Police officer killed, another injured in Srinagar attack

first_imgOne police officer was killed and another injured as militants attacked a police party on the outskirts of Srinagar near Zakura area on Friday afternoon.A police official said the policemen came under fire from the militants when a search operation was launched after a tip-off about the presence of armed men.Two policemen sustained grievous injuries in the first exchange of fire with the hiding militants. Injured sub-Inspector Imran Ahmad succumbed to his injuries in the hospital. “Another policeman has been hospitalised too,” said the police official.The area was cordoned off to nab the militants. One person has been detained from the spot. It could not be immediately confirmed if the detained man is a militant or a civilian.last_img read more

Romeo confident ‘hardworking’ Gilas young guys will perform well

first_imgRio’s Olympics 1 year later: The good, the bad and the ugly Jio Jalalon, Matthew Wright, and Roger Pogoy, all of whom were part of the 2017 Seaba Championship squad, were retained for the Asian championships.Also tabbe d in the roster were hardworking forward Carl Bryan Cruz and Fil-German big man Christian Standhardinger, who will replace Andray Blatche as the team’s naturalized player for the tournament.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsWith Gilas resuming practice on Thursday at Upper Deck Gym in Pasig, Romeo could only heap praises with the effort he saw from the young guns.“They are all hardworking and are focused on what they are doing. I can see that they can play good in this Fiba Asia,” he said. FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ At 25, though, Romeo, isn’t really that old compared to these guys and he relishes the chance to represent the country in what would be his second straight appearance in the continental tournament.“I’m happy. We’ll have another chance to represent the country so we’re thankful to coach Chot (Reyes) for the trust, as well as the management,” he said. “We vow to give our best and I can promise that I’ll do everything I could to help the team.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netTerrence Romeo believes that 2017 Jones Cup experience will be a huge asset for the cadets as they join the veterans in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup this August.“The experience is already there for them and I’m sure that they can perform well in this coming tournament,” he said in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ LATEST STORIES National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant El Nido residents told to vacate beach homeslast_img read more

Introducing Rahul Johri, BCCI’s first ever CEO

first_imgMedia veteran Rahul Johri was on Wednesday appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the Board of Control for Cricket in India. He will be the first person to take over the post in the Indian cricket board. (BCCI appoints Rahul Johri as first ever CEO)Johri may be an unknown name for the common man but the BCCI has surely done its homework before handing over such a big responsibility on one man’s shoulders.Here are 10 things to know about Rahul Johri:- Rahul Johri worked with the Discovery Networks Asia Pacific as Executive Vice-President.- The last eight years of his tenure he served as the head of India and South Asia operations.- Under Johri, Discovery Networks grew to a 11 channel bouquet, including lifestyle, kids and Hindi entertainment channels along with three high-definition channels.- He will continue to work with Discovery as a senior advisor until the end of 2016.- Under his leadership, the Network’s flagship Discovery Channel became India’s biggest non-fiction entertainment channel beating several Hindi and English movie and news channels.- Johri will be based at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai and will report directly to the Honorary Secretary, Anurag Thakur.-  Johri’s appointment comes after the Justice R.M. Lodha Committee report, which suggested a complete overhaul of the BCCI including the creation of the post of CEO.- The BCCI, however, had said the creation of the CEO and CFO posts was part of an initiative called ‘Project Transformation’ aimed at improving governance, and operational and financial processes.- Johri will be responsible for the smooth functioning of operations, stakeholder management and building robust strategies for further promoting the sport.advertisement- Johri will take up his new role from June 1, 2016.last_img read more

