nine years.” He added that supporting these refugees will be one of the top priorities at the upcoming World Humanitarian Summit, taking place in Istanbul in May. “The main thing is that nobody should be left behind, everybody should work together and the people who are suffering should not be left alone,” he stressed. On Friday, the Secretary-General also partook in an inauguration ceremony for the new Qobbeh Social Development Centre in northern Lebanon. Speaking to the press, he said he is happy to see that the UN system and its partners are working closely with community leaders to provide people with education, vocational training, sanitation support and some psychological support. “[The centre] also provides an opportunity when people are suffering from deprivation, lack of opportunities, no education, when they are isolated or left behind,” Mr. Ban added. “The UN, through its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, [is pursuing the same goal]: the main thing is to have everybody on board, nobody should be left behind.” The Centre is also expected to provide support to adolescent boys and girls who are exposed to sexual gender-based violence. Meanwhile, the heads of the World Bank Group and the Islamic Development Bank were also in attendance, showing their commitment to helping to provide quality education and job opportunities. In his remarks, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim said the institution has been a long-standing partner of the Lebanese Ministry of Social Affairs, and is proud to have been supporting the National Poverty Targeting Program, which has been operating since 2009. “We have helped scale up the program to help lessen the impact of the Syrian refugees on Lebanese families, and to help reduce tensions between the refugees and host communities,” said Mr. Kim. He also announced a major new $100 million initiative aimed at supporting the Government of Lebanon’s plan to improve the quality of its education and to get all Lebanese and Syrian refugee children in schools by the end of the 2016-2017 school year. The new financing was reportedly made possible thanks to a “highly unusual” decision by the Bank’s Board of Directors to offer Lebanon financing terms that had been reserved only for low-income countries. “We will not stand by when there’s a danger of a lost generation of Syrian children as well as the potential for a reversal of Lebanon’s achievements in education,” said Mr. Kim. “We are here today to express solidarity and support to Lebanon as it copes with the impact of the Syria crisis.” Later at a press conference in Beirut, the UN chief said “important meetings on a range of subjects” were held with Prime Minister Salam and Speaker Berri, and the Defense Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Samir Mokbel. He also met with His Beatitude Patriarch Rai. read more

Avalon proves hydrometallurgical process to extract rare earths

first_imgAvalon Rare Metals is making good progress on metallurgical process development for the Nechalacho rare earth element (REE) deposit, Thor Lake, NWT, Canada. Following the successful development of a flotation process for producing an REE mineral concentrate in 2009 (company news release of July 20), recent work has focused on a hydrometallurgical process to further upgrade the REE into a chemical concentrate. Avalon has now successfully established a hydrometallurgical process, proven numerous times in the laboratory, for extracting the REE from the mineral concentrates, bringing them into solution so that they can be upgraded by SX and precipitated as a chemical (carbonate) concentrate.  The Basal Zone layer of the Nechalacho deposit contains a high proportion of heavy rare earth elements (HREE, samarium to lutetium including yttrium) hosted in the minerals fergusonite and zircon along with light rare earth elements (LREE, lanthanum to neodymium) hosted in variable amounts of bastnaesite, synchisite, monazite and allanite.  Approximately half of the HREE are hosted in fergusonite and half are hosted in zircon. These minerals also contain significant amounts of the rare metals tantalum (Ta), niobium (Nb) and zirconium (Zr) which will also be recovered and converted into saleable products. Avalon’s metallurgical testwork, directed by expert consultant John R. Goode, P.Eng., has led to development of a flotation process at SGS Minerals Services that successfully concentrates the zircon and fergusonite as well as the LREE mineral phases and associated columbite (a niobium tantalum oxide ore mineral). The flotation process flowsheet has been successfully reproduced by Xstrata Process Services (XPS) in Sudbury, Ontario and Avalon now considers this REE mineral concentration methodology to be firmly established. To date, the flotation mineral separation process results in a concentrate with an average REE, Nb, Ta and Zr recovery of about 80% at a mass pull of 18%.  Optimisation work will continue in order to refine the method and produce additional concentrates for hydrometallurgical testing. Pilot plant work on a 5 t bulk sample of the ore is planned for this summer. The hydrometallurgical plant design work and estimation of capital and operating costs to be used in the PFS are being prepared by Melis Engineering. This is the main information needed to finalise the economic model in the PFS. Avalon is working closely with Scott Wilson Roscoe Postle Associates, its lead technical consultant, to finalise plant design cost estimates so that the PFS can be completed on schedule this spring.  After mineral concentrate production, the next step is mineral cracking, which involves breaking down the rare metal bearing minerals. Avalon has tested a number of methods and has settled on a two-stage process of sulphuric acid bake followed by caustic crack of the residue as the most effective method (technically and ecomomically) for this particular suite of REE-bearing minerals. This method results in approximately 90-95% of the rare metals being brought into solution.  Avalon has completed numerous experiments at SGS that confirm that the route defined operates effectively and provides the basis for preliminary estimation of capital and operating costs. Further optimisation of the process will continue over the balance of the year. Avalon Rare Metals’ 100%-owned Nechalacho deposit is emerging as one of the largest undeveloped rare earth element resources in the world. Its exceptional enrichment in the more valuable HREE, which are key to enabling advances in green energy technology and other growing high-tech applications, is one of the few potential sources of these critical elements outside of China, currently the source of 95% of world supply. Avalon is well funded, has no debt and its work programs are progressing steadily. Social responsibility and environmental stewardship are corporate cornerstones. Avalon’s performance on community engagement in the north earned it the 2010 PDAC Environmental and Social Responsibility Award. www.avalonraremetals.com The process for upgrading the REE, Nb, Ta and Zr from solution will be conventional SX, similar to any other REE/rare metal hydrometallurgical plant. The model being prepared for the prefeasibility study (PFS) presently contemplates production of a mixed REE carbonate containing all of the recovered LREE and HREE, however, Avalon will be continuing to investigate the merits of further separation to  isolate the LREE, SEG (samarium, europium & gadolinium) and HREE separately as potential value-added products. The REE would all be produced as carbonates, the Zr as basic sulphate (ZBS), and the Nb and Ta as pentoxide, though other chemical forms are possible.  Avalon is currently conducting its SX work at SGS.last_img read more

ABB wins 47 million contract from Codelco for Chilean copper

first_imgChilean Ministro Hales project brings the number of GMD orders for ABB to 100 units. ABB was awarded an over $47 million contract from Codelco for the delivery of three gearless mill drive (GMD) systems, gas-insulated switchgears (GIS), E-house and power transformers for the Ministro Hales (MH) project 6 km north of Calama, Chile. ABB is proud to announce that the MH project brings the number of GMD orders for ABB to 100 units! MH is a greenfield project, and for Codelco one of the most important investments made. At an elevation of 3000 m above sea level, Calama is the gateway to the geological and archaeological wonders of Northern Chile’s high central Atacama desert.The GMD system portion consists of a 12 MW GMD for a 36″ SAG mill and two 8.9 MW GMDs for two 22″ ball mills. Leaving the factory at the end of 2011 those two GMDs will be the first ones assembled at ABB’s new GMD assembly factory in Basel, Switzerland. In addition to the GMD systems ABB will deliver a 220kV gas-insulated switchgear (GIS), three containerised E-rooms including 23kV GIS and auxiliary services), as well as power transformers. Start-up of the plant is scheduled for 2013.Acting as a variable speed drive, the GMD allows the mill to start smoothly, without any mechanical stress and fulfills the customer’s requirements for flexibility and adjustability of the process, enabling maximum control over the grinding process. ABB gearless mill drive systems feature numerous benefits when compared with conventional geared drive systems: superior reliability also with weak networks, increased process availability, extended life span and improved energy efficiency. Furthermore the system brings advantages such as optimal space conditions, a minimum number of spare parts, mechanical and electrical components and consequently less maintenance requirements and an easy inclusion in all mill concepts.last_img read more

Veszprém fans do everything to make their team successful

MKB VeszpremVeszprem fans After a fan had sent his message, he got a surprise… are you curious about it? Follow us and watch the full video on www.handball-planet.com next week!TEXT: VIRAG FARKASPHOTOS: ZOLTAN CSEH ← Previous Story IHF treasurer, CHF president and SEHA chief Sandi Sola to be arrested soon! Next Story → Poland: Vive Kielce in good form ahead of the Polish Cup F4 MKB Veszprém KC has entered a collaboration contract with the Hungarian Digi Sport television channel. Within the framework of this agreement a short video was shot in Veszprém Aréna. Dozens of handball fans went there for the channel’s request and sent their messages to help the team in this strong term. Veszprém will play in the Hungarian Cup’s Final Four at the weekend and then against THW Kiel in the quarter-final of EHF Velux Champions League, so they really need this strong support. read more