Pacers Copeland, Wife Stabbed in NY

first_imgNEW YORK — Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland, his wife and another woman were stabbed outside a Manhattan nightclub early April 8 following an argument on the street near a Chelsea club that also led to the arrest of two Atlanta Hawks players, authorities said.The violence broke out just before 4 a.m. outside 1Oak Club, a trendy Chelsea spot where celebs like Justin Beiber and Snoop Dogg mingle with Manhattan partygoers.Police say the couple was arguing on the street as the attacker eavesdropped, and started to interfere. The dispute escalated until the 22-year-old suspect pulled out a knife and started slashing, police said.Copeland, 31, a former member of the New York Knicks, was stabbed in the abdomen and his wife slashed in the arm and across the breast. The third woman was slashed in the abdomen.The victims were hospitalized and in stable condition, police said. The suspected attacker was in custody, and a knife was recovered at the scene.Atlanta Hawks players Pero Antic and Thabo Sefolosha were arrested on charges of obstructing the crime scene, after police said they blocked officers from trying to start their investigation.The players were in town to play the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclay’s Center on April 8 and had arrived the night of April 7 after playing a night game in Atlanta.Garin Narain, the Hawks Vice President of Public Relations, said in a statement to The Associated Press on April 8 that the team is investigating the matter.“We are aware of the situation involving Pero Antic and Thabo Sefolosha this morning,” Narain said. “We are in the process of gathering more information and will have further comment at the appropriate time.”The Pacers were in town to play the Knicks; Copeland played with the Knicks during in the 2012-13 season. Pacers President of Basketball Operations Larry Bird said the team was aware that Copeland had been injured.“We are still gathering information and will update when we know more. Our thoughts are with Chris and those injured.”The nightclub had been cited at least 10 times for altercations and four times for noise in 2014, according to a New York Post report. Calls to club went unanswered April 8.(COLLEEN LONG)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Ronaldo gets FIFA 18 free-kick snub

first_imgeSports Snubbed! Ronaldo not in FIFA 18’s top five La Liga free-kick takers Harry Sherlock Last updated 2 years ago 19:15 22/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Getty Images eSports Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Valencia Barcelona Primera División Gareth Bale Luis Suárez Lionel Messi The Real Madrid star is not among the top five set-piece takers, missing out to Gareth Bale, Toni Kroos, Dani Parejo, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez The best free-kick takers in FIFA 18 have been announced – and Cristiano Ronaldo is missing!With the release of the game looming and set to be released within the next seven days, EA Sports are continuing to drip-feed information to rabid fans.And the latest release is a controversial one, with the cover star of the game not amongst the best set-piece takers in his own league! Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Ronaldo has been given a free-kick accuracy statistic of 76 out of 100, excluding him from the best in the division.Lionel Messi is #LaLigaSantander’s top-rated free kick-taker on #FIFA18… Agree? Disagree? #FIFA18Ratings https://t.co/BxfEn4YE0u pic.twitter.com/T4MjFbxbUP— LaLiga (@LaLigaEN) September 21, 2017 His Real Madrid team-mate Gareth Bale scores an 85, and comes in ahead of both Luis Suarez and Toni Kroos – who both have 84.Despite Ronaldo adorning the game’s cover, his eternal rival Lionel Messi leads the way with a free-kick accuracy of 90. He is, however, tied with Dani Parejo, of Valencia, who also has an accuracy of 90.last_img read more

Delph made Everton move to boost England hopes

first_imgFabian Delph says he made the decision to leave Manchester City in hopes of boosting his chances of playing for England. Delph completed an £8.5 million ($11m)​ move to Everton last week, ending a four-year run with the City side he joined in the summer of 2015. Having won the Premier League twice with the Manchester club, Delph made the decision to leave in search of more regular playing time this summer, with Everton his landing spot heading into the new season as he hopes to keep his place in the England squad.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? “From a personal point of view, I felt it was time for a change,” he said to The Daily Mail. “I could have stayed there. They were happy with me. I wasn’t told to leave. I played quite a key role within that squad.”I had a fantastic four years there, thoroughly enjoyed it, but I wanted a new challenge. I wanted to play more football.”Playing for England is massive for me, so if I’m playing more regularly, there’s more chance of me being selected.”I’ve got a great relationship with Gareth [Southgate] and the England lads, we’re a really close group. The mentality there is fantastic.”Delph has been a regular for England under Southgate and started the Nations League semi-final loss to the Netherlands earlier this summer.The move to Everton should offer a regular starting spot for the 29-year-old, though it also brings an adjustment to a new manager. And while Delph was impressed with Pep Guardiola’s style at his old club, he claims training under his new boss Marco Silva is tougher than it was with the Premier League champions. “The volume is a lot higher, we cover a lot more distance,” he said. “There’s a lot more intensity and you definitely feel like you’ve worked come the end of the day.”I love it. There’s nothing worse for me than going home with energy.”City’s training is very good, it’s shorter and sharper and is the way the manager likes the lads to play.”Having drawn 0-0 with Wigan on Tuesday, Everton will take on Werder Bremen in a pre-season friendly on Aug. 3 before facing their first Premier League test of the season against Crystal Palace a week later.last_img read more