Happy Pi Day 2013

first_imgDo you know what today is? The mathematically inclined among you will instantly proclaim that it is, in fact, Pi Day. This impromptu holiday happens every year on 3/14 (like 3.14 at the beginning of pi). Of course this only works in the American date format, but let’s all look past that to celebrate this crazy mathematical constant together. Bonus: it’s also Einstein’s birthday!The dry mathematical definition of pi is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. That’s cool, but what does it mean? If you take a perfect circle, no matter how massive, and divide its circumference by the diameter, you always get pi. Thus, a circle’s circumference is always 2π. This value is hugely important in physics and engineering.Because pi is an irrational number, it repeats forever. Some mathematicians have made it a challenge to continuously calculate more and more digits of pi. The current record for this noble endeavor is 10,000,000,000,050 decimal places, held by Alexander Yee and Shigeru Kondo. It took them 371 days to make the calculation with a dual-core Xeon PC running 96GB of RAM and 58TB in total storage.Here’s a visualization of one small part of that data. Each pixel in this image represents one digit of pi. Make sure to check out the interactive version as well.Maybe you didn’t plan ahead for the Pi Day festivities. Well, then maybe you’ll want to wait for Pi Approximation Day this summer. On July 22 (or 22/7 in the day-month format) we get the value 3.1428… it’s close enough.Pi Day was first organized by physicist Larry Shaw in 1988. He envisioned it as an excuse to walk around in circular rooms eating pies (which are round, so you can justify it). I think that sounds pretty good.Whether you’re just eating some pie, or building a giant pi domino spiral, we at Geek wish you the best Pi Day possible.last_img read more

Two men arrested over murder of man shot dead in Co Down

first_imgTwo men arrested over murder of man shot dead in Co Down on Monday Malcolm McKeown’s body was discovered in a car in the Main Street area of the village just before 9pm. TWO MEN HAVE been arrested by police in Northern Ireland after a man was shot dead in Waringstown, Co Down on Monday night. Police investigating the murder of 54-year-old Malcolm McKeown have arrested two men – aged 24 and 25 – on suspicion of murder.Mr McKeown’s body was discovered in a car in the Main Street area of the village just before 9pm. Detective Chief Inspector Peter Montgomery has appealed for anyone with information in relation to the investigation.He said: “Were you in Dewart’s Garage or in Waringstown Main Street at that time and did you see anything?“I am keen to trace the driver and passengers of a dark blue or black VW Passat, registration RK62 PLX, which was seen at 6.20pm in Cambrai Heights before the shooting”. Commenting on the death, SDLP Upper Bann MLA Dolores Kelly said earlier this week that the local community was in shock. “The local community is in shock…after the violent murder of a man in a shooting in Waringstown. This is a quiet, settled village and people are appalled that violence has been brought onto their streets,” she said.  Aug 24th 2019, 7:21 PM Saturday 24 Aug 2019, 7:21 PM https://jrnl.ie/4780891 Image: Google Street View 8,320 Views Share Tweet Email center_img Main Street in Waringstown Image: Google Street View Short URL No Comments Main Street in Waringstown By Cónal Thomas Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Sodas augmententils le risque de développer un cancer du pancréas

first_imgSodas : augmentent-ils le risque de développer un cancer du pancréas ?États-Unis – Selon une étude américaine publiée lundi 8 février, la consommation d’au moins deux verres de soda par semaine accroîtrait le risque de développer un cancer du pancréas.L’étude, nommée Singapore chinese health study, a été dirigée par le docteur Pereira de l’université du Minnesota. Elle a pris en compte les dossiers médicaux, l’alimentation et l’activité physique de 60.524 Singapouriens pendant 14 ans. Ces données ont également, et surtout, inventorié la consommation de sodas et de boissons sucrées de ces derniers. Au terme de cette étude ont été recensés les cas de cancer de pancréas, qu’ils aient entraîné la mort du patient ou non.Il s’est avéré que les personnes qui consomment au moins deux boissons avec du sucre ajouté par semaine ont plus de chances de contracter un cancer du pancréas que les individus ayant une consommation plus restreinte de ce type de produits. Le directeur de l’étude, Noel T. Mueller, précise : “Les personnes qui boivent deux verres ou plus de soda par semaine augmentent de 87% les risques qu’elles ont de souffrir d’un cancer du pancréas comparé aux personnes qui ne consomment pas de soda. Le sucre contenu dans les sodas augmente le niveau d’insuline dans le corps, ce qui contribue très certainement à développer les cellules cancéreuses du pancréas”.À lire aussiPourquoi le café donne-t-il envie de faire caca ?Il faut cependant noter que les gros consommateurs de soda étaient en général des personnes faisant peu d’activité physique, consommant de l’alcool régulièrement, des fumeurs et des personnes à l’alimentation très peu équilibrée, pouvant également être des gros mangeurs de viande rouge. Toutefois, les chercheurs ont confirmé le lien entre la consommation de boissons contenant des sucres ajoutés et les risques de souffrir d’un cancer du pancréas.Le cancer touchant le pancréas est particulièrement fatal : moins de 5% des malades y survivent plus de cinq ans. Le 14 février 2010 à 15:22 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