Prince Harry Discusses Veteran Issues With Barack Obama

first_imgPrince Harry has met Barack Obama at the White House, where they discussed issues facing veterans including challenging the stigma around mental injury.Prince Harry and President ObamaCredit/Copyright: www.princehenryofwales.org/Prince Harry is delighted to have the enthusiastic support of the President for the 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando.Earlier in the day The Prince joined First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden in Virginia at Fort Belvoir military base to meet wounded servicemen and women undertaking recovery and rehabilitation programmes.During the visit to Fort Belvoir, the party toured the USO Warrior and Family Center, a state-of-the art facility specifically designed to support wounded, injured or ill troops, their family members and caregivers.The Prince gave a speech highlighting the upcoming Invictus Games.“The Invictus Games seeks to change perceptions of physical and mental injury,” he said. “One thing we have to talk about more is breaking down these barriers around so-called invisible injuries, like post-traumatic stress, just as we have for physical injuries like the loss of a limb.“This is a topic I know the First Lady and Dr. Biden are working hard to highlight so that people are no longer afraid to ask for help. This fear of coming forward, as a result of the stigma which surrounds mental health, is one of the greatest challenges veterans face. People from all walks of life struggle with issues like post-traumatic stress, anxiety, and depression, not just veterans.“We have to help them all to get the support they need, without fear of being judged or discriminated against. Not only is it ok to talk about it, we have to talk about it. I am thrilled that the Invictus Games are happening again. Hundreds of additional veterans from around the world will benefit from taking part. And millions more people will be inspired by their stories. This is going to be four incredible days of sport.”Prince Harry also attended an Invictus Games board meeting and reception at the British Ambassador’s Residence in Washington DC. The Prince, Patron of the Invictus Games Foundation, met people involved in the delivery of 2016 Games and hear how event plans are progressing.Source:www.princehenryofwales.orglast_img read more

Tunisia awaits independent cabinet to oversee new elections

first_imgby Antoine LAMBROSCHINITUNIS- Tunisia was waiting Friday for the president to task Premier-designate Mehdi Jomaa with forming a cabinet of independents to lead the country to fresh elections after the Islamist-led government finally quit.Outgoing Prime Minister Ali Larayedh’s resignation on Thursday, under an agreement to end months of political deadlock and get Tunisia’s democratic transition back on track, comes nearly three years after veteran strongman Zine El Abidine Ben Ali’s overthrow in the first Arab Spring uprising. The new premier, who is a relative political novice, will have to confront mounting social unrest and the persistent threat of jihadist violence, in a political climate that remains tense.President Moncef Marzouki is now expected to ask the head of the ruling Islamist Ennahda party, Rachid Ghannouchi, to submit a candidate, with Jomaa nominated as the consensus choice to head the interim administration during crisis negotiations last month.The little-known industry minister will have 15 days to form his cabinet, which must be then approved by the national assembly.The Tunisian press welcomed Larayedh’s departure with relief, while also stressing the challenges that his successor faces.Shortly before his resignation, Larayedh announced the suspension of a new vehicle tax which came into force this year and has triggered strikes and nationwide protests, notably in the country’s impoverished interior where the 2011 uprising began.Poverty and unemployment were driving factors behind the revolution that unseated Ben Ali and remain pressing problems in Tunisia, amid lackluster economic growth and an unemployment rate of more than 30 percent among school leavers.Another key issue for Jomaa is the threat posed by armed jihadists, blamed for the assassination of two opposition politicians last year, which triggered the latest political crisis and finally forced the departure of the Ennahda-led government.“The hardest part has just begun,” warned Tunisian daily Le Quotidien, saying Jomaa had inherited a “poisoned chalice.”“With uprisings in all corners of the country, an ailing economy and a precarious situation, the future government will have its work cut out,” it said.Ahead of its formation, the national assembly is pushing ahead with the adoption of a long-delayed new constitution, voting on it intensively article by article.“We will work on it day and night,” said parliament speaker Mustapha Ben Jafaa on Thursday evening. “Maybe we’ll have a nice surprise and the constitution will be adopted on January 13,” the eve of the anniversary of the revolution.The “general principles” and the essential “rights and freedoms” in the charter have already been approved, although other chapters, including on the functioning of public institutions, have yet to be ratified.Lawmakers began examining those chapters on Friday, starting with legislative powers.There has been major progress on the issue of women’s rights, with the assembly passing an article last week that enshrines gender equality, and another on Thursday that commits the state to promoting equality of representation in elected bodies.There had been fears among secular politicians, which Ennahda has been at pains to disprove, that it would seek to roll back the extensive rights that women have enjoyed in Tunisia since independence, compared with the rest of the Arab world.The formation of an independent authority to oversee fresh elections, which the Islamists had set as a condition for stepping down, finally took place on Wednesday.last_img read more

Morocco Germany Ink Declaration of Intent to Promote Cooperation in Energy

Rabat – Morocco and Germany signed on Tuesday a declaration of intent to reinforce economic and political cooperation in the energy sector between the two countries and promote investment in renewable energy in Morocco.Under this declaration, signed on the sidelines of an economic roundtable on the investment climate in the energy sector in Morocco by Energy, Mines, Water and Environment Minister, Abdelkader Amara, and Vice Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Federal Minister of Economy and Energy, Sigmar Gabriel, both parties emphasize that, in both countries, the energy transition should be considered globally and in synergy with the various sectors, including transport, industry and construction.The steering committee and working groups of the energy partnership are mandated to prepare a work plan with concrete goals. This work plan shall also include the development of a prospective vision of Morocco in the energy planning by 2050 (energy scenarios), taking into account the marine STEP, offshore wind and the joint organization of a side-event during the COP22, scheduled for November 2016 in Marrakech.With MAP read more

Russian Embassy Explains Polisarios Visit to Moscow

Rabat – During the Polisario Front’s visit to Moscow led by the Saharawi coordinator of MINURSO, Mhamed Khaddad, the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Mikhail Bogdanov, stressed the need to “intensify the coordinated efforts of the international community with a view to achieving a just settlement” in the Sahara.The Russian Deputy Minister, who is the Special Representative of the President of Russia for the Middle East and Africa, received on Thursday a delegation of the Polisario Front visiting Moscow led by Khaddad. The information, published by the Algerian media, indicates that the two sides also exchanged views on the upcoming discussions of renewal of MINURSO in April next year of the Security Council. After the news was reported by many Moroccan media, noticing the “warm” welcome Moscow reserved to the Polisario delegation, the Russian embassy in Rabat felt the need to explain the details of this meeting in the form of a communique sent to many Moroccan news outlets:“Regarding the meeting of the Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for the Middle East and the countries of Africa, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia, Mr. Bogdanov, with the Polisario Front delegation.On March 23, the Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for the Middle East and the countries of Africa, Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia, Mr Bogdanov, received the delegation of the Polisario Front, led by Mr. Khaddad, the head of the Front’s External Affairs Committee, invited to Moscow by the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences.During the meeting, the two sides exchanged views on the development of the situation regarding the settlement of the conflict in Western Sahara in light of the preparations of the renewal of the mandate of MINURSO review.Mr. Khaddad expressed the view of the Polisario, which is one of the conflicted parties in the current situation.The Russian side confirmed the immutability of Russia’s position, based on the need to find a mutually acceptable political solution to this long-standing problem on the basis of the relevant United Nations resolutions. With this, Moscow emphasized its willingness to continue working in this direction in concert with all interested parties, in particular with the partners of the ‘Group of Friends of Western Sahara.’In addition, Russia stressed the need to intensify the efforts of the international community to achieve a long-term equitable settlement for Western Sahara, taking into account the fundamental interests of the peoples of the And contributing to the improvement of the situation in the Maghreb.”Moreover, a public channel devoted time to the delegation accompanying the Front Coordinator with MINURSO. A deputy from the righteous Russia (center left) party, which supports Putin’s policy, has also spoken with representatives of Polisario.The reception of Khaddad and his family in Moscow, just a few weeks before the April deadline in the Security Council, is raising a lot of eyebrows. Is it a message from Russia to Morocco? On April 20, 2016 in Riyadh, at the first Morocco-Gulf States Summit, King Mohammed VI declared that “April, which coincides with the Security Council meetings on the Sahara affair, has become a scarecrow which is agitated in the face of Morocco and sometimes a means of pressure or extortion.” read more