William Shatner to narrate WWE Network series

first_img system.scripts.YouTube to pay fine for collecting data on kids Twitter Facebook Pinterest Syracuse University Offering ‘Unofficial Pop-up Class’ To Become A YouTube Star Courtesy of WWE.com:WWE Network’s Breaking Ground to premiere on YouTube and FacebookWWE will offer fans free access to the first episode of its new WWE Network original series, Breaking Ground, on the WWE Facebook page and the WWE YouTube channel at noon ET this Sunday, Oct. 25. Breaking Ground will debut in its regular WWE Network timeslot on Monday, Oct. 26, immediately following Monday Night Raw, which airs on USA Network.Narrated by legendary actor and voiceover artist William Shatner, Breaking Ground gives viewers access to the WWE Performance Center, chronicling what it takes to become a WWE Superstar.The 10-episode series is produced by WWE and 3 Ball Entertainment. Todd A. Nelson, Ross Weintraub, Brant Pinvidic, DJ Nurre and Jason Sklaver serve as executive producers for 3 Ball Entertainment. Kevin Dunn is executive producer for WWE.“Ever since I tossed the legendary Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler out of the ring, I’ve been enamored with WWE,” said Shatner. “My love affair continues with the new show, Breaking Ground.”“We’re thrilled to be in business with WWE on Breaking Ground, a show that highlights the serious athletic training, ability and fortitude needed to be among this elite group,” added 3 Ball Entertainment co-CEOs Todd A. Nelson and Ross Weintraub.“We remain committed to developing premium, original content on WWE Network,” said Michelle Wilson, WWE Chief Revenue & Marketing Officer. “Breaking Ground will give our fans unprecedented access and a look into what it takes to make it in WWE.”William Shatner’s career as an Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning actor, director, producer, writer and recording artist spans more than 50 years. Shatner may be best known for originating the role of “Captain James T. Kirk” in the television series “Star Trek,” which spawned a feature film franchise where Shatner returned as Captain Kirk in seven of the “Star Trek” movies, one of which he directed. He also starred in “The Practice” and “Boston Legal.” On Nov. 15, Shatner will receive the Voice Arts Icon Award from The Society of Voice Arts and Sciences.3 Ball Entertainment is one of television’s most prolific producers of reality and non-fiction programming. 3 Ball’s series include “Bar Rescue,” “Catch a Contractor” and “Sweat Inc.” for Spike; “LA Hair” for WE tv; “My Cat From Hell” for Animal Planet; “Kitten Bowl” for Hallmark Channel; and “Extreme Weight Loss” for ABC, which airs as “Obese” in 130 countries.Breaking Ground joins WWE Network’s growing list of original programming including Legends’ House, Swerved, Stone Cold Podcast Live, WWE 24, The Monday Night War, The WWE List and more.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSyracuse University Offering ‘Unofficial Pop-up Class’ To Become A YouTube StarVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:31/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list YouTube to pay fine for collecting data on kids Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next NXT Highlights: Johnny Gargano addresses NXT future, Baszler vs. Ripley, Pete Dunne in action WhatsAppcenter_img Now Playing Up Next Forever In My Heart WALTER and Kassius Ohno set to compete at EVOLVE 135 and 136 Live Events Now Playing Up Next 9/13 NXT Live Results: Cocoa, FL (Dain vs. Kushida, NXT North American Title Match) Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR YouTube Summer Camps For Kids Now Playing Up Next Google+last_img read more