Overreaching extensively Notley wants Trans Mountain delays dealt with

CALGARY — Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says she wants the National Energy Board to move quickly to remove roadblocks on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.The City of Burnaby, B.C., hasn’t issued necessary permits to allow Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. (TSX:KML) to expand its pipeline from the Edmonton area to a tank farm and port in Burnaby.Trans Mountain wants the board to clear the way for work to begin and Notley shares that view.“We are going to push very hard to have that matter heard very quickly, because we think they are overreaching extensively. We should not be allowing projects that are of such national significance to be held up by municipalities using laws for purposes for which they were not intended,” Notley said at an event in Calgary on Friday.“The position of the municipality in that case is not very strong. Delay is not helpful and playing around with authorities in order to create delays is not the way to go.”Kinder Morgan has said that Burnaby’s “failure to act in a timely manner raises serious issues of jurisdiction” related to the $7.4-billion pipeline expansion.The company also wants the board to set up a way to make an “expedited determination” about similar complaints in the future.Also on Friday, the Saskatchewan government said it has applied for intervener status in the energy board hearings on Trans Mountain.Justice Minister Don Morgan said the interprovincial pipeline has already been approved and shouldn’t be held up by a municipality. He said Burnaby is deliberately slowing down an important project for an industry that is just starting to recover from sluggish oil prices.“Saskatchewan has consistently taken the position that once an interprovincial pipeline has been approved by the federal government, provinces and municipalities should not be able to interfere,” Morgan said in a statement.“Our government will continue to advocate for an expansion of pipeline capacity across Canada.”Notley welcomed Saskatchewan’s decision.“The more people that can be engaged in it (the hearing), the better. As I’ve said, we’re not particularly interested in pursuing a delay in that matter.”Kinder Morgan already has energy board and federal approvals to twin the pipeline, more than tripling its capacity, but CEO Steve Kean said recently delays in permits and regulatory approvals mean the project could be almost nine months behind schedule.Notley said she doesn’t see a need for any further intervention by the federal Liberal government.“You have to respect the role of the NEB to a certain degree, so if you push too hard and you undermine the process such that it then becomes subject to challenge, that’s not helpful either,” she said.“We know the federal government has made the decision that the project is to go ahead. That’s what we needed to have happen. I think they are also working fairly hard on the issues that remain of concern to people in B.C.”Notley said she will continue her arguments on the importance of Trans Mountain when she visits British Columbia later this month.The Canadian Press read more

Maldives islands tensed

He said that the Male international airport and the State broadcaster were also under the control of the police and army. Maldives was tensed on Tuesday amidst opposition moves to remove President Mohamed Nasheed from power.A spokesman for the Maldives opposition Dhivehi Qaumee Party (DQP) told The Hub that the Maldives Vice President Dr. Mohommad Wahid was now running the country following overnight violence, “About 800 Police officers gathered at the Republic Square. Several of them are calling for the resignation of President Nasheed. Two Police Officers are issuing commands to these officers separately,” Jamal said.The country’s Supreme Court was to rule on Tuesday on the legitimacy of Nasheed’s Presidency as pressure mounted for him to step downThe protests began after the President ordered the arrest of a top criminal court judge over allegations of corruption. (Report by Easwaran Rutnam) Maldives is a top tourist destination in the world made up of several islands. The protests began after the President ordered the arrest of a top criminal court judge over allegations of corruption. Violence broke out on Monday night as the army and police were deployed to break up protestors gathered at Republic Square.Jamal claimed that a majority of the policemen later supported the protest seeking the removal of Nasheed and this led to a confrontation between the army and police. DQP spokesman Mohamed Maleeh Jamal said that a majority of the police and army were also backing the removal of Nasheed from power. read more

UN agency voices concern as renewed fighting forces more Sudanese to flee

A return to fighting in Sudan’s Southern Kordofan state between Government forces and a rebel group has unleashed a new wave of refugees seeking sanctuary from the violence, the United Nations refugee agency warned today. According to media reports, intense fighting between Sudanese Armed Forces and the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA-North), including ground assaults and aerial bombardments, has prompted the daily exodus of some 100 refugees to flee into the border town of Yida in neighbouring Unity state.“As tension is building up again in border areas, we remain extremely concerned about the safety of the refugees in Yida settlement, which is located in close proximity to the border,” Melissa Fleming, a spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), told a media briefing in Geneva. “The presence of a refugee settlement in highly militarized border areas close to a conflict zone hampers efforts to preserve the civilian and humanitarian character of asylum,” Ms. Fleming added, pointing out that the safety of the refugees in Yida could not be guaranteed and that UNHCR was working with the refugee community to relocate the settlement to a safer location. She noted that the continuing violence coupled with an acute lack of food would add to the refugee flow and said UNHCR was anticipating that the Yida camp would swell from its current 64,229 inhabitants to an estimated 80,000 by the end of the year. Turning to the ongoing crisis in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state, where 23 cases of hepatitis E have been confirmed across the Jamam, Yusuf Batil and Gendrassa camps and 16 fatalities have already been documented, Ms. Fleming voiced concern that some 105,000 refugees could soon be cut off by the rainy season’s heavy downpours and consequent flooding. The Upper Nile region is largely affected by seasonal rains and is vulnerable to further environmental damage from floodwaters coming from the Ethiopian highlands. “Many roads are already flooded and may soon become impassable,” Ms. Fleming said, noting that in some areas, up to three kilometres of supply routes were already submerged by 50 centimetres of water. She also expressed particular concern for the refugees in Doro camp, located near the town of Bunj, where some 75 families have been affected by flooding. The families have been relocated to dry areas, she said, and targeted assistance, such as blankets to children under the age of five, has been provided. Moreover, 14 tons of nutrition assistance reached Doro over the weekend. There are close to 201,000 Sudanese refugees currently in South Sudan, with more than 170,000 located in Upper Nile and Unity states. They have arrived from Sudan’s South Kordofan and Blue Nile states after fleeing conflict and food shortages over recent months.UNHCR is currently seeking $186 million in funding to provide the Sudanese refugees with assistance. However, the agency has only received 40 per cent of this amount. read more

Goldcorp turning tailings into money at Peñasquito Pyrite Leach project

first_imgGoldcorp has achieved first gold at the Pyrite Leach project (PLP) at its Peñasquito operation in Mexico.Commissioning commenced in the September quarter and the PLP is now processing 100% of the existing plant tailings, with the PLP plant operating 24 h/d as it continues to ramp up.David Garofalo, President and Chief Executive Officer of Goldcorp, said the project was a major investment decision for the company and one of the first that went through the “Goldcorp Investment Framework”.“We are very pleased with the results in completing the project both ahead of budget and schedule. We are already moving forward with a post investment review where we can take our lessons learned to continue to improve our framework and overall capital allocation strategy,” he said.The PLP is part of Goldcorp’s $420 million investment to improve the processing facilities at its Peñasquito operation. It is expected to recover some 35% of the gold and 42% of the silver currently reporting to the tailings and add production of over 1 Moz of gold and 45 Moz of silver over the current life of the mine.The PLP plant processes the existing plant tails, feeding a sequential flotation and leach circuit with precious metals recovered through a Merrill Crowe process, producing doré as the final product. Tails from the new plant will report to the existing tailings storage facility. As the plant is ramped up to achieve design recovery, there will be ongoing optimisation of the circuit chemistry and regrind performance.Goldcorp highlighted that the PLP was delivered with over 9.5 Million site-hours, zero lost time incidents and an industry-leading all injury frequency rate of 0.09. It was constructed by a 100% Mexican workforce, commissioned two quarters ahead of schedule and came in 9% under the $420 million budget.Commercial production is now expected by the end of 2018, two quarters ahead of plan, the company said.The carbon pre-flotation circuit (CPP), which is integral to the performance of the PLP and existing plant, was commissioned in the June quarter as planned and the circuit has now treated 6 Mt of high-carbon ore and is operating and exceeding initial performance expectations.The completion of the CPP de-risks not only stockpiled material, it also enhances flexibility to sequence ores and has the capability to process the complex organic carbon ore types remaining in the reserves. CPP achieved commercial production on October 1.The CPP circuit currently consists of three stages of flotation to remove organic carbon from the cyclone overflow prior to the existing lead flotation circuit.last_img read more

Pogba believes United has rediscovered itself

first_imgManchester United footballer Paul Pogba believes that his team is back to the place they belong, thanks to interim coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.After Jose Mourinho was sacked as manager of Manchester United, the board of directors appointed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as interim coach.And with him, the Red Devils have won their six matches played so far.This is why footballer Paul Pogba believes his team is returning to the place they belong, thanks to Solskjaer.“The way we are playing we have more possession of the ball. We know more where to attack and where to go. We have more of a pattern of play and more of a structure,” Pogba told Sky Sports News.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“That makes it easier for everyone. So I would not say it is only myself. Yes, I have scored a few goals and had a few assists but it is all the team [that deserves credit].”“It was great for us. It was great to show we are coming back and getting closer to the top,” Pogba said. “We needed points and we showed that we could beat a big team,” he added.“I wouldn’t say [we had] luck because you create your own luck. David did his job and I thank him for that.”“I think the team performance was great. We played against a good team. You cannot say they are not a good team because they have top players,” Pogba commented.“It was a great game and it was a good victory for us.”last_img read more

Lifeguards rescue man stuck on cliff in Torrey Pines

first_imgLifeguards rescue man stuck on cliff in Torrey Pines February 22, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Lifeguards and firefighters Thursday morning rescued an uninjured man who became stranded on a cliff while trying to climb down the beachfront bluffs in Torrey Pines, authorities said.The man called for help a little after 6:30 a.m. while attempting to reach the beach from the Torrey Pines Gliderport after he “found himself in a spot where he couldn’t go any further,” San Diego Fire-Rescue Department spokeswoman Monica Munoz said.Lifeguards responded to the beach area below the Gliderport in the 2800 block of Torrey Pines Scenic Drive, but they were initially unable to locate the stranded man from their vantage point on the sand, Munoz said. An SDFD helicopter spotted the man precariously perched on a ledge roughly half way down the cliffs.“He was lowered down using a rope system by lifeguards and firefighters,” Munoz said, adding the non-injury rescue should serve as a warning to others.“This is a good example of why you should heed the signs and not climb down the cliffs,” Munoz said. Posted: February 22, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Fort Lauderdale Police seize car on I95 linked to shooting suspect

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police towed away a car that is possibly linked to a shooting after the vehicle caused a scare on Interstate 95 in Fort Lauderdale.According to Fort Lauderdale Police, the vehicle was located on the southbound lanes near the Sunrise Boulevard exit, Saturday evening.Officials said the car matches a shooting suspect’s vehicle.Investigators initially believed there was someone barricaded inside. A SWAT unit also responded.The southbound lanes near Sunrise Boulevard were shut down for some timeNo one was found inside the car.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

SleaterKinney Confirm New Album In The Works

first_img Sleater-Kinney Confirm New Album In The Works sleater-kinney-confirm-new-album-works News https://twitter.com/Sleater_Kinney/status/1082668438135263238 Sleater-Kinney Confirm New Album In The Works Twitter The indie-rock trio will release their ninth studio album this year, following their reunion record, 2015’s ‘No Cities To Love’Ana YglesiasGRAMMYs Jan 8, 2019 – 5:32 pm Today Sleater-Kinney shared some big news with their fans—they’re working on a new album, due out this year, produced by none other than GRAMMY winner St. Vincent. Facebook Corin Tucker, Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss of Sleater-Kinney posed for a photo in the studio with Anne Clark, aka St. Vincent, sharing it to their Twitter earlier today. The post read: “Sleater-Kinney. Produced by @st_vincent. 2019.” Clark, wearing a big grin, followed up with a similar photo.Smiles or not, it’s safe to say that this is a pretty exciting collab for all involved. Brownstein, who many may also recognize as half of the “Portlandia” comedy duo, recently spoke to NPR about the new project.”We always planned on getting back in the studio — it was just a matter of when. If there is an overarching principle to this album, it’s that the tools on which we were relying proved inadequate. So we sought new ones, both metaphorically and literally,” Brownstein said.While this is the first time (to our knowledge) that Sleater-Kinney and St. Vincent have worked in the studio together, as highlighted by NPR, Clark has appeared on episodes of “Portlandia” (most recently in 2014) and has shown Sleater-Kinney love with a cover. In January 2018 Clark posted a video of her playing “Modern Girl,” from Sleater-Kinney’s 2005 album, The Woods.The currently unnamed 2019 album will be Sleater-Kinney’s first album since 2015’s No Cities To Love, which broke their decade-long hiatus since The Woods.One of Clark’s most recent projects, St. Vincent’s MASSEDUCTION, is currently up for consideration at the 61st GRAMMY Awards. Tune in to CBS on Sunday, Feb. 10 to catch the show and all the GRAMMY excitement.Primavera Sound 2019 Features A “New Normal” Equal-Gender LineupRead more Email last_img read more

Cartoonist and food blogger Nikhil Pai commits suicide

first_imgNikhil PaifacebookA 28-year-old cartoonist and food blogger committed suicide by consuming poison at his residence in Mangaluru on Saturday (April 14).Nikhil Pai, a popular food blogger and one of the founders of Three Hungry Men, a food blog, ended his life at his house in Malemar-Derebail area in Mangaluru.The reason behind him talking this extreme step is yet to be ascertained. Although, it is alleged that some personal issues had taken a toll on him and this triggered him to end his life.His mortal remains were taken to AJ Hospital in Mangaluru for the autopsy. The Kavoor police have registered a case on his death. He is survived by his wife, mother and sister. His father died two years back.An amateur cartoonist, Nikhil rose to fame after the initiation of his food blog along with his friends Rajat Rao and Colin Vernon D’Souza. The trio used to hold several food-related events and used to review restaurants all around the nation. They were quite famous among the youths in Mangaluru.Nikhil had taken over the family business after the death of his father. He was managing the petrol bunk owned by his father at Baikampady.last_img read more

MPO enlistment a bad programme Muhith

first_imgFinance minister AMA MuhithFinance minister AMA Muhith on Tuesday told parliament that the enlistment of schools under the Monthly Pay Order (MPO) is not a good programme for the development of education, reports UNB.He, however, said fund has been allocated in the national budget for bringing schools under the MPO in the current fiscal year (2018-’19).The (enlistment of schools) MPO is a very bad programme which we had taken once upon a time. And we have been continuing it,” said Muhith replying to a supplementary question from Tarikat Federation chairman Syed Nazibul Bashar Maizvandary, MP.The finance minister said there are many good programmes for the development of education such as stipend for students and school-feeding and providing education materials.Muhith asked the MPs to change their attention from the MPO programme to school-feeding one.He said, “There were anomalies in the MPO process and our minister (Nurul Islam Nahid) is reducing these…but it’s not a very good programme.”last_img read more